I truly love this game. It does have something great about it. So I am going to bash the **** out of it now.
This game could be so great, but sadly it just falls short.
If this was truly a hard working little indy dev struggling to make it in this world then I would not be writing the wall of text before you!
I also understand the amount of hard work that has been put into the game of which a sizable chuck goes in credit to the actual fans and modders, since they are likely to make the game better than the people that actually earned money from it.
Planets? Flat, lifeless with a few cracks and if you are really lucky, you might get a raised platau a toddler could step down off of, and yet your giant commander cannot! Shoddy half arsed textures. Metal planets not looking metal at all. Strange knobbly mountains and bits that really, just get in the way of the already terrible pathing.
Controls? Buggy, not clear and needing work.
Boats? Whats the point, seriously? Maybe to defend a base with but unless your world has half water, you wont be using them to attack... Seriously! Because you CANT!!!! You cat get anywhere near the enemy with your super slow, super useless ships.
Again, the aircraft are insanely overpowered. Yet they talk about balance issues with a unit cannon?!?
No shields. When you crowdfund a game, give the people the game they crowdfunded! Or was it "backed" or "supported", noone seems to make their mind up and as with every game nowadays there is an army of drones that make excuses for these sorry game designers making money off your backs.
People have a right to be annoyed and to say it and to express ANGER at this kind of thing.
And now, to rip Galactic war, the Single Player element of Planetary Annihilation.
Terrible UI and genrally GW is devoid of feeling, story or substance.
Limited things to do, getting the "cards" to upgrade generally needs work, more cards, variation, a real reason to play GW.
You cant move around at all on the game map. If you want to travel backwards past previously conquered planets on the galaxy grid you have to click each individual planet and click travel, agian and again and again and again and again. You think Im kidding? Ha!
I know there is a "mod" to fix this map movement issue,!! made by the community !!. Lazy work letting the community fix your game. Lost respect for you guys after this. I shouldnt need a mod for a game to make it playable.
Buttons clunky, interface clunky, doesnt feel nice at all and sucks to be you if you get stuck on a 1v3 in the Galactic War when the enemy computer commanders can throw nukes at you from other planets but you cant even land on their planet which is heavily fortified with orbital units and air units and maybe some mostly useless land units. The reason you cannot land on a fortified planet is because all you can build is one unit type you use to travel between planets called the Atreus. This Atreus can only hold ONE unit at a time so if the computer has locked the planet down good luck getting onto it!!!
I did actually get 200 Atreus loaded with T2 builders and tanks and land and get a portal up that had hundreds of T2 units that all swarmed thru as soon as it was built. I did this THREE TIMES to THREE PLANETS in ONE GAME. Yeah, it was satisfying but blow me down if it isnt a serious game flaw. Its not hard, its stupid and badly balanced and badly done.
Is this game still in Beta? NO! but it should be.
I have to say, I just read that they only just fixed the save/load for skirmish.
Thats not a fully released game, thats a work in progress. I stand by what I said, this game is still in Beta. Im angry that the devs said it was done and v 1.0 was released when the game was clearly, oh my gawd so clearly not finished! and Im angry that the Devs went on to say (Im paraphrasing) 'we will only continue development if people keep buying the game' which, to their credit, they have and may yet save some meagre amount of grace. The flak that UBERent has come under is not unwarrented and Im far from alone in thinking this.
I will take Plutons advice (formerly Arioch) and wait a few more months, Im too annoyed to re-assess it right now. Grrr, bear claws!