Story - 83%
Graphics - 71%
Audio - 78%
Gameplay - 67%
Replayability - 71%
Elex, a strange tale of power, fantasy, sci-fi and a good mix of game bugs. But if I remember correctly when Gothic came out it was also the same and now it is a really good game. So the story of Elex is that you are on a planet called Magalan a planet that had a really good future until the universe decided to through a meteorite at the planet. Out of this ordeal, four factions arose from the survivors, the Beserkers, the Clerics, the Outlaws and the Albs.
Each faction has there strengths and weakness, like the Albs are ELEX consumers(the minerals that came from the meteorite) this makes them super strong but like with all types of drugs comes with a side effect, they have no emotion, no feeling and work just on pure cold Logic. This is also where your character comes from. Your Beserkers are earthy type people, don’t use technology and only use magic. Your Clerics are technophobes and your outlaws are well outlaws, they don’t give a damn who you are as long as they can survive.
Jax, a former Albs member is betrayed by his fellow Albs member and is left for dead. So the story for Elex would really make one good read of a book and I feel they did do a lot to try and flesh out the world and people. But the problem comes in your combat system, from not hitting the target right too getting beaten to a pulp by a low-level boss(even High-level bosses), it will take you maybe longer than the 50 hours to finish the game. There is a lot more potential for this game
I loved the different environments of the game and can see great potential to still maybe come out of the game. Another thing that I loved about the game is its soundtrack. To me, it invoked a sense of epicness.
Overall I was frustrated and at the same time intrigued by the game. Yes, it has its bugs…maybe a ton of bugs and the game doesn’t always work as you expected it should, but this will most probably be sorted out as time goes by. As with Gothic series, this might be one of those sleeper RPG’s that in a year or two will be good to go back to. I would suggest this game to fans of the Gothic and Risen series, but I would also suggest not to place too big an expectation on the game yet. This is your local mad scientist signing out…time to go read so NPC dialogue.
Reviewed on: PC
Available on: PC/Xbox One/PS4
Age Rating: 16
Publisher/Developer: THQ Nordic/Piranha Bytes
Estimated RRP: R599
Release Date: 19 Oct
- I really loved the story elements of the game
- I see great potential in the game
- They might need to drop the price a bit
- Bugs are not your best friend(but they busy fixing it)