Even though it's still a few months out from release, The Outer Worlds is shaping up to be one of the most defining RPGs of the generation. After enjoying the confident pre-release trailers, WhatCulture was invited down to play the title, enjoying a two-hour chunk where we had free reign to go wherever we wanted and engage with the game on its own terms, exploring one of its vast open-worlds.
The first impressions from that session have been covered in detail here, but it's safe to say that the taster more than lived up to the hype. Obsidian's title has long been touted as the spiritual successor to Fallout: New Vegas, embracing old-school RPG mechanics, systems and storytelling to fill a gap that Bethesda have moved away from over the past few years.
The Outer Worlds wears its desire to dethrone Bethesda on its sleeve, and if the entire game is reflective of the couple hours we played, it might just be able to do it.