Astroneer (Finally Released)

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  1. Sphinx2000

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    Doesn't seem to be a thread about it here, a few people have been following or playing the beta/early access of Astroneer for a few years now, version 1.0 has finally released.
    It's a colourful and fun co-op NMS style game with up to 4 x players - from a small indie-dev team, which has developed in to quite a complex little game.

    Available on Steam and Xbox.

    https://astroneer.space/

    EXPLORE AND RESHAPE DISTANT WORLDS IN ASTRONEER
    A GAME OF AEROSPACE INDUSTRY AND INTERPLANETARY EXPLORATION
    Astroneer is set during the 25th century’s Intergalactic Age of Discovery, where Astroneers explore the frontiers of outer space, risking their lives in harsh environments to unearth rare discoveries and unlock the mysteries of the universe. Players can work together to build custom bases and vehicles and use terrain to create anything they can imagine. A player’s creativity and ingenuity are the key to thriving on exciting planetary adventures!
     
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    I was looking at this recently for the kids but was unhappy at paying $40 for what was reportedly an Alpha at the time. Good looking game but I'm not keen on buying 3-4x copies at full price just so the kids and I can play together for limited periods of time.
     
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    20% off right now, for $32.

    But, don't let it's bright and cheerful looks deceive you to think this is a simple game for kids, it can get quite complicated and hard to survive with low tech in the first few hours of play, if they are up for it.

    You can't breath on any of the planets, so running and maintaining tether lines to your infrastructure is a must to survive. Also there is a lot mining deep underground many levels down and down in the dark where it can be easy to get lost and die.

    Tech unlock trees and mat lists is quite complicated, i.e:

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    The game also forces you to launch and fly between planets to obtain higher tier elements, but to do that you need to research and build everything you need for the trips - otherwise you won't survive or make it back. So the base infrastructure, power management, vehicles, tools etc to make that happen can be complex and enthralling.

    Anyway, I lost 14 hours to this game over the weekend, good to play with friends makes things easier. :thumbup:

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    I have a couple hundred hours in the pre-full-version release. It's a lot of fun, especially with a friend. :thumbup:
     
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    Bought it, put a few hours with the kids and then far too many myself last night (stupid addictive personality traits).

    The tutorial is buggy - everything has to be done in exact order and if a mistake is made it might get stuck. The games itself is solid and a lot of fun. If the kids stay interested I might have to shell out for a few more copies so we can co-op.
     
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