Game directors Leonard Boyarsky and Tim Kane noted that The Outer Worlds can be compared to Fallout and other games, even Mass effect. But these comparisons are only good as long as they are in favor of their project. After all, a new game Obsidian Entertainmen very different from similar ones.
For the “stupid” passage, the scriptwriters had to compose special lines for all suitable dialogs. And the flaws invented by the authors can introduce an additional element of complexity for those who lack hardcore. You just have to accept all the phobias suggested, and the battles will cease to seem too easy.