Average User Score: 5.9Jun 4, 2015A fun hybrid game that obviously draws a lot of influence from XCOM and FTL.
The combat is very similar to XCOM except that you don't haveA fun hybrid game that obviously draws a lot of influence from XCOM and FTL.
The combat is very similar to XCOM except that you don't have the overwatch ability, and you don't have many choice in the beginning of the game. I did not expect the combat to really be anything significant in the game, but I was pleasantly surprised by this.
The game is all about making difficult choices. You can't save everybody and you don't always know what the outcome will be of a decision you make. Remember FTL where you had to choose whether you send down a crew member to go and help, or just leave the people to die? If you send down a crew member you could either gain another member, or lose your crew member. That happens in Massive Chalice as well.
If you are a fan of XCOM or rogue-likes like FTL this game is definitely worth picking up. It's only $20 anyway!… Expand
Average User Score: 6.4Dec 18, 2014Have a look at the kickstarter comment feed or the refund page on their forums. Some people have been waiting for more than 27 days for aHave a look at the kickstarter comment feed or the refund page on their forums. Some people have been waiting for more than 27 days for a refund after Frontier broke the promise to make it an offline only game. They have stopped all communication with the customers who have been requesting refunds. Those customers are also being treated like criminals, and like they are trying to abuse the system.
The game is incomplete, it features very little of the actual promised features and everything has a little star next to it saying this will only be added post-release. It took my friend and me 8 hours to reach each other because the game does not allow you to specify your start location and does not offer any fast-travel methods. That's also a post-release "promise".
Because the game has always-online DRM the future of the game is entirely in their hands and you never actually own the game yourself. If they pull the plug on the servers tomorrow all your money and time is gone. Due to the high cost of the servers I would not be surprised if the game is F2P in 6 months to a year.
Their EULA also allows them to add in-game advertising...
It's actually a 7 or a 8 game, but I can't give them a score like that with the way that they are treating their customers. and for the reasons listed above.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Sep 22, 2014One of the best games you can buy right now. If you enjoy team-based RPG games (Legend of Grimrock), with a tactical element (think XCOM EnemyOne of the best games you can buy right now. If you enjoy team-based RPG games (Legend of Grimrock), with a tactical element (think XCOM Enemy Unknown) all mixed with a post-apoc setting (Fallout), you will love this game.
Be warned though, it's a hard game and you will have to restart many times but that is just part of the experience. The game isn't broken, but it's not easy and the developers aren't going to hold your hand and guide you through the game. You will make mistakes, and you should be able to learn from them and improve on your mistakes next time round.
You can't save everybody, you will have to make hard decisions and live by your decisions. The game is 50-80 hours long (for a single playthrough, but you will want to do many playthroughs) and it features multiple endings. You get to decide your future, and you get to decide whether the Desert Rangers will be a force for good, or just another band of outlaws.
It's not Fallout, so down-voting it because it's not another game is really retarded.
I played the beta for an hour or two, but did not want to really get into it until the game was finally released on Friday. Since then I've played it every single moment that I've had available (8+ hours since then).… Expand
Average User Score: 4.6May 28, 2014Bare through the game for the first 20-30 minutes and you'll be rewarded richly.
The hand-holding tutorial is a bit too much and you aren'tBare through the game for the first 20-30 minutes and you'll be rewarded richly.
The hand-holding tutorial is a bit too much and you aren't given any time to adjust your settings without missing some parts of the story which caused me to have to restart the campaign. Which meant I had to sit through the entire unskippable intro movie one more time than I would have liked, but fortunately it was only one time and not with every save/load.
The driving takes some getting use to, it is different from what I would have expected. I crashed into everything at first but after 30 minutes or so I was weaving through traffic like a pro.
The story is better than I expected so far, and I'm enjoying it.
The in-game minigames are awesome fun - especially the carmaggeddon and spider tank games. I also enjoyed Alone.
The multi-player is amazingly fun. I still remember the feeling when the first person invaded my game. The ensuing panic was just epic! Couldn't wait to return the favour.
There are some issues with the game however. The vehicle damage model doesn't update properly in the event of a major collision. If I crash head-on into a truck the car should be totalled, not just have a tiny scratch. The game definitely supports more collision models as your car will look really bad after a few minutes of crashing into things, but it needs to jump to this state faster for bigger collisions.
There are still some framerate issues as well which I hope they resolve soon. I was using the Watch dogs ready drivers from Nvidia.
The graphics looks really good and I am spoilt for choice.
Current review is 8, but I will make it a 9 once the frame rate issues are resolved and the collision models jump sufficiently on a high magnitude collision.… Expand
Average User Score: 2.2Mar 5, 2013Always online DRM sucks and it is completely unacceptable that people who bought your game should have to suffer any consequences whatsoever!Always online DRM sucks and it is completely unacceptable that people who bought your game should have to suffer any consequences whatsoever! Massive limitations compared to the original simcity games. No subways, no terraforming, tiny map, can't build you own airport, game has been dumbed down and lots of actions are performed automatically.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.6Sep 21, 2012Awesome awesome game from Runic. Everything that D3 could have been but never was. I would have given it 9.5 out of 10, because no game isAwesome awesome game from Runic. Everything that D3 could have been but never was. I would have given it 9.5 out of 10, because no game is perfect. But I can't give halves on Metacritic and TL2 doesn't deserve only 9/10 so I had to give it 10/10.
There were some launch issues, but those were resolved within 24 hours by the dedicated team from Runic Games! Even with the launch issues I was still able to play single-player and LAN perfectly.
The guys from Runic Games deserve all the support they can get. They are just the nicest people you will ever find developing games! They listen to what their customers say, and actually play the game and change it until it is fun!
The result is a 10/10 TL2, and the best thing is you can get it for only $20.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.0May 16, 2012I am a huge Diablo fan but I refuse to buy Diablo 3 because off the draconian DRM. I live in South Africa. Blizzard won't put up a server hereI am a huge Diablo fan but I refuse to buy Diablo 3 because off the draconian DRM. I live in South Africa. Blizzard won't put up a server here so I have to play on EU where I get a latency of 250ms on good days. This isn't how the game was meant to be played. If I could authenticate online and then play offline I would have bought the game. But Blizzard didn't give me this option and as such they lost my sale.… Expand