Average User Score: 9.2May 21, 2015Early review - only a few hours in. But finally we PC gamers have a game like Red Dead Redemption, only with Witcher setting and story! That'sEarly review - only a few hours in. But finally we PC gamers have a game like Red Dead Redemption, only with Witcher setting and story! That's all for now, but that should be enough...… Expand
Average User Score: 8.7May 13, 2015Very late to reviewing this, but been playing for years. The most-played game on my PC! Lots of mods keep you coming back. While the graphicsVery late to reviewing this, but been playing for years. The most-played game on my PC! Lots of mods keep you coming back. While the graphics are rudimentary and some of the gameplay can get a little repetitive or annoying, overall it's easily the best ever cheap indie game. I bemoan the fact that so many (or no) newer AAA titles don't have gameplay as good as Warband. The combat and battle part should have been copied by every other sword-slashing game out there! The mods enrich it further. We as PC gamers deserve a AAA title with gorgeous graphics and voice acting but the mod-enriched gameplay of Warband. Name another game where you might fall over if you walk backwards. Where you horse slows down if it gets wounded. Where your shield might break. Where your block only works if you block in the right direction. Where your soldiers start deserting if you don't pay them or run out of food. Where you have to take a break from swinging your own axe to give your soldiers a new command. Where a lance charge takes out almost everything first time. Where you have to steer your horse, control its speed and also time and angle the swing of your sword at the same time. Where if you've got the wrong equipment in a battle or run out of arrows you can go back to your camp and get more or change weapons. Where you can catch and ride a riderless enemy mount. Where you ride at fleeing enemies, firing arrows into their backs from your horse - choosing the elevation and power in your bow draw (but not aiming for too long or else your arms get tired and you lose accuracy). Compare that to combat in Dragon Age Inquisition where simply holding the mouse button down and standing still is a viable strategy!… Expand
Average User Score: 5.8May 13, 2015Gave this a score of 8 when it was fresh, but despite beautiful world and characters, great attempt at story etc it ends up playing like aGave this a score of 8 when it was fresh, but despite beautiful world and characters, great attempt at story etc it ends up playing like a single-player MMO. Repetitive, and loses verisimilitude (realism) when as the leader of the whole inquisition you have to do item collection quests given out by lowly soldiers. Combat doesn't engage you. Same old, same old. I might never finish this game. Disappointing...… Expand
Average User Score: 5.7Mar 11, 2015Warning - PAY TO WIN
But still has some very good points. Integrating planes, tanks, regular vehicles and infantry into a game is great.Warning - PAY TO WIN
But still has some very good points. Integrating planes, tanks, regular vehicles and infantry into a game is great. Takes a lot of skill if you don't lay out lots of money to win easily. Have had a lot of fun in the first 30 or so matches, but sooner or later you come up against enemies that have spent big. You've got a rifle and a jeep and some grenades. The enemy infantry have machine guns. The tank you can get for free has 9mm armour and a machine gun. The enemy you're facing has heavy tanks.
So if you don't mind spending $$ on this game, go ahead and enjoy it. Spend up front and enjoy how easy it is to beat those players trying to play for free.
Obviously this isn't one of those games where you can only pay for cosmetic enhancements, it's very unfairly aimed at high-paying players only.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.5Jan 12, 2015Caveat: I give it a 7 for a finished game, but it's not finished yet. As an early launch game I'd give it a 10.
Excellent, deep and trulyCaveat: I give it a 7 for a finished game, but it's not finished yet. As an early launch game I'd give it a 10.
Excellent, deep and truly vast scope space sim. Unlike others out there, it has 'real' physics including lasers that go the speed of light! Biggest game map ever, probably. Lots to do, so much customising and upgrading potential in every ship.
But, we're waiting for expansions like getting out of your ship, landing on planets etc. Don't play with mouse and keyboard, a gamepad is fine, HOTAS maybe better. Oculus RIft-ready, they say. Also, this is a very long game, will take ages to get the biggest ships and upgrade them. Likewise in changing politics of a system. This game puts you as a space-ship-owning nobody amongst 400 billion star systems. Can't be the hero here, how's that for realism and something different?… Expand
Average User Score: 5.5Nov 22, 2014I tend to play each Civ game for around 400 hours. Might not with Beyond Earth. It's a downgraded version of Gods and Kings with space flavourI tend to play each Civ game for around 400 hours. Might not with Beyond Earth. It's a downgraded version of Gods and Kings with space flavour added. Nice change at first, but then you realise it's the same game with less content. They'll fix that, I'm sure, but you'll have to pay $50 for each expansion. Overall it's still a playable game, but not quite as good as the most recent predecessor. And unlike those people who gave DA3 a 0 rating because they didn't like one thing, I'm mature enough to understand a 0-10 rating system...… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Nov 3, 2014Seemed great at first, lots of new stuff and like a cross between Civ and Heroes of Might and Magic. Fun to play, plenty of options andSeemed great at first, lots of new stuff and like a cross between Civ and Heroes of Might and Magic. Fun to play, plenty of options and play-styles. Problem is, it's too easy. Even upping the difficultly didn't make an appreciable change. All you need is a single army with high-initiative archers, and the mightiest empire 10 times your owns' size can't stand against you. Looks like the combat and army design needs more balance or options.… Expand
Average User Score: 3.6Sep 25, 2014Boy oh boy did I waste money on this game. It had so much promise, but delivery was a total failure. I had heaps of fun at first, despite theBoy oh boy did I waste money on this game. It had so much promise, but delivery was a total failure. I had heaps of fun at first, despite the long queues and the fact that ALL the housing land had been taken by the time I logged on. Eventually they released more servers, but those filled up just as fast and I was only able to get a housing spot and large farm spot in a dangerous open PVP ganking area. But that's ok, I thought. Level 25 shadowplay and you get stealth, so you won't get ganked while carrying your extremely precious lumber pack to your land in order to build. With the servers so crowded, competition for suitable trees was harsh, and it took maybe 20 hours of gameplay to get a single lumber pack. What I didn't count on, was the awful stability issues. Sometimes the game crashed 3 times in an hour. So there I was, carrying my precious lumber pack to build my farm, in stealth. Of course, it crashes, and my character gets ganked and the lumber pack gets stolen while I'm trying desperately to log back in.
Thanks TRION. Money, time, wasted. Don't think I'll be playing anymore. Can't get my money back, but I can avoid wasting more time.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.1Jan 11, 2014I gave this game 4 when it first came out. But now that it's up to build 1.8 it's time for a re-review. It is much better now! Still the AI isI gave this game 4 when it first came out. But now that it's up to build 1.8 it's time for a re-review. It is much better now! Still the AI is hopeless, particularly on settlement defence mode. That is simply not a challenge. All you need to take an enemy settlement is long range units. Line them up, and the enemy will line a target up for you, one after the other until they're all gone. They will never charge out to get your slingers or catapults or whatever.
But I'm giving the game a 7 now, because various other things have been improved and I'm enjoying it now.
The VERY HARD and LEGENDARY difficultly modes give the other factions enormous bonuses, but their AI in the settlement defence battles is the same. It's a poor way to make things difficult.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Nov 19, 2013Got to admit, I only played it for an hour so don't mistake this for a deep review. Took about an hour of gameplay for me to delete it off theGot to admit, I only played it for an hour so don't mistake this for a deep review. Took about an hour of gameplay for me to delete it off the hard drive. It's basically an online version of the tired old genre that started with games like Titan Quest. Click, click click on far too many identical enemies and watch their health bars go down. Then loot and repeat.
If that's fun for you, then be happy. The game is free.… Expand