This game is absolutly awesome...IF you like building your spaceship before you can shoot things with it :)
I'm actually rather serious, thats the only real weakness i can put my finger on, this is not a game for people who like space shooters. At All. This is a game for people who like space, spaceships, engineering, building things and who enjoy problem solving and improving something you have build.
-good dev's, passionate community, good updates.
-Very nice graphics, effects need some work but they'll get there.
-the basic game has allot of well thought out, community advised content and possibilities, and then you can easily add the mods in workshop to make the amount of building blocks more or less infinite.
Example: basic game has rotors, pistons, armor blocks, some machines etc, giving you 100's of things to build, the mods add: variations on all that, addapted building blocks, complete overhaul of the "look" of all buildingblocks, completly new angles and shapes to work with, completly new in game mechanics like food and water, looks for your character, new weapons, improved blocks, etc etc.
-Insanely devoted modding community, and they are well heared by the devs.
-very good looking surroundings
-endless spaceships, spacecannon, weapon, base, station, etc etc possibilities
-very fun space battles with your friends
-incredible efficient creative mode that allows multi-spectrum building
-Single player or with friends is AWEsome fun, aswell as creative mode friends, wich is about building stuff to kill eachother :D Creative mod singleplayer is very relaxing and fun if you like builing fast.
-as much game modes possible as you can devise.
-VERY VERY DEPENDABLE UPDATE PROCES (very trustworthy devs) I can not stress this enough.
- very limited survivor aspect atm, building an actual ship is some serious work in survivor mode, taking hours : mining ore, refining ore, processing into components, and assembling them components into the blocks you need. Its fun if you like that sort of thing!
-Again in survivor, but in the game in general: NO enemy, the only real threat in single player is asteroids and they are not really that fun.
-Only enemy or threat in the game is in multiplayer and this system has been well worked out but is not yet finished imo.
-Very very very grief prone game. One of the things cripling this game is griefers going on servers, crashing ships into other ships people have worked ours on, or just spawning in giant ships to lag up the server and then leave.
-Multiplayer if not with your friends or group is very limited. Take a while to build up stuff and then the server resets, dissapears or someone griefs your base into the dust, people dont tend to come back after that.
- NO npc's , no quests or happenings (only thing atm is some "ghostship" spaceships you can go chase)
-not much to do in this game outside of building stuff and then using said stuff to build more stuff, for now.
-Bugs, updates, patches, new bugs, alpha!
As long as you like building atleast as much as you like firing space weapons, this is a good game for you, if the dev's stay on track and i'm sure they will, this game has a golden future! If your not into the consequences of an early acces game dont buy it yet but come back in about a year, it will get very good i'm sure.