7/29/19 Is the game playable on PC?


#1

After reading the first reviews from players on this game I said I was going to wait quite a while till things get sorted out. I was looking in my kickstarter list today and… well I am curious. Is the game playable? Are they making improvements? Should I just walk away for a few more months… or just walk away?


#2

Weirdly, some people played through and were quite happy, while others are terribly miserable. No one knows the factors determining the wide discrepancy. If you have access to a copy, only you will know how well it plays for you. Sorry.


#3

I was thinking it was more glaring bugs and broken gameplay from the first wave of reviews. If they have fixed it to playable I guess I can give it a go, chances are it is now what it will always be.


#4

No point in waiting a few months, the game is as good as it’ll ever get, since they stopped doing major patches.

IMO They definitely improved the game a lot compared to the first version. I played and finished the game on Update 4 ( the latest one available ). I didn’t encounter any game-breaking bug, but there was definitely a large number of smaller bugs, still ( colliders, holes in the world, z-fighting, ghost objects, stuff floating in the air etc… ). And AI still sucked, just a bit less than previously.

It all depends on what your expectations are. Are you a fan of the original Ultima Underworld ? You’ll be disappointed. Are you looking for story, characters, complex quests and lots of interactivity ? Nope, you’ll still be very disappointed. But you might be okay if you like exploration games with very lite story / RPG elements.


#5

Building off of Nyast’s point, the game is definitely in a better state compared to the November 2018 release.

There are a couple of minor bugs that may interfere with your experience, and we’re hoping to wrangle the worst of those in our last round of hotfixes for all platforms.


#6

Hmmmm… I would like to hear more from someone who fits your description…


#7

Thanks for the input. Glad to hear the game is in a better place. Sad that it didn’t blow the socks of the gaming community but you never know, I have liked a few games that most hated. All depends on if it scratches an itch… might even be one no game has scratched before. I will load it up soon and share my thoughts.


#8

please do, and don’t stop after a couple of hours, give us a nice thorough analysis if you have the time


#9

I have played it through a number of times.
I like the exploration piece but by the end of it I just don’t go back and find every door I didn’t unlock.
I like the RPG effect of skill points to level up…and I like how the game levels up over time. ie. It gets harder and will end if you don’t push back on the doom counter.
Yes there are some bugs - I had one level, one turn at that level where the NPC’s were there and killable but did not react…ok…so boring but I got a skill point that I would never have gotten before.
So swings and round-abouts if you like a grind and explore.
Suit up, stack up and go exploring - The ‘story’ (or quests) is only there to make you find the different places.