This is the fastest 100h in game I’ve ever got.
At first I wasn’t sure if I’m going to like this kind of game. I’m not a strategy or management gamer. I wondered so long, watched some streams and still wasn’t sure. Then I just bought it and despite all the doubt I had, it was the best purchase I could ever make.
Now what I love this game for:
First of all – everything is random. Every event (there’s good amount of them) can happen at every second of your playthrough, which creates hundreds of different possibilities and even after playing a while you still might be surprised. These events further create different problems you encounter – from starvation, diseases and raids to freezing to death or simply your colonists fighting against each other, cutting their legs off and not being able to harvest that rice from a field and that’s only the top of the iceberg.
You also have to take care of your colonists needs, which can be a tricky thing early on, depending on a nature of each one of them. Like I said – there’s a ton of things to do and you can set everything the way you like – It’s kind of a sandbox, where you play the way you enjoy the most.
The best thing is that it’s early access. The game is pretty much completed at this stage, but it will still get couple (?) more updates adding more to already big Rimworld. There’s also even better thing than early access: There’s a fantastic modding community and it literally can change your game a little or make it brand new game: Lots of overhauls or simple mods and it’s still growing. This adds another hundreds of hours to play and trust me you’re going to spend at least dozen of them learning the game.
Later on, when you know a bit about the game it gets much easier with a bit of luck in your random playthough, but still you can set the game pretty much the way you like and still create a challenge for yourself.
Well, this review got quite chaotic, but it’s hard to explain the possibilities you get playing this so basically to summarize:
Rimworld in current state (EA) – 100h+, then whenever it gets an update – probably another 100h+ and last but not least: Mods – 1000h (?)
Worth every cent and if you enjoy this, you should try free Dwarf Fortress, which is way more complex game.
Good luck and may Randy be merciful for you 🙂