MWEB GameZone writes: "Our short time in the gorgeous Elite Dangerous universe was a disappointing first impression and you have to wonder about short, timed previews for notoriously inaccessible works."
Ouch. If I had such a nightmare time with a "demo" that only gave 1 hour of play on top of that I would think twice about buying the full game, how do I know that when full game comes about it won't be the same crashing on switching apps and the likes?
That's kind of the point of the Early Access model though, you're taking a bit of risk with your own money to support and hopefully feel like you're part of the development cycle. There will be bumps and bruises for sure but there's that hope that at the end the final product will be incredible. I've felt a bit burned by DayZ, H1Z1, and Contagion in particular - funny that they're all zombie games - but the first two are still actively being updated and plugged away at so I can come back in say 6 months and it's a familiar yet completely different game. If you don't want to take the risk on having a bad time early on, you don't have to. I don't think that excuses developers however, there's an interesting discussion in Early Access as they're charging money for a partially completed product so there's at least some responsibility to have something the player can use out there.
There's some truth to the author's experience. I had barely figured out how to control my ship by the time my 60 minutes was up. It's an incomplete, slightly buggy version of a relatively inaccessible game. But with that said, I was impressed enough by what I saw to make the purchase at the preview rate of $30, and I haven't regretted it at all. So while the wisdom of giving such a small slice of a complex game is questionable, it worked well enough in my case.
I haven't played it but people are smitten with this game on reddit and it sounds like a truly awesome experience. Just.. you know.. use your own judgment.
I have it on Xbox One Early preview and am enjoying it. Certainly its early access and there are bugs...but thats kinda the point of Early Access so I don't mind.
I have played it and its brilliant tbh. Its a space sim and yeah a lot needs to be added like but its early preview and its pretty darn crazy some of the stuff in it.
I think this is a biased review. I bought the game and love it for the most part. It has a few issues but thats to be expected with a game thats not 100% ready for a full release. The game is fun you have the freedom to bounty hunt, pirate, trade, illegally trade mine and many more things. You can buy different ships and equip them how you see fit, (this part can be quite expensive tho, you buy a 50 mil ship and need 200 mil to properly outfit it. which is even harder because your mission require you to grind and level up to make like 300k a mission.) But the excitement is that what you do to others can be done to you. You can get pulled out of super cruise and attacked by pirates. You can go exploring and fall for traps that will kill you. And you do all this within you pilots chair. 1 hour isn't even enough time to get a hang of the basic controls to be honest.
Controls are a cinch on PC. I struggle on the controller unfortunately
Buggy, crashy, awesome. To say that one has been put off of preview alltogether based off of one experience is insane. I love this game and look past the bugginess because I knew what I was getting into before I paid for it. How? Because the devs clearly state it multiple times. I long for the ability to land on planets though. I'll have to wait for the timed exclusivity for No Man's Sky to runout I guess. Having just an hour with this game would not be near enough time. I took me a couple hours to get comfortable with the game on the whole. I thought it was well worth the money.
Crazy enough I would but to late, it part of my backlog of games , plus I like this early access concept on the console so showing support
Been playing since PC launch with a flight stick but I was really surprised how well it plays on console with a controller, they have clearly given the controls some thought. Awesome game.
I don't agree with this preview at all. Firstly, this is early access. If you complain about bugs for an early access demo, then you really need to rethink your priorities. Secondly, is it really fair to be this critical when playing what is essentially a game in alpha? Seriously Mweb, what are you guys smoking?
It's not about the bugs, it's about having 60 minutes to play it with all the registrations etc as part of that 60 minutes.
This game is very in depth an hour isn't even close to enough time to learn anything. But I've watched alot of twitch feeds to know I'll pay $30 for it and when it's finished I get the full game at no extra cost.
@BillySpandex "....is it really fair to be this critical when playing what is essentially a game in alpha"? Agree, plus they tried Elite Dangerous for just 1 hour, which is nowhere near enough time, unless you care less for this genre to begin with. What's more, No Man's Sky has fallen under similar criticism after a 18 minute IGN demo some people have written it off already. If you're not into Space Exploration Trading type games move on, no need for your inexperienced (with the genre) critique.
I don't see elite dangerous getting past preview. Remember that games that offer limitless space can only work on PC. Elite Dangerous can work on consoles if is on rails
umm...yeah... clearly you don't know what you are talking about unless I missed your sarcasm.
You missed my sarcasm 😜
The tutorial was too long for me and I deleted it I will have a look at another time I wanted to explore but my hands where tied at the time am still interested 30 min tutorial when you just want a quick look , that's what I didn't like about the X series just too involved .
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