- If you like your combat accompanied by a lot of gore then you will love this game and thankfully the combat never seems to get dull at all.
- I was very impressed with the building mechanics in the game because they feel rewarding and there is lots you can create throughout the game.
- In terms of content the game has an almost endless amount and without a doubt this game will keep you coming back for more time and time again.
- The world in which the game takes place is brilliant and has a good size to it feeling alive in a number of different areas.
- Whilst some may not enjoy the presentation side of the game I actually think it’s pretty decent and it definitely gives the game some charm.
- There are still quite a few bugs and glitches in the game and these issues can frustrate you quite a bit from time to time.
- The game can be quite unfair at times and this will cause you to become annoyed quite considerably especially if you’ve sunk a number of hours in.
All in all as you already know I’m a massive fan of the Xbox One Game Preview program and in my opinion I think it’s a little underutilized. Conan Exiles has been in the program for nearly nine months now and I’ve seen a lot of ups and downs along the way, but as it stands at the moment I think the developers have a done a brilliant job and they’ve definitely got more right than wrong over the months. One thing that’s really improved over the month’s is the combat that’s present in the game. The combat now feels awesome and there is a great deal of gore that will no doubt satisfy quite a lot of people. Another thing that’s improved are the building and crafting mechanics. These mechanics work extremely well now throughout and to say there are a lot of things you can build would be a massive understatement. One thing that the game has never really lacked is content and there’s more than enough here to keep you satisfied for thousands of hours. I know a few people who’ve done nothing but play this game for month’s on end and they’re still not bored, which shows you that the game has quite a lot of replayability. You will however take a while to get used to the game and you will notice that the game can feel a tad unfair at times. This can be quite annoying to say the least but I recommend that you ride it out because it does become easier as you progress thanks to the decent skill tree. One thing that will frustrate you throughout your time with the game though are the amount of bugs that are present. Don’t get me wrong none of these bugs are game-breaking its just that there are too many of them and this will no doubt be off-putting for some. Thankfully I was eventually able to look past the issues the game has and that was mainly down to the fantastic world in which the game takes place. The world is very enjoyable and has a great size to it, but most important of all it feels alive at all times which is great. The presentation side of the world may not be for everybody, but I actually quite enjoyed it and I think the visuals and sound design add to the gameplay which ultimately makes things become even more of an immersive experience. At the end of the day Conan Exiles has gone through quite the journey to get where it is today and if you’re one of those people who didn’t like what you saw a few months ago then I fully recommend that you check it out again because it has seen a lot of significant improvements. Without a doubt the developers have been listening to the community and for that reason it gets a big thumbs up from me.
I rate Conan Exiles 8/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Genre: Action Adventure/Survival
Release Date (Xbox One): May 8, 2018