I was in love with the potential for this game. I loved dwarf fortress, psychonauts was amazing, what could go wrong?
I bought the early access copy since it was Double Fine, these guys are gamers, they get it, they wont mess this up.
Well the could be lazy and greedy and just release half finished ♥♥♥♥ when they get bored thats what.
This could have been a truly amazing game. Instead it is a half finished idea, you can still see the whiteboard brainstorm session.
Zones? Incomplete. Progress? Nonexistant. It is a gesture at dwarf fortress in space but instead of living up to their studios name they just ♥♥♥♥ed off when the cash grab was done.
Every time I logged into this game I said to myself "okay, still a lot of huge problems, but Double Fine will fix it and eventually this is going to be the next iteration of dwarf fortress. I cant wait to see where this goes."
I said that every time I played this game for a few hours, dealing with horrendous AI was okay because hell, its still alpha. They will fix it.
I logged into steam today, saw that it was 1.0 and was thrilled. Oh my to go to 1.0 the AI must finally be good! They must have fixed all the hilarious behaviour where a guy repairs an oxygen recycler and then freaks out and dies, finally i can play a base that wont just come undone due to insane citizens after a few hours! Great!
I created a new base and was horrified to see the exact same ♥♥♥♥ing problems that made the alpha quite literally unplayable. The citizen ai will guarantee your base will fall apart after a few hours.
No matter how smart your contstruction, no matter how carefully you manage the base, some collection of events WILL occur and wipe your base out. And it will be because of the ♥♥♥♥ AI. like telling people to repair a hull breach but instead they all just run around and suffocate. Or when a base adds on to yours and you explore it but then your whole base thinks it would be cool to explore and then they all suffocate and die. My favorite one so far was a guy who refused to build a door to get out of a room even after making him a builder and watching him starve to death, which caused the entire base to become depressed and stop repairing things so the base falls apart.
This is infuriating and flatly unacceptable
I will never buy another game that has Tim Schafer in the building, and I will never purchase another Double Fine game. if this is how they want to play the game, fine. ♥♥♥♥ them.