I’m thoroughly enjoying the baseline game. Moving forward with adding mods. There’s a learning curve which has been a bit steep at times, and I’ve gone from ‘Oh, great, a heat wave’ followed by colony death to ‘Oh, figures, a cold snap’ followed by colony death. Needless to say, the ‘Man in Black’ has been a regular visitor. I’ve also allowed myself to get involved in other situations where I shouldn’t have butted in – aka rescues and prisoner breakouts – which had destructive impacts on my colony, but I definitely enjoy the building aspects and unique inidividual personalities (of pets as well – aka thanks for killing the Man in Black because your owner died, pet). All in all, hours of interesting gameplay and huge replayability.
One of the best games I have ever played and I am old af. Been playing it for years and I keep coming back to it, something I can only say for one other game (Skyrim). Every time I play it is a completely different experience and all the mods make for even more diversity every time. You can really create whatever sort of experience you want, whether you are looking for an intense, random chain of events that really challenge you, or a more relaxed, sustained, builder-friendly atmosphere where you can keep things mostly under control and see how big you can get before your computer explodes! A surefire top 5 of all time! Highly recommend to anyone who enjoys RTS, Survival, Base Building/Management, RPG, and way more wrapped into one!