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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. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19
  1. Oct 25, 2017
    85
    Elex is the best game Piranha Bytes has ever made. They’ve taken all the lessons learned on plotting, worldbuilding and character development from their work on Risen and Gothic and applied it something far more ambitious. The result is a truly great action-RPG, full of interesting characters, memorable quests, and amazing environments. While Elex‘s story comes to a satisfying conclusion and all the questions Jax starts with are definitively answered, it ends with the suggestion that there’s a much bigger story on the way, and I can’t wait for it to arrive.
  2. 70
    So, you need to be patient and committed to get much out of ELEX, but give it a chance, and there’s a soul in there that should grow on anyone who enjoys their RPGs. The distinctive setting, wonderful world and quest design, and scope of the narrative are all genuinely admirable, and play to Piranha Byte’s strengths as, along with Cyanide, the most prominent and creative B-grade RPG developer out there.
  3. Nov 12, 2017
    70
    Elex is a raw diamond full of flaws but with too much value to consider it as an ugly and wrong game. Give it time, be patient and it will capture you.
  4. Nov 9, 2017
    60
    Elex is far from perfect. It can be a frustrating experience and the horrible combat system could be a deal breaker, but it’s undeniably an ambitious title with a promising future.
  5. Oct 16, 2017
    50
    Elex could well be this generation's cult favorite RPG, much like Two Worlds was mine, and the developer of Gothic and Risen has easily made its most beautiful and interesting setting yet. The world of Magalan is intriguing with its blend of technology and magic, but it's unfortunate that the game tucked inside of it is only fun to play half of the time.
  6. 50
    There’s a lot of fun to be had in ELEX at higher levels, but the game opens far too slowly and spreads itself out too thin to make any sort of impact.
  7. Oct 19, 2017
    25
    ELEX is an absolute disaster, with in particular one inexcusable flaw: it does not work. At all.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 82 out of 115
  2. Negative: 24 out of 115
  1. Oct 28, 2017
    10
    Короче
    Иду такой по улице
    Никого не трогаю Смотрю, клирики сражаются с ящерами Ну ок, помогаю Сразу один из них ко мне подходит
    Короче
    Иду такой по улице
    Никого не трогаю
    Смотрю, клирики сражаются с ящерами
    Ну ок, помогаю
    Сразу один из них ко мне подходит
    Здравствуйте, а вы верите в Калаана? Хотите узнать о нём по больше?
    Нет, не хочу
    Ваш навык убеждения недостаточно высок
    Да, хочу
    Начинает мне что-то рассказывать
    Через пару фраз я просыпаюсь в городе клириков и мне говорят куда идти на посвящения в адепты
    10/10
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  2. Oct 17, 2017
    10
    Awesome factions, story, dialogues, characters, world, exploration, climate, soundtrack and quests.. Not so good fight, animation andAwesome factions, story, dialogues, characters, world, exploration, climate, soundtrack and quests.. Not so good fight, animation and graphics. I recommend to everybody who likes great stories. Expand
  3. Dec 10, 2018
    10
    LOVE everything about consuming (playing) Elex :) apart from searching for new items in inventory. It would be much better if they appear atLOVE everything about consuming (playing) Elex :) apart from searching for new items in inventory. It would be much better if they appear at the top and after viewing were sorted alphabetically. The BEST Piranha game for now. Expand
  4. Oct 27, 2017
    10
    I'm glad they're still making good RPG's. They are a tiny dev team of 25.

    Is it a good combat game? Possibly not. If you are looking for
    I'm glad they're still making good RPG's. They are a tiny dev team of 25.

    Is it a good combat game? Possibly not. If you are looking for that; you may be disappointed. Some of us can simply ignore the wonky combat and animations and play the game for it's freedom, reward system, writing, humor and old school feel.

    PROS:
    - Writing
    - Reward (Very hard start)
    - Compelling Chars/Factions
    - Freedom (Entire world explorable lvl 1, albeit monsters are tough.)
    - Difficulty (For me this is a PLUS)
    - Rewarding when you get good at the bad combat
    - Story

    CONS:
    - Animations
    - English voice acting
    - Combat (Clunky, older styled slow paced parry/dodge fest)
    - Bugs (What huge RPG doesnt have em?)
    - Zero customization
    - Lack of "Loot". There isn't a lot.
    - UI

    For what it lacks in polish it gives back in story, nostalgia, writing, and general role-playing experience. If you can get past the old school RPG feel (or even enjoy that) then you're in for a fun surprise. It won't be GOTY, but it's a nice refresher.
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  5. Oct 27, 2017
    10
    Elex is a typical Piranha Bytes game with all their strenghts and weaknesses. It might lack polish and might not look up-to-date, but after aElex is a typical Piranha Bytes game with all their strenghts and weaknesses. It might lack polish and might not look up-to-date, but after a while it opens up and you can experience an unique open world like only Piranha Bytes can create them... ;) Expand
  6. Oct 17, 2017
    6
    Calm the **** down.
    The reason we see a continuous rehash of games that seem to be copies of one another is because we give no leeway for
    Calm the **** down.
    The reason we see a continuous rehash of games that seem to be copies of one another is because we give no leeway for smaller companies trying to break into the AAA scene.
    The game is not a masterpiece, but it's 100% enjoyable.
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  7. Oct 8, 2018
    0
    So many 10/10 shill reviews tells you everything you need to know. At least they paid for multi-language fake reviews. Too bad MetacriticSo many 10/10 shill reviews tells you everything you need to know. At least they paid for multi-language fake reviews. Too bad Metacritic turns a blind eye to such behaviour. Expand

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