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Average User Score: 8.2Jan 17, 2018As a Navy Veteran, I'm not easy to please in this area. With that said, it's 3am and I've been trying to exit the conn for 3 hours.As a Navy Veteran, I'm not easy to please in this area. With that said, it's 3am and I've been trying to exit the conn for 3 hours. Killerfish did a great job of tailoring this as something in between a study sim and a casual game. You can dive deeper (pun) into it if you want and become more effective, or you can wing it and still have fun. I took a few points off the score because it lacks granular keyboard controls. I hooked up DWVAC voice controls to the control schema that's available, but I still have to use the keyboard often. For instance, if you want to order the dive officer to take you to a specific depth, you have to click arrows (no numeric entry or even shortcuts for the arrows). However, if you want to micromanage your dive officer, you can use DWVAC to say "Bow planes 10 degrees down" and watch your depth closely, then say "level the bow planes". I'd prefer to give orders and let them carry those orders out since you play the part of the captain and should have situational awareness of many more pressing matters. I do like the fact that you don't have to learn target motion analysis to use the sonar, but it's still usable in that you can manually match the signature to get a faster contact validation. This means you don't have to study for six months to understand it, but you still get to take part in the interesting aspects. Well done! If you want to learn something about submarine warfare, I highly recommend this game. If you are looking for a study sim, I still recommend it and believe it's worth the money.. it's not so simple that it will insult your intelligence.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Dec 4, 2017I bought it after they screwed it up (12-2017). Wish I would have made my purchase before the DLCs and bad updates.
I completed an initialI bought it after they screwed it up (12-2017). Wish I would have made my purchase before the DLCs and bad updates.
I completed an initial 'test playthrough' while reading articles and watching videos about game mechanics and tactics. I then spent about 200 hours on a map and was staying at the same pace as the AI. First, although diplomacy was even across me and all AI, every time I attacked someone, everyone else attacked me (no, they didn't have any diplomatic ties). I still held my own. Next, I received a message saying an AI won by owning over 40% of planets, although it clearly showed I had 71/1235 to their 63/1020. I decided to play it through as I had a drake and about a 400k fleet to play with. I went up against a 105k and two 50ks. I paused and checked our loadouts and I was surprised that they were nearly exact, except I had scale armor. The AI fleet had no leaders, and I had two high level admirals. The AI destroyed my fleet and lost only 50 corvettes and 18 battleships. Now, before you start thinking 'this guy must have done something really stupid'.. understand that I've been playing strategy games since before the PC was invented, I worked on fighter jets in the military, and I'm a data intelligence architect; I'm not stupid. I do understand that software updates occur and unbalance the game and it's hard to find every bug, but Stellaris is broken like non-alcoholic beer.. it's cold and tastes good, but then nothing happens... it's a big buildup for nothing but disappointment. I might wait for a few patches and try again, but at this point I would tell anyone who asked that this game had great potential, but turned out to be a waste of time and money.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.6May 24, 20176.4 user rating? You must be high. GRW is top rate in every way. The terrain is the best I've ever seen in any game. The combat and6.4 user rating? You must be high. GRW is top rate in every way. The terrain is the best I've ever seen in any game. The combat and storyline are fun and interesting. Finally, some Sig hardware! The AI is great, your team follows you through complex terrain and never gets stuck. The bad ratings are probably due to the fact that people are used to being spoonfed from simplified shooters where they don't have to engage their brainpan. This one is challenging. Also, you should be aware: You have to learn to use your AI. In combat, be sure to tell them to shoot or they'll just stay defensive. You can also have them hold a position etc. Also, driving and flying with the keyboard is no good. Hook up an xbox controller to your PC then go back to kbd/mouse when on foot (first time I've ever been forced to do this, but I'm not complaining because it works very well.) The replayability of this game is enormous, I'll be playing it for years. Outstanding game!… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Jan 20, 2017It's hard to play a game when you stop every few minutes to look at the graphics and scenery. It's hard to stop and look at the graphics andIt's hard to play a game when you stop every few minutes to look at the graphics and scenery. It's hard to stop and look at the graphics and scenery when you can jump inside the chest of an awesome killer robot and blow everything up. It's hard to give all the credit to the awesome robot when the storyline is so engaging and intelligent. This game exceeds my expectations on every level. Performs flawlessly in 4k with all settings at ultra. Not a single crash.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.5Aug 29, 2016Once again, Deus Ex exceeds my expectations where storyline, detail, and science are concerned. Every dev team should put this much detailOnce again, Deus Ex exceeds my expectations where storyline, detail, and science are concerned. Every dev team should put this much detail and effort into their games. With more than 20 hours in the game, I've not seen a single bug. The performance is really great as long as I'm not in 4k (they're patching later for DX12 and 4k performance). I'm getting no less than 60fps on full ultra settings (dual 980ti) in 1080. With that said, I think the micro transactions and day1 DLC are disgusting and I'm seriously considering never giving my money to Eidos or Square Enix again. It's a real shame. I scored it a 10 because we're rating the game here. If I were rating the companies involved it would be a 2.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4May 13, 2016DISCLAIMER: For you 0-4 rating people, if you want to be 'edgy' and 'different' by saying 'this game sucks', you're not doing anyone anyDISCLAIMER: For you 0-4 rating people, if you want to be 'edgy' and 'different' by saying 'this game sucks', you're not doing anyone any favors. Find another way to get attention. If you're giving it a bad review and saying 'you should get xxxx instead', this is not a competition. Again, you're doing no one a favor and people see you for the poser you are. With that said;
I played the original Doom when it came out. I'm in technology and I'm a developer. The creativity and finesse this game was developed with are staggering. I don't really typically like FPSes or games like this. I've evolved to simulations and serious games. I have to say though.. this game is JUST FUN! Some aspects (like finding all the hidden areas) are seriously challenging. The notes about certain technologies and weapons are very creative. The levels are not ment to hand anything to anyone.. just like the original Doom. I am in no way disappointed with my purchase. I plan to go through the campaign again in the hardest setting.. God help me.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.4Dec 1, 2015Superb! This is in the top 5 games I've ever played. I'm floored there are so many bad reviews. I sincerely believe that the people givingSuperb! This is in the top 5 games I've ever played. I'm floored there are so many bad reviews. I sincerely believe that the people giving it negative reviews tried to play through it fast like any other game they've played in the past. I could see how the complex nuances would escape you if you went about it this way. As for me; I've spent a lot of time building my settlements up. There's a bar in each one with ceiling fans, jukeboxes, smokes a brews on tables, etc. I've researched and refined the best defensive strategies and employed the standard at each location. Each settlement is a creative masterpiece. Although I've sank a lot of time into that, I don't feel like I've skimped on questing and fighting. It's easy to put time into both since there's no time limit on quests and tasks. As for graphics I'm really impressed with the godrays and the artillery in particular. The story line is engaging and fun.. and these devs have a great sense of humor. Besides the very few bugs I've encountered (understandable for a game so new and so vast) I really can't think of how it could possibly be better than it is. I don't know if I've ever been so immersed in a game before, and I've been at this since the 90s. Bravo Bethesda!!… Expand
Average User Score: 9.2May 31, 2015Anyone who says that W3 doesn't run well on their system is high. I'm using a 2600CPU and a 570VidCard and I get 60+FPS on Ultra settingsAnyone who says that W3 doesn't run well on their system is high. I'm using a 2600CPU and a 570VidCard and I get 60+FPS on Ultra settings (minus hair). The story line is superb, the graphics are cinema quality, and the combat system and immersion are top notch. This game really sets a new standard. I'm having a blast with it and I don't have a single complaint.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.7Feb 16, 2015Breath taking space simulator, especially with Oculus Rift! Runs very smooth and the interface is revolutionary. Those negative reviews youBreath taking space simulator, especially with Oculus Rift! Runs very smooth and the interface is revolutionary. Those negative reviews you see are people who are angry because they invested in Star Citizen... I just fail to see how giving bogus reviews of Elite could make them feel any better.. hmm.. people are interesting.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.9Aug 11, 2014The most under-rated game of all time!
I was on the fence about purchasing this game when it came out because of the user reviews.. WHAT AThe most under-rated game of all time!
I was on the fence about purchasing this game when it came out because of the user reviews.. WHAT A MISTAKE. People are pretty stupid. I need to read deeper into negative reviews in the future and make sure that the ratio of "expansive features" to "dumb end users" isn't skewing the user score statistic.
This game is SUPERB! I love everything about it. My top 5 aspects:
- Scary because if you lose a character.. it's just gone (no loading of saves)
- Scary because you never know what's around the next corner
- Fun because the story line is REALLY good sometimes
- Fun because it's open world with lots of goodies
- Worth my time because it's very dynamic.. huge replayability
This is Skyrim meets Walking Dead meets Battlefield. Love love love it!… Expand