I really wanted to get into this. I REALLY did. I have a friend who plays it all the time and recommended it to me, so of course I gave into temptation and bought it. Now please, before you downvote this simply because you see I don't recommend it, the least you can do is read my review. This is not only my opinion, but the truth, which people deserve to see.
Spintires is not a *bad* game, per se, but it has problems, and so do the developers. With every single update comes more bugs and glitches. I've seen it all, from spawning in the ground, to a huge blocky shadow around vehicles, and almost broken multiplayer. The devs also said that fixing bugs now has priority over new features, and while that's good in a way, it also just shows you that something is obviously wrong. A recent update also made every single map break entirely, making these poor modders have to reconfigure their maps just to work again, all because of one update. To add to that, usually with every update comes wiped save files, so you can forget trying to "beat" a map.
Also, now the developers come out and said that they are pushing official mod support by another month
. Or more. They have done this a few times at this point. And modding is what makes this game a lot more enjoyable. But right now, modding is a chore, and in the end when I actually get in game to try mods, the fun just does not last for some reason. Not to mention they are already discussing Spintires 2, the completely unnecessary sequel. Why? Just why? I don't understand why you can't just keep making this game better. I seriously hope this wasn't some sort of cash grab so you can fund your dumb sequel.
I hate to say it, but without mods, this game is just boring, and slightly frustrating. I do realize
that yes, this is basically a logging simulator game. But when you get down to it, it's just a ton of driving through thick mud with super slow trucks, and you can't enjoy it if you don't have patience. Sometimes I'll get so far with a truck, but I end up completely stuck in mud or flip over, and I have to start all over, or bring another truck to it and pull it out. In a nutshell, this entire game seems like a chore. The camera is also very annoying. A lot of people say "you'll get used to it", but if you've ever played a game with a good camera, I don't think you'll find it very pleasant. Go ahead and try the demo to see for yourself. It's almost no different in the current version.
Despite me not enjoying it right now, however, I am certainly rooting for this game. There are
some good things about the game, such as the great graphics, physics, and terrain deformation. It certainly has potential, but something is clearly wrong with the way it's being updated. The game should have, by no means, been removed from Early Access. So again, for right now I advise you to not buy this, but certainly keep an eye on the updates. Who knows, maybe this game will straighten out soon.