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[–] pcdude 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

It is a pretty impressive update so far. The game is a lot of fun and definitely worth the price.

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[–] Mario 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Some people in the comments are mentioning Dwarf Fortress, is it anything like DF? In terms of depth?

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[–] SkepticalMartian 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

There's a lot of personnel juggling in it. Not every colonist is good at or even capable of every job. One time I had to amputate an infected arm off a colonist, but i only had one guy with doctoring skills so I got him to do it. So what does he do? He takes out one of his kidneys and I had to do the operation a second time. I was just left with a "lolwut?" expression on my face. Yes, you can harvest organs.

Some have their own vices that make them undesirable like alcoholism or drug abuse, or maybe they just don't get along with anyone. On top of that, awful things can and will happen to key people. You can go from "everything is great" to "i'm up shit creek" very fast. Two guys get laid up with wounds fighting off a manhunter pack of crazy alphabeavers (yes, that is a thing) and can't get out of bed, another is a pacifist and is incapable of violence. The other rips off his clothes, has a mental breakdown, and decides the pet terrier is a mortal enemy that needs to be destroyed. Suddenly you get attacked by bandits.

Shit like that happens. It's about learning to deal with the aftermath, assuming you survive the encounter. This game doesn't just put you in shitty situations, it puts you in soul crushing situations where things go from bad to worse. I can't express how much fun that really is. You have to be so careful of everything you do because your colonists are rather fragile and while they may survive combat they can get maimed pretty badly and become a hindrance.

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[–] pcdude 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It is of a similar genre, it is just so much more.

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[–] Namrok 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Man, I need to get back into this. I kickstarted it, and played the earlier alphas. But it's clearly moved way on from there. Glad to see it's a success.

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[–] SkepticalMartian 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

This game is awesome, but it WILL make you hate everything about fire.