Starbound, at first, wasn’t my ideal game, but once it was gifted to me, I thought, “Why not give it a shot?” My playthrough of this game was pretty interesting, as I don’t care for 2D platform games much. I play Minecraft a lot, so getting into it was okay, but I ran into issues as how I should go about getting new equipment and starting to make a home. On a positive note, the idea of traveling to many planets makes this game very interesting, as it’s more sci-fi, and I believe Terraria is more mystical. As I only made a base and really only scratched the surface of the first world that I am on. There is no way to say how deep down the rabbit hole I would go, as this game seems very endless.
Multiplayer is possible, but don’t think it’s going to be a plug and play. You will need to know some networking and be computer-able to handle both the game and such. If you’re on a private network, it’s not as hard, but I think that without some understanding of how networking works, you’ll definitely run into some frustration in the process. Hamachi is the best for VPN, but being limited to 5 computers, you’ll have to link many networks together to get a good sized server. But all that work seems wasted because by then you could have set up a server on a dedicated server and such.
Though I didn’t do a review for mods, they are available for this game even though it’s in early access. Many of them are pretty neat. There is a Chocobo mod, which as a fan of Final Fantasy, makes me moogle any day. Overall, my first impression of this game leads me to give it a 3.5 out of 5 so far, but I guess it’s about a 4.6 out of 5 if I really went into the game more and experienced more of what it has to offer. Once the game is fully released and given more details, I will give you a full review.
Very good pixel art and environment is there. Needs some polishing when its fully released.
I really did (didn’t?) see much lore in the beginning, the sum of it being where you leave your home planet. Not much more than that.
It’s annoying how they have it, but its my first impression. It could be better.
Overall, it has a “good game” feel to it and such. I thought I would hate it, but I find it to be a good game to pass the time and I enjoy it, too.