One of the best early access games I’ve ever played. This game has kept my attention for over 140 hours so far, and I plan on sinking a lot more into it. Absolutely addicting and well worth the price. There are so many different ways this game can play out due to the variation of colonist skills and personalities, game type, starting biome, and a bunch of other things. The mods are top notch and the community are very helpful.
A small story from my game: Decided to accept a pyromaniac with a very low breaking point and no skills to speak of into my colony – spent a while basically guarding her whilst she kept starting fires around my home place. After a while, I felt I had enough of her and locked her in a room with utterly nothing to her name (I had even taken the clothes off her back) and let her starve to death. I forgot to look at the colonist relationship screen before I did this. Turns out, she was the daughter of one of my hard-working colonists. The mother falls into a deep depression and can barely do any work before she breaks and binges on beer. She passes out and wakes up with a mammoth hangover, thus making her mood worse and breaking again. It decended into a vicious cycle, and I could no longer keep beer in my stockpile. The mother eventually recovered somewhat… but I didn’t. I felt utterly awful, and now I try not to take in people who are mental and/or have a severe lack of skills, and check the relationships tab before I… uh.. ‘let go’ of colonists.
10/10, will be playing for at least another 140 hours.
Your life will be better, for playing Rimworld; Though, you may lose your soul to Rimworld, as well. It doesn’t hurt — Your soul will simply, slowly merge with Rimworld. The feeling of ecstasy will carry you into daily life with a sense of satisfaction, knowing that you’re ready for any disaster, imagined or real.
You’ll learn to build a shelter, hunt for food, how to cool and heat your shelter, build magic roofs out of thin air, produce fine cowboy hats made from human leather (don’t worry, you’ll only use the corpses of your enemies — you may need to make enemies, first. It’s fine, they’ll understand your aggression in this time of need and post-humously praise your fine fashion tastes), and the merits of cannibalism when facing hunger and freezing conditions (the hat synergy!) All wonderful life tools.
Take some time, off work. In fact, quit your job. You’re going to need all the time you can muster to pour yourself into the beautiful abyss of Rimworld. You’re going to need the time to figure out how to build a spaceship, so you can LIVE Rimworld.
‘All I want to know is … WHO’S COMING WITH ME?!’
The serious stuff:
This is the single, greatest game I have ever had the immense pleasure of playing. Been playing since Alpha 13 and the game has only improved, over and over again. Rimworld is an example of what Kickstarter projects should be and Ludeon is a fine example of what gaming companies should be. You will not be disappointed. You will not ever lament the expense of purchasing this game.