Hey kinda had an idea to start a GiantBomb clan but I guess I'd need to know if anyone is.
Is Anyone Else Playing This?
I played it for quite a while once it was on steam. At a certain point you hit a wall. I could deal with being limited in daily activities by the amount of free energy. Stopped me from just playing it all the time. When it came to crafting, getting the leveled gear I needed just to progress forced me to get crystal energy, which I would have had to buy with real money or grind for almost 10 hours just to have enough in game currency for half of it. So I stopped playing. It was free to play, I enjoyed my time with it, but I am not going to micro-transact temporary access to an already limited game.
I just said "fuck that game" two days ago. It was actually quite fun but what is needed to advance in that game makes it a fucking horrible grind. I spent so much time in Tier 2 and finally got the items for Tier 3, I went into this new area already heavily exhausted from all the grinding only to find out that the third Tier has the same level layouts with slightly different enemies. I'm not playing that game again.
It should noted that I played the game for over 24 hours and had fun for a good 18 of those.
in tier 3 and have clocked 83 hours according to steam. i mostly play with my girlfriend and i don't mind the energy cost to play. it's kind of a self imposed time limit in the game, makes you only play an hour a day or so. you do hit that wall we're you're in tier 2 for a while earning money to craft better items and while the level layouts don't really change dramatically, enemy types do and keep fighting interesting. oh and some of that time is waiting around the auction house and keeping my client open around that time.
All three games are completely different genres. Also, at no point do you have to spend any money ever.
@ajamafalous: Is it a game that you'd recommended to other people you know, or just something you played a lot and enjoyed? I have a Steam friend that has clocked close to 300 hours according to his profile, and he really likes it, but has never once recommended it to anyone.Yeah, absolutely. I've recommended it to all my friends that play games. It's free to try, so why the hell not, right?
I played it right up to where you get the TF2 hat. It seems cool as a free game if you're like 12. The prices for the extra content though are prohibitively expensive; almost surprisingly so. Even as someone who easily drops $100 per week on gaming, those prices just look absurd. $25 for a pack of stuff? Those don't exactly count as "micro"transactions.
I can see where someone strapped for cash could get some enjoyment out of it though. I just think there are far better free games, and tons of super cheap games instead.
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