Amashi Oct 1, 2012 @ 2:34am
I was going to buy the game, but a quick visit in the forums made it clear: hold buy.
Looks like the game is not worth the $ for it's current value, after so many years of development as advertised.... seems strange, but the people has spoken. some indie games are great of concept but very bad on implementation, due to ego issues.
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Amashi Oct 1, 2012 @ 2:48am 
what about all those threads of people who bought the game and are feeling cheated?

...compared to other games on same category, it should cost 10 tops, both the developer and the players know the current state of deveopment, it's clearly not version 1.0, look at FTL for example. I really love the game concept and visuals and want to buy it, but 17$ for a alpha quality game posing as 1.0?

Pix3L Oct 1, 2012 @ 2:55am 
OP don't mind the hate posts in the forum. Check on youtube gameplays from players and decide if this game is worth or not.The game has a hardcore community which makes tons of mods for the game. Imo the game is great and fun.You can do so random things to kill your enemies!!
ultimate chimera Oct 1, 2012 @ 3:03am 
im not disagreeing that the game should be priced lower because it honestly is very much unfinished and not for everyone at the moment, it's just that a ton of those threads are people who made an impluse buy without doing any research and then cry about how they got 'cheated' even though there is a demo available on the game's website and there are countless videos showing the gameplay on youtube

i bought this game like 4 years ago and i've got hundreds of hours of fun out of it since then. considering a 12 hour long singleplayer game costs $50-60, i would have easily payed 20 for it back then or even right now if i didn't already own it
Amashi Oct 1, 2012 @ 3:05am 
rephrasing the question

i'm a great fan of minecraft, and other sandbox games.
can you help me decide, should i buy this game? does it worth the trouble... and $
or just wait for next BIG update...
or just wait for starbound release in 20 years from now


Hot Shame Oct 1, 2012 @ 3:08am 
You're not impulse buying, that's great. There's a demo on the official site, this will give you a good idea of how the game plays. Try to stick with it; it was very frustating for me at first, but then I grew to love it. I recognise that this game isn't for everyone though, and playing the demo will help you figure that out.
Hot Shame Oct 1, 2012 @ 3:12am 
When I bought the game a few years back, I believe the asking price was originally going to be $40 upon release, so I'm glad Data decided against that. To be honest, if I was looking at the game for the first time today, I would be weary of the asking price too. But knowing how many hours of entertainment I've gotten out of it now, it's a perfectly justified price.
Jimmy James Oct 1, 2012 @ 3:15am 
You might be waiting 20 years for the next big update, Amashi. I'd recommend waiting until this game is on sale, at least 50, preferably 75% unless some huge changes are made. It's a pretty outstanding engine and can lead to some great moments.

Mods can help extend the life of the game but the reality is this game sees real development only every 2-3 years and there isn't much added. It's like a sandbox that's only about 1/3 full and a cat uses a corner as its litterbox.
Wonkyth Oct 1, 2012 @ 3:37am 
Honestly cant understand why some of you guys are so insistent on waiting for it to go half-price. It's a fantastic game, has hundreds(I've put upwards of a thousand) of hours of no-strings-attached fun, and isn't one of those games that should just be "left until it's on sale".

$20 is hardly a price to cringe at, and believe it or not it HAS benefited from all those years in production. Don't cheat yourselves into thinking otherwise.
As for the topic of buying now of holding, I'm not sure what you'd achieve by buying later. As a little analogy, do you think Minecraft would have held interest for so many people so long if there hadn't been new features and content cropping up all the while? I myself regret that I didn't get into Minecraft mods earlier, as many of the more fantastic ones have since died as the versions rolled on, and the same goes for Cortex Command.

The only thing I'm really looking forward to that's not yet implemented is Steam Workshop support, but that's hardly a reason to wait; Why not become familiar with the vanilla in the meantime?! :D
Amashi Oct 1, 2012 @ 3:48am 
Ok guys!

Thanks for the remarks, After watching youtube videos for the last hour, i'm IN!
It's seems solid enough for my taste.
And sorry if i insulted the developer.

It's buying time!
Pix3L Oct 1, 2012 @ 4:17am 
We talk for an indie game right? why not giving your money to the guy who made it and support him? Wait the sale for Borderlands 2 or any other big studio game. Geez guys support indie developers!!!!!! If u dont like the game thats fine but dont cry about how bad it looks.The price for me is fine and cause its an indie game gives me more motivation to buy it. Go play the demo, see gameplay videos on youtube and check the mods on the official forums and decide. For me that game was instabuy.

Edit: OP I believe you made the right choice.Have fun with Cortex Command as we do!
also please respond if you liked the game.
Brandon (banned) Oct 1, 2012 @ 6:18am 
Originally posted by Amashi:
Ok guys!

Thanks for the remarks, After watching youtube videos for the last hour, i'm IN!
It's seems solid enough for my taste.
And sorry if i insulted the developer.

It's buying time!

You poor ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.
Moreira Oct 1, 2012 @ 6:24am 
Originally posted by Brandon:
Originally posted by Amashi:
Ok guys!

Thanks for the remarks, After watching youtube videos for the last hour, i'm IN!
It's seems solid enough for my taste.
And sorry if i insulted the developer.

It's buying time!

You poor ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.

Yeah, in some other post he already complained that he spent an hour trying to make the game work unsuccessfully.

Shoulda listened to his instincts, eh?
Amashi Oct 1, 2012 @ 6:38am 
:O-
the situation is:

Laptop wize:
i just can't make it work on my laptop! vis screen res - if i set in game the same res 1366x786 after restart it pops up that card res not supported and it setsback to vga640, and if i try to make it alt-enter full screen it does not work, start to flash pink, and after alt tab, the mouse is not working either. it's a shame couse i bought it to play on my laptop.

PC wise:
it works, after playing the tutorial: game is fun, i like it. yes the controls are crappy, and there are tons of issues, but overall, it's playable, and you have to invest some time to play, but it can be done and very rewarding.

re screen issues, these are issues that i though have ended in the `90s, i bought a lot of indie games and never had screen issues on my laptop, so COMEON!!!!

but i stil give this game a chance to fix those issue, cause it exactly the game i would love to play.
Moreira Oct 1, 2012 @ 6:48am 
Originally posted by Amashi:
:O-
the situation is:

Laptop wize:
i just can't make it work on my laptop! vis screen res - if i set in game the same res 1366x786 after restart it pops up that card res not supported and it setsback to vga640, and if i try to make it alt-enter full screen it does not work, start to flash pink, and after alt tab, the mouse is not working either. it's a shame couse i bought it to play on my laptop.

PC wise:
it works, after playing the tutorial: game is fun, i like it. yes the controls are crappy, and there are tons of issues, but overall, it's playable, and you have to invest some time to play, but it can be done and very rewarding.

re screen issues, these are issues that i though have ended in the `90s, i bought a lot of indie games and never had screen issues on my laptop, so COMEON!!!!

but i stil give this game a chance to fix those issue, cause it exactly the game i would love to play.

Get ready to wait around 5 or 6 years for the lazy, unprofessional, childish, meme-spouting dev to fix these errors.
Amashi Oct 1, 2012 @ 7:08am 
LOL

Dev's should understand software quality is not Fascism.

but lets give those guys a slack, wait and see if they can evolve to the next lvl of updates and bugfix release. i hope i will be able to run this game on my laptop in the following days.


Hail Notch.
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