Since TB doesn’t do reviews I don’t see the issue with not touching on every subject of the game, otherwise it would be a review and would require much more in depth analysis which would probably require a 2 hour video for TB (which I totally would watch ^^). But his WTF videos are about first impressions of a game and I think that is often more useful than a traditional review because people tend to stop playing a game if they are not entertained from the start and the first impression is bad (not saying that this is the case for DoK!) which is kind of what TB gives us here.
And I have to agree with his points, 5 MP maps is hilariously low and as someone who doesn’t like multiplayer, but rather prefers skirmish, an AI that is dumb as bread doesn’t sound appealing to me at all so I really hope they will add more content and patch the AI, until that time I’ll honestly wait on playing the game to retain my option to get a refund for my preorder from steam, because despite loving the Homeworld franchise I am not made of money and 50$ seems a bit much to ask for the current amount/quality of content (based on what I have seen so far, I will of course read more reviews/watch videos).
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They have already confirmed they will be patching in observer mode/replay stuff and there is talk of DLC. So there will be support.[/quote]
Glad to hear that, on the other hand those are features you would expect to be in a game by release, not patched in afterwards, as is an ever increasing trend in the industry it seems -.-. And if there is one thing no one should ever be happy about, it is the prospect of DLC (as in paid DLC, not free stuff), especially talk about DLC while the game hasn’t even been released and when the base game seems to be a bit low/lacking in content (as it seems to be the case here).
Don’t get me wrong, I am super happy about the release of another Homeworld game and I hope it does well and we will get more HW games, I am just concerned that this might be a repetition of the, in my opinion, far too early HW:RM release where some features from the originals are still being worked on to be reintroduced one year after launch. And while I am super excited by that prospect and the devotion this shows by the devs !, it also goes to show that a longer development phase would have greatly benefited the game and the reaction by some hardcore fans (which I definitely am not, never even played the original HW1 back in the day). So I really hope this will not be the case for Deserts of Kharak.
Long story short: I hope they add more content/improve the AI and this game could be great for skirmish/multiplayer and well worth the price