See a solar system on the far edge of the galaxy! Battle corporations, be the hero that the people deserve or the scourge that no one expected you to be! The Outer Worlds is out right now and straight off the starting grid it happens to nail two key points: It’s a bucket of fun and it manages to cram a lengthy amount of content into its frame without needing to shove a season pass down your throat.
It’s as pure a game as can be, a delightful romp across planets and cities that you can explore at your leisure. Emphasis on leisure, because while The Outer Worlds may have a brief narrative to chew on, the extra sidequest dishes are numerous and abundant. That all makes for a chunky game in the long run, but just how quickly can The Outer Worlds be clocked if you’re in a rush?
Around 25 minutes, give or take.
That’s according to speedrunner It’s Jabo, who managed to go from start to finish in a ridiculous 24 minutes and 21 seconds. To do so, Jabo had to engage in some cunning strategy that resulted in precious seconds being shaved off of his run. “So this run utilises a lot of new tricks, first of all, we have the jump at the start of Monarch that skips running around the entire level – this saves around 90 seconds but makes fighting in the later sections a little bit harder as we are unable to get the revolver Mk2,” Jabo said in the YouTube description.
Second off, the ending for the run is much different – it was discovered that there’s a (Dumb) ending that see’s you, the player, take the 0 intelligence attribute and fly the ship of the Hope straight into the sub, killing yourself and everyone on board. This skips the later sections of the run, saving around 2-3 minutes. All in all, a pretty good run, sub 25 has been crushed, now on to sub 24/23. 🙂
Hot damn, now that’s a speedrun and a half. Impressive stuff, but I think I’ll stick to my lengthy playthrough where I take my time terrorising the galaxy. That, and being freaked out by the fact that Felix may be my long lost twin brother.
Last Updated: October 30, 2019