Okay, so to begin this, I really looked forward to this game and have played Vermintide 1 & 2 quite alot, but love 40k even more, so when this game was annoyned, oh boy!
But… When I got into the closed beta, it was clear that the game was still in the early stages and people pointed this out, but still, they weren’t heard. And my friends and me were all in agreement, this game needed more time in development. They should push the release to summer instead and implement the features that were missing.
But the game released… And oh boy, the long list of missing features… I won’t go into details with all of them here, cause there are so many threads and reviews on Steam that point these out.
Vermintide 2 took years before it came to the state the game is in now, and it surely has had its ups and downs, but there are plenty of the features that could have been carried over, take the crafting system to pick an example or some. There was no need to try and reinvent the wheel.
But how can a developer not see, that releasing a game with this many features lacking will only hurt the game? Not aid it? Getting bad reviews on Stream is one thing, but alot of critics will review the game in its current state and won’t revise those reviews, which will just hurt the sales down the line?
But slow development is sadly nothing new with Fatshark, but whats really fustrating is the total lack of communication from them. There is just… Silence… And all we can see is the reviews and more and more people leaving… Overall on Steam the game is at a Mixed with 58% positive reviews and in the last 30 days a mixed with 44% positive reviews.
But where are Fatshark? Where are the developers?
The last announcement on Steam is from the 21/12-22… And on the forums 22 days since last Performance feedback and 14 days since last announcement…
This… With the state the game is at the moment, they simply need to communicate more. If not, people will turn their back on it. There are SO MUCH that’s missing from the game, still plenty of bugs and crashes, but there is just radio silence from the developers.
So please, Fatshark, if you wont have this game end up dead in the water, you need to communicate more and be faster with releasing features, cause as the game is now, people will end up leaving and the game will end up dead in the pile with the other heretics.