This game is absolutely brutal m/
Though it’s in Early Access, I would almost consider it full-featured already (definitely still some major fixes/additions I’m waiting on)
Astoundingly detailed character health/skills/personality/mood – love it. Like The Sims ‘needs’ system with Dwarf Fortress injuries and equipment.
Weather, seasons, temperature
Mods up the butt!
Random occurrances such as pirate raids, visitors, heatwaves, rabid animals, and toxic smog keep the game interesting
If you don’t take care of them, colonists go berserk and start murdering their own — just like in the USA!
Pets (it’s really something special when your colonists run around naked and yell at trees because their cat died)
Prisons and prisoner recruiting and organ harvesting
The game world only exists in 2 dimensions. As a result, resources can be much scarcer than in Dwarf Fortress and similar games. Mining only gets you so far, then you need to sell crops, animals, art, or people to trade for things like steel and gold. This would be alright, except you’ve no idea how long you may need to wait before someone willing to trade comes along with the resources you want.
One wrong click in combat and your dudes will straight murder eachother. A friendly fire toggle with some kind of simple combat AI would be nice. All I want is for the colonist with the shotgun to take a step to the side before splattering friendly melons everywhere!