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October 16th, 2017, 21:43
Some pre-release reviews for ELEX:

Gamespace: ELEX Review – Clunky But Surprisingly Addictive

The Nerd Stash: ELEX Review

Gamereactor: We've been exploring a world where sci-fi and fantasy blend together

Gaming Bolt: ELEX Review – Not Very Exciting

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October 16th, 2017, 21:43
You have the gaming bolt link twice (the nerd stash link also points to it).
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October 16th, 2017, 22:56
Gamereactor review describes and positively reviews the game, and in its concluding paragraph it mentions the technical issues and gives it a 6/10! Absolute garbage.

I did not see technical issues hindering reviewers giving Skyrim bright reviews and scores despite its awful technical issues at launch, nor Mass Effect: Andromeda or .. <insert AAA crap title>.
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October 16th, 2017, 23:02
This game looks bad even on trailers and gameplay videos.
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October 16th, 2017, 23:26
ACG has posted a video review too, and looks like it's not very good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTicsIK5umw&t=0s

It seems not only does it have the classical lack of polish from Piranha Bytes, the AI really sucks and combat is pretty bad.
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October 16th, 2017, 23:44
With their track record I expected to play this one in 6 months at best and not at all in worst case.
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October 16th, 2017, 23:46
Originally Posted by arthureloi View Post
ACG has posted a video review too, and looks like it's not very good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTicsIK5umw&t=0s
So verdict is:
Bad AI, clunky animations.
Expansive exploration.

Par for the course w/ PB Will wait for patches/sale. With such a big project, I just don't see why they didn't hire on someone to shore up skillsets that they clearly don't have (given past Gothic/Risen games). Can't be stuck in 2005 forever.
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October 16th, 2017, 23:51
They didn't spent enough money in bribing game review sites, obviously….
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October 16th, 2017, 23:58
@Maylander : Have you finished the game yet ? Need your review
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October 17th, 2017, 00:14
Should i cancel my preorder? >.>

I buy piranha bytes games for the exploration, I overlook every other failing in he games if it is great and none of these review AFAIK have said much on it. >.>
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October 17th, 2017, 00:19
These reviews are not very surprising. If you remember, when Gothic came out it got ratings in the 60's here and in the 80's in Europe. And, for pretty much the same reasons Elex is being panned now. What they look for in an RPG over there has always been different than what most look for here. Yet, Gothic remains one of my favorite RPGs ever.

We may still have a great game here. (Hey, Wisdom, I used paragraphs!).
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October 17th, 2017, 00:22
Originally Posted by Pladio View Post
@Maylander : Have you finished the game yet ? Need your review
Haha, I haven't started yet. Starting tomorrow evening, and then I do actually have a few days off from work, so I'll get to play it quite a bit.

As for the reviews: Sounds about what we've come to expect from PB. No real surprises. I just hope the clunky interface they mentioned isn't as bad as it sounds, at least on PC, as PB tends to have decent enough interfaces (rarely brilliant, but rarely via a ton of menu navigation).
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October 17th, 2017, 00:57
Originally Posted by Irian View Post
You have the gaming bolt link twice (the nerd stash link also points to it).
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October 17th, 2017, 01:28
The reviews sound like the usual piss-in-your-cornflakes variety.
"Oh, it sucks because I can't insta-kill anything/anyone I meet."
"It isn't glitzy like XYZ."
Yadda-yadda-yadda.
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October 17th, 2017, 01:32
How are the controls?
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October 17th, 2017, 01:34
Originally Posted by Zephyr View Post
The reviews sound like the usual piss-in-your-cornflakes variety.
"Oh, it sucks because I can't insta-kill anything/anyone I meet."
"It isn't glitzy like XYZ."
Yadda-yadda-yadda.
It's nothing like that, did you even view it?
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October 17th, 2017, 01:40
Originally Posted by Damian View Post
Should i cancel my preorder? >.>

I buy piranha bytes games for the exploration, I overlook every other failing in he games if it is great and none of these review AFAIK have said much on it. >.>
I'm thinking the same thing. Someone referenced Gothic 1 and while admittedly it's the only game of theirs I never played, I don't expect their FIRST release to be the reviewing benchmark for this latest one many games and years later.
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October 17th, 2017, 02:00
Originally Posted by Maylander View Post
Haha, I haven't started yet. Starting tomorrow evening, and then I do actually have a few days off from work, so I'll get to play it quite a bit.

As for the reviews: Sounds about what we've come to expect from PB. No real surprises. I just hope the clunky interface they mentioned isn't as bad as it sounds, at least on PC, as PB tends to have decent enough interfaces (rarely brilliant, but rarely via a ton of menu navigation).
Please comment a lot on the exploration, which is the reason why I fell in love with Gothic 2, there was nothing else even remotely redeemable in that game except for exploration but it was enough to cover all the sins of the other elements and make a great game.
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October 17th, 2017, 02:30
Originally Posted by mbuddha View Post
I'm thinking the same thing. Someone referenced Gothic 1 and while admittedly it's the only game of theirs I never played, I don't expect their FIRST release to be the reviewing benchmark for this latest one many games and years later.
Most RPGs today fail to meet the benchmark set by Gothic 1.
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October 17th, 2017, 02:34
I'll give it a whirl just because I'm a big fan of nonlinear exploration. Not really much else of interest though.
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