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  • Summary: Advanced in technology, civilized and with a population of billions, Magalan was a planet looking to the future. Then the meteor hit. Those who survived are now trapped in a battle to survive, a struggle to decide the fate of a planet. At the center of this fight is the element "Elex". AAdvanced in technology, civilized and with a population of billions, Magalan was a planet looking to the future. Then the meteor hit. Those who survived are now trapped in a battle to survive, a struggle to decide the fate of a planet. At the center of this fight is the element "Elex". A precious, limited resource that arrived with the meteor, Elex can power machines, open the door to magic, or re-sculpt life into new, different forms. But which of these choices should be the future of Magalan? Can technology, or magic save this world? Or will this new power destroy all those left alive amongst the ruins?
    Elex is an action, role-playing open world game for PC and Consoles, developed by Piranha Bytes, creators of the award winning Gothic series and is set in a brand new, post-apocalyptic, Science-Fantasy universe where magic meets mechs.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. Oct 17, 2017
    85
    A giant game in all aspects that conveys the sensation of influence on the virtual world. Some failures in control are the most negative point, but ELEX is a new vindication of Piranha Bytes.
  2. Oct 25, 2017
    80
    Magalan, while not always the prettiest to look at (the game isn't much of a looker) is so large and varied that it pulls off the hard-sell on mixing so many different themes into one. Whether it’s the lush forests, the arid deserts, or even the frozen mountains peaks and old world ruins, Elex is a game that I play for the exploration. I kill, I loot, I explore and I'll pick up quests along the way that I pretend I care about. But mostly I'm just aiming for that next big reward until something in the story happens that interests me. If you're someone like me who loves exploring open worlds, you'd be hard pressed to pass Elex up. But if you're looking for the sharpest looking, smoothest playing, go-to because you're finally bored of The Witcher 3, this one may not be for you.
  3. Oct 16, 2017
    77
    A solid adventure with a cool scenario mixture of science fiction and fantasy. Elex is not a must-have title for RPG fans like Divinity: Original Sin 2 - but it's a nice addition.
  4. Oct 16, 2017
    70
    Piranha Bytes looks back to Gothic saga as it moves into the future with their new IP. ELEX isn't free from defects, among which are a little inspired setting and a rude combat system, but it will meet the expectations of the hardcore historical fan base.
  5. Oct 19, 2017
    70
    Elex is an attractive old-school RPG game that fails when it comes to graphics and AI.
  6. Nov 8, 2017
    64
    Inventive in some ways and stagnant in others, Elex will appeal to die-hard RPG fans and few others.
  7. Nov 17, 2017
    30
    ELEX is a broken, messy game that might have some interesting ideas deep down but they won't save it. Honestly you are better of avoiding or waiting for the developers to maybe save this title.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 63 out of 273
  1. Oct 17, 2017
    10
    Story, dialogues, characters, world, exploration, climate, soundtrack and quests are incredibly good and enticing. Fight, animation andStory, dialogues, characters, world, exploration, climate, soundtrack and quests are incredibly good and enticing. Fight, animation and graphics are average. I recommend to everybody who likes great stories. Expand
  2. Oct 30, 2017
    10
    Jocul merită banii. Este posibil ca grafica să nu fie bună, dar lumea din jur este magnifică. Interfața nu este cea mai bună, ați putea faceJocul merită banii. Este posibil ca grafica să nu fie bună, dar lumea din jur este magnifică. Interfața nu este cea mai bună, ați putea face mai bine. Este foarte asemănătoare cu cea a lui Gothic 2, în special paladinul lui Lothar, care spune că nu ești cetățean, dar în Elex nici măcar nu ești agricultor))). Expand
  3. Dec 19, 2017
    10
    Najlepsza gra PB od czasów pierwszego gothica i risena. Ludzie narzekają na SI, walkę, poziom trudności... ale gra ma 'TO COŚ' co sprawia, żeNajlepsza gra PB od czasów pierwszego gothica i risena. Ludzie narzekają na SI, walkę, poziom trudności... ale gra ma 'TO COŚ' co sprawia, że siedzisz kilka godzin i grasz, grasz, grasz i dobrze się bawisz. A o to przecież chodzi! Expand
  4. Oct 20, 2017
    10
    I finished both Gothic and Gothic II - really liked them. Sort of hated Gothic 3 and following Piranha Bytes games. This one, on the otherI finished both Gothic and Gothic II - really liked them. Sort of hated Gothic 3 and following Piranha Bytes games. This one, on the other hand, really tingles my nostalgia :) Yes, combat is difficult - but it always was like that. I guess it has the purpose to show you that the world around is really dangerous. It gets better when you get your first companion. Overall - I like the story, the graphics (yes, they are not perfect) and the quest branching (even the next morning, I thought whether it was worth betraying that guy...) . Yes, if you are after some Fallout-like experience - it's not for you. It's a difficult game. And yes, I created my first account here, because I wanted to leave this 'review'. Expand
  5. Oct 18, 2017
    8
    Good old school RPG back ;)
    Maybe sci fi and others in one is weak but in general game is good ;)
    piranha without glitches is no piranha xD
    Good old school RPG back ;)
    Maybe sci fi and others in one is weak but in general game is good ;)
    piranha without glitches is no piranha xD

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  6. Feb 4, 2018
    5
    -Graphics are passable, and unless you are a graphics hog I'd not listen to people parroting that line.
    -Wonderful world interactivity. I
    -Graphics are passable, and unless you are a graphics hog I'd not listen to people parroting that line.
    -Wonderful world interactivity. I can sit in chairs and sleep in beds, and interact with other things. Tired of games not having this.
    - World map seems large enough. Lots of territory to cover with an easy fast travel mechanic if needed.
    - Looting seems satisfactory as there is a good variety of things laying around to pick up and sell. From toilet paper to weapons.
    - Animations are quite good. Running looks very good. The character even puts his hand out for balance if they are near a wall or railing. Climbing ladders looks horrible. I'm not sure what people are ranting about in this regard though.
    - Jetpack works for getting yourself where you want to be. Nice mechanic.

    - Conversation dialogue is more passable than people make it out to be, but it's LONG WINDED. I could have gone through the game's dialogue myself and with time made all the dialogue far shorter and probably more interesting. Hate to think how this probably inflated the devs voice over budget for no good reason.
    - Mobs are not a matching level and they do not adjust such as in a game like Skyrim. And it's a problem. You're going to die a lot especially in the beginning and there's nothing you can do about it. Difficulty ranges all over the place.
    - STAMINA is BROKEN. The entire awful **** mechanic. I had to cheat and give myself infinite stamina to enjoy the game. All the NPCs have infinite stamina ( they have a stamina bar! It just never lessens ) and you suffer HORRID stamina issues, that interrupt running, fighting, everything you do. And stamina in this game is not even a core attribute. It's not needed. It's a major annoyance.
    - leveling your character is abysmally slow. Most people say you have to play this game for about 10 hours before you'll be able to kill much of anything. Ha....HAHAHAHAHA! Oh wait. I found out they're right.
    - Often little or no direction. That's because the game doesn't hold your hand! Uh huh. Really it just doesn't provide context or narrative enough ( despite everyone blathering on for hours ).
    - Yes the combat is horrendous. Janky. Imprecise. If you're using the stamina mechanic with it? Lmfao! Have to make sure I fight creatures on a flat surface. If I have the high ground advantage and swing my weapon at a monster, I'll swing the weapon over their head because they're standing downhill making them shorter than my swing. Happens very easy.
    - Game music is horrendous. It's not music. It's just tones they've recorded that play in the background and might sound like music. I can sit in front of a piano and hit one note too every 3 seconds " Ding........ding........ding ". So amateur.

    It's painful to play. You'll be reminded of all the awesome AAA RPGs you've played, and you'll remember how you had more fun and less frustration in them. And the only reason you'll keep playing this, is because you're so very bored with everything else you own.
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  7. Aug 16, 2019
    0
    Piranha zeigt sich von seiner schlechtesten seite, was des Kampfsystem angeht. Wahrend man selbst mit Level 40 nur wenig Ausdauer hat, ist esPiranha zeigt sich von seiner schlechtesten seite, was des Kampfsystem angeht. Wahrend man selbst mit Level 40 nur wenig Ausdauer hat, ist es den Gegnern möglich ununterbrochen Schläge auszuteilen.......Was haben die Entwickler sich dabei gedacht? (gedacht...HAHAHIHI) Desweiteren kann man diese KETTENANGRIFFE ( wiedermal, nur diesmal nicht die Wildschweine) nicht blocken....sorry, aber wie oft ist der Entwickler dafür schon kritisiert worden!? Somit verkommt das Spiel zu weiten Teilen zur LAUFBURSCHENSIMULATION, da die Storry dich bis ausschliesslich des letzten Akts dazu zwingt, teilweise denselbigen bis zur Langeweile zu mimen. Expand

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