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jackal1234: it sold so terribly that they're working on a sequel, right? tell us how you became the arbiter of truth and and honorary moderator, actually NVM, it's the weekend!
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xSinghx: No one knows how much it sold except THQ Nordic and PB themselves but from the steam concurrent user data we have - we know it's not a hit: https://steamcharts.com/app/411300. Further the metacritic score regardless of which platform you look at is fucking abysmal https://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/elex. Lastly if the game were such a success it hardly explains why the game was discounted to half price a mere 3 or so months after release and less than a year later down to $20. By contrast GTA V (the most selling entertainment product in history) which has been out for some 5yrs now only just went down to $20 here in the US last month for a sale (prior the sale price was around $25-$30).

So why then are they making another? Well who says they are? Feel free to link a press release from PB because I certainly can't find one. Anything less would be speculation and rumor. But even if it were the case there's any number of reasons companies make bad decisions. Maybe they've already invested a significant amount of money or time on parts of both - together. Maybe it's cheap to reuse assets instead of going with a brand new IP even if your first outing was a failure. Maybe the funding and contracts they signed required more than one entry. Who knows. Maybe a lot of things. But the potential mere existence of a 2nd entry really says nothing about how successful the first is. That's magical thinking on your part.

As for who made me the arbiter of truth - I don't remember claiming to be. If you're triggered by my disrespect to a forum troll that will spam every criticism of a game with his tiresome rebuttals as if it's meaningful or worth anyone's time reading well yeah you don't have my sympathy.

Elex is a mess and those consistently whitewashing its faults are doing a disservice to the (unlikely) future of PB.

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Faenrir: I'm no fanboy...
No one here wants to read your posts, man.
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xSinghx: You're no fanboy? Then why are you in a thread critical of a game responding as a cheerleader to every perceived slight against the game you obviously evangelize for?

No one wants to read your delusional straw-men 'people like to b*tch about everything.' Like I said - fuck off and make your own thread about how great you think the game is and see how much agreement you stir up - or did you already try and that's why you're here? No one there to talk to you, huh?
1) Why are YOU here ? You're crying over a game that you don't like ...for some reason. You don't like it ? That's fine. But there's no reason to lie about the reasons why you don't like it. You lie, i correct your lies to tell the truth. You also think insulting people is the way to win an argument...well it's not :) and you're losing this Mr Singh.
2) Steam charts = concurrent users, why are you using this for an offline game lmao. And it has quite the number of players, actually. For comparison, Dragon Ball Fighterz usually has the same number of players and sold at least 500k copies on steam...so yeah. 500k would be a huge success for smaller companies. I'm sure it sold at least half of that on steam and there's also the gog version + the console ones. Stop hating and think for a second. It's not a game that cost 250M to make here.
3) You're the forum troll here, not me...go buy a mirror, man.
4) You tell me to start my own thread but come on this thread to troll lol...
No one wants to read some delusional singh guy hating on a game randomly...get lost, man.
Post edited September 21, 2018 by Faenrir
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xSinghx: You're no fanboy? Then why are you in a thread critical of a game responding as a cheerleader to every perceived slight against the game you obviously evangelize for?

No one wants to read your delusional straw-men 'people like to b*tch about everything.' Like I said - fuck off and make your own thread about how great you think the game is and see how much agreement you stir up - or did you already try and that's why you're here? No one there to talk to you, huh?
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Faenrir: 1) Why are YOU here ? You're crying over a game that you don't like ...for some reason.
I'm in a thread I agree with contributing to its premise - Elex is a ' deeply flawed game.'

You on the other hand are the one throwing tantrums over anyone and everyone's criticisms.

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Faenrir: You don't like it ? That's fine. But there's no reason to lie about the reasons why you don't like it. You lie, i correct your lies to tell the truth.
Lol. What are you 12? What did I lie about? What did you correct? You're a solipsistic moron that thinks his dogmatic zealotry has credibility as thoughtfulness.

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Faenrir: You also think insulting people is the way to win an argument...well it's not
No. I'm not insulting people (plural). I'm insulting you (singular) - and not as a way to win any 'argument' but as a way to show my distain for a forum troll. There's no argument to be had nor will I engage in with you. You're a piece of shit bottom feeder that as I've already said will spam any minor gripe about your 'precious' with baseless nonsense posturing as a rebuttal.

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Faenrir: 2) For comparison, Dragon Ball Fighterz usually has the same number of players
Do these look the same to you?
https://steamcharts.com/app/678950

https://steamcharts.com/app/411300

You illiterate moron.

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Faenrir: I'm sure it sold at least half of that on steam and there's also the gog version + the console ones. Stop hating and think for a second.
Your magical thinking is just that - fantasy.

Do you see Elex here?: https://store.steampowered.com/stats/

I don't.

So spare us your fact-free fiction and stfu.

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Faenrir: 3) You're the forum troll here, not me...go buy a mirror, man.
And yet - the EVIDENCE SHOWS - YOU are the one that engaged my post. Just as you did with others here. So fuck off to your bridge, you lying piece of shit.

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Faenrir: 4) You tell me to start my own thread but come on this thread to troll lol...
I'm in agreement with the author. You're cheerleading as an evangelist for a cause. You're the only troll here.

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Faenrir: No one wants to read some delusional singh guy hating on a game randomly...get lost, man.
Classic. As if we didn't know already you're a half-wit loser you need to confirm it with the recycling of my own comments as a substitute for thought and creativity in an insult. How clever!! LoL.
Post edited September 22, 2018 by xSinghx
it's a well known fact that they applied for and received a grant from the EU to secure funding for elex 2. interested? i used google and saw it on steam topics as well. keep looking in the mirror and be proud
damn that singh guy got fucking triggered
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Faenrir: Poor design ? Are you crazy ? This is leagues above any gothic game, design-wise and gameplay-wise.
Just because you don't like the scifi setting doesn't mean you need to bash this game for stupid reasons.

Any halfway sensible open-world game either gates high level areas, or scales enemies so exploration and progression maintains a satisfying level of challenge.
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Faenrir: I hate it when open world games try to keep you somewhere by putting an army of high level monsters (like Fallout New Vegas which really sucked ass). It's open world. There should be high level monsters of course but you should be able to evade them with careful planning and that's exactly what you can do in Elex.
Putting all the high level enemies in the same place is terrible design.

The gothic series was so clunky, gameplay was terrible. This game is way better.
So Gothic was bad and FALLOUT NEW VEGAS was terrible? I suppose Bethesda's Fallouts were the epitome of RPG design. Your opinions matter very little.