So I wrote a review on Steam expressing my displeasure with this game and within 6 hours I had a response from one of the developers which, quite frankly, shocked me.
In response to the developer's questions about why I did not like the game, I updated my review. I would also like to share my thoughts here, just in case it gets over looked on steam.
Holy crap you guys actually pay attention?! That's incredible.
Here's what I saw in the 30 minutes that I played.
1) There are a noticable number of typos and grammatical errors in the descriptions for the factions and classes during character creation.
2) Wandering through the starting area was mildly confusing when I was trying to find the guard to get the first quest to gather bottles of wine.
3) After gathering the bottles of wine, I didn't know what to do with them.
4) Combat is very clunky. The tool-tip said to move your mouse around while swinging your sword to make different attacks. I did not see any different attacks.
5) The left-click to attack / right-click to block mechanic instantly reminded me of Skyrim
6) Looting is frustrating. I killed a bandit and he dropped a shirt and a sword. I was reading the descriptions for the items when he despawned, taking the loot with him.
7) Even on super-low settings, I could not get my FPS above 30 which made the game stagger some.
I understand that this is an Early Access title, which was one of the reasons I picked it up. I love watching a game grow as it makes its way through the development process. The Fun Pimps, who made 7 Days to Die, did an excellent job of presenting an Early Access title and keeping the community engaged as it grew. Specifically, their product allowed players to have a respectable frame rate during the entire alpha process. They did not release new content and simply ignore UI and graphic problems.
The guy who did Rimworld was another Early Access success story. His game constantly added content while taking the time to balance hardware requirements and gameplay. I don't recall any exploits in the game that rendered the economy worthless.
In closing, I would like to challenge you not to hide behind the excuse, "It's early access." We know it's Early Access and we're excited to hear about gamers making games for gamers. I'll keep my eye on your game and thank you for taking the time to reply to my ham-fisted review. ... See MoreSee Less
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