I liked the game from the original public release, having been in both the closed beta and open beta where I overcame a lot of initial skepticism and came to understand what the developers where trying to do. The game is pretty bug free, it's just that the leveling system where you are constantly getting new, slightly better gear to raise your gear level is rather a poor design decision as you feel like you are constantly dumping your current gear items to get just a little better ones. However, for the most part you really don't need to do that. Except for a few specifically identified missions, most missions scale to your current level. So you can accumulate gear at your own pace. And gear accumulation is pretty easy, there are markers on the map and you just walk/run over them to pick them up and add them to your inventory, and your inventory is huge. Eventually you will need to disassemble some weapons to get parts and other gear to keep you within the 300 point limit, but that's a few keystrokes. What is needed, and is supposed to come with the next big patch, is a way to group delete items. That would be a time saver, but it's not a deal breaker.Grifman wrote: ↑Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:22 am Sooo, what's up with this game. It got terrible reviews from both reviewers and gamers early on, but the latest comments here indicate that people are enjoying the game. Did you all like it from the beginning, or have they improved the game that much? I was very interested in getting the game but then I saw the reviews and general player dissatisfaction so I moved on. So how's the game now?
There are some other design features that some folks have found questionable, like no AI companions, but I've never found them to be any bother. I've played solo and it's like the early Rainbow Six games where you would select Lone Wolf mode and take on enemy locations using only your wits and what you are carrying with you. I have 137 hours in it now and have completed all the main and side missions, leveled up all four classes and gotten all the skills. Every day there are new faction missions released so you have new things to do daily if you want.
I'm probably not your average player (who is average after all?) but I like big, open world games where I can explore, go stealthy or loud as I want, fly helicopters, drive tons of vehicles, or, my favorite, just yomp from point to point. I want to be able to snipe from over 500 meters or sneak up and knife a bad guy. I like plots that have a story but don't waste a lot of time in cut scenes and that have interesting, memorable characters. I prefer to be able to chose from a boatload of different weapons with enough meaningful attachments that give me options. And I want a game that is relatively bug and glitch free, that runs smooth on my rig, and is easy to play in short segments or for hours. I find all of that in this game.