ELEX is a handcrafted action role-playing experience from the award-winning creators of the Gothic series, set in a brand new post-apocalyptic Science Fantasy universe that puts players into a huge seamless game world full of original characters, mutated creatures, deep moral choices and powerful action.Read full description
ELEX is a handcrafted action role-playing experience from the award-winning creators of the Gothic series, set in a brand new post-apocalyptic Science Fantasy universe that puts players into a huge seamless game world full of original characters, mutated creatures, deep moral choices and powerful action.
In ELEX, you join the war over a powerful resource that gives people great magic-like powers, but turns them into indifferent cold creatures. You decide if emotions and humaneness or cold synthetic logic will rule the world of Magalan.
Completely seamless Open World experience without borders and loading zones for the ultimate exploration experience
Vertical Exploration: Use the jetpack to reach any place in the game world
Simulated game world where everything reacts to the players actions and provides for an authentic atmosphere
Highly interconnected quest system that support true player choices
Tactical and challenging combat system for close and ranged combat
Universe set in a post apocalyptic science fantasy universe that combines the most interesting aspects of all genres
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What can I say!? It's the best Piranha Bytes game since Gothic 2! I'm still far from finishing it. But after 10 hours the progress in the character development slowly begins to appear, the first more difficult quests comes and one immerses deeper into the world. The setting is just great, Science-Fantasy works as a setting unexpectedly wonderful. The game world, typical of the studio, is rough and ruthless. On the bad note, typical of Piranha Bytes are the animations and here and there also on character models and textures that asks to be done better. Elex is extremely stable, no crashes so far, the performance remains stable and the gameplay is fluid. The only problem are the glitches, sometimes the camera shows strange angle during conversations, sometimes some texture will not load but since the game is so much fun I can turn the blind eye on that aspect hoping this will be patched eventually. What worries me is the sound acting, some roles are a bit stiff and this simple patch will not fix... TL; DR Pros: + Atmosphere and overall setting + character design + Varied, believable game world + Fractions, which are REALLY different from each other + Decisions are drastically affecting the game world + Numerous character development possibilities + Many solutions, even for side quests + Credible characters whose motivation can always be comprehended Cons: - wooden animations - occasional textures pop and various quality - the fighting system requires getting used to - overall glitchfest All in all, for me, the best Pirahna Bytes game since Gothic 2.
Elex is another game from Piranha Bytes and it has mostly everything that his developer is known for. Quirky humor, tank controls and overall low-budget trying to be high budget kind of game. It might sound confusing, but think of trying to do Skyrim but with only fraction of a budget. Really, Elex is more or less Risen 3 and it has everything that was right with it - plot, simple fighting system, setting, only quests, exploration and some characters are some high quality stuff. The game is hard in the beginning, but it is harder than Risen 3 mostly because you're underleveled and overpowered by enemies (so pretty much any PB game since Gothic 1). Bugs there are plenty, from technical/graphical issues to quests/dialogs bugging out, optimisation overall is fine, though. Sci-fi is not easy to do, mostly because you must have a good lore to sell it, here not only it is pretty safe sci-fi, it also tries to throw fantasy into the mix, which, with these production values, is not that interesting, sadly. Plot is uninteresting and artifically dragged, wearing it extremely thin. Overall, the game is not bad, it's just Piranha Bytes game, with great and rewarding exploration, but pretty tanky and limited controls (shooting really sucks). If you liked Risen games, you will be in for a treat, but if you miss the days of Gothic 2 + Night of the Raven, then just keep on searching, because those days are long gone. While press shredded this to pieces, it is not that bad, but it could've been better. Give it a try when it's on sale, unless you're PB fan. From me, it is 7-7,5/10 and it's better to wait for a sale.
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