I suggest you think before buying this, If you love sandbox games where you can build your own robot and battle with it and love to support developers on their journey, Otherwise i suggest you to think before buying this.
And this review will get updated as the game goes on ( will probably only update it with content thats worth telling)
TerraTech so far is doing good with its progress, The devs are diffidently working on the game, And the improvements so far are good.
However there isn't much content to go on with for now, There are about 7 challenges and they are really fun, Each is different from the other, a few examples being the race challenge create a vehicle and see how fast you can reach the checkpoints, Or flying challenge create an aircraft (or anything that can fly) and see how far can you go, they need some experience in building and just a few physics and there are more challenges and they are all fun.
There is no story, in the new game mode you spawn in a world and start killing robots to harvest their tech and build your baby up, And get a few objectives and things to do.
From what I saw you can get invaded by other players in an asynchronous type of way, So they are not actually there but their vehicles are just doing the work.
And keep on discovering more techs to add to your robot.
The creativity in this game thrives because it is only limited by your imagination, you can create whatever type of robot you want using the game's blocks and weapons and wheels and everything.
Also wanted to bring a point on the DLC, I have it and its really great, Basically an extra mode which is Sandbox with unlimited resources and you get access to the experimental things the devs are still working on, Its a huge white level with a few rams here and there to test your robot, And can build whatever you want .. just go nuts..
The music reminds me of bastion and borderlands in some sense they sound-alike ( to me at least ).
The AI is good and hard to kill they move in a clever way.
The game is very colorful and the design is beautiful, the graphics and animations are also quite wonderful.
Also know that designing a robot is not easy, But its not too complicated just basic physics and logic and use your imagination with that to improve it more.
The R&D Mode ( Dlc ) you can spend a lot of time playing this the possibilities are endless to what you can create with it and have fun with it, also the challenges are great and needs thinking to get them perfect!
Now lets go to the other side.
I cant stress this enough, you will get disappointed if you want a fully finished game! know that they are still in their early stages but the work so far is good so have hope.
And saying it again, Dont buy unless you want to support the dev and get to play this game and love this type of stuff so much to the point where its ok to pay such price for this current content.
Also know that you would get killed a LOT at the beginning, Its hard at the beginning but you'll pick up on it after a few hours, But still the game is hard but hard in a good way, not in a bad frustrating way.
You can click 1 button to snapshot your robot, give it a name and click ( Share on twitter ) If you linked your game to twitter.
This feature for me is meh.. because I don't really like going that much into social media but I guess others would find it great, You can use it to share your designs with others and use theirs and they use yours, *Note* The game has yet to find its way to workshop so you cant use that, I don't know if they plan on doing it in the future Its not in their roadmap.
Will update it here if it ever got there.
So .. Pros :
1 - Lovely game design, Graphics, Animations and music .. all is good.
2 - Unlimited creativity that gets more content every now and then.
3 - Looks like it has a very bright feature and they are aiming for reasonable goals
4 - Complex creation, Counts on logic and physics and creativity.
1 - I kinda feel that the price is a bit high and also with an early Dlc ( which is fun but still ) kinda made me a bit upset about it, but I still dont mind it, From each person the opinion changes.
2 - Cant really say that I found anything wrong with the game other than the fact that its still on its arly stages but its not a con if you already bought the game because you knew what you were buying, and I knew what I was getting myself into so I'm satisfied.
3 - one of the reviews mentioned this , when driving backwards the controls reverses ... unlike any driving game i'v ever played hopefully they fix this.
Like I said before, This is a very Early game, Watch some videos on youtube before deciding what you want to do.
The content for me is satisfying but we all have different opinions so take care.
Also if you are able consider the Dlc, its content is great.
And consider also supporting these devs, So far they are doing great and found nothing big to complain about.
( If you buy an early game and complain about it having no content yet that's your own fault )