I can no longer recommend this game. The devs do not communicate whatsoever.
All promises of how the early access interaction between buyer and dev have been broken.
Is the game stil fun? Yes, lots of fun. I bought 8 controllers solely for this game so I could do 8 player local co-op with friends. It really is a blast.
But the devs don't talk, its been over two months since any information update. Last time I heard directly from the devs and not the loyal supporters on the forums was in september when I subbmited a bug having to do with the mouse cursor still being visible during gameplay. But that was 5 months ago. The game came out 6 months ago and the total updates since then have consisted of a few costumes and two levels. I know they are hard at work (presumably) on the unity 5 update. But until these devs learn to just send out a post of information at least once a month, or respond to a question on the forums at least once a month, I cannot recommened this game. I understand what early access is and I understand according to the new policy that they cant make promises about planned content any more, but my objection to how the devs have handled this comes down to simply letting the involved early access buyers know anything, and I mean anything about what has happened in the last 6 months.
On paper according to someone outside of the dev cycle there is almost nothing that has happened to this game in the last 6 months. They created a blog back in december which promised weekly updates to what they have been working on. As of today the website is exactly the same as when it was created.
I have had the most fun playing this game out of any other game I own. Could the game stand alone now on its own merit. YES. I would recommend this game to anyone if it wasn't early access. Even if the game had been posted back in August as a full release I still think it would have been enough to recommend with my first review.
But because this is an early access title I have to look at it from that perspective when recommending this to others. How this game has been treated during the last six months as an early access title is unacceptable. Until the devs learn to at least say what they have been working on over a 6th month period I cannot recommend. Don't buy this if you were hoping to be apart of the development process because the devs have put up an iron curtain. Nothing gets in, nothing gets out.
As of February 15th
Amazing, forget goat simulator (which I still love fondly), this brings me back to the days of sitting on the couch around a n64 with my friends going hysterical while playing deep into the night. It's a blast that will have everyone laughing.
If you want a story, or online multiplayer, or a purpose that goes beyond "FIGHT!", look elsewhere. This is not any of those things, at least in the present. But it doesn't need to be anything more.
This is pure Local Co-op Drunken Brawling Fun. And when I say pure, I mean Huckleberry Milkshake straight from the bush mixed with Tillamook Vanilla Ice Cream pure. It is legit.