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Avowed (Obsidian's first-person RPG set in Pillars of Eternity world) - update: described as "The Outer Worlds Meets Pillars of Eternity", currently "deep in pre-production" phase (Windows Central)


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Looks interesting but worried that it might be another TOW situation where it just fails in comparison to the games it is "ripping-off". Only First Person Perspective isn't something I want to see either. Melee and FPP almost never mix well. 

 

Edit: It seems like it is First Person only and that kills my hype. Not that I had any at this point.

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9 minutes ago, Bacon said:

Looks interesting but worried that it might be another TOW situation where it just fails in comparison to the games it is "ripping-off". Only First Person Perspective isn't something I want to see either. Melee and FPP almost never mix well. 


Well, it very well could come out before the next Elder Scrolls game, lol.

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4 hours ago, Emperor Diocletian II said:

Oh, this is set in the same world as Pillars of Eternity, huh?

That’s the part that greatly interests me. I finished Pillars 2 just a few weeks ago. I’m looking forward to more rpg in this universe. I wish they had a follow up in Tyranny’s universe as well, but Paradox has some of the IP I think. 

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My first thought was that the graphical quality gives me some hope that they're staring over with their engine, but after looking it up I had no idea that Outer worlds was build in UE4. Apparently Obsidian can hardly stand to make a game with the same engine twice. Kind of amazing and hilarious that they successfully ported so much jank over to UE4.

 

I really hope that this isn't just "Obsidian does Elder Scrolls." I think they're talented enough devs that they could stray from the formula sufficiently and come up with something worthwhile. They don't need to completely re-invent the genre, just step away from the Elder Scrolls/Fallout formula that we've been seeing since 2002.

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49 minutes ago, TwinIon said:

My first thought was that the graphical quality gives me some hope that they're staring over with their engine, but after looking it up I had no idea that Outer worlds was build in UE4. Apparently Obsidian can hardly stand to make a game with the same engine twice. Kind of amazing and hilarious that they successfully ported so much jank over to UE4.

 

I really hope that this isn't just "Obsidian does Elder Scrolls." I think they're talented enough devs that they could stray from the formula sufficiently and come up with something worthwhile. They don't need to completely re-invent the genre, just step away from the Elder Scrolls/Fallout formula that we've been seeing since 2002.

 

I agree with all of this. Obsidian is interesting - they are a company always emulating other companies. Their first game, KOTOR II, and their second game, Neverwinter Nights 2, were both emulating Bioware. Then, after Alpha Protocol, they emulated Bethesda with Fallout: New Vegas. Right afterward, they emulated Gas Powered Games with Dungeon Siege III. They've begun to forge their own path since with South Park: The Stick of Truth, Pillars of Eternity I + II, SkyForge, and Tyranny, but after playing The Outer Worlds, which was good, but not great, that game felt a lot like it was emulating Bethesda's Fallout model. 

 

This is no slight against them, I think they outdo the originals in some cases with their version of the IP, but I also agree that I am interested in Avowed but I don't want it to just be "Obsidian does Bethesda's Elder Scrolls" because that wasn't so great for The Outer Worlds. 

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17 hours ago, Bacon said:

Looks interesting but worried that it might be another TOW situation where it just fails in comparison to the games it is "ripping-off". Only First Person Perspective isn't something I want to see either. Melee and FPP almost never mix well. 

 

Edit: It seems like it is First Person only and that kills my hype. Not that I had any at this point.

 

I hope every game ever made has first person melee.

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  • Commissar SFLUFAN changed the title to Avowed (Obsidian's first-person RPG set in Pillars of Eternity world) - update: described as "The Outer Worlds Meets Pillars of Eternity", currently in "pre-production" phase (Windows Central)
  • Commissar SFLUFAN changed the title to Avowed (Obsidian's first-person RPG set in Pillars of Eternity world) - update: described as "The Outer Worlds Meets Pillars of Eternity", currently "deep in pre-production" phase (Windows Central)

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