Out There: Oceans of Time Reviews
I really enjoyed Out There: Oceans Of Time and would recommend it, it's not overly challenging (it's pretty easy to maintain the ship once you get the hang of it) and planetary threats are fairly easily managed… so if you prefer a tougher challenge it might not be your thing, but if you enjoy a good cosmic adventure this could be worth a look.
Out There: Oceans of Time has the foundations of a good game, but is wholly unremarkable with what it does with its mechanics.
If you like to keep yourself busy while listening to a podcast or if you're craving for a sci-fi themed game, you may give Out There a chance. But if I were you, I'd go for a walk instead, that's time better spent.
Review in Turkish | Read full review
Between the extreme early game difficulty curve and then the lack of challenge late game, Out There: Oceans of Time is a hard game to place. It provides an intriguing story with a great initial resource management system, however, it at points turns into a chore just to finish the story. The game boasts over 40 hours of gameplay with the ‘choose your own adventure’ style of story allowing for multiple playthroughs. However, knowing that there is a lack of randomly generated content, players might opt to skip the replay. For those looking for a super chill story with an initial challenge, this game might just be for you. If you are looking for a well-rounded sci-fi adventure, maybe check elsewhere.
Out There: Oceans of Time takes very interesting ideas for space exploration. There are many planets and random events that make the whole adventure unique and its simple gameplay makes everything very accessible. Despite this, the game needs a rebalancing of its actions, as the difficulty becomes excessively high for no reason. Overall, the game is fun, challenging and, if it depends on the developers, has everything to improve.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
While it may not tick every box in the quality department, there is something to be said for a game with an interesting core and Out There: Oceans of Time does hit that mark. It’s a story and universe that really offers a unique feeling sci-fi experience, and with a little time this ocean of stars could be more than worth flying through, even if there needs to be some more stability prior to that occurring.
Out There: Oceans of Time has solid foundations and the potential to be a great game. However, in its current state it’s confusing and a little lost. I think the developers need to fine-tune some of the mechanics, rework some of the others and decide whether this is a gentle story-based exploration game or something else entirely. I award Out There: Oceans of Time a Thumb Culture Bronze Award.
Out There: Oceans of Time tries to be a small-scale No Man’s Sky, but it gets lost in the darkness of space by learning the wrong lessons.