It's a rare day where I don't recommend a game to other players (unless it's an EA title, in which case you need to get to know me better...) but this game actually failed to provide what was the most basic requirements for a genre I personally adore.
FRAY, reloaded or otherwise, simply wasn't finished and, I suspect if I ever go back to it, I will find a variety of bugs and pits with it I simply can't forgive.
1> Unfinished, in my opinion - certainly not to the standard one would expect outside of the Early Access section.
2> squad based tactical / turn based strategy usually gets me going: this one actually bored me to tears.
3> Not actually as free-flowing as it'd have you think. I wanted to think that they'd got over the nags, but it really hasn't.
4> Not as pretty on second inspection - it looked too grainy, the movement was very forced and the environmentals got in the way of actually seeing character design.
5> Intro sound / music... bleeerggghh...
6> An engine that chuntered and spat like wet wood on a fire.
I could go on, but I just don't want to anymore. Frankly, this was my first real disappointment on Steam and I will be incredibly cautious around this developer from here on in.
Posted: December 27th, 2013