I will be reaching 100 hours played soon so i thought i should go ahead and give my review.
Rimworld is one of the greatest games i have ever played and will be the template,or always be the comparison for the upcoming Colony Simulators.The amount of detail and depth put into the game is overall impressive,you forge a emotional attachment to your colonist and colony as you learn and build.
I do believe that this is not a game for everybody,most new players consider it overwhelming,but i assure you its simple.My roomate who does not play video games at all has gotten into the game,watches me play and has created their own colony.The game is very similar to Prison Architect,but on a much more massive scale,instead of building for profit you are building for survival.
Rimworld randomizes esentially everything,your starting colonist,their quirks and the map that it generates along with the story teller.The Story Teller is very interesting and tries to fit all different playstyles/difficulty
Theres a Story Teller that makes it more of a BUILDING game,theres still dangers but you get alot of time in betweeen events to build.Another Story Teller gets progressivly more and more difficult as you buld and become more wealthy.Lastly,the ‘random randy’Story Telller,anything can happen at anytime,no matter what you have or are currently going through,you’re at the mercy of Randy.
The Story Tellers generate a ‘story’as you play,this is done by having random events or introducing new colonist,that may have ties to existing colonist.Colonist are able to fight,marry,form freindships and make enemies or ‘RIVALS’
Always changing your colonies ‘story’and never truely being the same.
I would like to share my first Rimworld colony story,teh story of man named Grunt:
My current colony has now been ongoing for 60 hours realtime,i believe that Ealry Access Colony Sims are now the new Early Access Survial Games,and Rimwold will always be held in the highest regard
i cannot even begin to list the amount of things possible in this game,you can be a Intergalactic Yayo producer and salesmen,or you can even harvest Humans/Organs and be Slave/Organ trader,Ontop of all of this is the Steam Workshop support.Anything is possible in this game!
It is fully worth the $30 price,this is coming form somebody who has bought 3 copies of the game now at full price.