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Ljink96 said:
XD84 said:

I just tried it. The combat was fun, but it is just not my game.

The frame rate has to be improved.

Huh, I didn't really find the frame rate to be a problem. There was a couple times it was noticeable but overall it was smooth. Did you play docked?

I did, and still had framerate problems.

AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Ljink96 said:

Huh, I didn't really find the frame rate to be a problem. There was a couple times it was noticeable but overall it was smooth. Did you play cocked?

Please, tell me how I can play cocked? I would love to try it! 

Take your pants off first, and make sure nobody's watching.

h2ohno said:
Only played the first mission so far. Didn't notice any framerate issues, but then that first level was pretty tame. Will have to play a more intense level to form an opinion, hopefully a boss level. Also needs more story and world context. Without that I can see it getting monotonous.

Just a warning; the boss I played was really damn hard.



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Played a bit of it, was really not feeling it. Was kind 0f boring tbh.



     

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I enjoyed it. It's definitely not for everyone, but I can see myself getting into it. Customization options look very extensive. There were some framerate issues in Mission 2 and I anticipate similar hiccups when I play 4.

Visually it is quite striking. A lot of emphasis is on the lighting and post processing so it looks better when flying around than on the ground. In handheld mode it holds up but the AA seems much reduced, so jaggies are very common. Plenty playable.



CaptainExplosion said:
Ljink96 said:

Huh, I didn't really find the frame rate to be a problem. There was a couple times it was noticeable but overall it was smooth. Did you play docked?

I did, and still had framerate problems.

AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Please, tell me how I can play cocked? I would love to try it! 

Take your pants off first, and make sure nobody's watching.

h2ohno said:
Only played the first mission so far. Didn't notice any framerate issues, but then that first level was pretty tame. Will have to play a more intense level to form an opinion, hopefully a boss level. Also needs more story and world context. Without that I can see it getting monotonous.

Just a warning; the boss I played was really damn hard.

 If that's cocked, how much worse are the um "Framerate issues"  when you go off half cocked.



I tried the four missions from the demo and must now move this game from my maybe-list onto my no-buy list.

Controls are meh at best, which is rather terrible for a Mech game. For those kind of games the feel about the mech is everything. And this doesn't feel powerfull at all.

The only real sense of control is when you're on the ground using the boost. Flying feels stunted with any of the controls presets. But worst of all is that the shooting is not satifying at all. The lock-on mechanic feels like a tack on.

I found it odd to release a demo with direct feedback. it looks like the team working on it know there is still much a lot of work to do. But it's unlikely this game is not going to improve much before launch.



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I haven't tried the game but there is a problem i find most mech piloting games have in common is making the player feel like they are controlling a massive machine with an absurd amount weaponry. 

One way I think these issues is go a first first person view (not very a good choice for melee combat gameplay) destructive environments and sound fx is quite important to



mjk45 said:
CaptainExplosion said:

I did, and still had framerate problems.

Take your pants off first, and make sure nobody's watching.

Just a warning; the boss I played was really damn hard.

 If that's cocked, how much worse are the um "Framerate issues"  when you go off half cocked.

A little less I guess.



I quite liked it. I can't really tell when my shots are landing, though. Maybe some HD Rumble feedback when they hit to give me some indication?

I also hope the save data carries because I spent 30 minutes making my character...



Finished the demo an hour ago. It's not that bad, actually, but at the same time it's nothing special either.

I enjoyed the atmosphere, the visual presentation and the music. Battling in destroyed cities with giant mechs against robot tanks, flying drones and (of course) other mechs is pretty intense and felt satisfying once I figured out how to play the game properly. The underlying story seems quite generic so far but I am quite sure it will have a plot twist or two around the corner, so yeah it got me a little interested.

The controls are not that easy to learn, unfortunately. It took me quite a while to manouver the Arsenal efficiently and smoothly, but once I got that figured out the gameplay became much faster and even more intense. That was a nice feeling. I also found a hidden treasure by scanning a building, so maybe other missions will feature more secrets. I would appreciate that.

The boss fight was tough, and I liked it! I dieded once but managed to kill it in the second try. The boss punishes you for just rushing on him and shooting his weak spots, so a little strategy is necessary. I can imagine that later bosses will also rely on careful approaches.

The only thing that really bothered me was that sometimes enemies can be hard to spot unless I stare at the mini map, and I tend to avoid controlling my mech through the mini map alone. I wish they could stick out a bit more against their surroundings. That would be great. Also, I haven't figured out why I ever should leave the Arsenal and walk around as a little whimp. Maybe there are some uses for this, I don't know.

Altogether this is basically the doll fights from Xenoblade Chronicles X made as a new game. That's okay for those who like these things. 



Gameplay > Graphics

Substance > Style

Art Direction > Realism

I haven´t tried it yet.... and probably won´t due to terrible, terrible internet connections where I live but...

Considering what I saw on youtube and trailers, the game seems fun. I like the aesthetics. and it seems full of action. I may pick it up in the future if it´s not too expensive