Pc Gamer gave it a a 70, but you can read the review here. It seems like after the terrible release and the subsequent patches, that the game is actually worth buying after all. I for one am excited to see how this game turns out.
So after a disastrous release, Elemental has been reviewed
SELL YOUR WIFE
is pretty much all I need to know.
Also, either I really suck at these types of games or my AI isn't broken. I've been threatened right off the bat and had war declared on me inside of 2 or 3 turns in normal mode. What's more, the AI seems to be able to deliver on their threats. At least enough that I decided to restart the game.
Not saying the release wasn't fucked to death, since I'm sure other cats have valid complaints and serious issues. Just kinda funny that I haven't quite experienced much beyond intermittent crashes.
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Just thought of something now.
In my current save game at home, I have a wife and somehow sired 2 kids with her. If I sell her to a neighboring empire, do I get to keep the kids I had with her?
Does she then have babies with the Emperor Next Door?
Can I then send my (eventually) matured kids over to marry their (eventually) matured half-siblings???
CAN I FORCE VIRTUAL INCEST?
WHY IS THIS A SELLING POINT FOR ME?!
This game will need a re-launch whenever they have it to a finished product state. With Civ V just a week away, nobody is going to give this game a look until well later in the year. The dev needs to find a week either in Dec or Jan where nothing is coming out and they need to put a huge PR thing together if they ever hope to get some faith back. Naturally drop the price also.
The 1.1 beta is out now and I have to say things are starting to look good. The game mechanics are actually fun and after a hotfix, the beta is very stable for me so far.
It's really a shame that they released the game in such a poor state. Hopefully when 1.1 is official and when the expansions come out, people will give it a chance.
If you ordered the game before Dec 31, you get the first expansion free by the way.
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