Obviously with the game only being out a matter of hours, I’ve not played more than a couple of games. However, I can definitely say I’m enjoying it so far, and will post more thoughts on the game once I’ve played it enough to make some solid statements.
However, in the mean time, there are a couple of small things like slight UI errors, a couple of things that just bother me a bit, and one crash bug that I’ve found that I thought it might be helpful to point out as it is a beta. I apologise if any of these are already known/are in the process of being fixed, but I figured it’d be best just to be comprehensive.
Starting with the big one, the crash to desktop bug. In the unit editing, if you click on ‘load’ and delete the unit you are currently editing (even if you have made changes since the last time you saved), you get a screen that looks like this:
Clicking on ‘change hull’ or loading another unit fixes the problem, but clicking on either components or augmentations causes the game to crash to the desktop. I’ve poked around this a few times now, and it seems to happen the same way every time.
Next, the smaller slight UI errors I’ve noticed:
If you exit a tutorial part way through, the tutorial message hangs around until you can clear it, even if it is no longer applicable at all, such as below:
The tutorial message refers to the terrain editing screen, which I closed previously, but I couldn’t get rid of the tutorial message until I went back into it did the right click as it instructed.
The tips that pop up during battle pop up behind the UI, obscuring them. You can click on them to bring them forward, so this is not a huge problem, but took me a little time to figure out:
And then there’s just a few things that probably aren’t really errors as such, but have just bothered me a little bit:
- When editing the colours, the ability to save them to player colours is really nice, but it would perhaps be better if right clicking on one of the player colours removed them from the player colour palette, rather than adding them again, a second time?
- The tool tips on the variants and the parts of the currently selected model in the colour edit screen look unfinished? They seem to just be things like: ‘medium_beam_turret’ or ‘turret_turret’
- You can’t alt-tab out of the game and back in again when it’s full screened. Or at least, it didn’t work for me. I just ended up with a black screen, and had to close the game and start again. This isn’t a necessary feature, but it is nice.
- The zoom in/out on the battlefield is currently scroll up to zoom out and scroll down to zoom in. In most applications and games I’ve played, it’s the other way around, which caught me off guard. This is entirely a personal preferences thing, but it might be nice to at least give an option in the options to reverse this, so that it’s the more ‘normal’ way around?
Anyway, I hope I don’t come across as negative about the game at all, because I’m not. None of these issues are really problematic and they are all entirely understandable for a beta build. I’ll post any more stuff I find as I find it, as well.