June 1st was actually a reason to be happy for many fans of the Warhammer 40K universe: Necromunda: Hired Gun seemed to be a real shooter highlight. But when the first reviews from the trade press and players came in, the rude awakening followed: The game’s technology in particular is bristling with uncleanliness at the moment.
The list of problems is long and raises the question of whether the release was perhaps a bit premature: From a faulty sound mix to AI dropouts to non-existent level triggers that make progress more difficult, everything is included.
This is extremely unfortunate, as the actual gameplay, according to many players’ voices, should be fun and bursting with a 40K atmosphere. We have collected the reactions from fans and the press for you in our rating overview:
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Necromunda disappoints fans despite a lot of potential
Developers promise improvement with future patches
The responsible studio Rogue Factor has in a detailed Steam update Now turned to the community and promised numerous improvements, a large number of which should already be included in the first major patch:
- Lots of causes of crashes should be fixed
- Improved sound mix in dialogues
- Missing sound effects in the levels are added
- The takedown tutorial should be able to be completed without any problems
- The game no longer crashes while setting gamma
- The “Who needs weapons” achievement should work
- Improved animations in some cutscenes
- No more incorrect target behavior
Of course, more updates will follow in the time after that, which are dedicated to other aspects of the game. Among other things, the aim is to:
- Improved aiming aid for gamepad users
- Manual setting of the sensitivity and dead zone
- Jerks in connection with the spawning of enemies, the level-of-detail system, loot management and asynchronous loading should be eliminated
- Further improvements to the sound mix in dialogues
- Enemy AI optimization
The intro to Necromunda invites you to the darkest corner of the Warhammer universe
The game is already available at a discount
If you want to give Necromunda a chance despite the taste in technology and believe in future improvements, you can get the game with a good discount just a few days after its release. Thanks to the ongoing Warhammer Skulls event, it’s currently on Steam a discount of 15 percent. The offer runs at the same time as the event until June 10th.
Our own GameStar review for Necromunda will appear in a few days. Are you interested in the shooter despite the existing problems? Or are you one of those disappointed fans who now give the game a wide berth?