Satisfactory just came out in to Early Access on the Epic Games Store. A friend of mine was super interested in it, and we play many games together so I decided to get it as well.
I’ve heard it described as Factorio, but in first person. I’ve never played Factorio, but this seems accurate from what I’ve seen.
It’s still early access so it has its quirks, but it’s definitely of high quality right off the bat. It’s stable, and runs well, and so far there is a lot to check out and do.
I know it’s in the name, but it is very satisfying to set up a mining operation, then connect the mines to refineries, that connect to constructors which then dumps finished products in to storage for later use.
The multiplayer is pretty neat as it’ll allow a friend to join and then set up another mining operation somewhere else. When my friend joined my game and wanted to start a base I did have to tell him to stick to my very strict building guidlines. Which were:
- All buildings must face a cardinal direction
- All conveyor belts must be at 90 degree angles (within reason, as it’s difficult to get it exact)
Thankfully he thinks it’s fun to work with other folk’s ideas and plans, so he didn’t complain and stuck with my guidelines.
There is no solid reason I want to do it that way besides that I like things to be organized (which is funny because my life is a mess)
I don’t normally get in on early access games, but this does seem pretty well put together.
Here’s a screenshot of where I left my factory off last night. Not pictured: Space elevator, my friend’s second base he made.
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