Publisert: 26. april, 2014
I just bought the game, and am very unsatisfied with it already. ;( I want to like this game so badly, but I just can't, I even voted for it to get Greenlighted ages ago.
My first gripe, is that when I encounter a hill, the char takes more time then nessasary to negotiate going up a simple block automatically. If you try jumping it to negate the clunky control, you either jump short and have to rely on the automatic manuvering, or both imputs are being considered and it's still slow as heck moving up a block.
Secondly, the crafting window. Kinda cool how to craft you have to make the materials resemble the shape of the tool(i.e for a pickaxe, take wood and stone to make a "t" shape, Terriara did this too in the beginning) but making stacks of material and moving them around are a pain! It took me multiple clicks to get the game to recongnize that I was trying to pick up items to move around in my inventory. And then, either I picked up the whole stack, or none at all!! I tried playing on a different computer, thinking that maybe it was my mouse/keyboard, but still the same issue.
Thirdly, my char must have some weird aversion to water, because I always get stuck in it somehow, and die from lack of oxygen.
Additionly, one positive thing I have to say about the game is the amount of detail they put into the mobs,npcs and sky. With that being said, the difference between thoes elements and even just the landscapes are HUGE. For the first time in my 20 odd years of gaming, just looking at the game gave me a headache(I know that is entirely subjective). Comared from looking at the sky( HD metor showers!=D) and then focusing back to the landscape is so jarring due to what looks like a child picking colors. The grass blocks are bright puke green with little texture, the sand is just tan blocks of blah-ness, and the water blocks are so very transparent with a extremely light blue hue. At night there are many random patches of bright electric purple and green that it's a hard on the eyes(and I play with lights on in my computer room) too.
Speaking of NPCs, talking to each and every one is a slight variation of "go kill 20 mobs and bring back the spoils". Nope, no thank you half naked dude. I had trouble with the first mission of collecting wood from "trees". The reason why I put trees in quotations is that once you harvest the blocks from it, most will not be accepted by the NPC. The harvested block title has to just wood, not anything else. For whatever reason, I found a lot of palm wood and various other types, and the NPC wasn't having any of it. Having trees drop normal wood isn't a hard concept is it?!
And lastly, I can glitch through blocks and see for a good distance, but with no texture at all, just basic colors.
I understand that at this point it's an early access game, and the devs need players input, but dang, one would think that a game would be more polished when relased to the public.
I have little hope for the refund from Steam for the money I spent on this game.