It's been quite a ride. Four long years of development, cool stuff, accidentally education, and the Kraken... and here we are. One point oh (point whatever!) And oh,
are things different! But that's all the past!
Let's talk about the present.
This is a game in which you go to space repeatedly, success optional.
Most of the entertainment value in this game is either limited or boosted by your imagination. You can just throw some bits together, hit the go button and see what happens! What's that? There are Kerbals in there? I'm sorry, I couldn't hear you over the sound of my massive explosion device. Conversely, you can put things together in a very particular manner
and create the perfect interplanetary shuttle. It's all up to you. Your sandbox is the solar system. Go play. Due to the nature of things and such, this game would be truly incredible in a classroom environment, yet it's just as fun alone at home.
Now, for the less sandbox-oriented among us (or just the people like me who enjoy progression,) there's a career mode!
This time, you start out with the exclusive ability to make short range, manned, ballistic missiles! FOR SCIENCE!
Seriously, you generate Science!
from everything, and you use it to unlock more things to build better missiles to make more Science!
Be careful though. Don't want to blow up too many bits, because you have funding to worry about now. You should also take care of your Kerbals to keep your reputation acceptable.
Also the camera shakes, there's complicated aerodynamics, there's thermodynamics, there's moresodynamics, there's orbital mechanics, there's resource mining (which you can MAKE FUEL with,) there's management, there's pretty explosions, there's good sound effects that are also deafening, there's accidentally education, and so much more for only some money!
However, the tutorial is absolutely useless and frustrating. Ignore it, fumble around for a while, and utilize the internet to learn what you must know when you decide that trial and error is so last era.
There's not really much else to talk about... All the other details are either not noteworthy, neutral, or better kept quiet... so...
Go build some intercon- advanced spacecraft.