I expect some level of bugs as well. I don’t expect the product to be the Definitive edition on release day. I do expect it to have way more polish than Kingmaker.
Like I said, I think Kingmaker when it was polished is one of the best CRPG’s ever and am thrilled that Owlcat entered this market.
I just hope they don’t launch a game that you can’t play past Chapter 3 because a bug makes it impossible. I can take a few bugs here and there. I really hope their level of professionalism has increased to the point that they’ll launch a game you could play and finish on launch day, without having to wait for bug fixes to play the game, even though you just paid full price.
I just hope they become a developer that advertises their game honestly. If you’re selling me a beta for full price: that’s fine, I’ll pay for that. Let’s just be honest and say the game is still in early access.
I think the disaster known as Kingmaker launch was because the game was in Beta and the Owlcat developers didn’t tell us that.
My main concern is for the longevity of Owlcat, because I’ve been dying for a developer to make games this good since old school Bioware was making Baldur’s Gate games.
I love their polished game. I love their ruleset. I just hope Owlcat will stick around and keep making games as good as the polished Kingmaker for the next 20 years, which means you can’t alienate your customer base by lying about what you’re selling or rushing a product to market that isn’t finished.