Is it worth the money?
I really like the concept of this game but i am wondering if its worth it. To any one who has bought the game, i would really like your opinion of this game compared to other video games.
I've been playing for only one day. As someone who has never played Minecraft I find it all very novel. Certainly not worth $40, but I have recommended it to my friends so that we can play together.
Yea, if you only like concept alone then you should wait .. the 40$ price tag is there to make it more exclusive ( like the elite alpha that costed like 200£) right now its better to wait unless you want to be active and help with feedback or even more + your 40$ is also sort of support.. but this is still an early alpha, so if you just want to join to play it and have fun with it then it is the wrong time right now.
Edit: look @jhadred post =) he gathered a good collection of post about the same/similar question. I think this should answer your question.
It's quite difficult to say that any alpha game would be worth 40 if you think about it not being a finished game. You'll want to consider that you are backing further development of a game, and in this case, a game that is also being backed by government grants and some awards which creates a greater investment than if it was only alpha, and maybe a kickstarter. You're also given the chance to be part of the development and direction for the game as well.
If you take a slice of time and you don't consider future work, as if this was all there was to the game, then I'd say no.
It's been asked multiple times, so here are a few things to look through if you'd like:
I'm on the fence with this game as well. Could you guys elaborate a little more with the current state of the game? Have the stuff shown in the trailer already implemented in-game? Cause if it is, that is a lot of content for an Early Access game and I don't see why it isn't worth $40.
Ask me again after the 3rd there are a lot of bug fixes and new items incoming.
That said, I personally do think it's worth 40 or more (if I can get the money to get myself to a higher tier) because it's an investment with significant backing. Also, getting in before the Oct 3rd would be the best, to play around with the current state and to be ready to race out of the gate when the servers get updated with the new version. (How to build a wall, how to chop down a tree, etc).
With the current 4th edition though... it took 3 people in my well communicating group to get to the end research in 10 days, with some of that technology not fully implemented into the game yet, and around 20 days the environment tanked on it's own due to some known balance bugs during the 4th edition time. Also, at this time, player counts surge and ebb based on the releases rather being a consistent thing.
Thank you all so much. I do appreciate the input!!!