The space based craft and survive game Astroneer has been out on Early Access for a while. In Astroneer you must collect resources in order to craft new machinery and vehicles while also maintaining life support. This game is known for its in depth life support system, you cant go wondering about without extra power and oxygen to hand.
The game allows you to fly between worlds in the universe once you have built a space ship. Travelling to other worlds unlocks more scenery and access to more high tech devices that you can use to build vehicles with. Astroneer has a very modular style of building so you can change vehicles and structures functions by adding and removing parts.
The game has achieved a Very Positive rating on Steam from the players reviewing it. The largest complaints about the game are that the camera angles can be annoying and that once you have built everything the game loses its point. Hopefully as the game progresses along and comes out of Early Access players will have more tasks to complete.
With the game begin in Early Access it changes very abruptly and usually for the best as developers iron out bugs. The common feedback witnessed on the official Steam reviews section for Astroneer includes:
Interestingly enough many Steam reviewers have compared this game to No Man’s Sky. With many stating that this game is far better than more expensive title. One gamer even stated that this is the game that No Man’s Sky wishes it could be, which is something that appears a lot in the 2000+ reviews.
On a negative point many people continue to point out a lot of the bugs that pop up in the game, although this is often due to the fact that the game is still in Early Access. The developers have been very active with the community and this is reflected in the positive reviews.
The current hot topic in the review section is the addition of enemies, as the game is currently lacking any substantial monsters or aliens. The players feel that developers could improve upon this, and thus adding depth to the game.
If you love space and you love building things then Space Engineers could be the game you are looking for. In this title you can build and then fly space craft around a huge universe with planets and asteroids to land on and mine. Using these mined resources you can then create more exotic craft and even vehicles to use on stable bodies.
Space Engineers has come along way but is still in Early Access, although the development has somewhat slowed down according to reviews.
A very similar game to Astroneer but boasting a much more technical game play is Stationeers. In Stationeers you have all the same sort of rules and tasks but creating a base or a mother ship is a lot more detailed. You must construct an air lock for example which consists of around 50 parts that need to be manufactured, set up and then tested.
The game is fairly new and in Early Access so their is a lot more to come. The developer is very social and puts out YouTube videos of the development and testing as he and his team go along.
The original and hard to beat best craft and survive game of all time has to be Minecraft. This game seems to have evolved into the ultimate creative game with the addition of new mods supported by an army of home based developers. You don’t have access to vehicles (unless you find a mod for that) but exploration and base building is a key aspect in Minecraft.
The game is available across multiple devices and attracts gamers of all ages and styles. The game tends to sit across many different genres and can be played however the player chooses to play it.
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