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verninac Jul 9 @ 1:27pm
Worth it?
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Harahel Jul 10 @ 1:53am 
Yes
matt1338 Jul 10 @ 6:10pm 
Wow ......1 person thinks so........it`s that good then ?
OOM-911 Jul 10 @ 6:21pm 
Well if you want to have some influince in shaping it, no matter how small then yes it is. But if you just want a full game then not yet, as many fetures that are gonna be in it arn't yet.
a damn dirty ape Jul 10 @ 10:01pm 
I bought this game over a year ago. Promptly uninstalled it as it was just a ship building editor at the time, and a frustrating one at that... I just reinstalled it this evening. It's very different in the sense that it has "vastly" improved in the 16 months since i last played it. It has fancy menus and ♥♥♥♥ now. I can shoot lasers now so thats cool. Ship building editor has changed for the better, maybe. However, its still in Alpha. May need what.. another year? 2? 3 before completion? Honestly, it's better than when I bought it early in 2013. But it still has a way to go.

Soooo ask yourself this: Do you like to financially support games before they are made based on potential? Don't mind waiting years for completion? Then yeah, scope it up. (Side note: I've seen this game go on sale soooooooo many times since I purchased it. It will, no doubt go on sale again, and probably soon)

Do you want a game that is near completion and just has some ♥♥♥♥ to iron out before release? A game that is very playable that is constantly adding new features? No... no this isnt that game.

On a personal level... this is the game that made me rethink purchasing alpha titles and question the Steam practice that allows an ALPHA game to go on sale, be featured, have ♥♥♥♥ing cards no matter how imcomplete the game is. For me, its shameful to actually feature it on the store page. Midweek Sale!!!! Yeah sure, you get the "this is an alpha game" warning but man....they sure legitimize it by featuring it on the store page and letting the dev's make cards for such an incomplete game. Everytime I see it go on sale I cringe a bit thinking of how many people will buy it and be disappointed. Actually, it kind of makes me laugh but in a "WTF is Steam doing" sort of way. But, thats just like an opinion.
Xerberus86 Jul 11 @ 3:51pm 
Originally posted by a damn dirty ape:
I bought this game over a year ago. Promptly uninstalled it as it was just a ship building editor at the time, and a frustrating one at that... I just reinstalled it this evening. It's very different in the sense that it has "vastly" improved in the 16 months since i last played it. It has fancy menus and ♥♥♥♥ now. I can shoot lasers now so thats cool. Ship building editor has changed for the better, maybe. However, its still in Alpha. May need what.. another year? 2? 3 before completion? Honestly, it's better than when I bought it early in 2013. But it still has a way to go.

Soooo ask yourself this: Do you like to financially support games before they are made based on potential? Don't mind waiting years for completion? Then yeah, scope it up. (Side note: I've seen this game go on sale soooooooo many times since I purchased it. It will, no doubt go on sale again, and probably soon)

Do you want a game that is near completion and just has some ♥♥♥♥ to iron out before release? A game that is very playable that is constantly adding new features? No... no this isnt that game.

On a personal level... this is the game that made me rethink purchasing alpha titles and question the Steam practice that allows an ALPHA game to go on sale, be featured, have ♥♥♥♥ing cards no matter how imcomplete the game is. For me, its shameful to actually feature it on the store page. Midweek Sale!!!! Yeah sure, you get the "this is an alpha game" warning but man....they sure legitimize it by featuring it on the store page and letting the dev's make cards for such an incomplete game. Everytime I see it go on sale I cringe a bit thinking of how many people will buy it and be disappointed. Actually, it kind of makes me laugh but in a "WTF is Steam doing" sort of way. But, thats just like an opinion.

ok so from 0.01% done to 0.05% done in over a year, thanks but the current level of developement and the speed it happends as it seems are throwing me off. i might take a look at it when it is RELEASED.

wish the devs best of luck with it!"
mergele Jul 11 @ 4:08pm 
You know, this question is so broad it is hard to answer. For me I'd say definetly, but without any information about you I can't recomment anything.
ragingreaver413 Jul 15 @ 5:50pm 
I am always warry of ALPHA games. While I admit I like Kinetic Void and cannot wait to see it when it is complete, it still has a very, very long way to go in my opinion. I think its just a good idea in general to understand purchasing a pre-release game is in general going to be a gamble, and if you are not the gambling type, don't do it.
Nimrod1971 Jul 18 @ 9:24am 
Best Early-Access game at the moment is Starpoint Gemini2, it's pretty well developed has a great community, lots of ingame content/features, just my 2cents.
Have a look and find out yourself.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/236150/?l=german
Xerberus86 Jul 18 @ 9:36am 
Originally posted by Nimrod1971:
Best Early-Access game at the moment is Starpoint Gemini2, it's pretty well developed has a great community, lots of ingame content/features, just my 2cents.
Have a look and find out yourself.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/236150/?l=german

+1 got it too, is a ton of fun. way better than x - reboot, even though its still in beta.
Vayra Jul 19 @ 3:56am 
I have been commenting here about a year ago when I had recently bought the game and I must say I can only echo what A damn dirty ape just stated about KV and Alpha releases on Steam in general.

I bought the game because even as a glorified ship builder with a test drive circuit it is a pretty neat thing to sink some hours into from time to time. But as an actual game... at this point I would still only buy it for that specific interest: ship building and putting them on a test range. Because that is really all it is. Though they say they are working on a mission generator and making the galaxy more alive at this time, I personally feel they have some work to do on actual flight physics, controls and UI. It feels clunky, unresponsive and slow at this time. No way are you going to have a good dogfight with the current setup. All weapons are fired manually or not at all, there are no automated turrets or the script for that is still missing. This, combined with manual flight, is impossible to be successful at currently. You will see your capital ship bested by a bunch of lowly fighters, simply because the AI does not use a mouse and keyboard.

The galaxy itself has gained some new objects and better scripting in terms of the randomly generated stuff that is placed in it. But it is nowhere near a state that this produces an attractive galaxy to explore or play around in. UI (targeting) elements are obtuse or lacking and there is no way to tell how fast you are going. Space is literally empty, devoid of any kind of particles or background. There is no sense of flight. (Also made a suggestion on improving this)

So to summarize this all, KV is still lacking some essential ingredients to be an enticing space sim. But the things they are missing, are things that should not be impossible or even hard to add to the game. The framework as it is right now, does look a lot more stable and performs far better than it did a year ago. Improvements go slowly, but they do arrive.

As with all early access titles, I have learned, patience is a virtue. With KV the only gripe I have is that it may very well be caught up with by other games, or be dated on release, simply because development is agonizingly slow.
Last edited by Vayra; Jul 19 @ 4:02am
Xerberus86 Jul 19 @ 4:34am 
well it seems the currently most complete(-ish) space sim is starpoint gemini 2.
facciola007 Jul 23 @ 2:52pm 
Starpoint gemini 2 is an amazing game, I endorse that game, read its steam community forum. Very active devs and upbeat community to it.
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