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01-07-2022 , 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Inso0 Let's talk about Stream and buy mountains of games
I'll admit I could've just been being a baby and gave up too soon.
If you're not having fun, you're not having fun. Sometimes, it simply doesn't click.

It's easy to feel obligated with so many personal reviews abound, but you shouldn't grind through a game that you aren't enjoying.
01-07-2022 , 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Inso0 Let's talk about Stream and buy mountains of games
Like I mentioned, with Factorio it felt like I was fighting the interface. It might be due to having been ruined by Satisfactory being my first entrance into the factory-building genre. Being full 3D, Satisfactory obviously has a big leg up on belt logistics and Factorio's 2D limitations drove me nuts. I think what finally made me say, "**** this" was having trouble with splitters and finding a 60 minute YouTube tutorial on bending Factorio belts to your will. The equivalent Satisfactory video would've been 6 minutes long with 4 of those being intro/outro.

I'll admit I could've just been being a baby and gave up too soon.
I think Factorio is the gold standard when it comes to interfaces for these kinds of games but it was also the first of the sort I tried, so yes, it's down to what you get used to.

It's also been a really long time since I played Factorio so perhaps I'd change my mind if I played it now after having played Satisfactory, DSP and others afterwards.

I love these kind of games but I'm not very structured or good at min/maxing so it always ends up as spaghetti hell and eventually I just start over and hope to do better next time.
01-07-2022 , 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by whatthejish Let's talk about Stream and buy mountains of games
If you're not having fun, you're not having fun. Sometimes, it simply doesn't click.

It's easy to feel obligated with so many personal reviews abound, but you shouldn't grind through a game that you aren't enjoying.
Saving this for next time I play a game like Loop Hero.
01-07-2022 , 04:26 PM
What's factorio anyway? Sim city esque?
01-07-2022 , 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by pwnsall Let's talk about Stream and buy mountains of games
What's factorio anyway? Sim city esque?
It's this game where you start off with a beautiful untouched planet.

And then you chop down a few trees - and then a few more. And then you build a thing. And another thing. And then you realize you can build some more things with the things you built.

And then 12 hours have passed and you don't really know where they've gone.

All you know is that The Factory Must Grow.
01-07-2022 , 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by pwnsall Let's talk about Stream and buy mountains of games
What's factorio anyway? Sim city esque?
I think it's hard to describe since it's one of a kind (well, maybe not anymore). There's a free demo you could check out. Mind you, that this demo afaik can last you 10 hours If it does then it's a snap buy.
01-13-2022 , 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by pwnsall Let's talk about Stream and buy mountains of games
What's factorio anyway? Sim city esque?
Its very similar to Total War.
01-14-2022 , 01:20 PM
I knew it!
01-14-2022 , 05:12 PM
01-15-2022 , 11:54 AM


Could you live with this ?
only fishing quests left and 1 early game stuff.
01-15-2022 , 12:09 PM
I've never cared about achievements, but fishing was kinda useful. Probably a bit slow to some methods of progressing.
01-24-2022 , 04:36 AM
Death's Door

Still early on, but one of the better game soundtracks I've heard in a while.
01-24-2022 , 05:03 AM
Nobody Saves The World

Good fun after a few hours
01-25-2022 , 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Inso0 Let's talk about Stream and buy mountains of games
I was convinced to pick up Factorio a while back, but just couldn't get on board with it. It felt like I was constantly fighting the controls/UI and there aren't enough hours in the day to be irritated at video games. I abandoned it after two sessions.

Enter: Dyson Sphere Program


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1...phere_Program/

I was turned on to this one after sinking a ton of hours into Satisfactory, which I also highly recommend. We're not going to talk about how many hours I've played DSP in the past week and a half, but it's excessive. Definitely takes major inspiration from Factorio, but for some reason it just clicked where Factorio didn't.

The music is chill. The visuals are fantastic. The game is still in Early Access but very fleshed out. You are dumped on a planet with nothing but trees and rocks and are tasked with harnessing the energy of your star by constructing a Dyson Sphere. Go.

This takes the "One more turn..." mantra from the Civilization franchise and dials it up to eleven. Sleep is for the weak. Star clusters are random but seeded, so there is replayability for people who are into that sort of thing, but I'll be happy to give it the 100ish hours a blind first completion will take and then revisit it after official release for a faster round two with the benefit of experience.
Still playing? I am now thinking I have the time to buy and play.
01-25-2022 , 08:38 PM
Nobody Saves the World

Fun hack and slash RPG I've been hooked on recently.

01-25-2022 , 09:32 PM
Looks fun, thanks for recommending it. I'm looking forward for Sea of Stars this year, been following it for way too long.

Yesterday , 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by g-bebe Let's talk about Stream and buy mountains of games
Still playing? I am now thinking I have the time to buy and play.
Yes.

There was a sizeable update last week and I just started a new save file on Dyson Sphere Program. I had a truly terrible roll of the dice on my starting system resource-wise, but leveraged experience on that first 100 hour save file to make smooth and rapid progress. They added 4 very nice buildings to the game. Something akin to the modules from Factorio, a mechanic to potentially quadruple lategame belt capacity, a geothermal power generator to make lava planets more attractive, and an advanced mining rig that reduces lategame mining tedium by 95%. They also beefed up throughput on the logistics system, and I've just unlocked the first phase of that on this new save. This is where you start to really pop off.

I actually spent nearly all of my gaming hours in the last several weeks giving Factorio a serious second chance. I unlocked a majority of the tech tree but never officially launched the rocket. In the final couple sessions, I ended up downloading the "Aircraft" mod because constantly bumping into **** in the car/tank was the most rage-inducing part of my experience. I also grabbed the one that lets you walk through pipes and tight-fitted buildings like solar panels. Other than that it was just default settings. In hindsight I wish I would've increased the resource richness. My mid-game footprint was FAR larger than I could reasonably defend because of how far I had to go to find more iron. I'd spend most of my time running from front to front beefing up defenses and then dropping more solar panel and battery fields to keep all those lasers firing.

I overcame my initial hostility with their belts and splitters after dozens of hours of use, and can really appreciate how much their logic system adds to the depth of the game. In true rookie fashion, I probably donated a total of 100 vehicles to the biters. By the end, in Mk3 power armor with 4 personal laser devices and a stack of fish, I was effectively immortal and would just leave the car parked out of aggro range while I cleared areas. The last couple days involved the airplane mod, and that trivialized biter nests even further, but that was an acceptable price to pay for not being annoyed every time I had to travel from one end of the empire to another.
Yesterday , 01:51 PM
Anyone played Vampire Survivors? Seen a bunch of people I follow on Twitch/Youtube playing it, but I'm really not seeing the appeal.

Last edited by thethethe; Yesterday at 01:52 PM. Reason: Just seen it's super cheap, so may as well find out for myself!
Yesterday , 04:13 PM
yeah exactly I just added it to wishlist and will buy that pretty soon probably, you can't go wrong for a 99% game costing 2,50€

      
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