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There are proper games in early access with genuinely interesting gameplay even in its raw form and then you have a shitload of pretenders. I can stand frozen lakes because when summer comes it will be a lake. Games like wild west online are better described as frozen polar bear poo and once unfrozen its still just poo.ConstantineMerus said:When it comes down to development stages, I imagine a lake. Release date is going to be summer and pre-alpha is winter. The amount of bugs equal the coldness of water.Sovrath said:You and others really need to learn what pre-alpha/alpha is.Wizardry said:
Then there were some serious bugs,such bugs that it tells me they put a crappy effort if any into inside testing before getting it out to the public.Stuck /stationary horses,how could that slip by the coders?
"more effort" to erase all bugs is essentially Beta to launch.
So yeah, if it's not "one bug" it will be another that will catch your eye. I suggest being smart about it.
If you know it's "pre-alpha" streaming then expect "pre-alpha/alpha level of everything". done. Not hard. I'm not saying the game will be great. I am saying that one needs to actually understand what one is looking at.
And if looking at pre-alpha/alpha footage is going to be too much to handle then don't. Again, "done". Not hard.
So unless you consider yourself as proud member of Polar Bear Club, don't even think about getting into early-access. You'll freeze your balls off and you wouldn't want to swim in that lake ever again, even in summertime when it's all warm and kind.
You can look for reviews ratings written in your language, handy when it comes to translations and localized games.SBFord said:Maybe one way to do it would be have the default review rating / written reviews be those from your region. However, there could be a drop box, perhaps, that allows you to see a different region.
OR -- instead of a single review rating breakdown at the top of the page, put regional ratings together:
NA - xxx recent reviews mostly positive
xxx overall reviews mostly positive
CH - xxx recent reviews mostly negative
xxx overall reviews neutral
Or something like that. Then people could dig around and find out why there are discrepancies, if any.