In the lead-up to our Best of 2019 ceremony on March 7, OnlySP will be running through each of our Best Game nominees to discuss why each title deserves to win the highly coveted award. With two days to go, Tommus Gerwin delves into Obsidian Entertainment’s The Outer Worlds, and why a big win at our show is not out of the question.
The Outer Worlds is a clear contender for this year’s Best Game. Obsidian Entertainment, through its unrivaled storytelling, was able to dial into a niche that’s been largely nonexistent in recent years. The wacky, zany, and unconventional narrative style resonated with fans of years passed Fallout titles. Likewise, fans of BioWare-styled RPGs such as Dragon Age and Mass Effect were able to connect emotionally with the intelligent companion design.
Both of these, looped through a profound and true RPG system, made for a recognized yet invigorating experience. The Outer Worlds was able to bring exploration in the form of a deep space RPG without overwhelming players with massive open worlds, and brought people back in with the monumental amount of decision-making. Whether you’re a lone wolf melee assassin, a kind-hearted leader with your companions as a priority, or an entropic imbecile with an unquenchable bloodlust, The Outer Worlds has a playthrough perfect for everybody, and that’s why I believe it to be one of the best choices for 2019’s best game.
Check out the other nominees for Best Game here:
- Children of Morta
- Close to the Sun
- Death Stranding
- Disco Elysium
- Katana Zero
- Resident Evil 2
- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
- Untitled Goose Game
And don’t forget to tune in to OnlySP’s Best of 2019 Awards ceremony at 3pm EST on March 7, 2020! Check out the full list of nominees here.
Which game are you hoping will win our award for Best Game? Let us know in the comments below, or make your case in our community Discord server with other fans of single-player games.