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Anyone regret getting Warpgate?

05-11-2010, 04:40 PM
#1
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Anyone regret getting Warpgate?

I purchased it based on the great reviews and, while it's not a terrible game, I had just purchased Space Miner. And quite honestly, I have a lot more fun playing with Space Miner.

Due to space limits on my iPod Touch (8 GB), I've actually deleted Warpgate. I'm sure I'll play it at a later date, but I honestly was bored with the gameplay after playing Space Miner. Am I in the minority? Maybe I didn't give it enough of a chance.
05-11-2010, 04:50 PM
#2
Joined: Nov 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by awp69 View Post
I purchased it based on the great reviews and, while it's not a terrible game, I had just purchased Space Miner. And quite honestly, I have a lot more fun playing with Space Miner.

Due to space limits on my iPod Touch (8 GB), I've actually deleted Warpgate. I'm sure I'll play it at a later date, but I honestly was bored with the gameplay after playing Space Miner. Am I in the minority? Maybe I didn't give it enough of a chance.
How far have you gotten into Warpgate?

I have beaten and love both games. I have spent similar # of hours in both.

I wish Warpgate would implement a fast travel system and improve ship to ship combat.

05-11-2010, 05:20 PM
#3
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beat space miner in 5 hours, spent circa 16 hours on warpgate already.
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05-11-2010, 05:45 PM
#4
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I think both are fun, but in different ways.

I've heard from some that depending on how you play, Warpgate can really be a long lasting experience. Space Miner may be shorter but I know there are a number of people that have put dozens of hours to play the different difficulties and such.

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05-11-2010, 06:05 PM
#5
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While I am bored of Warpgate now, I do not regret the 5 bucks I paid for hours and hours of gameplay.

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05-11-2010, 06:42 PM
#6
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I do a bit. The gameplay mechanic didn't really excite me as much as I had hoped.

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05-11-2010, 06:47 PM
#7
Kinda. After a while, I just said "what is the gameplay?" and realized that it's basically just buying things with yellow arrows on them and selling them elsewhere until you have enough money to buy a bigger ship. And buy more yellow-arrow items. There was no real challenge involved because money was so abundant, and combat was just a way to exhibit your ship in more detail.
05-11-2010, 07:40 PM
#8
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Originally Posted by postmanmanman View Post
Kinda. After a while, I just said "what is the gameplay?" and realized that it's basically just buying things with yellow arrows on them and selling them elsewhere until you have enough money to buy a bigger ship. And buy more yellow-arrow items. There was no real challenge involved because money was so abundant, and combat was just a way to exhibit your ship in more detail.
I had the exact same feeling/realization. The graphic engine was nice, but there wasn't really any skill based or strategic gameplay, and the story was too disjointed and vague to keep me playing.

I played about five or six hours of it total trying to give it a chance to grow on me, but decided it just wasn't what I'd expected for most of the time that I'd been waiting for it, and just wasn't for me.

As you said, it was essentially just going from warpgate to warpgate to buy and sell without any strategy, skill, or twitched based gameplay, and I just found myself getting really bored by it.
05-11-2010, 07:58 PM
#9
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 111
Space Miner is a great game. I've recommended it to anyone I know looking for a fun little game. But it's not gonna last you long.

Warpgate may never leave my device, and certainly not anytime soon. I think a lot of the disappointed customers simply didn't understand the game they were buying, which is pretty silly considering the wealth of information out about the game by the time it released. Warpgate has been everything I expected it to be, the production values are top notch, Freeverse has been active in supporting the game with fixes and user requested features, and plan to continue to support it with further content down the road. Assuming you know what the game is before buying, what's not to like?
05-11-2010, 08:43 PM
#10
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I love warpgate!