I bought "Distant Worlds" some months ago, although hardcore strategy games are usually not my cup of tea. The scifi scenario and the gameplay mechanics just looked too appealing for me.
Unfortunately I soon had to realise that either...
A) I am the most myopic and ametropic gamer ever. Or that B) the devs and most of the folks playing this game have superhuman eye sight.
I made a topic about this (which somehow disappeared by now), but I had to learn that there is nothing that can be done about this. Sure, I could crank down my desktop resolution, but this is a cumbersome and annoying work around for this problem AND I still can´t read anything.
In addition to the tiny font size all menues seem to be caryfully optimised to be as unsharp blurry and unreadable as possible.
I know, I might be unfair and even a bit rude here. It is just... I am so incredibly frustrated right now. I spend money for a game I could not play so far because the devs still seem to live in the age of big CRTs and small resolutions - something that could and should be easy to avoid. And to be honest I really don´t care if most of the folks here are able to play the game as it is. I have to bend close to my monitor and squint my eyes in order to read or do anything in the game, my eyes start to hurt and I get a headache after 10 minutes.
I already had to abandon "Krater", if anyone knows this game, because the fonts here are made too with people with superhuman eyesight in mind and I can´t use most of Steams features, because the client comes with tiny non-scalable and grey-on-grey fonts too. Is it sooo hard to take into consideration that we usually use TFTs and high resolutions these days and that not all gamers are 20 anymore and have perfect eyesight?
It´s okay, other people can play this game just fine, Matrix Games and "Distant Worlds" still have their dedicated fanbase, so me abandoning this game and never buying anything from Matrix Games again will not hurt anyone or will not even get noticed, so everyone except me is still happy.
< Message edited by Angry Alien -- 12/16/2012 5:38:42 PM >