Earlyworm wrote on Nov 18, 2023, 18:18:
The game is pretty awesome right now, there is simply nothing like it.
I backed it a long, long time ago for SQ42 and so have access to it. I played it a little over a month ago.
If by "nothing like it" you mean poorly optimized garbage with bugs that would make Bethesda feel good about themselves, I would wholeheartedly agree with you. If you mean Chris Roberts the Con Man (allegedly in my opinion) making promises that would cause Peter Molyneux to blush, I would again agree with you. If you mean an obvious grift, there I will disagree with you. There are grifts aplenty in this world.
Roberts said that SQ42 was feature complete. If so, release it. Give a release data for it and stick to it. No bullshit, no hemming and hawing, just a firm release date. The fact that there isn't one belies that this is just one lie among the hundreds already told.
Now, this is what I will say about Star Citizen: it is boring. Half of my time is spent fucking walking. I say that as someone who loves the X series of games and, truth be told, sometimes those games are as exciting as watching paint dry on growing grass. My tolerance for boredom is quite high and yet, somehow, Scam Citizen manages to cross that threshold.
Scam Citizen, and Cloud Imperium, deserve every bit of scorn and vitriol heaped upon it. It's a vaporware product (as in a not released product) that is hyped constantly, with ridiculously large whale bait, and trailers that look more dated than a Members Only Club jacket.
"Just take a look around you, what do you see? Pain, suffering, and misery." -Black Sabbath, Killing Yourself to Live.
“Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains” -Jean-Jacques Rousseau