Excellent game idea, albeit with some heavy bias toward a very restricted style of play on the developer’s part. Thankfully, mods redeem this limitation of scope and allow full customisation of one’s play experience, turning a somewhat hamstrung game into an infinitely replayable colony management sim with almost any kind of content one can conceive of. Tynan’s version of Rimworld works for some, but for many – most, in my opinion – the developers of the various mods have made the game the fun and rewarding experience it deserves to be.
I recommend that anyone who plays starts with the base game, gets the knack of it, and then expands into modded content. If you like the base game, you shouldn’t rob yourself of that experience by diving straight into mods. Once the game starts to lose its flavour, start modding. At over a thousand hours of play, I still enjoy coming back to Rimworld from time to time to play for a while. This is a game that’s worth everything you pay for it and more – a rare gem among the myriad early access projects on Steam, and one of very few that’s actually passed into open release that qualifies as a finished game.
This is the ultimate colony survival game. The AI story teller is awesome.. You will die.. you will die again.. but you will keep trying. After more than 150 hours, I’m still finding ‘wow’ moments.
This is already more polished than many ‘AAA’ games released by major developers, and it’s still in Early Access.
No.. it does NOT have multiplayer.. learn to play a game without a headset and mic on.. being alone sometimes is part of life.. especially if you’ve just crashed on an alien world, and you’re naked, and cold, and hungry and suddenly realize that you’re incapable of violence that moment when you get raided by some Tribal with wooden club… *twitch* *twitch*
OH.. and dev has said he will RAISE THE PRICE on version 1.0 which will be released ‘soonish’. If you’re on the fence about getting this game, just do it.. do it now.
why are you still here?
Jeebus.. I just clapped for the new trailer..
you bought the game already.. right?
why not? ’cause you’re a SLACKER?!?
the best game i’ve ever played
edit: i might make a comprehensive review:
tl;dr really great 2d comprehensive procedural visual stories that make you feel
this game is a masterpiece. it’s very optimized lagwise, and incredibly comprehensive in terms of the amount of stuff packed into this tiny package. i’ve been having fun since i started.
the sheer quantity (and quality) of everything in this game is staggering. there’s research, hunting, biomes, construction, mining, crafting, agriculture, different cultures, surgery, personalities, armor, advancement, duels, raids, fights… i could go on about just the base game and inadvertently deny steam’s service.
i don’t have any lag at all when playing with even stacks (that’s multiples of 64) of mods. i only have framerate issues when using 175+ mods. in terraria, a game i have over a thousand hours on, the max is about 40, or zero if you consider an unstable 40 fps as lag.
this game, in my opinion, is much, much better than terraria, even for 35 dollars. i adore this game to bits, even without mods.
2/9 no triple bed