If you were looking to enjoy Tembo the Badass Elephant, the latest from Pokémon developer Game Freak, you might not want to play on PC, as it is currently not even the full version.
Many gamers (including myself) are finding that they can only play two levels in the game before getting a screen telling them to get the game Summer 2015 (seen above). It appears that publisher Sega accidentally released an old demo build of the game as the full version in lieu of the completed game. Other evidence of this is the game’s executable, which is misspelled as “Trumbo,” and there are obvious grammar mistakes in the auto save message of the game.
There are also some gamers who are unable to launch the game at all, instead getting a missing executable file error message. There is a fix available though, which mostly involves renaming files and folders that are misspelled. I personally also experienced some audio issues, specifically the game’s audio is extremely low, and some settings in the options menu don’t apply. Sega has released a statement apologizing for the issues and promising a fix in a “few hours.” However, hours have passed and no changes have been made.
Yet another PC game broken at launch. However, I do find it very funny that it’s due to Sega releasing the wrong build of the game. I will be writing a review of Tembo the Badass Elephant for MONG, so hopefully these issues will be ironed out soon.
Esteban Cuevas is an Associate Editor for MONG and makes peanut butter when given peanuts. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and WordPress.