I've still been playing but have no where to go so just been grinding and doing one of the side quests. Very recently finished SOTN, so it's fresh in my memory. Some of the level design is directly taken from that, as are the enemies and Easter eggs. Even down to a character in a library sitting at a desk with a gap under his desk, just waiting to be exploited by a super jump.
I mean, that's a pretty disgraceful bug to leave in. Completely disrespectful of players' time. Why push for this date after 5 years when the game is clearly not ready? This combined with the awful mess of review embargos post release is a mess they didn't need.
By the looks of it, they patched the bug in and if you can keep it on 1.00 or 1.01 it will also play just fine. Which is a very strange case because I'm not sure what the patch would be changing otherwise.
Are the patch notes kicking around anywhere? Did I just miss them, and are they detailed enough to actually describe what changed where?
Problem is that I'm digital only on PS4 so I can't remove a patch without removing the full game. I've started a new save file for now and will try to start again. At least until a patch is ready which fixes this. It's really disappointing as this is the game I've wanted for years and years and the game is brilliant but this delivery of it is shocking.
Patch culture is the worst thing in modern gaming. No other entertainment sector releases broken products then fixes them.
The review situation is weird too. The game should have gone gold (finished and tested not finished and rushed out) then sent to reviewes at least 1 week ahead of release so on the days before release positive reviews can generate sales.
If have preferred a September release date with a full game rather them doing an Anthem.
Pretty much caught up to where I was in this morning's session. It's amazing how much time you shave off knowing where to go and skipping dialogue. Unfortunately I'm missing a couple of shards that I had, mainly weapon expertise ones and a levelled Gale Crawler, but the game showered me with some other ones I had missed before.
Started playthrough 2 and catching up quickly. Just had a hard crash to desktop on the PS4. Not great but it's pretty rare. Game is wonderful and I even found a secret as the room looked like a sotn one so I tried the same place as that and found a secret. Amazing stuff.
I'm in the same situation. Got the two bad endings and sitting on about 92% map, and saved in what is almost certainly the last area. I've heard that you can continue exploring after beating the game, so I'm gong to go and get the good ending before just farming out a bunch of the items/shards/etc because that's going to take a stupid amount of time.
And yes, I think this is definitely up there and may take the top spot. I'll have to see where it settles over the months, but I'm really happy with how this went and, outside of the spotty launch, think this is the best kickstarter I've backed.