56.8 Hours Played ‐ 119 products in account
I really wish I could recommend this game, but it's a buggy, unfinished mess. I can't believe the state the developers left this in before abandoning it and moving onto their next project; Starpoint Warlords, which I would highly advise people to stay away from as well. Aside from the persistent crashing, there are parts of the game the developer just didn't even bother to finish. For instance, none of the equipment that was introduced with the expansions works. None of it. The developers are completely aware of it too, they just never bothered to finish it. Simple things like being able to skip dialog doesn't work because of "technical reasons". I kid you not, that's their excuse, but it supposedly works on xbox. Many of the quests are bugged, including the final mission, and require hacking save files or reloading the mission numerous times until it works. Voice dialog worked for maybe a third of the game, the rest of it you just have to read the dialog and then wait in silence until what should have been voiced over to finish since, again, you can't do something as simple as skip dialog.
Character/story progression is very poorly thought out. It wasn't until I got about 10 hours in, when I was getting wrecked by even the lowliest of enemies, that I had to go to the forums to find out you shouldn't do any missions because you'll over level yourself but not have enough money to buy a new ship and essentially have to start all over or hack your save file to give yourself credits. Nope, you're supposed to just go capture ships for money and not do any missions. I'm not kidding, you aren't supposed to level up or do missions or you'll break your game. I'm not even going to list out all of the other bugs the devs are aware of that they just never bothered to fix. Stuff that was brought up back in 2014 during the beta that they said they would fix and just never bothered with. I could probably go on for another three paragarphs listing all the issues with this game, but suffice it to say, it's a mess.
I'm hard pressed to recall any other game I've played that was left in such a sad state, it's like a beta release. It's a huge shame too, because there is a really good game hiding underneath all the garbage, but having finished the game, the incredible amount of laziness and carelessness by the devs and the amount of frustration it causes just ruins it. I have no tolerance for devs that abandon a game like they have here and then move on to their next cash in. I will never purchase another game from Iceberg Interactive.