>>322949230 No. Clueless dev team that changes their mind about the game non stop. Constantly rebuilding parts of it and working on filler content to keep their autist knights satisfied. Jumping from project to project without finishing what they started work on. This game is not redeemable, especially by this slow, lazy, directionless dev team.
>>322949847 >>322950089 I know you're both right, but... I just want to believe that maybe someday I'll be able to play the game again and not all the while wish I was playing Terraria. Seems like it'll be a few more years, though, 'til it'll be anywhere near as good. And by then, probably no one will even be playing it.
Been consistently trying to get into it after the purchase.
Hate the spelunking, hate the boring towns, hate the way you're walking backwards, hate the long awful fucking fetchquest starter zone, hate the dungeon and the boss it culminates in (they showcase the worst of the controls and the enemy encounter designs).
And then when I'm done Im basically playing terraria with less content and same grindtastic progression ladder.
Honestly if they redid progression so that each planet is random instead of a set ore type as well as giving me some sort of reason to actually stick around a damn planet I think it could be okay. Not amazing but decent.
>>322953538 >running around on a cold planet's surface with friends >huddle up around a fire to cook food and warm up because this game used to have fun mechanics >awkward silence broken by amazing kazoo solo More games need to do this.
I got a good chunk of enjoyable gametime with Starbound, but most of it was trying to find interesting planets with my friends. Finding that tenctacle/stormy flower petal planet was satisfying as hell. The building aspect of it was interesting, and the fighting part of it was straight up boring.
>>322956416 It's a molineaux-esque mountain of lies and false promises. Also instead of adding new content the devs have been fucking around with the basics for some years now. I would really like to like this game, but the Progression route is so tight, there is no room for creativity. You never get the feeling that you are in charge of things and that kills a sandbox game for me.
>>322957291 More like it's not a game and just a platform for the devs to test shit. The problem is anytime the game gets anywhere is gets torn back down by it's impulsive, non decisive dev team, and made worse and farther away from the original vision.
>>322953086 For starters, the devs are lazy cock-sucking douchebags who constantly whine about how they "work too hard" and how everyone who doesn't like the game is a cyberbully.
The actual game itself is complete bland garbage too, though. Their main point of advertisement is "TERRARIA, BUT IN SPACE!" but the only part of the game that really has to do with space is being in your ship and being at the one space-trade-station thing full of NPCs that give you fetch-quests and nothing else. The infinite planets make building feel a lot less important, too; why bother building on more than one planet if you're gonna be hopping from planet to planet non-stop? It doesn't help that the planets are all just one big biome.
The game mostly revolves around farming for ores/weapons in pre-generated buildings, and outside of said buildings (which aren't really varied outside of the order of the buildings changing sometimes), there's literally nothing of interest. I think there's like, one pre-generated thing underground, but that's it.
Long story short, it's intensely repetitive and what gameplay is there is extremely boring and easy.
I just don't understand how they can be fine with their reputation as game devs and a company being completely destroyed with their first product. It just doesn't make sense, no one except the handful of people on their forums will ever buy a game from them again
>>322962193 starbound had one extremely mediocre boss last time i played it, don't know if that's changed the early game progression took for fucking ever, and there was pretty much no content once you left your planet terraria in general seemed a lot better executed with a lot more to do
>>322948303 >tfw friend I play Terraria with tries to convince me to buy this every time we play I don't even know what to tell him anymore, he just refuses to believe it's terraria clone with minor shit added in
>>322962193 In Terraria you actually fight enemies and there's actual stuff underground; in Starbound, there's the same 3 enemies that just kinda scale in damage. Plus, if you know how to play Terraria, you can skip most of the farming in the game.
That being said, Starbound only has four bosses, all of which are either "thing that walks at you that you shoot at and walk away from" or "thing that flies at you that you shoot at and walk away from".
>>322963350 >Indie devs have no shame the steam queue is 95% early aces minecraft clones, terraria clones or survival simulators that will add so much content you will be able to play them forever. Apart form some of the better known indie studios indie games are pure cancer
>>322964050 You need a root or virtualserver. You can either buy one or set one up yourself. There's a server-software in the game files but you probably need to forward ports in your router-firewall and windows-firewall.
It's easier to buy a cheap x-slot gameserver from a cheap host.
You nailed exactly what's wrong with this game. I actually liked the game when it went dead for awhile and the modding community was just active enough to support this bloated corpse of a game for awhile. Once the Giraffe updates hit, the community was dead and the game fell out of my graces.
>>322948303 I played this for 40 hours in early access. Well worth the measly 5 dollars I spent. Sure it didn't turn out to be a sustained great, but it was at least decent fun for most of those 40 hours.
>>322968967 >Early access minecraft was ok, potential was never realized >Early access terraria was ok with a lot of potential, was realized >Early access Don't starve was ok with a lot of potential, was realized >Suddenly every other early access survival what have you is empty promises and shit
I don't understand how this happened early access games early on were fine and just "play this kind of broken product if you want to support development and see what it's like", then it was just "I'm selling a broken game but you can't complain because it's a beta".
>>322962746 terraria bosses are the same way starbound's first boss doesn't even move and you don't even shoot at it what the fuck, did you even play the game? i fucking hate starbound and you're wrong
>>322973478 He probably hasn't played for a while. I haven't either but last time I played the first boss was a penguin in a UFO that didn't do a whole lot.
Is it worth trying to play this game again? I really just liked wandering around the planets collecting cool looking pets and costumes and hunting rare weapons, the outpost thing really threw me off enjoying it last time I played.
>>322974623 no controls are still extra clunky (slower moving backwards, which is unintuitive for a platformer, all weapons take several seconds to respond to each click) and there's still no interesting endgame
The instruments were the single good thing in the game and are entirely why I have something like 350 hours in the game. https://youtu.be/sVG1steMBX8 I miss the hunger/cold mechanics so bad man, playing guitar over a warm campfire was so fucking good.
>>322956202 Surprised those mechanics were removed. Came back to it after a year and it is really easy now since you only medical supplies. I'm constantly finding medkits everywhere, making survival a joke.
I had fun with Starbound, played it with one friend around the time it first came out, then played it again with someone else earlier this year I think when a big update came out. If it just had more content and more frequent updates.
>>322948453 I convinced a friend to buy it when they put out their roadmap. He kept telling me it looked like shit but I thought he was crazy, I eventually convinced him it was going to be like Terraria except with space stuff. I will never live down the shame.
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