Miner Wars 2081

Miner Wars 2081

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rubbels Dec 28, 2012 @ 2:39am
How is this game?
Is it fun to play?
Also, is it worth the current sale price?
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Emre Dec 28, 2012 @ 2:40am 
It looks bad, has very bad reviews. I'll pass this game for sure.
Mrrickniel Dec 28, 2012 @ 2:41am 
Its fun for a couple of minutes but not worth the price for sure
¬ Octo Dec 28, 2012 @ 2:43am 
i just played a bit of the campaign, it's pretty epic by now, controls are superfluid, perfect for my taste, and it runs perfectly smooth.

So far the best space game i've played, and if you look at my profile you'll see i have almost every space game avalaible :D
Murad Dec 28, 2012 @ 2:57am 
I'm currently reviewing this title for Blackman'N Robin and from what I've accessed so far, the title falls short quite a bit. The story is not impressive whatsoever, nor is the gameplay, because the loading screens are far too long. Exaggerated use of the drill to gather material, and sadly the graphics are not to hot themselves. However, I do look forward to playing co-op and multiplayer, or somehow gain more interest. Hell if there are mods for this type of title, I might download them to. However, bottomline is that Miner Wars is decent as far as I've played, but in no way is it a title that does everything it says it can do.
۞PReTo۞ Dec 28, 2012 @ 3:47am 
I'm on the same boat, always wanted to give it a shot but every review I see give this game a low score. After buying that pile of crap called RE5 I've become a lot more careful with the games I buy
Originally posted by Undersky:
I'm on the same boat, always wanted to give it a shot but every review I see give this game a low score. After buying that pile of crap called RE5 I've become a lot more careful with the games I buy

im with u on this one i got a game ones and it sucked all aronud was bad and it was a port
Cipher Dec 28, 2012 @ 6:34am 
When I first saw this game come out, I watched most of the trailers, and became quite interested in the game, although I was not interested in paying the original price for the game. Upon waiting for the game to go on sell today during the Winter sale, I decided to buy this game without reading a single review.

Reading reviews is important, as I will now do before buying a game. I really, really wanted to like this game. The title sounds cool, and the concept seemed unique to me; that was until I tried it myself. The tutorial, if that was even a tutorial, was probably the hardest tutorial I've ever done in my life. And I am no mediocre gamer, I adore video games with challenge, but that's only if the challenge has adequate controls, like dark souls. (I only say dark souls because demon's souls is a joke for anyone having played both and then plays the first game again.)

Why are the controls obnoxiious?
1. You aim with the mouse. - This is okay and expected.
2. W moves foward, S moves backward, A moves left, D moves right. - So far not so bad right? pretty standard.
3. Q - rotate ship counter clockwise. E - rotate ship clockwise. - A bit more advanced, but we'll get used to it right?
4. F - Vertical ship thrust (upward). C - Vertical ship thrust (downard). - Still more advanced, but with time we'll master it.
5. So these are the basic controls, and why are they obnoxious? I guess the developers expect you to be able to instantly master their controls, because it throws you right into the action with every survival aspect all at once. You are required to pick up ammo, armour, oxygen, and probably something else. These items are scattered through the mission zone as you fly through this giant mining station, I'm actually not sure what it is.
6. Also, you die very easily if you stand still, (some might say, "Duh.") but here's the main issue I have with this whole new concept. If I strafe and shoot, my accuracy decreases greatly, which means more ammo is consumed and I hit air most of the time since I'm new to the controls, which are EXTREMELY touchy I might add. But if I stay still still and shoot I take tons of damage. So, the next option is to strafe and time your shots, since that's what one would do if they were trying really hard to make it through a level while still being new to the controls. Oh, but wait, we have oxygen levels too? So now that 60 seconds it just took to kill that one enemy without being scathed or missing a single shot caused me to have low oxygen. So you see, you can't win unless you endlessly attempt this game with the intention of beating it, and not having fun.

I wasn't sure if maybe my graphics were set too high for the game, as the controls weren't being quite as fluid as I had hoped. I hit escape, and went to the options, the box labeled video has a big "X" through it and can't be clicked. Yeah, that's right, the video options are stuck. I can run WoW on Ultra at 60fps, this game should not be a problem, but this is another downside.

So, why I stopped playing it?

I put up with all of the above, because I refused to give up, I refused to admit that I just wasted $6.74, (or $6.75 or something like that) but then after failing the second level time and time again and having to wait for the obnoxious load times I started boosting, which is the left shift button. Well, the to get the most out of your boost, one must repeatedly tap it so it doesn't depleate so quickly and you still go pretty fast. And we all know what happens when we hit shift like seven times in a row in rapid succession, sticky keys turns on and a little window pops up minusing our game down. And it was at this point that minerwars crashed on me. I just sighed and decided to write my first review, I'm not even sure if this is the right place to write one.

So maybe I should play the entire game to have a real opinion on it, but I'd rather not chance it.

Okay, now I see I'm replying to someone's post. Alright, hope this helps!
BlackSheep13 Dec 28, 2012 @ 7:07am 
I'm glad I didn't pay full price for this game. It is too frustrating, there is no tutorial (unless I totally missed it) to get used to the controls and the gameplay and also the game feels like it should still be in beta.
If you have to buy this game then get it at a bargain basement price dont pay full price.
canaithlydian Dec 28, 2012 @ 7:26am 
Back when we played descent games, we used joysticks. The hat switch on the joystick was your up/down/slide left/slide right controls. Trying to use just the keyboard and mouse with descent turned you into a DOOM player (you only used two dimensions), and people with joysticks could literally fly circles around players that didn't.

If this truly is a 3D game, mouse and keyboard just can't be enough. If possible, I'd use my old joystick or at least an xbox controller. I'd never expect to pull off descent-like maneuvers with just a keyboard and mouse.
Jinx Dec 28, 2012 @ 8:16am 
Yeah, I wouldn't even try to play a game like this without a controller. The aversion PC gamers have for them has gotten ridiculous. Pick the right weapon for the job.

Still, doesn't sound very good.

How is the multiplayer, though? Are there bots for that? I enjoyed the crap out of Forsaken on N64 just because the multiplayer was so damn good and it had bots (imo was better than the PC version).
¬ Octo Dec 28, 2012 @ 9:47am 
so in resume, if you guys find a game not as easy as COD then you cry and claim that the game is bad lmao.

Controls are perfect, and fluid, if you find that hiting Q and E for rotating is "advanced" then you obviously played very few PC games, if you cant handle like 10 or more keys with your left hand i would strongly recomend you to unistall steam and come back to your glorious consoles and gamepads. This indeed is the best controller scheme i've seen in a space sim game

Tutorial? really? you need one for playing this? lmao
I would understand people complaining of a lack of tutorial in games like Arma2 and DayZ, because are controlled in a non standard way and are hard to master, but this? omg

Another funny sentence is that some of you say that the game abuse the drill, hahahahahahhaaha, have you read the game's title? it's called "MINER" Wars, really, if you dont like mining mechanics in a game, dont play minecraft or miner wars guys.
rubbels Dec 28, 2012 @ 9:49am 
I bought it. If I don't like the keyboard and mouse controls, I can always use my joystick or X360-controller :D
evstream Dec 28, 2012 @ 11:04am 
Originally posted by canaithlydian:
Back when we played descent games, we used joysticks. The hat switch on the joystick was your up/down/slide left/slide right controls. Trying to use just the keyboard and mouse with descent turned you into a DOOM player (you only used two dimensions), and people with joysticks could literally fly circles around players that didn't.

If this truly is a 3D game, mouse and keyboard just can't be enough. If possible, I'd use my old joystick or at least an xbox controller. I'd never expect to pull off descent-like maneuvers with just a keyboard and mouse.

I play this game with dual joysticks: 6 analog axes.

Logitech Extreme 3D Pro on left hand, MS Sidewinder 3D Pro on right hand.

Both merged into a single virtual joystick.
۞PReTo۞ Dec 28, 2012 @ 11:46am 
I played Descent with only the keyboard (not even mouse!) and I did fine!

Well not sure I was what 9 year old that time?! (27 now)
It's boring and tripe. This is probably the first space fighter game I've played where the AI is unable to dogfight. They just fly straight at you and if you haven't blown them up by then, they stop of their own accord, until you blow them up.
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