List of Hex: Card Clash (PS4 version) related links.

    • That PSN profiles site seems to periodically make gradual updates to its tallies; it's hard to gauge just how close that is to actual engagement, but currently it has 40 unique PS4 players indicated up from yesterday's 20 or so.

      It also has a forum attached to Hex: Card Clash, which currently just contains this post:

      Yet Another F2P Card Game - be careful! wrote:

      As I keep seeing more and more people starting to play the game let me warn you about couple of things:

      PROS:
      • Pretty interesting mechanic, not as simple as Hearthstone but not as complex as Magic (at first)
      • Cards' art is pretty impressive and it's always cool to see a new card
      • Trophies are pretty simple and easy, the only hard one is for beating a Platinum player (which requires to climb pretty high in borderlands)
      and another one for completing 100 rank games (which just takes a while but let's be honest, other F2P games have insane #1000 requirements)
      • Once you get used to games' mechanics it's actually straight up FUN to play over and over again
      • Can play / practice vs AI if desired
      • Starting decks are actually more than oke
      • Lots of tournaments that you can participate in and win goodies

      CONS:
      • God awful optimization, if you tried PoxNora (another F2P card game) it's not better one bit in terms of UI navigation with a controller
      • Lags...god the transitions from screen to screen sometimes are just painful to watch
      • No option to turn of crossplay --- THIS IS HUGE!
      Similar to PoxNora this game has been out on PC for a while; in the game where each match depends on who you will face (and their deck) you - a player who just started playing might face a PC player with a *premium* deck that will crash your face without any hesitation. Sadly...you cannot turn of crossplay so just pray that you will play a fair game against a PS4 player.
      • It's a loooooooooong type of game...like really long. A rank match consist of best out of 3; on average each match takes about 8-10 minutes (so at least 16-20 min due to best of 3) + a 2 minute break in between matches.
      • You have to be present at all times - unlike Heartstone where you can play your turn and chill until it's your turn again, in here you have to always press "triangle" to continue. Incredibly annoying at the beginning but you get used to it.
      • Awful tutorial...I don't even

      That's it folks, I've been playing this game for the entire day and it had some cool moments...unfortunately it also had some god-awful-why-the-hell moments.
      If you have anything to add - please do!
    • I'm super curious about the metrics for the PSN profile tracking sites because honestly, I'm actually starting to think that they may be reasonably accurate in their numbers. So far they're settling out in the 40 - 60 'peak' players range and that is honestly comparable to the Steam activity tracking, especially if you take into consideration playing Hex on PC versus on a console, etc. I would not be surprised if we're looking at a ballpark figure measured in the hundreds, total, for players checking out Hex: Card Clash (independent of how many actually stick with it.)
    • Blackwood wrote:

      I'm super curious about the metrics for the PSN profile tracking sites because honestly, I'm actually starting to think that they may be reasonably accurate in their numbers. So far they're settling out in the 40 - 60 'peak' players range and that is honestly comparable to the Steam activity tracking, especially if you take into consideration playing Hex on PC versus on a console, etc. I would not be surprised if we're looking at a ballpark figure measured in the hundreds, total, for players checking out Hex: Card Clash (independent of how many actually stick with it.)

      GTA 5 : 16.16 Millions sales --- Game Owner on PSNprofiles : 586 933 (x27)
      Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 : 15.08 M --- Game Owner on PSNprofile : 433 031 (x34)
      The witcher 3 : 4.56 M --- PSNprofil : 305 940 (x15)
      Star Wars Battlefront : 8.53 M --- PSNprofile 271 581 (x31)

      So don't put your mind in it any further.
    • Gregangel wrote:

      GTA 5 : 16.16 Millions sales --- Game Owner on PSNprofiles : 586 933 (x27)
      Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 : 15.08 M --- Game Owner on PSNprofile : 433 031 (x34)
      The witcher 3 : 4.56 M --- PSNprofil : 305 940 (x15)
      Star Wars Battlefront : 8.53 M --- PSNprofile 271 581 (x31)

      So don't put your mind in it any further.
      That is part of why I was curious as to how they arrive at their metrics--particularly, in this case, when it comes to a 'free' title. Does PSN consider a free title owned only when you've purchased a microtransaction e.g. platinum in the case of Hex: Card Clash? The above mention of private profiles not showing up there does also help explain a good chunk of the gulf of reported profiles, as does whether or not PSN profiles covers outside NA territory, etc. down the line.

      I'm discussing it because I'm genuinely curious to see what we can extrapolate since I'm interested in the data--and I don't doubt that once Hex: Card Clash is available in EU territories it will get a decent boost too. That said, a 15x - 34x disparity of sales is substantial--but the grain of salt there worth mentioning is passthrough sales vs. sales to retailers and so on as well. Still, it's probably safe to conclude that there's a bunch of non-represented installs versus the PSNprofiles count.
    • For three of those four games, the ratio is around 30:1, so we can use that to estimate how many HCC players there are.

      Right now there's around 100 owners on the site, so that's 3000 players. Of those, ~1789 have completed the tutorial, ~1298 have won an AI dueling pit game, and 287 have won a ladder game.

      It's still early of course - we haven't had a full weekend yet - so these numbers don't mean much right now.