Why do people feel the need to shit on this game before they play it? Seen that a lot around the net when this game is discussed and it baffles me. Unlike Debbie Downer over here I'm looking forward to this game. I don't need 5 billion unique permutations of anything to enjoy hopping from planet to planet.
I'm not here to defend shitty software release practices, and god knows 2K is guilty of that many times over, but saying a PC game maker "only had to focus on one platform" is patently ridiculous. Considering the almost limitless possible variations in PC hardware configs I'm surprised most games work as well as they do.
Played all night. Got 3 hours of sleep before work. No regrets. My only beef is that they didn't add standard controller support (XCOM was my go to game for playing while on the treadmill) but hopefully a Steam controller (which it does support) will solve that.
Agreed, it was my most fun game of the year so far. A lot of fun to 100% on Xbone. It was pretty easy once the upgrades started rolling in and you could stunlock mobs or just go into super-execution mode if you needed to recover, but still a lot of fun getting up to that point. The only thing I was disappointed in was the boss fights.
As for people complaining about the label "free content", well some people are just never happy no matter what they get. If the entire game was free they'd still complain about it.
Yep, I ran searches for about 3 hours yesterday. Once I got a half full lobby which bombed after a minute saying "host migration failure" which is hilarious since it's supposed to be dedicated servers.
But that was the closest I got to getting into a game.
Just tried again 15 minutes ago and it's no better.
It is well worth it. The reskinned version is very nice and the gameplay still holds up well. Beware though, some of the mods/options dumb the game down (or at least lower the difficulty) enough so that it isn't nearly as frightening as originally intended. For example you can make it so enemies don't respawn and your weapons degrade much slower. Those changes significantly reduce the tension and practically eliminate heart-pounding-oh-shit-run-for-your-life moments, in my opinion.
I played it hard core for a couple years with Goonfleet, and damn it was fun. It just turned into a second job (albeit one which I enjoyed immensely) and was interfering with other things I wanted to do in my life.
When I quit I did sell one of my 2 mains, a carrier pilot, for $650 which was nice. But I still have my "main" main which is a uber-battleship pilot a hop/skip/jump from dreads.
I do wonder how much has changed in the 4 years since I quit, but I just don't have the time to revisit it right now.