This is a wonderful game. Where did this come from? This is one man's labour of love. There are so many great ideas in this game. Woefully underrated. Pick sides in a robot civil war. There is an interesting story with multiple endings but the fun of the game is in exploring the world. A world is generated at random at the start of the game, full of buildings, bases, shops, and populated with two sides in a huge conflict between robots. Red vs Blue. The further out from the center you go, the more difficult it gets, and the better loot you get.
It plays kind of like Borderlands mixed with Minecraft mixed with a roguelike. There are lots of ways to get around, you can fly around in aircraft, you can surf on a hoverboard, there is a teleporter system as well, and a teleportation gun. The missions are all randomly generated, a lot of the time they don't make a lot of sense, like planting a bug on an enemy only to immediately murder him, but I found it fun. Maybe you're killing an enemy to get an item, fighting a leader, spying, planting bugs, talking to people. dropping stuff off, doing escort missions, and it's all randomly shuffled around, with the high level missions requring you to do 5 or 6 of these.
You are rewarded with points to spend upgrading your character, there are a lot of different options depending on how you want to build your character. You can go melee, or put it into guns, or prestige to allow you to recruit a little army, or piloting for aircraft, hp, carrying capacity, etc. You can also build your own buildings, add storage boxes, make teleporters, build airships. And everything just comes together in this beautiful way. It's extremely addicting. The reviews turned me off this game, but they were very wrong. This game is charming and wonderful. One of the best open world games I've played in quite a while. There's also a lot of good support from the developer, almost too much support, he responds to almost everybody, and he even commented on one of the bad reviews, explaining the reasons behind his decisions. A lot of love went into this game and it shows. Stunning, truly amazing. I can't wait for 5089.
Incidentally, I played a bit of 4089 but I didn't like it much, it was punishingly difficult, I just died and died over and over and each time I died my character got weaker. It looks interesting too, but it's a dungeon crawler rather than an open world game. Maybe I'll get into it later, but for now, I say go with 3089, it's great. You'll thank me later.