It’s either a complete garbage fire or an excellent game - I just can’t tell.
It feels like it has been made to be intentionally convoluted. What is explained is done so poorly and then the remaining 90% of the game has no explaination what so ever. It doesn’t explain or even really broadcast what half the stuff in the game even does.
Take the mission ‘Everest’ for example. I just jumped in to this after beating the first campaign boss. The mission (which you don’t find out until you’re loaded in, because including a mission summary in the mission selection screen is apparently not possible) is to go to different locations in a level where relics have been found and to protect an extractor drill which is powered using batteries carried by the enemies (because that makes total fucking sense - I’m on a mission without the abilty to power my own equipment…total fucking sense).
While you progress there is no mission progress indicator aside from a resource counter that increases - at least not one I’ve been able to find - and the mission becomes progressively more difficult with each completed extraction/artefact find. After the first extractor the game tells me I can extract from the mission or carry on, giving no prompts on how I do so, no marker for the extraction/landing zone and nothing showing on the map. I begin to get the sense that this is some kind of horde mode since the only indicator that I’m making progress is that the game is getting more difficult and I’ve collected more of a resource for which I don’t understand the purpose.
So I go from basic enemies that are around level 1-3, complete 5/6 extractions and then it starts throwing level 10-13 enemies at me that have special weapons and abilities. This starts to get really overwhelming and by this point, from what I’ve been able to gather - because this game is fucking terrible at broadcasting what and how many rewards/pickups/items you’ve collected - I’ve collected a bunch of mods and some ‘artefacts’ (which I’m not even sure how to use or access) and start to look to see if there is any indication of how long the mission will last or if there is any way to leave the mission.
The only thing I can find is the ‘abort mission’ button in the menu which warns me that I will lose “mission bonuses and rewards” if I leave. That’s ok, I think I’ve built up a bunch of loot so I don’t mind if I lose the bonuses and rewards for completing the mission - Abort mission.
Mistake. By ‘bonuses and rewards’ it means literally everything from the start of the mission to the point I aborted. Everything. All the ‘loot’ I think I’ve picked up. Everything. rage quit.
I’ve read a few guides and watched a few videos but this is increasingly beginnig to feel like a ‘wiki game’ - a game I spend four times as much reading the wiki articles as I do playing the fucking thing.
ZiiP Warframers - what the hell am I missing? I feels like there might be gold in here but it feels also like it’s wrapped in burning, stinking trash at the same time.
Edit: Forgot to put this in a category…sorry Jes!