Whenever asked about the best video game of all time, Homeworld has to rank up there. And so man was I excited to hear about Remastered…and from the team that gave us Borderlands 2?! Many an unmanly squeal escaped mine lips when the news first broke.
So perhaps my disappointment can be imagined when Remastered finally arrived. Bugs everywhere, and core mechanics completely botched. I really can’t imagine a testing team saying “yep…this is good for release”. The only thing going for it was high definition. Yeah it’s pretty, but pretty doesn’t make a good game.
Flash forward nearly a year, and formations still don’t work, ships still turn around and face the wrong way whenever shooting strike craft bound by gravwells. The aggression settings are crap, dev updates haven’t been seen in months. Oh and multiplayer is STILL in beta!
Yeah its time to call it. This ship has sunk. I’m no longer excited about future patches, if they ever come. I’m no longer excited about Shipbreakers, or Sands of Kharak, or whatever its called. I hope Gearbox finally fixes the issues they’ve talked about fixing, and I hope someone is still around to enjoy the game. I’ll still fondly remember the original.