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Too little, too late - The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon Review [Video Chums]

"Peril on Gorgon feels like another Outer Worlds mission and while that may have been okay 6 months ago, it's too little, too late now." - Trey Griffeth from Video Chums

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Sophisticated_Chap47d ago (Edited 47d ago )

"Too little, too late" How a Video Chums contributor decided to throw a fit over single player DLC for a game, which released less than 1 year ago.

VideoChums47d ago

No fits were thrown - just an honest and well-articulated review. Also, The Outer Worlds released almost 1 year ago on October 25, 2019.

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jznrpg47d ago (Edited 47d ago )

How are you sure if you haven’t played it yourself ? I’ve played great DLC for games I loved and not so great DLC for games I love .

phoenixwing47d ago (Edited 47d ago )

5 out of ten sounds like a score for something that is broken/glitchy. I'm pretty sure fans of the game will probably enjoy the dlc

VideoChums47d ago (Edited 47d ago )

Trey (the reviewer) loved The Outer Worlds and scored it 8.5 - https://videochums.com/revi...

He just didn't think much of this DLC but that's merely his opinion. I'm sure some fans will love it and others might not. After looking at user reviews, it seems like there's quite a mix.

Edit: sorry, just wanted to add that a broken glitchy game would be about a 3 or 4 at the most. Our review standards state that a 5 is "Just playable" - in other words, it works but isn't anything to write home about.

No_Pantaloons47d ago

Seems pretty on point. Having beaten it, I'd agree its ok, not great. If you played the base game its not worth running back to until more dlcs come out. It certainly doesn't seems like its 1 year worth of content to me. Maybe they held it to get closer to the steam release so those players would have newer content.

VideoChums47d ago

That's a possibility and an interesting thing to ponder - holding off on DLC for a new platform release. It's very possible that they did exactly that with this DLC.

LordoftheCritics47d ago

If this 5/10 equates to the median of the critics world of 7/10, that's fair. If not, your system might be broken.

VideoChums47d ago

Perhaps the "critics world" system is broken. 😉

LordoftheCritics47d ago (Edited 47d ago )

You can't avoid it. Every debate will lead to this collective finality. Yes you can do your own thing entirely and have a completely different rating system to the market but scores are not observed and assessed independently by the buyer. There is a general sense of where 1 is and where 10 is and that is collectively being defined by every outlet in combination.

Good for you no doubt, but bad for the dev and maybe misleading for the gamer who has to now deal with two or more different forms.

jznrpg47d ago (Edited 47d ago )

Not all rating systems have to be exactly the same , if they explain their system and rating It’s fine if it’s different from the median critics of the world whatever that is . 7/10 is a pretty good review but not great or GOTY to me, not forgettable and don’t bother . 5 sounds about right the way they explain their view . I haven’t played it and maybe I would love it but I generally don’t go back for DLC unless I really loved the main game anyway and I can live without a small DLC that doesn’t seem to add much .