tl;dr: Dug up a mushroom, got Uranium; woo! Play this game, it gives Early Access a good reputation.
Every single day, this game becomes more and more appealing to play. balancing, additional content,
The averaging out of the reviews say the general feeling on this game is mixed, but the top reviews are nearly all absolutely positive,
Whereas for Starbound, the general feeling is listed as very positive, but the top reviews are nearly all absolutely negative.
Because a game that was more polished at release with less attention from the developers (Starbound) is just isn't as good as a less polished game with more developer attention (EoS). This is why Edge of Space is in my favourites and Starbound is not.
Yes, this game DOES need more everything: content, detail, variety, bug fixes, polish, et cetera. But in the same volume, it is RECIEVING what it needs! DEVELOPER ATTENTION!! It warms my heart to see devs responding to reviews and comments and implementing changes based on community feedback~!
There are, however a few small issues I can think of which would address immediate issues.
- Some method of pausing the action
- an option to reverse the scroll for the hotbar
- Beautiful as the background music is, possibly a touch more variety would be welcome
- changing the tiles the master cryopod sits on would be fantastic for base decoration.
On a side note, I purchased the standard version of the game, and then later decided to buy the special edition, but none of the special edition content shows up at all. If it hasn't been implemented properly yet, I'm willing to wait, but I just want to ensure that this isn't simply a bug.
Overall, this game truly lives up to what the developers have claimed, and is improving every day. Keep up the good work devs, you love your game and we love you for it!