I just bought the platinum edition and, so far, it is a little bit disappointing.
a/ I indeed received the link for the game. It is accompanied by a short document describing Backer Build 03. That’s it.
The game manual is absent and the one supposedly included in the game itself does not load. It freezes everything in fact. The solution is to get out and restart. I’m on Mac by the way.
b/ All the goodies supposedly included in the platinum edition, that could have helped me understand exactly what to expect and what to do, are missing. I hope I will receive all this very soon. The most important thing is obviously the game manual. I can obviously understand if it is not final yet.
c/ The game does launch and the geoscape part seems to work. But nothing really happens except when a scavenging site appears.
d/ The tactical part seems to have a serious problem of display. As soon as a soldier seems to get close from a wall, the screen gets black and white, with the soldiers icons still appearing however. It is quite strange and prevents any possibility to advance and finish a mission.
e/ At first glance, graphics look nice when they appear normally. I can’t really speak about combat, as I have not been about to try it much.
All together, this is not a very encouraging start, but I remain hopeful that the display issues will be solved quickly.