It's almost Valentine's Day, and you know what that means: time to beat up monsters in space. For love. Or maybe just for new, shiny armour.
The Outer Worlds, which came to the Nintendo Switch last summer, is getting its first of two narrative expansions: Peril on Gorgon. The story begins with a message summoning you to the Gorgon Asteroid, where an abandoned research station holds some kind of secret.
Peril on Gorgon adds a new story mission to the game, alongside an increased level cap, new weapons and armour, additional perks and flaws, and a cast of characters to befriend or annoy (or kill) at your leisure.
You can grab the expansion on the Switch eShop, where it costs £11.99 individually or £19.99 if you buy the Expansion Pass bundle.
Looking forward to more pulpy sci-fi adventures in The Outer Worlds? Give us your thoughts below.
I’ve been playing Outer Worlds on Switch recently, and didn’t notice until a couple of days ago that I hadn’t installed the 5gb patch. I am blessed with the complete inability to distinguish frame rates.
I loved this game on the Switch. Graphics were fine, not great, but they were fine. Game played well, it ain't Cyberpunk 2077 on the PS4 or Xbox. It was a fun ride and that's what matters most. Might pick this up, but February has so many good games coming for the Switch.
Another great subtitle
Edit: any word on if the second DLC will release on switch at same time as everything else?
@Pirate1 I doubt it, but they haven't even released an exact release date for it yet. Just end of March, I think.
@Munchlax having played games since zx81 i can deal with frame rates graphics. as long as it works and its a good game and playable.
Since the last update. It’s been a really stable game. I played though and finished it. One mission I didn’t bother with. Wish there was more like this on the switch. Defiantly worth a look you like a fallout. I’ll grab the bundle of dlc.
@Munchlax happy for you. I think most people are that way. Some try so hard to catch every little details and it’s silly.
Im into an other round of Skyrim at the moment, but Ill update my Outer Worlds with the DLC afterwards
Loved The Outer Worlds, only the second game on Switch I've started a second playthough on as soon as I finished the first (did the same with Skyrim).
I'm not sure I have a save from before-the-point-of-no- return though, which means I can't start the DLC. So that'll be a third playthrough then, but I might wait until the second DLC drops.
I know it looks and performs much better on other platforms, but I only have a Switch and it was fine for me, I was perfectly happy with it.
Nice, I still have to pick up the game, but it seems most of the problems it had has been solved, so I´m totally in (as soon as I get the money for it lol)
@Anguspuss Wow - I can't remember the last time I heard ZX81 mentioned - but I can claim the same. My Mum bought one for the family (quite a cutting-edge lady for the early 80s). I say I played a 'game' – it was one of those simple ones you had to enter pages of basic code in from an enthusiast magazine that made Pong look incredible. Even then I don't think you could save it – turn off the machine and it was lost from the massive 1kb of ram (if I remember right). I even had a go at making my own space invaders like game.
This game gets a lot of stick. No idea why, I really enjoyed it. Also agree wish there were more games like this on switch.
When I saw the title “solve space mysteries...” I thought you were going to say the expansion takes up an unusual amount of space
Is this game strictly a shooter?
I have a question, please help me. The Outer Worlds (Nintendo Switch) EU physical can play version The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon - DLC US?
@brunojenso me my best friend also found a zx spectrum in a dumpster fixed it. and his parent sadly passed away last year. He found it in the attic. for a laugh decided plug it in and the bugger still worked.
@Anguspuss Clive Sinclair would be proud. Sorry about your Friend’s parent - sounds like they were like extended family.
@brunojenso thx me and my friend are both 50 and he was a change of life baby so they had a good innings. plus Nintendo should ask clive how make a joystick lol
@Anguspuss Just playing since MS-DOS, but yeah, I agree. People these days put way too much value on graphics. I remember playing Supaplex on my first PC. I don't remember its specs aside from having 640KB RAM. The game ran slow and you were even able to see the game skipping frames, it looked like it would be shacking all the time. On my second PC, 50MHz, 12MB RAM and 512KB (yes, KB) GPU, it ran quite well and my favorite game back then on Windows, Anno1602 (US: 1602 A.D.), performed kinda interesting. Ships moved like if it would be a turn based game. They teleported a couple of meters, stopped, teleported a couple of meters, stopped. But aside from that, the game ran kinda well. When I was playing Supaplex on the PC my big brother had, it ran in ultra high speed and was unplayable because everything was waaaay too fast.
And these days people whine when games are capped at 30fps. Or about the trees in Pokemon Sword. Or how Outer World looks "miserable" on Switch. Waaaah! Waaaah! 25fps! Everything below 60 is literally unplayable!!!11
I don't understand. In the PAL region console gamers should be used to having 25fps. We had a higher resolution than the NTSC region, but 25fps, yeah.
That's basically one of the reasons why I don't care about Metacritics. So much whine these days about graphics or for not having multiplayer (or because people want to make everything about politics or the female anatomy. Look, I'm playing games to relax, chill, have a nice time and dive into a story in a different world. Isolated from the society and their imaginary hypocrisy drama. What I really don't need is more "political correct" whine about games. Just let me play videogames... alone, in peace... jeez... How many people are going to rate Hogwarts Legacy bad just because JK Rowling, who isn't even involved in the game, said that transgirls aren't biologically female?). I bet, if I would look up Bowsers Fury on Metacritics in a couple of days I would see people whining that it runs in 792p docked and in 30fps in handheld. As if that would matter. It still is very playable and looks pretty nice, right? I was happy when I was a fourth grader and got some kinda useless Nokia brick. These days even first graders have an iPhone, they're used to live in luxury and to have the best of the best. And this is going to be a big problem one day, for them individually because they learn the hard way that life isn't THAT nice, or for us a society in general because there are way too many spoiled people. And I don't even know why I would want to play most of the games I played in multiplayer anyway... Who, aside from trophy hunters on PlayStation and people who do Gamescore on XBox, voluntarily played eg Assassins Creed in multiplayer? As a former trophy collector I can tell you... That was incredible boring and pointless.
@Altina people get cancelled by mobs just for speaking their mind. They'll somehow relate it to some racist, sexist, or political issue if they disagree with you. It's so dumb. BTW Altina is an awesome character.
I will be playing Outer Worlds expansion this weekend and I look forward to it. They've really improved performance with the updates and I do prefer the portability. These days, it's the only way I'll enjoy and finish these meaty RPGs. Which is great because I LOVE RPGs.
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