Entropy has gone through some big changes because of feedback from early access players, and is not very playable in its current form. Unless you like following the development of a game, you probably want to wait before you purchase the game.
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Mostly Negative (453 reviews) - 35% of the 453 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 9, 2013

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What the developers have to say:

“Entropy is a sandbox science fiction MMOG with a strong focus on freeform gameplay and large-scale space combat, and is available right now for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Set in a true open-world sandbox, Entropy is an ambitious entry into the era of community-driven projects, where players will help decide the game’s development direction, helping to build the definitive sci-fi MMO experience.

The Early Access release of Entropy sees us launch with a strong foundation of features, including incredible multiplayer space combat, where each instance can hold more than a hundred simultaneous players all battling for supremacy, and a player-driven trading system, where both trading stations and players will determine the state of the economy. Add to this, mining, salvaging and exploration (of over a hundred explorable systems), as well as a developing dynamic mission system, and you have a game with scale, ambition, and the desire to build a community who wish to develop the best experience possible.

We’ll be releasing updates approximately every week, with a major update being delivered roughly every month. As an Alpha build, there will be some bugs, and features that are being fleshed out further or are yet to be included, so bear that in mind. However, we want our community to be vocal, creative and passionate, so please get involved in the discussion on the Entropy Steam Community pages and help us create the definitive MMO experience.”
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August 26

Entropy Tutorial Video series and new EU server

Hi Everyone,

Raging Kuma started new Tutorial Video series, so if you want to see gameplay video or you need detailed Entropy guide, then we highly recommend it.

You will find his post here:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/255500/discussions/0/352792037309422359/

Also we moved EU server to new better provider, which should fix lag issue.

Thanks for following,
Entropy Team

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August 16

17 August Live Update and Playtest Event

Hi Everyone,


17 August we planning developers playtest, everyone who wants to participate and play with the team are invited!

Event time is 1 p.m. CET time
EU Live server


We continue with bug fix updates, and another one was just uploaded. Please check forum for the patch notes.

Thanks and see you in game!

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About This Game

Entropy has gone through some big changes because of feedback from early access players, and is not very playable in its current form. Unless you like following the development of a game, you probably want to wait before you purchase the game.

Entropy is an open-universe science fiction MMO with a strong focus on freeform gameplay and large-scale space combat. Explore a hostile galaxy filled with over a hundred solar systems, each completely explorable, where you can hunt, trade, mine and salvage in order to survive. In Entropy, you can play the way you want, and take part in shaping a universe where you, the players, are in control.

Key features

  • Massively multiplayer Space Combat
    Entropy finally delivers a true dogfighting experience in an MMO environment. Experience the thrill of skill-based combat set against a massively multiplayer arena, where up to a hundred simultaneous players per instance can fight for supremacy.

  • Dynamic Trade
    Economics is the engine that drives the universe of Entropy, and a good knowledge of supply and demand can make you a fortune. Whether you play the market and trade between different stations, transporting goods across star systems crawling with pirates, mine rich asteroids or loot ancient relics, there are many routes to riches.

  • Customisation
    A deep character development system allows you to customize yours skills and ship modules to be the best possible pilot in the role that you want to play. Offensive, defensive and passive abilities allow you to customise your approach to combat and survival. Add to this a deep avatar creator with infinite variations, and you have a game intent on making each player unique and specialised.

  • Exploration
    Entropy already has 120 explorable star systems that can be interacted with on three different gameplay levels. The Galaxy map allows you to plot routes across the galaxy, through safe or hostile territory. The System map is where you travel between locations, hunt down players with valuable loot, and discover Sectors containing rich mining fields and ancient derelicts. These Sectors are the 3D levels in which the action will take place. Many sectors are permanent features of a system, but there are also dynamic Sectors that will only appear through persistent exploration.

    Entropy is a true MMO - not just an arena shooter or a single-player game with added online functionality. You can interact with thousands of other players - some friendly, many hostile. Your actions will shape and influence the persistent universe.

Early Access Founders program

Entropy's Founders program is designed to benefit our early adopters by providing a range of benefits, including a generous amount of starting funds and no character or stat resets prior to the full launch. Other benefits include exclusive character creation assets, ships, skins and increased character slots. There are no Microtransactions in the Entropy Early Access, so when buy the game, you get the game, whatever the package.

Colonist



  • Full access to the game, free updates and new content every month during Early Access
  • No character reset in early access, get ahead before launch
  • 2 character slots
  • Bonus credits! Start with 250,000 Credits

Explorer



  • Full access to the game, free updates and new content every month during Early Access
  • No character reset in early access, get ahead before launch
  • 4 character slots
  • Exclusive options in avatar creation
  • Bonus ship! In addition to one of the standard starter ships, choose from:
  • Razorwasp fighter class
  • Raven scout class
  • Photon clipper class
  • Bonus credits! Start with 500,000 Credits (Applies only to the first character created - additional characters receive standard starting cash)
  • Chat highlight - your name will be highlighted Orange in all in-game chat channels

Founder



  • Full access to the game, free updates and new content every month during Early Access
  • No character reset in early access, get ahead before launch
  • 8 character slots
  • Exclusive options in avatar creation
  • Bonus ship with unique skin! In addition to one of the standard starter ships, choose from:
  • Razorwasp fighter class with unique skin
  • Raven scout class with unique skin
  • Photon clipper class with unique skin
  • Bonus credits! Start with 1,000,000 Credits (Applies only to the first character created - additional characters receive standard starting cash)
  • Chat highlight - your name will be highlighted Blue in all in-game chat channels
  • The Epic package includes 2 additional Colonist versions of the game to gift to your friends

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista 64-bit
    • Processor: 64-bit Dual Core CPU running at 2.0 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card supporting Shader Model 3.0 and 512 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: Network latency less than 200ms; Network bandwith at least 512Kbit/s
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: 64-bit Dual Core CPU running at 3.0 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card supporting Shader Model 3.0 and 1 GB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: Network latency less than 100ms; Network bandwith at least 1Mbit/s
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5.0
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU running at 2.0 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card supporting Shader Model 3.0 and 512 MB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: Network latency less than 200ms; Network bandwith at least 512 Kbit/s
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8.6
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU running at 3.0 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card supporting Shader Model 3.0 and 1 GB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: Network latency less than 100ms; Network bandwith at least 1 Mbit/s
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU running at 2.0 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card supporting Shader Model 3.0 and 512 MB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: Network latency less than 200ms; Network bandwith at least 512 Kbit/s
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 13.10
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU running at 3.0 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card supporting Shader Model 3.0 and 1 GB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: Network latency less than 100ms; Network bandwith at least 1 Mbit/s
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richard.lalancette
7.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 11
Came back after few months hoping the game would be muc better.

Failed connecting to game server after creating new character...
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Terrorbyte
13.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 17
13 hours of my life that I'll never get back. Will this game ever be finished? I honestly don't care. I'll never buy an early access again.
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briantimemight8
1.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 15
They took my money and gave me back ♥♥♥♥ in return.
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LeWaffeln * CSGORage.com
2.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 15
Save your 18.99€.
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james.evans609
13.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 13
empty void the game
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Crowdpleaser
23.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 4
If i can say anything good about this game, its that it showed me NEVER buy an early release game. Wasted of money!
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Pink Skin
153.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: July 2
I'm flying a space, and suddenly I received a message window that covers my sight.
I crash on a nearby rock or I was killed by a NPC :(
Too many times to continue playing.
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instant.jello
2.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: June 17
I purchased this game in 2013 expecting more changes.

It's 2016 and this game is still in development. Needless to say but, I've learned my lesson here. I promise NEVER to invest in another early access game. No freebies from me anymore. Enjoy your quick $$$$, but it's over.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 29
RUN THE ♥♥♥♥ AWAY FROM THIS GAME

Developer completely abandoned the game. Purchased when it first came out to support the dev. After about a couple of months, devs gave up and ran away with whatever they can get. It's been in early access for many years now.

RUN THE ♥♥♥♥ AWAY FROM THIS GAME
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 5
Avoid this like the plague. Abandoned by developer and left to rot. Dead game.
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177 of 193 people (92%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
984.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 22, 2015
considering Ursa, Russian,Gatsu and myself have been the only players left from release and have done a RIDICULOUS amount of testing and bug reporting, yea something should be given to the remaining dedicated players since THEY PAID TO TEST YOUR GAME FOR YOU ARTPLANT i for one am done, theres nothing left with any meaning in the game.

-Mining(worthless just go to barrums buy wat u need)
-Salvage(non-existent :/ great call btw devs)
-Refining/Crafting(obviously not done yet so no judgement other than NOT DONE YET)
-Combat(pull>turn>pewpew wow must have been sooooo hard to program that)
-Trade(total ♥♥♥♥in waste of time just give yourself infinite creds with the exploit)
-Player Economy(been over year guys absolutely none other than an expensive repair bill for supporting who? the npcs?)
-PVP(current 30day avg 2.9 so yea, ursa vs russian)
-Mods(all broken & easily exploited)
-Ships(not a single balance or new ship since release)
-Map(now we have an incredibly small "3d" map, thx for that)

The forums are literally more fun and exciting as well as much more active than the game itself, whats that say for your gameplay artplant? Anyway im done ranting, best of luck guys
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110 of 122 people (90%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
42.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28, 2015
So, ArtPlant decided they would put a couple of devs on this game and continue work on it very slowly. They have a rough plan listed in the forums, but who can actually tell if they are following it or not. The first thing in that list is "Solo gameplay" but this gameplay is still largely broken. In a new, vague update they state they are working on "the ability to intercept other players in fast travel and minor pirate gameplay improvements" which isn't solo play at all.

There are things have been changed in the game such as some graphics and mission boards, but seriously it's all broken right now. I just tried again to play the game with a brand new character and the game constantly "hiccups" and lags. I tried doing a mission from the mission board and there were no rewards. In fact, all of them were fetch missions but I had no idea where to fetch the item from. I tried to follow the tutorial but, even though I had a fighter, it wanted me to mine an asteroid stating a laser works best but all I had on my ship was a projectile firing railgun and missiles that I couldn't fire. After shooting at the asteroid for a couple of minutes and fighting the lag which was causing my ship to jerk around, I just quit.

It's sad to say after all the years fighting to keep this game alive and pushing the devs to continue development, this game is a buggy, unfinished mess. It could turn around at one point, but why waste your time and money. There still are only a couple people playing it according to the stats (you never see them online) and even the devs don't know when the game will be finished (by their own admission). There are other games out there, and more to come. I'm done waiting and wasting my time.

// - - - OLD REVIEW

Abandoned.

I bought this game about 2 years ago because it looked like a great Freelancer-esque game and it was. Things seemed like they were developing nicely, but now it's dead in the water.

One big debate was a 2d map travel system (which you don't see in the videos except for 2 seconds) which was voted out for full 3d by the users. This took some development time away from the game and apparently they lost motivation to work on the game and, by the Devs own admission, they thought about scrapping the game altogether. Over a month ago they said they would continue work on the game with a smaller team but haven't released any updates or intention in the forums. It's been over half a year since an actual game update was released. Current game is bug ridden and largely unplayable plus has only a handful of players (literally, I think five people play the game).

So much potential, but as of now it's all lost. DO NOT BUY.
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94 of 100 people (94%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 16, 2015
It's all dead in space. I bought this a while ago, being excited about the idea of an MMO in spaceships. Graphics in the vids looked cool and a flat-rate buy-in with no subscription in the future to play!

Now I see there is no future. The game seems pretty much dead. I don't think I've seen any updates since last October, but you don't have to quote me on that because I don't know... it's such an uninteresting game that I quit caring.

The biggest thing right off the start was the "2D Navigation Map" yep... 2D. And you won't find it Highlighted in ANY of the screenshots on the StorePage. But you know that one bright picture, of the Orange Sun, asteroids, and ships flying in; well you see that ONE picture ALL THE TIME as the loadscreen.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=376160681

So you spend 80% of your time on this 2D map, loading in and out of EVERY little thing. So you get that picture all the time as you engage any enemy, mine, change sectors (which you have to do constaly), enter a Station's Space (instance), enter a station, leave a station, leave the space, 2Dmap, fly around in this little retro feeling cutesy version of the game you thought you were going to play.

Combat, well that was disappointing to during my short and uneventful tries playing. Any time you want to engage in combat (or mining) you have to load in to the instance from the 2D map, and the space is Small. The Space Box looked real pretty, but the ships felt like logs in space and almost always (at the time) the Ai would just fly in circles. Literally Circles, you'ld get close fire and it would turn into the most disappointing space combat you can imagine. The kind where you constantly excellerate past each other, firing wildly, just missing ships, then you both flip around and pass each other in the other direction. If it's too much, you just fly away; either to the edge of that rendered space (before loading out to the 2D nav map,) and turn around, or just fly off to "warp away"... lame. After a bit you really just get irritated and so you stop moving, which seemed to confuse the AI for a bit. Then you basically play space turret and just spin around shooting at the AI. kill them get some items and return to the 2D navmap... real uneventful. Even the mining was tedious and consisted of no more thanmoving near some asteroids and hitting them with a colored laser. Area's with Enemy AI could be avoided, or you could eneter and simply avoid the circling AI at the center of the instanced-space.

I could go on and on. Basically, there is NOT as much bad*ss space fighting as you'ld like. It's a heavily "instanced" game, meaning it loads into EVERYTHING> it is NOT SEEMLESS. The one apparently fully functioning mechanic is trade, but AI trade. You basically run around chasing automated but "random" shiftes in the AI market buying goods at low prices and trying to make it back in time to sell somewhere else. If you are a SUPER cash/trade managment player you may enjoy it. But really you'll hop on that 2D map too and immediately feel like you just wasted 20$, even if it is "perminet access". 'Cause you will spend ALL that running around time on that damned 2D map. It really does feel like a classic "bait and switch". You pay for the game shown in the vids and screens, but you get to play this "other" game of 2D map flight about 80-90% of the time. There are better games to play if trade is really your thing. SO MANY OTHERS!

SAVE YOU CASH, LOOK ANYWAY ELSE. Buy Kerbal Space Program on sale, or Any of the New Gen Space Games, or Nexus, Sins of a Solar Empire, AYTHING other than this. PLay Star Trek Online for FREE!!!!! I swear you'll get tons more hours of better, although sometimes clunky, gameplay out of that than you will on this.

Also... it appears the online comminity is really dead. There was barely anyone on when I tried and almost no one now. Seriously you can get on and play an MMO alone.
My last minute advice if you still feel like you want to buy this: DON'T.
Watch videos of the 2D nav map, then consider that's about 80% of your gameplay right there.
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87 of 101 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
105.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 3, 2014
I got 100+ hours in this game and I've very mixed. If you like "buy low here, sell high here" then you should enjoy this game.

However, looking at the bigger picture be warned. It seems the game devs have simply stopped updating the game. I have seen no activity in months (currently Oct 2014) Worse over 99% of the community has left.

So if you like playing a MMO all by yourself with little fear of hostile action, then yes you'll enjoy it.
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104 of 130 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 25, 2015
Over a year later, Entropy is still in "Early Access"! The last update from the devs was in Oct 2014.
ArtPlant has abondoned this game, but keeps it on their site and on Steam to sucker people.
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247 of 356 people (69%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
18.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 10, 2013
This game does have a lot of potential but it's just way too early to buy now. I can't seem to complete any missions beyond the tutorial. I get pirate kill missions and don't get credit for any of the kills. I did "find thief" missions and no one could find where sectors 1 - 5 were. All the space traveling is done in a 2d birds eye view, which I am not a fan of. This game is extremely instanced and each instance is very small. I hit loading screens every 3-4 minutes on average. I tried using my saitek x52 pro and there seems to be no joystick support. I think this game may be fun in the future but at this time I feel like I purchased this game thinking it was something else than it is.
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63 of 78 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
93.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 31, 2013
Summary : Boring 2d game, Buggy, And extreme griefing of new players.

This game is now setup to allow griefing of any new player. Existing players were able to exploit bugs in the game to trade up to the top level of ships and weapons. They could not be attacked whilst trading. Then the developers turned on pvp for all new ships from high level players. The only efective way to build credits to upgrade your ship is to trade. if you trade any player can simply fly past you and take your goods with a couple of button clicks destroying your ship. There is no place you can go no skill or option you can use to prevent this. it takes many hours to build up trading credits and goods it takes seconds to be put right back at the beginning. If this happens you are best deleting your character and starting again as you will then at least get starting credits again.

Mining , salvage parts of game are redundant. Rolling a pvp ship to begin is also redundant still get killed 1 -2 shots outside your range by a ship that i faster than you and beins the pvp session directly behind you ship.

I have never sees a worse setup to ensure griefing of new players in many many mmos i have played.

Also there are only three quests in the chain followed by pointless and broken find a theif. and pirate killer missions.

You can be ganked whilst trading, you can even jump into a quest instance of another player and gank them.

This game is setup for children who like to walk around the playground with their gang stealing from everybody else. nothing more.

Worst most boring mmo ever i've wasted my time thinking this would be a new 'elite' or fun space trading game.

Last but by no means least the game constantly has issues on combat / quest loading screens meaning you often go into combat but cannot see the screen.

Way to go Entropy beta / alpha or not one of the worst implemented mmos ever. Wooden spoon of the year maybe the decade.

Played the game to level 5 and 10 million credits as i was lucky to get in before they turned the griefing on. I could buy a top level ship now but am leaving anyway as the ethics of this game are so poor now i see new players come and pretty soon leave in disgust after being ganked in starting space repeatedly laughed at and told to learn to play by the rude and offensive existing player base.

Can't believe i actually parted with money as well as my time for this. A 2d space game in 2014 wow way to go this would be poor by the flash / web / mobile game standards.
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42 of 48 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
70.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 20, 2015
This game has been dead for over a year and has never been in a 'playable' state. To this day it is infested with easily exploitable mechanics, including the ability to generate in-game money infinitely. I would not advise anyone spend a cent on this.
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