This year has some of the most anticipated games releasing, from Borderlands 3 to The Outer Worlds, you’ve got your choices in various forms of shooter fantasy games. I picked up both of those games, because despite my position on the Epic Games Store, I couldn’t really turn down the chance to play those games within the first month of them releasing.

I wasn’t able to purchase either before I went back to work, I did purchase them while at work. Then I waited 3 long weeks to download them and put some time in. I don’t have a good review yet of either, but those are coming. Here are some initial thoughts on each.

Borderlands 3

I actually copied the game files from one of the guys at work but couldn’t get the launcher to recognize the game files. That said, I still played it as soon as I got home. The initial feel was pretty equivalent to the “Chewie, we’re home.” moment in the Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The gunplay is amazing, the abilities are amazing, and it’s got a brand new story to compel you to eradicate everything in your path to story completion. I won’t go in to any more detail yet, but I’ve got a highly detailed review planned for next week.

The Outer Worlds

There is only so much you can do to remove that Fallout 4 feeling from a game. First impressions, you’ve got a similar character creation, similar terminal system, and the missions all still feel very Fallout 4-esque. However, with new guns and weapons, a slightly different perk system, and how maxing out your attributes works, it has enough new in it so far to keep me interested. Even the first 2 hours of gameplay felt familiar, but with enough difference that it felt like I was basically running an Institute-friendly playthrough. I expect to finish this game well before Borderlands 3, simply because it’s a very similar experience to Fallout 4. Time will tell, and the my upcoming review will also tell.

Other Notables

I also picked up some other games, mostly through Humble Bundle. I grabbed Kenshi on sale, as well as Project Hospital, and a few other games as well. I’ve already dabbled with Project Hospital some, and I’m currently, almost done, downloading Kenshi, which is described as a “free-roaming, squad-based RPG that focuses on open-ended sandbox gameplay, rather than a linear story.” You can apparently choose different paths, from a trader, thief, rebel, warlord, adventurer, farmer, slave, or food for cannibals. The game is listed as an open world, sandbox, survival, RPG, strategy game on Steam.

I’ve got tons of new games to try out and review, and possibly give me some ideas for new YouTube videos. Keep an eye out, I’ll be posting more content as I finish it.