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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: 71 out of 92
  2. Negative: 17 out of 92
  1. Oct 30, 2017
    10
    Bon jeux a condition de pas faire n importe quoi, et de rester a proximite de la zone de depart histoire de pouvoir se stuffer sans peine enBon jeux a condition de pas faire n importe quoi, et de rester a proximite de la zone de depart histoire de pouvoir se stuffer sans peine en revendant les loots a un marchand specifique et non regardant sur l origine de ceux ci dans le village berzerk du depart...c est sur si vous la jouez presse de decouvrir le monde , vous allez juste servir de mac do a la faune locale, je joue en facile car le jeux est tout de meme tres dur si on fait n imp, cela dit agreable gameplay dans la lignee de gothic 3 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. Mar 16, 2020
    10
    For me, the most Underrated game to date!

    superb early game difficulty, exploration is unbelievably great, hand-placed loot!! enemies
    For me, the most Underrated game to date!

    superb early game difficulty, exploration is unbelievably great, hand-placed loot!!

    enemies are NOT scaled: you will die if you take on enemies too far above your level (which is a GREAT component)

    thus, character progression is real and meaningful

    the jetpac is no joke; it is fun and essential and adds great depth (and geographical height)

    environs are diverse and fun
    voice acting is funny and good
    controls work great

    gameplay and character progression are superb

    NO idiot handholding, HUDless gameplay available

    story: typical stuff (which is fine and no worse than ANY and ALL other of the genre) BUT, it is done in a way that is very balanced and doesnt make you feel like you have to rush the main quest

    in other words: doing side quests (which are above average standard fare) doesnt feel out of place

    choice and consequence is gray (no idiot good/bad bioware-esque foolishness) with factions, conflictions and you will NOT be able to do everything in one go as quests WILL fail (a great thing and not like bethesda foolishness)

    lore and backstory info is a great addition to the video game universe: the fantasy, sci fi and post-apoc world absolutely makes sense and works

    combat is fun, tough, intuitive and the button mashers will struggle; controls are NOT “clunky” as the novices claim

    its not perfect but it destroys other games of its type and its a new unique ADULT game that doesnt treat me like a snowflake who needs a quest marker, perfect animations, real-life Regressive politics and graphical whoreness

    for those thinking, elder scrolls, mass effect or fallout 3/4, think again and ignore them as they clearly lack understanding

    quirky, unique, satisfying, innovative
    a diamond, a gem

    a game made by devs who obviously care

    an actual RPG
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  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 28, 2017
    10
    For anyone who played the Bethesda "RPGs" (Fallout, Skyrim etc.) and similar games:

    Playing Elex and the older PB gams is like joining a
    For anyone who played the Bethesda "RPGs" (Fallout, Skyrim etc.) and similar games:

    Playing Elex and the older PB gams is like joining a D&D , DSA or other Pen and Paper group without actually knowing what you're getting into...took me several restarts to finally have a build that makes the early game with all the "run there and talk your self through it" quests a little easier.

    And yes it's not comparable with any AAA title the industry throws at you with their high end budget.
    Despite the fact that the UI and Combat is very very clunky and old school i like this game for the various quest choices and rewards it gives you so u have that nostalgic feeling the Gothic series gave you. (including the various Bugs and broken game machanics lol)

    I will be looking forward to play this game as a high personality craftsman thief as this is a very good way to earn Elexit
    until i can afford all the stuff and upgrades to actually make me stronger. (stealing weapons and stuff outside containers doesnt even require any skill whatsover just dont get caught and you'll have some pretty nice weapons you will be looking forward to skill)
    I can also strongly recommend to get a companion and upgrade the group skill as progressing through the first Edan quests as it will make your life a little easier.

    I know the release version of Elex is buggy as hell (freezing bow while doing a side roll, camera, cutscenes etc.) and not everybody will like the fact that leveling up and getting stronger is actually a darn piece of work, but i think if PB is listening to the community and actually getting♥♥♥♥♥♥done to make this a little more playable (just downloaded a first update) this game will be a nice alternative to the "get exp thrown at like money in a stripclub" games out there.

    Conclusion:

    YES its a non AAA title from a german developer and
    YES the game is hard and doesnt really appeal to people new to the series, but if you bite your way through it without getting yourself devoured by it it's really not that bad.

    10/10 would get "Gothiced" by a low level critter again
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  6. Feb 7, 2019
    9
    ELEX is not amazing for the first few hours due to the difficulty and there is a pretty steep learning curve. ELEX is also not good if youELEX is not amazing for the first few hours due to the difficulty and there is a pretty steep learning curve. ELEX is also not good if you don't know much about RPG games as it is much more hardcore than the general hack n slash most people are used to. HOWEVER ELEX is a brilliant game, once you have played for about 10 to 20 hours and have better gear and have started playing some missions you will find it is a very, very good game. Graphics are excellent and in terms of more advanced RPG games on console or PC there is not much to compare it to. Massive amount to do, very complex story and difficult. Just be warned if you have never played a proper RPG game before this may not be a title you will like as the difficulty can be quite high. Expand
  7. Oct 29, 2017
    0
    Nini mchezo dhaifu. Picha mbaya, michoro na mitambo isiyo ya muda. Elex ni maskini na haipendi. Siwezi kupendekeza mtu yeyote wa mchezo huu...Nini mchezo dhaifu. Picha mbaya, michoro na mitambo isiyo ya muda. Elex ni maskini na haipendi. Siwezi kupendekeza mtu yeyote wa mchezo huu... 0/10 Expand

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