Pubblicata: 28 febbraio
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This game reminds me of a skit I once saw from a television show on IFC. I believe the show is called Portlandia, and the sketch was Bicycle Movers. A lady calls movers to get her moved into her new house, so that she can sell the old one, and two people show up on a tandem bicycle pulling a toy red wagon. The lady grows increasingly frustrated as she continues to pay both mortgages, her items get broken, and they even move her things to the wrong house. All the while,they keep giving the excuse that they are bicycle movers and trying to sell her on the concept that they are somehow the best choice. The are hip, independant, and cutting edge alternative.
This game does precisely the same thing. It sells you on the idea that it is "Hip, Indie, and Cutting edge" It says its a squad based RPG, and in early access. When it arrives, you realize it isn't even playable, and things continue to get worse. All the while, nothing ever changes and when you ask why it is still in alpha after two years, people keep telling you how this is a, "One man dev crew..." and "it will be everything you ever dreamed once its finished". The problem is that both the experimental and main versions are essentially unplayable most of the time, and even when they are, there is nothing to do but wander around aimlessly getting in fights. Fights which by the way, you have little to no control over.
The excuse of this being a one man Dev team is absurd. If that is the reason for this being in perpetual alpha, why isn't there a warning about that in big bold letters above the game page? No such warning existed when I purchased it! I don't care how great a craftsman someone is, I don't want one person building me a house by himself. Life is too short for such nonsense. Besides, from what I have seen, this game doesn't come anywhere near delivering what it promised it would. I hate to break it to the developer, but he is not a great craftsman, and this game is begining to border on being a scam. If this were something that no one but a great visionary could achieve, I could at least understand going it alone, but it doesn't look like the vision is much more than an occoasional passing interest on the part of the developer. I for one think refunds need to be issued to all who purchased the game. At this rate, the developer, and the rest of us, will be dead from old age before the game is completed. Or better yet, try to sell the idea to a company who can get it finished. Either way, it is clear this game is taking to long to develop. By the time it gets anywhere, technology will have changed so much that it will look siilly and cartoonish. Of course it already looks silly and cartoonish.