Not sure how I feel about that.
On one hand, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the game (nearing 300 hours), it does a lot of things right and can be very fun when it works well.
On the other hand, we are now almost at 2 months after the game launched and the game still has problems, such as:
Still no dedicated servers
Still no mod support
Still has a UI that seems to make a point of NOT giving you information
Bots are not useful at all
We still have some broken talents or abilities that conflict/negate each other, but there’s currently no way of knowing this unless modders tell us
Still next to no cosmetics
Still nothing to decorate your keep with (which they did advertise as being in the game at launch)
Still lots of performance issues (although it’s better than before)
I know there’s the huge 22gb patch coming, but it’s just a beta of the patch, it’s not live yet.
I’m not sure that Vermintide 2 is quite deserving of a “mixed” review, but I do think it might help wake Fatshark up that they have pretty badly, IMO, dropped the ball on launching this game.
I can’t speak for all of you vets from V1 or newcomers who enjoy V2, only myself, but I probably won’t be touching V2 until they fix more of this.
They really should have just released the game in some kind of beta state/early access. I’m sure most of us would have been fine with that and at least then they would have a legit reason for there being so many issues with the game.
A released game will always have some bugs but this is getting ridiculous. V1 had a really rough launch, so you’d think that they’d have figured out how to properly make a video game and sell it without having to use false advertising to sell copies, because again, we still don’t have some of the things that were supposed to be at launch, like Keep decorations and such.
This is getting ridiculous, and if worse comes to worst, I’m refunding the game through steam, and I will say that the game was falsely advertising some features to sell copies.
When your game outsells it’s predecessor’s lifetime sales in a matter of weeks, with the peak players at over 70,000 at one time, and now dropping to 9000 peak and 4000 currently online, you honestly should take a step back and look at yourselves.