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  • Summary: In Nether, players are thrust into a decimated, post-apocalyptic city where the remaining human population has degenerated into a chaotic state of lawlessness. A pervasive sense of evil looms over the land as people struggle to survive and rumors circulate of vile, demonic creatures that roam the cities to claim any souls still living. As one of the few remaining survivors, players must decide if they will Prey or Pray as they use skill and cunning to obtain food, weapons and other supplies necessary for existence while trying to determine whether or not to approach and trust other players or go at it solo. Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Jul 11, 2014
    70
    The core of Nether – what it IS – hasn’t changed. It’s a game that requires your tender, loving care. It’s a seed; a seed with the potential to bloom into something beautiful and magnificent if you’re willing to get the right tools and put in all that work.
  2. Jun 15, 2014
    70
    All in all, Nether is a great time. It’s a highly engaging and realized survival experience; something we need more of.
  3. Sep 18, 2014
    65
    Nether has a lot of potential to be a great game, but unfortunately it suffers from odd design choices that make the gameplay experience an exercise in repeat frustration.
  4. Jul 3, 2014
    62
    Quotation Forthcoming
  5. Jun 23, 2014
    50
    Nether is noticeably unfinished, and has a lot of work ahead before it resembles a solid game. But it has a discernible spark of life. There is potential for it to become a game worthy of attention. The environment it presents is huge, and the grayed-out portions of the map serve to tease you with even more areas to explore, and stories to create, in its bleak, abysmal, yet interesting world. If only it can learn to stop tripping over its own feet.
  6. Jun 23, 2014
    50
    Nether is an interesting multiplayer survival FPS that lacks a bit of ambition.
  7. Jun 7, 2014
    40
    With effort, dedication, and a painstaking amount of man hours, it is plain to see that Nether could become a game to rival the likes of DayZ and Rust. As it stands, I cannot suggest this game to anyone looking for a unique survival experience.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 40
  2. Negative: 24 out of 40
  1. Jun 6, 2014
    10
    Great game! I highly recommend it to anyone who is a fan of DayZ or Survival games. This game exceeds expectations at its playability, and there are very little bugs other then with the dirt bike. Enemies are great and its online is just as fun as DayZ. 10/10 Expand
  2. Jul 1, 2014
    10
    Fanculo a tutti quelli che dicono che nether fa schifo, è fottutamente epico.
    Potrà essere un gioco ancora in fase di sviluppo ma ha molto
    futuro davanti a sè
    Molti si lamentano che nether non abbia uno scopo principale, ma se è un multigiocatore di massa così ti aspetti di trovare un finale ?
    L'ambiente di gioco potrà anche avere dei piccoli problemi relativi a bug vari, ma essendo un giocatore di questo titolo mi sono imbattuto in 3 bug dopo 30 ore di gioco.
    I nemici sono innovativi e interessanti anche se, è questo è da ammettere, sono molto stupidi e facilmente li si può respingere ma con un po' di lavoro da parte degli sviluppatori di sicuro la loro intelligenza artificiale raggiungerà livelli buoni se non ottimi.
    Per quanto riguarda il trovare gli oggetti, beh è relativamente facile e questo toglie molte ore di gioco in quanto trovare cibo e materiali è semplice come bere un bicchiere d'acqua.
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  3. Jun 26, 2014
    7
    I bought Nether relatively recently, and I've been playing it a lot. The gameplay is a fun and interestingly new take on the average zombie apocalypse game, but it lacks a few important features of a good game. It's pretty unstable, and often the main menu takes minutes to unfreeze to the point of usability, and collisions are pretty messed up. That said, I've being playing with a friend, and it's been one of the most enjoyable games for us to play together. It encourages teamwork and is difficult enough that achieving your goals actually feels like it's worth something. Overall, the gameplay is fun and engaging, and if the devs can get their **** together and fix the major bugs it would easily be the best post-apocalyptic game I've played. Expand
  4. Jun 24, 2014
    2
    I first purchased Nether during its early access period and thoroughly enjoyed my experience for a while, the bugs we're excusable as it was a "Beta" and the game play was mostly solid. I met a group of players which eventually became one of the largest clans within the game, [UTO].

    I ended up putting just under 500 hours into the game total, the enjoyment dropped as the many games bugs remained undealt with and the developers focused on adding new buggy features against the communities wishes of fixing old content before adding more. The developers repeatedly claimed that the game had VAC enabled anti-cheat software, which turned out on multiple occasions to be untrue. Being a lack of Anti-cheat the game quickly became full of hackers. Slowly servers filled with illegitimate players, starting with just the occasional one or two. But eventually hackers we're an everyday occurrence which drove many players away, until myself and the rest of my clan could take no more and found other games to play.

    All in all the game had great potential, but with a development team that both lies and doesn't seem to listen or wish to act on the cries of their community, I don't see this game going anywhere fast.
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  5. Sep 20, 2014
    0
    Jogo lixo, lixo é pouco pra essa droga, comprei o jogo e até hoje nem consegui logar, ja criei varias contas , fundi com steam, mandei email , e absolutamente nada faz o jogo funciona e agora nem responder os email respondem,

    esse jogo merece ser banido do steam, nota zero com louvor se tive-se como dar menos que zero eu daria. ainda bem que paguei so 5 reais nesse lixo nuclear.

    não compre esse jogo.
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  6. Aug 13, 2014
    0
    >SCAM ALERT SCAM ALERT SCAM ALERT<
    AFTER SEEING A MASSIVE AMOUNT OF BLATANTLY FAKE REVIEWS I CHANGED MY SCORE TO ZERO TO COUNTER THEM.

    Warning: This game is in alpha, but devs purpsoefully removed early-access tag to sell more copies. Even the build is called alpha verison 0.x . Be aware that this ia game made by Sergey Titov, person responsible for a scam that WarZ/Infestation was.
    Now my review:
    One of the few things I like about this game is it's great artistic style depicting a city (supposedly based on Chicago) after some heavy-duty apocalypse, too bad the interiors are pretty much non-existent and there are some crappy low-res textures scattered around (omg the vending machines, they came straight from 8-bit games or what !?).
    It plays like faster DayZ, which some may hate other may love, basically everyone is shooting others on sight for their gear or just for fun, making this a hardcore pvp game type.
    When it works it's actually fun to fight with others for survival, and of course your gear and earned xp.
    It has some extra features such as territory wars, loot drops and courier missions but most are poorly implemented. Still a good thing there are some extra things to do.
    The game features skill trees and leveling which is actually pretty ballsy (I always wanted that in DayZ) and this is definitely one of the few good points.
    The problem is LAZY AND ASTONISHINGLY POOR CODING.
    Physics are non-existent, AI pathing is so bad every monster in the game has teleport ability so they can catch up. Hitboxes suck, there are a lot of colision problems (invisible obstacles).
    Interiors are either placeholders or a complete joke, basically large empty room with ramps **** stairs said the devs) connecting floors.
    It is also full of sadly P2W MICROTRANSACTIONS, like being able to buy golden keys which open additional loot containers that you can't open without them, said keys can also be sold for large amounts of in-game money. Apart from those there are mostly cosmetic items to spice up your character.
    The game is troubled by massive bugs and hackers are rampant, there are occasional connection problems with the server as well as crashes to desktop.
    There are stupid design ideas (like every time you relog your characters teleports to a random location ) that probably stem from HARDCORE LAZINESS THE DEVS PRESENT.
    Not only that but also devs are idiots who removed the "early access" and "alpha" tags from the game right before steam summer sale, which obviously a scumbag move to sell more copies. NOT SURPRISING JUDGING BY THE FACT THOSE DEVS MADE WARZ.

    Because of this hardcore laziness, scumbag marketing and generally terrible devs the game that could've been awesome is crappy and will probably never get much better. Bad 4/10.
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  7. Jun 27, 2014
    0
    The game doesn't even work. It's been months since it's been in "Alpha". I just bought the game about 5 days ago and I still can't get past the first screen. It freezes at the server screen even if you let it load without moving the mouse or clicking. The game is broken and I wish I could get a refund. Expand

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