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Obsidian's Fallout-inspired space RPG The Outer Worlds has only been out for a week, and yet one plucky explorer has already managed to rocket through the game in an impressive 25 minutes.
Full disclosure; having not actually had the chance to play through the game myself yet, I'm not entirely sure how big The Outer Worlds actually is, but I'm willing to bet that getting to end of the game in under half an hour isn't exactly something Obsidian had intended for its sprawling intergalactic adventure.
You can see the successful run for yourself below, courtesy of YouTuber and speedrunner It's Jabo (via PCGamer) . Obviously I'd recommend you stay away from it if you haven't finished the game yourself, because there are plenty of spoilers for the game's ending. Or at least one of its possible endings.
As you'd expect from such an efficient speedrun, Jabo blasts through the main missions and doesn't bother with any other diversions. He also stays away from fights wherever possible, but makes short work of the poor fools that do decide to cross him.
Incredibly, Jabo has also already managed to pick up a whole bunch of tricks that are helping him improve his time with every new attempt. With his latest attempt at 24:21, Jabo reckons he can shave off even more time and get that number down to 23. Best of luck to him.
I'm still desperate to play The Outer Worlds myself, especially given the majority of reviews have had a lot of good things to say about the game. Even the ones that are slightly more critical still admit that it's far from a bad game.
Our very own Julian Benson, for example, wrote in his review of The Outer Worlds that it's a serviceable RPG and a good game with some great moments, but argued that it never really breaks the mold to become anything more than pretty good.
"I can see that while I play, The Outer Worlds is everything needed and expected from a first-person RPG, one that can then be expanded on in the future, with innovative systems, original worlds, and unexpected characters - they now have a hub to fit into," Julian wrote.
"The problem for players is: why play this game instead of waiting for the one that fully escapes the shadow of Fallout?"
It's a fair question, but I reckon I'll still be first in line to dive into The Outer Worlds when it comes to Nintendo Switch next year. That's the only console that fits my lifestyle of endless, dull commutes, see?
Featured Image Credit: Obsidian
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