This is a mediocre, online-only shooter with the boring loot and passable but limited endgame for the full AAA price of 60 USD/EUR.
Sounds like a waste of potential for the developers and a waste of time for us gamers.
That sums it up perfectly
It’s actually a very fun game, albeit a little repetitive. There is a lot of room to customize your builds and the game is legitimately difficult if you keep the world tiers as high as they can be through the story. One of the hardest/most fun looter shooters I’ve gone through in a long time.
Bulletstorm has a Kaiju boss fight in the middle for fun. This is a Destiny ripoff.
Metacritic of 79 and I think it is close to a 9 of 10. I'm enjoying it very much.
Opencritic at 76 and it SHOULD be 10 points lower. This is Avengers and Anthem tier at best. The only difference is, those games had higher production values. Outriders has pathetic production quality for a big money AAA. From lip syncing to animation work, to effects and abilities. Voice acting is mediocre, mission structure is repetitive, and the scale just looks like it was meant to be more. Nothing is original. The inventory/character screen looks cut directly from Destiny. The setting and story are as cliche as it gets. We've seen it all before, and we've seen it done better. I'm not sure what exactly is influencing critics to score this game in the mid to high 70s, especially with broken servers. Thing is, the servers could be flawless and it's still a piece of s***. The game itself is subpar and unoriginal regardless of servers. That's just a distraction from the severe mediocrity at hand. "9/10" Are u for real? What about it is spectacular? A 9 would indicate spectacular. The only things that are passable are the general shooting mechanics and Destiny inspired loot/loot menu. Visuals, powers, missions, melee, acting, models, lip syncing, servers, are all bad.
Maybe I have a lower standard than you but take it easy.....just opinions.
@IamTylerDurden1 It’s not even close to avengers or anthem tier. It’s shooting mechanics for a third person shooter are phenomenal. I would say gears of war level phenomenal and that’s pretty far up there. It has a lot of depth and class customization options. Best game ever? No. The graphics suck and the animations are questionable. Also don’t care much for the world or environments. A 7.5 in my book for the gameplay alone. If you get a gameplay loop right, the whole game feels good. That’s what destiny did, and for me that’s what this game did. It is a lot more fun than you’re giving it credit for.
Not for us gamers, we are enjoying it, we must be different "us" gamers to you?
Is that a question or?
If this was a game you were interested in, you’d be calling the reviewer out. Funny how the perception is completely different here.
The gameplay is fun, lots of gore, and looting is satisfying. Simple gamers rejoice. Also the animations, score and graphics are solid.
Core shooting is solid, no doubt. Not spectacular or original, but solid. The loot/loot menu is also decent. It's very much pulled from Destiny, which has excellent loot. However, those are the only two aspects with any credibility. The rest is slop. Graphics and animations are not solid. Playing on PS5, it looks like an early PS4 game with a PS4 Pro resolution patch. Textures are average, character models are low end, foliage is flat, lip syncing is laughable, hair is bad, and animation work is mediocre. Effects aren't even impressive. The one feature I expected to be impressive, powers, were not. In fact, using the pyro character had me in awe of how terrible his stock abilities looked and felt. Spamming that garbage open hand melee animation over n over while waiting to cast the PS3 quality line of fire at mid ranged foes. It all truly looked bad, and felt unspectacular. In a AA RPG from Spiders I get it, but not here. And if the loop was satisfying and the combat spectacular, I could dig it, but I hated it. It was the exact same way i felt after playing Avengers, but at least that pile had Iron Man...This crap had generic sci fi grunts and X-Men style mutants. Or Conduits from Infamous. Defiance. U name it. Even the storms almost seem as if they were taken from Anthem. Alien electrical storm activates mutant gene creating superhumans. Humanities last hope, hostile alien world. Space Marines, cryo, mutant powers. This shit been old a decade ago.
Solid sales. Solid Steam active users. Solid reviews. Also has gamepass helping its playerbase. This no name review site gave it a negative review though, and that's what matters. :^)
I think the only reason why the game has had good reception is it was free on Game Pass. The people who aren't enjoying it seem to be the ones who paid for it from what I've seen.
I paid full price...I'm about 10 hrs in & I'm enjoying it so far.
I Paid full price for ps5 version even though I have gamepass on my X and I'm loving everything about it It's great solo and with friends
Just finished the main campaign on PS5 & had a lot of fun. Will be playing the expeditions next. IMO It’s a very strong 7. The sound & graphics are not amazing but it has a nice story, fun gameplay, great weapon & armor modding system & some of the best looking weapons & legendaries I’ve seen in a while.
I dunno visuals are very solid looking and crisp
Game journalists rarely ever pay for their own copy so gamepass would have no influence on their scores either way. Also, being free on gamepass didn't magically make people like Crackdown 3 nor Sea of Thieves at launch. Those games were ripped apart regardless.
I paid for mine on Steam and feel like I got my monies worth and enjoyment out of it, you might need to look in more places.
I just started the game but im enjoying it so far and that has nothing to do with gamepass. Some people are enjoying the game and some arent and that is nothing new. If you or others dont like it thats fair but outriders is not a bad game. Its alot of people who are enjoying the game and thats all that matters.
Paid full price on ps5 and I'm loving it since the demo. Put over 100 hours already.
wth this is no where near a 5/10 ...but hey opinions.... Objectively scoring it i would give it 7/8 with scope for more once i finish it. And this is without comparing it to other “similar” games. Judging it on its own merit. If i was to compare then i would actually score it higher for a looter shooter as it does a lot of things different in many positive ways
This is the same site that gave Cyberpunk an 8/10. They aren't exactly on top of things.
Either you like a «nice» looter’shooter or you dont. If you dont like these types of games then this is not for you. It’s very newbie friendly but if you have played a few games of the same type, you will then quickly see that this game doesnt offer much after endgame. But hey it’s still fun for me.
79 on metacritic this game has been surprisingly fun.
Just like every other aaa, the real reviewers tell the truth.
im glad i skipped it. was looking for a new coop shooter too but oh well. the demo felt last gen and generic to me, and from what ive seen and heard the game is the same.
I felt the same. I was actually kinda hyped for the game and I tried the demo and I was like.. Am I playing a ps3 game? And it felt super rushed. I had multiple cinematic where no one said anything and just stood there silently for minutes or a skipped cinematic on a black screen and stuff so the story didn't do it for me. I also had multiple bugs of NPC's flying around and weird stuff like that on my ps5 and it looked bad except for a few effects. It was a clear no for me. Plus I messed up picking the technomancer because it wasn't all that fun to me.
I would give it an 8 or 9, looking forward to what they add and a sequel
I was near end of prologue and it disconnected. What a waste wouldn't log back on
Don’t agree with the review but each their own. From my experience the game is fun and the story is interesting. Have been playing with my friends and it’s sure a hell of a lot harder then playing by yourself. Love the idea that there is a new area unlike destiny. From my experience I give it an 8.2.
I'm having fun with it on ps5, considering there isn't much else to play it works for me.
I think 6.5/7 rating is acceptable. I was knocking each WT out of the park but this whole legendary dropping business never happened for me, only 2 bosses & 1/2 quests did I receive "legendary" Items. Am I annoyed by that? Yeah, I guess, the whole Idea Of playing higher tiers is to attain higher ilvl & the increase In legendary drops. Thats my take anyway >.<
I'm having a blast so 5/10 doesn't make sense to me.
It's a strong 7 or weak 8 for me. I don't think 5 is fair.
Man, that's a petty tagline.
This review is wrong in so many level lol. But hey that's his opinion but totally opposite from mine and many.
I love how people jump on the opportunity to talk shite about a game when they see a low score. Why bother with reviews ladies when you can try the demo? One of the few games that actually had a demo out before release and y'all still don't want to take the word of others!
Man I really like this game and I have never liked Destiny, Anthem, etc. but I'm having a good time. The story has a funny personality like your character is a ruthless rogue. It winds up being pretty funny. "He was gonna show me the GOOD STUFF". I really like the games weapon customization crafting system. It really reminds of the type in Parasite Eve where you could take the mods and add them to slots after breaking down rare weapons. So it saying the Loot is boring I don't get. I found Borderlands looting boring as so much of what you get is useless here even a weaker weapon can have a purpose to give a mod or be upgraded. Looks like opinion is split on this one. Some of which is baggage over Game Pass.
Wow that review was harsh. Lol they mentioned "horse armor" no one will ever let that go. The game is indeed flawed but it's still good and worth playing. I love hunting the monsters for loot.
The demo was atrocious and watching post launch gameplay, it looks the same. Unoriginal, awful acting and lip syncing, bad character models, bad animations, terrible melee attacks, surprisingly unfun and unimpressive powers, and the most cliche, Defiance/Anthem/Destiny type setting and game around. Everything is pulled from another source. That would be ok if its execution was excellent, but it isn't. The game is what we thought it was and it's lucky to be sitting mid 70s on Opencritic. Lucky.
Man, I dont get it. All these negative reviews of a game that easily rates a 9. I am at level 14 and loving it. Maybe the low reviews are written by the competion.
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