Fun game, it is basically another block game. Yes, it's a minecraft clone. Minecraft was cloned off like 5 other games... that's not the problem with this one. This game is unfinished. It needs work, lots of work. This game is horribly buggy, and very crash prone. It has some stupid AI, a weird and physics breaking world generation, buggy GUI... it's just not a finished game... it looks pretty, and it offers some new ideas, but it's NOT worth 7 Euros, even though as a junior programmer i know how hard it is to make a game like this, but even i would not ask 7,30 for a game that is basically unfinished, and i wouldn't market it as a finished, polished game.
Please, MindBlocks dev team or whoever you are, think about what yoou are doing before you do it. Also this game is on steam greenlight, it's not ready for steam... I left a comment there as well, no more to say about that... I do not recommend buying this at this state. If it gets updated, if the bugs are fixed and iT's made into a proper game, then yes, i will recommend it.
This is essentially a slightly more polished version of 'Insert Title Here', and trust me - anybody that has played that game will know what I mean by that.
Usually I try and find all the best things in a game to comment on, but I really do have nothing positive to say about this other than the fact that at least it's marginally better that the afore-mentioned game.
I don't suggest you bother playing this game as it really isn't worth the time
Not sure where all the good reviews come from. I had trouble at the start. There is no explanation what you have to do at all. Building your ship up-side-down is a pain (you have to do it a 100 times because you die so often) and not fun.
If you don't take "rich" as starting trait your crew will be to small to fight most enemies.
How can I get rid of the poop on my ship? How do I raise moral. The whole game target seems to be dying, the question is just how. And there are many:
> I starve because the city has no food shop (!)
> I die because one of my crew changes side
> I die because while entering my people are all pushed in the water
> Even though I plunder my moral goes down to 0
> I just have no money anymore
> I blow my ship up while I'm on it
Could be good, but needs lots of improvement and certainly isn't worth 10 points.
New players do not get a chance to try and get used to the game, you get severely punished for losing, even if you make a new save game to try and start anew the effect of your losses mirror on your new game. Keeping track of multiple things within a currently bad interface layout/design at the pase things roll, doesn't go well with how fast hunger and/or morale drops. Your crew seem to turn against you before you can do anything about it.
I enjoy the game design and mechanics a lot, but currently as nothing is self explanatory and the pase is too high on parts of the game that make it too confusing. I do not enjoy the gameplay enough to keep trying. I end up pressing Alt+F4 due to being frustrated, so I'll wait for release to play again. This was decided this after two Alt+F4 and about 7-8 attempts at the game. I do not believe an online guide should have to be used. I'm looking forward updates and the full release! Cheers
Update: I decided to attempt, over and over again, the pirate part along with the looks, sends me back to the game. Even if it is still way too hard for my liking. I'm hopeful for future updates and hope to see such things as boat presets, so that you do not have to remake your boat, and captain shifting, in case your captain runs in and dies and the rest of your crew manages to fend of the remaining. Oh, and ship log! Cheers
Personally, I think this game is almost an exact duplicate of another called Insert Title Here if I remember right. That's just one thing. I'm all for adventure games, but sometimes I wish I could have gone back and chose another option in the game, but I would have to restart completely, and I kept getting stuck, it's a free game so I'll let minor bugs slide. I always loved the effects on these for some reason though.
A rather by the numbers, hack-n-slash game. It does implement survival aspects and crafting but does it so badly its not even worth mentioning it as features. The crafting is pretty much done for you, it gathers everything you need automatically when you click on the "craft this item" button. So your not experimenting or really doing anything except press a button. Linear games don't do survival well, because they have the habit of handing everything the player needs on the one road you take to the objective. Thats especially the case here.
So your not surviving as much as you are collecting **** on the one strict path you take.
Survival requires exploration, requires non-linearity, choices for us to make. There feels like theres no choice here. The occasional dead-end route might wield something but its not noteworthy.
If you set yourself out to be a survival RPG, then you get judged based on the merits of those types of games. If you don't do it well or outright lie about it, your going to be called out on it.
Even the comedic aspect with the whole "Kovac's Rules", is cute and very much in the spirit of XBLA, but here its like a small gem in a big turd that I would stay away from. To many good games out there to waste your time on this.
I see how much work has been done.. Sure.. It is a lot of work to remake a game. I see that. The problem with Black Mesa is, that all this work was for nothing! The gameplay just doesn't work right.
It is a Half-Life remake and so it should play like Half-Life. In this Mod there are so many wrong things like false explosion-ranges and damage-values.. wrong ammo-limits (Don't tell me this should be better balancing.. It's plain bad.) wrong weapon-mechanics (CoD-style Grenade Launcher.. Worst RPG I've ever used and broken Tau-cannon, which can't even wallbang)... The movement feels like you have a sponge under your feet.. The jumphight is too low and the "improved" AI is just an improved aimbot. They don't act smart.. They just aimbot + wallhack you.
I played the original for years.. This remake is nothing like Half-Life.