I decided to buy Elex when it went down to $14.99 on Amazon. It is....worth that price, lol. Its an ambitious game by a small studio in Germany that tries to cram every possible RPG genre into one game. I knew what I was getting into, and had realistic expectations, but the game is still pretty rough. The graphics are similar to early to mid life PS3 games. At its best, the game can look something akin to the original release of Skyrim, or Dragon Age Origins. But its often less polished than even that. The gameplay is similar to games of that era, or Fallout 4, and the voice acting is....there. You can't choose anything about how your character looks or sounds, and play as a rough, bald guy with a gravel voice. Think Vin Desiel cast as a terminator. The player menu and map are equally rough, and frustrating to use, and the game doesn't give you enough of a prompt for anything whatsoever. Most frustrating is that you have to level up, and choose where to put your points, to use any weapons beyond the lead pipe that you find at the very start, and even the lowest level enemies just outside of the first town will kill you almost instantly if you don't run away effectively. Its a slog. However, after about ten hours of play, I'm to a point where, with a companion, I can hold my own against lesser enemies and have a set of low level equipment. I'm glad that I didn't spend more on it than I did, but I'm also going to keep going. I've read reviews that if you can tough it out for the first 20 hours or so, the game really opens up and gets better. Thats **** poor game design, but it is what it is. The map is fairly large, and there's clearly a lot to be discovered beyond the very start of the game.