Average User Score: 6.9May 27, 2016The game is fantastic, its what tf2 should have been with a mixture of normal fps games and moba's. The people who are butthurt are mad causeThe game is fantastic, its what tf2 should have been with a mixture of normal fps games and moba's. The people who are butthurt are mad cause they have to pay for it. They fail to see this system is far less greedier than valves tf2 or moba's. Valve intentionally lowers droprates to the point where getting anything good in tf2 without paying a large chunk of money is impossible. Moba's have real prices on skins whereas here you can pretty much get everything for character if you play a decent amount also you don't even need to buy any heroes. Paying all at once at $60 is a much better option than paying $400 or more over a year or two if you want to get anything good.… Expand
Average User Score: 2.4Jun 23, 2015HORRENDOUS port. And I mean bad as in gta 4 bad, maybe even worse. I have not seen a port this bad from a AAA dev since years ago. Its like IHORRENDOUS port. And I mean bad as in gta 4 bad, maybe even worse. I have not seen a port this bad from a AAA dev since years ago. Its like I went back in time. The game runs like **** even on my nvidia hardware gtx 780, corei i7 4770k, 8gb ram. Not only that it looks like crap too. I honestly thought they forgot to add higher res textures and this was accidentally uploaded to steam as a beta version
Ports like this are not acceptable any longer on pc, pc gaming has grown large enough that developers having QC on games is mandatory. WB apparently gave the pc port job to an external source, a 12 man team who never worked on a pc game(only console and ios).
Was cutting this small cost worth it? Thanks to steam refunds, I expect a massive people refunded this atrocity. There is no excuse WB and rocksteady, you delayed the game multiple times for this?… Expand
Average User Score: 9.3May 19, 2015The game is awesome! From the start there is so much to do. Animations for everything have been improved drastically and the combat feels moreThe game is awesome! From the start there is so much to do. Animations for everything have been improved drastically and the combat feels more fluid than witcher 2. The story is great as always, every little sidequest has a story behind it no fetch quest level stuff.
Monster hunting is great, you feel like the witcher, all monsters have specific weaknesses like certain bombs, oils and spells that you can exploit and really help if you are playing on the challenging difficulty levels. Combat is reward, dodge, parry, roll out of the way using spells well,etc. Safe to say that the roll spam from witcher 2 is not as bad and you can use spells out of roll instead of pausing for a few seconds.
Now the big controversy. How is graphics and performance?
Its sort of hard to tell if the game has been downgraded or not. It seems like visuals vary based on day time, some areas don't look that good while others look absolutely gorgeous especially during sunsets. The sandy areas seem to look less good for some reason, i think its because of the pastelly type art style.
Overall the graphics are pretty good and the slight worse looking areas can be forgiven because how great the gameplay is.
Performance varies. The game is really demanding but its open world with lots of npc density and lots of effects everywhere. I am using a gtx 780 and get around 45-60 fps on high settings. Ultra settings cannot be reached (only 30fps) but I don't notice much difference between high and ultra, besides shadow quality and a bit more npc's.
Keyboard and mouse controls are ok but I suggest rebinding some to different keys, I for example use dodge and targetting on my two thumb keys on mouse instead of alt and z respectively.
So overall I will take away a point for the graphics/performance being not as good as everyone hoped.
TLDR: the gameplay is intact, controls are good, story is good, sidequests are non fetch quests, performance is ok for some, not great for others, graphics are good at times other areas a little disappointing but not enough to deter from gameplay.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.4Dec 22, 2014The game is great and FD are adding more and more content by the day. Explore space, trade rare goods, do some bounty hunting, smuggle someThe game is great and FD are adding more and more content by the day. Explore space, trade rare goods, do some bounty hunting, smuggle some goods you pirated, buy new ships, etc. Its about the journey not about how fast you can grind to an anaconda ship. Some people on here are mad the game isn't casualized, the game doesn't hold your hand AT ALL!. There are normal tutorials like docking, and combat but thats it. You have to figure out the game mechanics yourself and that is very rewarding once you do. Whether you saw some guy on reddit post about best mining locations or you met a commander(real player) tell you about a rare trading route, its all very cool to figure these things out that aren't labeled "GO TO THIS OBJECTIVE".
What I suggest to new players is to ask around what actions get a bounty on your head because a lot of new players expect the game to be unforgiving when they come in but its not... You can easily amass 100k worth of bounties cause you did illegal things. Ill list some things that get you bounties:
Some tips to avoid bounties:
- If you are not in an "anarchy" govt system (you can check govt, factions,etc in the galaxy map) attacking clean ships (you can check this after scanning them) will net you a bounty, killing them gives you a much bigger bounty.
- If you find goods laying around and pick them up getting scanned by federal security ships will net you a huge fine for carrying stolen goods, thus to sell these you should go to a place with low security (check galaxy map) or there are specific manuevers to smuggle them into stations (one is to be around 7km away from entrance of station and very fast go in the station doors because once you are inside fed ships cannot scan you). You sell goods like this at the black market under the "contacts" tab in many stations.
-Do not do the missions which as you to kill civilian or trading ships, these net you a bounty far bigger than the payout, the only reason to do these is to get higher with the specific group that is giving you the mission.
Some early game tips for new players:
- Do hauling missions when you first start out under the "bulletin board" in stations, these are quick easy and safe starting money.
- ALWAYS ALWAYS ask for docking permission from stations before going in otherwise they WILL SHOOT YOU after a given period. To do this go under your contacts tab on the left UI of your ship and clicking on the station, ask for docking permission. Check which dock number you are assigned and land there, take out your landing gear (L on pc) before landing. trying to land in wrong one will land you infraction and get you killed.
- DO not shoot near stations, they will kill you instantly. You will see a message saying that a place is a "no fire zone".
-Before jumping to another part of space you have to retract hardpoints (weapons,landing gear, cargo hold) otherwise you cannot jump. you can check if landing gear and cargo hold are out on the bottom right. U is to deploy or retract weapons. Also you cannot jump if you are "mass locked" meaning you are too close to a station, keep getting further away until you are not mass locked anymore.
-When you are buying parts for your ship check your power consumption on the right, if your power consumption exceeds supplied, your ship will turn off stuff like life support or shields when deploying things like weapons ( you can sort of get around this by setting unneeded things to lower priority on the right UI but its better to get a bigger powerplant.
-when you are buying parts check your FSD jump distance, this laden is when your cargo is at max, unladen is when its not. Make sure you don't make this too low and can't jump anywhere (check galaxy map to see how far things are. You can increase this by buying lower mass parts, better thrusters or by getting a better fsd drive.
- REMEMBER TO REFUEL. You can buy a fuel scoop which lets you get fuel by going close to starts but its very dangerous. you can refuel at any nearby stations. IF you run out of fuel to jump in deep space with no station nearby, you are screwed. Just self destruct on the right otherwise you will just die a slow painful death.
Thats all I can think of for now. Hopefully it helps a new ED player looking on here for reviews.
GOOD LUCK COMMANDER!… Expand