The game isn’t so messed up that it is not unplayable. It has it’s bugs, but it is an ongoing project, that they have stated many times already will continue to get worked on. Already I’ve found this game much more enjoyable than 1 and 2 combined.
The amount of support we have as a player base is staggering, this has never happened before, relic never had much time to support 1 and 2, as they were already working on other games when the first game came out, this kind of balancing didn’t happen before. If you were to return the game, it would be your loss. The knee jerk reactions are hysterical, no it doesn’t play exactly like Homeworld 1 did, it was never going to, that’s why they included the classics…
I’ve said it before, Remastering a project can mean many things, taking and changing what you would have wanted to change improve what you want to improve. Sometimes that can mean little subtle changes or, very large changes. There is no one set definition for a “Remaster” Remastering a game is about whatever the developers decides to change/fix/improve etc. If you pre-ordered the game because you decided to trust the old relic devs, then understand they ultimately made Homeworld 2, and ultimately decided that some of the mechanics in Homeworld 1 were pointless such as fuel, etc. If you saw the gameplay video on the 26th, It would have been best if you assumed that’s what you were buying, taking into account that the game is still in on going development even after its initial release.
My suggestion to you is, If you’re that unhappy with the game, put it down for awhile keep checking in on it until perhaps it evolves to a point where you might be satisfied. I had to do that with Elite: Dangerous. I bought it because I saw the game design document, and found that it was really an empty version of that game design document, so I put it away and won’t touch it again until the game changes to where I’m content in playing it. if that never happens so be it.
I can’t imagine why people aren’t enjoying themselves in Homeworld:RM as it is even now, I’m loving the game, and will continue to provide feedback and hopefully some of it gets looked at. At least here, the developers listen to their community, and support them.
Keep in mind, I understand the complaints about formations, I want them to work the way they used to as well, but it’s not going to stop me from enjoying the game. The visuals, the sounds, the music, and the gameplay, I still find very fun and even refreshing. For me the biggest issue right now, the most imperative issue, is to fix the capital ship pathing, and ship pathing in general. Sometimes they get messed up and Homeworld 1 maps are unbearable due to this, I can only play on Hyperspace arena, otherwise my capital ship captains just haven’t a clue of what they are doing.
These are bugs however, and unlike before, no thanks to a certain company, they will actually get fixed, because the developers have been given the leverage they need to support the game. That’s one of the most important things here, Homeworld now has ongoing support, which is a massive boon for us.