No I’m not talking about me at an Xbox party, although I’m sure that would make interesting viewing 😉 , I’m talking about Frontier’s new high tech thriller set in modern day Washington DC. You play as a CIA Operative who has brutal close quarter combat skills & the latest CIA technology & weaponry. Here is a brief summary from the official website:
A shocking opening scenario wrongly makes him Public Enemy Number One in the eyes of the media and the public at large, but leaves many different ways to proceed: to wreak ultra-violent revenge, to turn the tables and exploit the shady organisations he is mixed up with for his own ends or crusading to clear his name.
Hmm I think I’ll opt for the ultra-violent revenge path!!
Frontier has made some pretty hefty claims about the gameplay in The Outsider:
The game radically enriches the player’s experience by abandoning the traditional, prescriptive, mostly linear story of current generation games, and replaces it by simulating characters’ motivations and aims. This gives the player genuine freedom to change the story outcomes in a way that has not been seen before – each player will get a truly unique, sophisticated, visceral experience rather than simply switching between ‘good’ or ‘evil’.
That is some pretty big words there from Frontier. If they produce a game that lives up to what they say this game could be a huge hit. We will see….
Written by: Gary
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