In Phantom Brigade’s very first encounter, I immediately found myself severely outnumbered — just two mechs against an enemy force of one mech and seven tanks. And yet, I emerged from this mechanised showdown with barely a scratch on either of my big stompy boys. It was over in seconds, but I had all the time in the world to plan.
Also, I could see into the future. That definitely helped a little.
This week, my colleague Jason Schreier and I had a chance to sit in on a demo for The Outer Worlds, the newest game from Obsidian Entertainment. Outer Worlds is a first-person role-playing game where you find yourself stranded on a distant planet fighting against a giant megacorporation. I get the feeling this might be that role-playing shooter I’ve been craving.