I finally got enough time to beat this game. As I noticed in a previous post, it’s pretty great. Well, at least it’s good enough to consume almost a hundred hours of my time, so be warned. Like with many ambitious RPG games, its overall balance isn’t that good, and the game itself is pretty buggy. I really enjoyed the storyline though, and both official DLCs are great and full of amusing plot twists.
Sadly, there aren’t many financial incentives to fix many annoying bugs in a traditional commercial game development model. It’s nice that some really great games get picked up and reverse-engineered by the open source community. The most successful example is probably OpenMW, a remake of Morrowind. It’s exceptionally stable, and the practice to fix bugs in commercial games on non-commercial basis isn’t unheard of. The original Vampire: The Masquerade was notoriously buggy, bit it still gets patches from the community, almost two decades since its initial release.