- Publisher: RocketWerkz , Rocket Werkz
- Release Date: Dec 3, 2021
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Dec 15, 2021Icarus boldly stakes its claim amongst giants in the field and swiftly proves to be a worthy contender. Everything I saw in the lead up to the release of Icarus made it seem too good to be true, but my faith and patience was rewarded many times over when I finally got to drop planetside for the first time, and the time after that, and the time after that. Icarus is going up on my list of favourite things to come out of New Zealand, alongside pavlova and Lord of the Rings.
Jan 4, 2022Icarus is an absolutely gorgeous, engaging, and challenging survival crafting game. When it’s working correctly, it is a fantastic entry into the genre. When it’s not, the problems are deep and varied. Disconnects, corrupt characters, bugs, and balance problems abound. I look forward to seeing it reach its potential, but it’s hard to see it as anything other than a game that exited Early Access too soon.
Dec 21, 2021Despite its flaws, the superior picture quality and solid basic experience still give ICARUS a lot of potential. The level-based mission design makes ICARUS significantly different from traditional survival games, but it also makes most of the player's efforts in vain. If its mission rewards are more generous, the items unlocked in the space station have a wider range of uses, and the settings of character growth system are more reasonable, then I believe that players will also have a better gaming experience than they do now.
Dec 13, 2021A refreshing take on the survival sandbox with a robust approach to progression and countless ways to tackle each mission. Sadly, harsh penalties, bugs, and crashes combine to make this a frustrating off-world expedition.
Dec 17, 2021Icarus is a hardcore survival game with an innovative concept. Despite its great potential, the story is non-existent. The game punishes playing alone and is in dire need of some polishing when it comes to enemy AI and bugs.
Dec 7, 2021Unfinished, buggy, and broken, Icarus should not have released at this stage. With mind-numbing repetition and baffling design decisions, it's a survival game that's more frustrating than challenging.
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Dec 10, 2021I’m honestly confused by how much I enjoyed my time with Icarus. It relies on repetitive loops and often uneventful hiking, on tedious punishments and uninspired objectives. I am not a patient person, and yet, it does enough. The storms are terrifically atmospheric, basic crafting still feels compelling when you’re doing it for the umpteenth time, and oh, I haven’t even mentioned the way it models individual planks tumbling and getting stuck on each other when you chop down a wall. Despite the jank, Icarus’s (eseses) systems feel meticulous, on scales both big and small.
Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings
User score distribution:
Positive: 12 out of 31
Mixed: 3 out of 31
Negative: 16 out of 31
Dec 4, 2021Another game by dean hall aka the guy behind unoptimized and then abandoned Day Z. Abandoned Day Z only to learn no lessons. This game shouldAnother game by dean hall aka the guy behind unoptimized and then abandoned Day Z. Abandoned Day Z only to learn no lessons. This game should be removed from sale. Buggy and unoptimized early access trash. Requires 32gb of ram as they are so lazy. I will not be fooled twice by dean hall agan. He will abandon Icarus as well. Dean Hall to me is like Peter Molinox except Molinox ruined more games haha… Full Review »
Dec 4, 2021Unoptimized garbage. If you like being disappointed, go for it. Don't except nothing much other then another New World/ BF2042 type game,Unoptimized garbage. If you like being disappointed, go for it. Don't except nothing much other then another New World/ BF2042 type game, early access alpha build with 0 to no content & trash optimization. That's the tweet, put your wallet away and walk away from this god awful game.… Full Review »
Dec 8, 2021Review after playing with a team of 4 after 4 days:
Runs at about 40fps on a 3080ti with a 5900xt and looks like a crummy early accessReview after playing with a team of 4 after 4 days:
Runs at about 40fps on a 3080ti with a 5900xt and looks like a crummy early access game. The forest has the same, if not better graphics. Has serious memory leaks on release.
Extremely grindy and repetitive, game mechanics exist to rob you of any sense of progress.
Endless gathering to build everything - and you'll be building the same things every hour or so. There is no point in investing in a base as you will have to tear it down when you move camp, and it will be destroyed once you complete the mission.
Sparse content - there's lots of stuff to unlock but it's all mechanically identical - you fire the same arrows at the same charging enemies but with bigger numbers.
Samey, overlong and dull missions.
Very easy to waste talent points on skills that turn out to be useless
All the animals have the same AI - they just run at you. The worms spit at you. not exactly groundbreaking stuff.
full of bugs. You can be randomly launched 50 feet in the air and die upon landing. Your stuff disappears constantly. Animals get stuck on geometry. Buildings clip through geometry.
Awful UI and frustrating inventory management dropping stuff because something needs to be transferred from one window to another in order to wear it or whatever.
unusuable map - it doesn't zoom in close enough to actually find people when they're nearby, all the icons are too big and stack on top of each other.
If a player in your group skips a mission, they don't share your progess when you unlock other missions… Full Review »