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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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  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Oct 31, 2017
    70
    In Elex we'll find the elements that had made Piranha Bytes great: an enormous world ready to explore, an interesting story and skilfull difficulty. The technical problems and low graphics can deminish the experience. Definitely, this is not a game for impatient players.
  2. Oct 24, 2017
    65
    At the end of the day, when you have learned to cope with all the objections of the game, you are fascinated by the huge world of Elex, its contrasts and designs, but you realize that the problem goes beyond its aesthetics. It is all these mismatches and imbalances in combat and the general experience that end up leaving a bittersweet flavor in a game that has everything to offer a deep experience in the field of RPG.
  3. Dec 14, 2017
    65
    The biggest disappointment that I have with Elex isn't the poor control system, or the colossally horrific voice acting, or the overpowered enemies, or the character modeling from the 1990's. No, my biggest disappointment is that all, and I mean ALL, of these issues could have been addressed and refined if given two things: more time and more money. I feel that Elex could have been one of the best open world RPG games we have seen in quite sometime had it had the time and funding to develop into something wonderful, not just passable.
  4. Oct 16, 2017
    60
    Despite its colorful and interesting world, the game feels like a chore to get through because of these performance issues. While the frame rate isn't as bad as some other titles out there, in order to get engrossed in a title there can't be any technical distractions. Unfortunately, that isn't the case for Elex on Xbox One, and it doesn't matter how great the content is, the lack of polish is what will push consumers away.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Dec 12, 2017
    60
    A wildly ambitious fantasy fighter that's sadly lacking the fundamentals.
  6. Oct 17, 2017
    60
    Despite my issues with the game though, my time with Elex isn’t over just yet. I do enjoy the world and the concept, so I am willing to see what else the game has to offer in this respect. It’s just unfortunate that the game’s combat and presentation haven’t received as much attention. Elex needed much more time in the oven to be the game its promising previews made it seem to be, and with the dearth of games available this winter, I can’t recommend it to anyone but the most hardcore fans of the genre.
  7. Nov 9, 2017
    50
    Sadly, for all its premise, Elex has to be one of the most uninspiring RPGs I have experienced in a long time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 88
  2. Negative: 17 out of 88
  1. Oct 30, 2017
    10
    Игра просто шикарная!!! Наконец то немцы смогли выпустить что то достойное серииИгра просто шикарная!!! Наконец то немцы смогли выпустить что то достойное серии Gothic.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  2. Oct 18, 2017
    10
    Elex is good. Not every game can offer you so many options.
    This game is too hard for casuls, if you are trying to play it with one hand,
    Elex is good. Not every game can offer you so many options.
    This game is too hard for casuls, if you are trying to play it with one hand, while holding beer in another one, it won't work.
    Git gud or don't touch it.
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  3. Oct 30, 2017
    10
    It is a fun game yes the graphics might be slightly older but the game has virtually no loading. Even when you fast travel using the teleportIt is a fun game yes the graphics might be slightly older but the game has virtually no loading. Even when you fast travel using the teleport pads it is under 5 seconds. This to me shows why the graphics had to be scaled back a bit to make for no loading anywhere. When you transition from outside to inside it make your eyes adjust to hide the game loading and again it just a few seconds which I think is awesome. The battle is a little buggy but the game has no level zones meaning you can run into hard creatures from the beginning. This makes it so you have to level then come back to go there. I love not having the whole world level with you. It also forces you to talk to people and do quests in order to level faster instead of just mob grinding. It is a cool system if you give it a chance and don't quit to early Expand
  4. Oct 30, 2017
    10
    Hyvä peli, en ole pettynyt. Grafikka ei nyt huippua, mutta kelpaa kyllä, jotain pikku bugeja saattaa löytyä, itse törmännyt yhteen.Hyvä peli, en ole pettynyt. Grafikka ei nyt huippua, mutta kelpaa kyllä, jotain pikku bugeja saattaa löytyä, itse törmännyt yhteen. Taisteleminen on tuttua aiemmista Piranha bytes peleistä ja huumoria talon tapaan. Vaikeutta löytyy kyllä ja alkuun ei kannata lähteä soitellen sotaan vaan kannattaa panostaa hahmon kehittämiseen. Moni valittaa että liian vaikea, no onhan se vaikeaa alkuun ja vastus ehkä turhan kova heti alku metreillä, mutta olisiko se nyt niin hienoa jos pelissä olisi heti supermies? Kaikki Gothic sarjat ja Risen sarjat pelanneena olen tyytyväinen tähän, muistuttaa hieman Gothic pelejä, joiltain osin. Laaja maailma ja vapaa kulku sekä pelinä sen verran hyvä ettei edes pikku puutteet himmennä. Moni isompi nimi peleissä on huomattavasti bugisempi kuin tämä, mutta, en ala vertaamaan ison budjetin tekeleisiin sillä kyllä tämä hintansa väärtti ostos oli ja koukuttavakin kun sisään pääsee. Helppo päästä sisään jos aiempia pelejä pelaillut, jos ei niin alku vaatii pikku totuttelua ja mielestäni se onnistuu suhteellisen helposti. Expand
  5. Oct 30, 2017
    10
    Qadimgi yaxshi Gothic, barcha ijobiy va salbiy tomonlari bilan. Uyga qanday qaytishQadimgi yaxshi Gothic, barcha ijobiy va salbiy tomonlari bilan. Uyga qanday qaytish kerak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  6. Oct 23, 2017
    9
    While the game does lack polish, it shines in so many other aspect. First off, i didn't like the risen series at all. That said, this gameWhile the game does lack polish, it shines in so many other aspect. First off, i didn't like the risen series at all. That said, this game does have some of the short coming that series is best known for. Never the less, this game has something those games did not. Fun factor!!! The story starts off slow but picks up nicely. The combat while clunky and difficult at first, is quite fun once you progress the story. Characters and choice are nicely done here. While its not going to win any awards it is definitley worth your time and money. Expand
  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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