Official artwork for the ELEX action RPG

Elex is an upcoming open-world RPG from Piranha Bytes, the creators of the Risen and Gothic RPG series. As you might imagine given the developers, Elex focuses primarily on exploration and player choice, so pretty much everything you do will in some form affect the opinions of the NPCs around you. A surprisingly rare trait for RPGs these days.

I'll have my full review up tomorrow, but its important to mention that Elex is a bit of a mixed bag. While its world-building is beyond amazing, the combat feels like you're playing Dark Souls at 500 ping, which is to say that its pretty damn awful. As such, I can only really recommend it to fans of both Risen and Gothic since the two series suffer from exactly the same issues. The good greatly outweighs the bad, don't get me wrong, but Elex is most certainly a flawed game and that is something you definitely should keep in mind before you spring for your wallet.

If I haven't scared you away with my description, you might be glad to hear that Elex will be coming later today for PC, PS4, and Xbox One! To learn a little bit more, or just grab yourself copy, you should head over to either Steam or the official website. And finally, allow me to leave you with the brief launch trailer as it perfectly encapsulates what Elex is all about. Enjoy!

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