I like your game here, Obsidian, which is strange to me. It's strange because I see everything, good and bad, when I play games or watch movies or shows- which may be cryptic to some I guess. By the way, as I write this the excellent title music is playing in the background for me. I decided earlier this morning to play again for a while even though lately I have been deciding against when the option arose. I worry that I will run into something I can't justify and then set the title down for good. As I see the most part of every story in my field of view, as stated before, I can't really explain what I mean by justified - but I'll soldier on anyway. Does it really matter if I decide not to finish the game? It matters to me and one is enough they say, or used to say in some places for right or wrong I guess. It matters because I see signs, and those signs tell me that I owe it to you all to complete the story line and tie up this little dream sequence. Who knows, such things may be important in some worlds, outer or inner, or holographic, or even imaginary. Without dreams what are we really but motes of dust drifting across some light source. Pity those who do not dream - they lead very small lives indeed, which is OK too. Anyway, I've tired even myself out with my mode of speech here, so I'll wrap it up. Sometimes things have to be wrapped up after all, sometimes quickly or at least in some short interval of time which is contentious to define. I only hope what I've managed to wrap up this time is worth the read - then I'll be able to say I've offered a fitting sentiment to the creators of The Outer Worlds. Soldier on fellow children of Earth! Further dreams await
This post is to increase awareness about the details of buying this game through the Microsoft Store, which I personally have never done for any game or product that I know of except this one. 1. The game's install location will be locked behind an OS security scheme in a hidden folder in your x64 program files folder. In order to access the game for mods or other normal gamer activity like linking mouse profiles, adding to game libraries etc, you'll need to take ownership of this entire hidden folder through advanced security settings - which probably has non-zero ramifications for system security. 2. If you have never used the Xbox services on your PC for anything, then you will be repeatedly hounded to create a gamertag with a large popup Windows 10 panel that obscures the main menu - at every start of the game and each time after leaving the settings screen in the main menu area. 3. If you begin a game without creating an Xbox Live gamertag (in case the idea doesn't interest you even a little bit) and then later decide it's harmless to do so, and you do so, then your savegame(s) will disappear. They won't be in a folder to find and relocate to a new folder, they won't be in some oblivion in a cloud, they will cease to exist for your purposes. This may also happen if you decide to change your gamertag at some point. Since at least 2012 we PC gamers have been enjoying this feature. **EDIT: If you just sign out of Xbox Live your savegame(s) will return, along with the panel. Call it meta-dystopian.** 4. If you decide that all this is really great deployment of the Live service and is well designed and everything, but you just feel it's not a good fit and try to request a refund from Microsoft, then be prepared to deal with that process, which is all I will say about it as I haven't attempted this myself. I'd rather just accept the sale price of $44 for this imperfect version - I mean after all it did presumably go to Obsidian even though the software has been arbitrarily mangled by a third party who knows little to nothing about PC games deployment despite being in operation for some number of years. So, this isn't a cautionary tale or a critique of a large distributor, or a blasting of the Xbox Live Services PC team, nor even an angry rant about a situation that seems illogical or asinine or pathetic - it's just a friendly list of items I've observed in my experiment with Xbox Live and this lovely game, and it is lovely thank you Obsidian - for everything. Now for some obscura: the Book of the Machines was written by frightened villagers in a desolate waste! Do not be led astray!