Elex Steam Key £26.99 @ CDKeys (£25.64 with 5% discount).
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Elex Steam Key £26.99 @ CDKeys (£25.64 with 5% discount).

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Found 17th Oct
5% discount possible through CDKeys Facebook page.

ELEX is a handcrafted action role-playing experience from the award-winning creators of the Gothic series, set in a brand new post-apocalyptic Science Fantasy universe that puts players into a huge seamless game world full of original characters, mutated creatures, deep moral choices and powerful action.

In ELEX, you join the war over a powerful resource that gives people great magic-like powers, but turns them into indifferent cold creatures. You decide if emotions and humaneness or cold synthetic logic will rule the world of Magalan.

Features:

Completely seamless Open World experience without borders and loading zones for the ultimate exploration experience
Vertical Exploration: Use the jetpack to reach any place in the game world
Simulated game world where everything reacts to the players actions and provides for an authentic atmosphere
Highly interconnected quest system that support true player choices
Tactical and challenging combat system for close and ranged combat
Universe set in a post apocalyptic science fantasy universe that combines the most interesting aspects of all genres

Bought this last night and saw that no one has posted it, releases today, worth a shot from the creaters of the Gothic and Risen series.

28 Comments

Good price considering most are charging around £35 for this at the mo. I did however pay £22.79 (including 5% discount) from CDKeys a few weeks back.

After the initial reviews and history of piranhabytes games though I think this will drop quick too.

Have some heat for best price now though.

It's not a good price. Last week was £23. Yesterday £24. Now £25. Reviews are not great, price will fall which is a shame as I like Studio and their past work.

PB games are an acquired taste and they are certainly not for mainstream gamers! What PB excel at is atmosphere and exploration and they are the masters of that even in their worse games. Based on reviews from people who played PB's previous games, this game is up there with Gothic 2 in terms of atmosphere and exploration so this is day 1 buy for me.


Like other people have said, this game will drop in price soon since the mainstream reviews will trash this (yet will praise soulless stuff like MS Andromeda) but if you like support great games and small developers please buy this one!

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matedodgy14 m ago

It's not a good price. Last week was £23. Yesterday £24. Now £25. Re …It's not a good price. Last week was £23. Yesterday £24. Now £25. Reviews are not great, price will fall which is a shame as I like Studio and their past work.


Unfortunately no one posted it at those prices, plus where was it £24 yesterday, it was not £24 at CDKeys when I bought it.

Dayksa26 m ago

Unfortunately no one posted it at those prices, plus where was it £24 …Unfortunately no one posted it at those prices, plus where was it £24 yesterday, it was not £24 at CDKeys when I bought it.

I didn't post when I bought for £22.79 because I thought it would have limited appeal to many

And you're right, it was not £24 last week - it had gone up in price on CDKeys to somewhere around £27.99 as I remember thinking I had a good deal on my pre order when looking with hindsight.

pcgamer201435 m ago

PB games are an acquired taste and they are certainly not for mainstream …PB games are an acquired taste and they are certainly not for mainstream gamers! What PB excel at is atmosphere and exploration and they are the masters of that even in their worse games. Based on reviews from people who played PB's previous games, this game is up there with Gothic 2 in terms of atmosphere and exploration so this is day 1 buy for me.Like other people have said, this game will drop in price soon since the mainstream reviews will trash this (yet will praise soulless stuff like MS Andromeda) but if you like support great games and small developers please buy this one!

Pre ordered based on the original Gothic trilogy, loved the mishmash of styles in this and thought that it would be something for me! Very much looking forward to playing it... After I finish ME: Andromeda, which at around 46hrs in has a lot going for it... Many nods to the previous games and nostalgia hits left, right and centre... And hey the bugs make it feel more like a piranhabytes game than a bioware one too so you may just enjoy it

parasitemol36 m ago

I didn't post when I bought for £22.79 because I thought it would have …I didn't post when I bought for £22.79 because I thought it would have limited appeal to many And you're right, it was not £24 last week - it had gone up in price on CDKeys to somewhere around £27.99 as I remember thinking I had a good deal on my pre order when looking with hindsight.



Yep, I am sure it was £23.99 just a week ago. I've been watching the price for a month.

pcgamer20141 h, 9 m ago

PB games are an acquired taste and they are certainly not for mainstream …PB games are an acquired taste and they are certainly not for mainstream gamers! What PB excel at is atmosphere and exploration and they are the masters of that even in their worse games. Based on reviews from people who played PB's previous games, this game is up there with Gothic 2 in terms of atmosphere and exploration so this is day 1 buy for me.Like other people have said, this game will drop in price soon since the mainstream reviews will trash this (yet will praise soulless stuff like MS Andromeda) but if you like support great games and small developers please buy this one!



It's probably also worth saying that I have read that buying from cdkeys doesn't support great games and small developers.

It'll be on Origin Access soon enough.
Edited by: "matedodgy" 17th Oct

matedodgy5 m ago

Yep, I am sure it was £23.99 just a week ago. I've been watching the …Yep, I am sure it was £23.99 just a week ago. I've been watching the price for a month.

Possibly. Prices fluctuate quite often there - it was £22.99 before the 5% discount when I bought it and it was certainly £27.99 at some point last week as I remember it being the same price as a couple of the other pre orders on there and I thought to myself I wouldn't have paid that.

However, you're probably right and at some point it sat between both those prices.

matedodgy47 m ago

It's probably also worth saying that I have read that buying from cdkeys …It's probably also worth saying that I have read that buying from cdkeys doesn't support great games and small developers.It'll be on Origin Access soon enough.


They will get *some* revenue from Cdkey but if you buy it from gog.com, steam etc they will get more.

I thought only EA games goes on Origin Access? Is EA the publisher of this game?

I was looking forward to this but a bit of a let down

Pink_Yoshi_Rebel_Army4 m ago

I was looking forward to this but a bit of a let down [Video]


I watched that review but why do you feel let down? All his criticism (performance drops but day 1 patch is coming for that, bad animation, bad party AI) were all present in all their past games, yet they were great despite those flaws. He does praise Elex for atmosphere and exploration. They were awys thier strong point.

Overpriced at the moment , I think it would be better priced at closer to £11.99 and will no doubt be that kind of price in 6 weeks time once sales totally drop off and people have already picked up most of the AAA must have titles.

has anyone actually played it , is it any good, I remember technomancer rated low and I thought it was a good game, what's the combat like in this?

hackerace1 h, 11 m ago

has anyone actually played it , is it any good, I remember technomancer …has anyone actually played it , is it any good, I remember technomancer rated low and I thought it was a good game, what's the combat like in this?



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hackerace4 h, 7 m ago

has anyone actually played it , is it any good, I remember technomancer …has anyone actually played it , is it any good, I remember technomancer rated low and I thought it was a good game, what's the combat like in this?


According to steam it will be released in an hour, so only reviewers have played it.

Full release pricing now from cdkeys - £27.99. Give it a few weeks and it'll be half that I reckon. I am looking forward to playing it, particularly the jet pack stuff.

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Played it for a few hours yesterday, it is fun and I don't actually find the combat to be too bad.

But wow, your character is weak, if you see a hostile human, just run, you don't stand a chance. Seems like you need a lot of levels before you can fight them.

Dayksa3 h, 37 m ago

Played it for a few hours yesterday, it is fun and I don't actually find …Played it for a few hours yesterday, it is fun and I don't actually find the combat to be too bad.But wow, your character is weak, if you see a hostile human, just run, you don't stand a chance. Seems like you need a lot of levels before you can fight them.


yes seems fun, I tried to leave the first camp to do some side quests but kept on dying, only got the rusty axe (not found the bow yet), how do you get help form the companion so they can travel with you, any tips, finding it hard even on easy mode?
Edited by: "hackerace" 18th Oct

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hackerace11 m ago

yes seems fun, I tried to leave the first camp to do some side quests but …yes seems fun, I tried to leave the first camp to do some side quests but kept on dying, only got the rusty axe (not found the bow yet), how do you get help form the companion so they can travel with you, any tips, finding it hard even on easy mode?

Use the jetpack a lot, don't fight any humans yet, playing it on medium myself but didn't notice any difference in difficulty switching to easy for a little, you get access to a Cleric companion doing the first main mission quest after you reach the town. You get a Scavenger one on the recovering your gear quest, haven't tried the Barbarian one yet, might just need to talk to him or may need to do his side-quest.

I agree it is easy to die and the side-quests you are handed in the first town seem independent to level, I think you need to stick inside the town for a bit and do all of the side-quests that can be completed inside before leaving, it is also important to buy some armour, now takes 4 hits to kill me rather than 2.

Edit: Also I use the bow you pick up in the start area a lot, just be careful, humans can shoot back and do more damage, plus have more health/armour and a fair few of the mutants have ranged attacks but they can be dodged if you are careful, slower but they have an aoe.
Edited by: "Dayksa" 18th Oct

the side quests tell you go to outside the camp so its easy to die, i dont have the bow, where do you get it from?

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hackerace33 m ago

the side quests tell you go to outside the camp so its easy to die, i dont …the side quests tell you go to outside the camp so its easy to die, i dont have the bow, where do you get it from?


The bow was in the building with the lift at the start, I almost missed it until I realised you cant pick up if your weapon is out.

Some of the side-quests are entirely inside the Berserker town, do these to level up a few times and earn some money for armour and skill upgrades.

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Update on my previous comments.

The difficulty does drop a bit once you get used to the combat system and get to around level 10-15.

Playing on normal difficulty at level 33 with fully upgraded gear and there is nothing I cannot kill but I can still be killed if I am careless against a powerful opponent.

The mutants get more powerful as you progress through the chapters so it is harder to overlevel.

I really recommend getting the animal trophy skill, I imagined it was a useless waste of skill points but it is a great way to get materials and elexit, which is required as the tier 3 armour set costs 30000 altogether and upgrading and modifying a weapon to tier 3 doesn't cost much less.

Also pick up everything, you have no storage limit and if you can't use it you can sell it.
Edited by: "Dayksa" 25th Oct

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Finished the game last night, at level 38 with 36 hours play time.

Ending was a little anti-climactic, end boss was quite easy for me at this point, did set up for a sequel though.

Dayksa24th Oct

Update on my previous comments.The difficulty does drop a bit once you get …Update on my previous comments.The difficulty does drop a bit once you get used to the combat system and get to around level 10-15.Playing on normal difficulty at level 33 with fully upgraded gear and there is nothing I cannot kill but I can still be killed if I am careless against a powerful opponent.The mutants get more powerful as you progress through the chapters so it is harder to overlevel.I really recommend getting the animal trophy skill, I imagined it was a useless waste of skill points but it is a great way to get materials and elexit, which is required as the tier 3 armour set costs 30000 altogether and upgrading and modifying a weapon to tier 3 doesn't cost much less.Also pick up everything, you have no storage limit and if you can't use it you can sell it.


I'm still playing through, havnt even joined any faction as yet, just travelling to differenct regions and speaking to people, doing the odd quest. whats a decent weapon/armor to get, also which faction is the easiest to join, I Feel i need to get on and complete the game.

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hackerace1 h, 1 m ago

I'm still playing through, havnt even joined any faction as yet, just …I'm still playing through, havnt even joined any faction as yet, just travelling to differenct regions and speaking to people, doing the odd quest. whats a decent weapon/armor to get, also which faction is the easiest to join, I Feel i need to get on and complete the game.


Barbarian probably the easiest to join, I went Cleric as I wanted the sci-fi gear, the faction specific weapons to whichever you join are probably the best (will need to upgrade or buy next tier as you go along), although there are some powerful special weapons.

Only option with armour is the faction ones, it gives a massive amount more than what you can buy outside of a faction but is expensive as I mentioned before.

Did give Barbarian a go on a second play through, didn't like as much as the Clerics and the early game grind is painful the second time around.
Edited by: "Dayksa" 7th Nov

Dayksa2 h, 36 m ago

Barbarian probably the easiest to join, I went Cleric as I wanted the …Barbarian probably the easiest to join, I went Cleric as I wanted the sci-fi gear, the faction specific weapons to whichever you join are probably the best (will need to upgrade or buy next tier as you go along), although there are some powerful special weapons.Only option with armour is the faction ones, it gives a massive amount more than what you can buy outside of a faction but is expensive as I mentioned before.Did give Barbarian a go on a second play through, didn't like as much as the Clerics and the early game grind is painful the second time around.


Thanks is the grind the same on cleric faction,babarian seems long to join?

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hackerace13 m ago

Thanks is the grind the same on cleric faction,babarian seems long to join?


Neither is that long to actually join, Barbarian needs you to do the murderer quest and visit two cities, quite simple to do, you can always run past enemies.

Clerics one is not much of a grind but has some powerful enemies you kind of have to fight.

Climbing the ranks on both is quite simple as well, requires you to be a minimum level and you have spend 1000 elexit rank up but the prerequisite quests are fairly quick and easy.
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