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Post by steinio » Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:03 am

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I tried everything on the market today - there isn't a anything that comes close to Factorio.

Even Satisfactory is no match - only competitor.
Satisfactory is a eye catching gem, graphically wonderful but awful demanding processor wise and lacks the inner beauty of (top down view) "refined deep thought" mechanics
Sure, i would be surprised if there is a 2nd Factorio.

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Post by Koub » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:43 pm

Just been suggested this by Steam :
https://store.steampowered.com/app/860890/Factory_Town/
The whole game, up to the very logo seems very heavily inspired by Factorio
[Edit] Just seen this had been mentionned previously on this thread, but now, it's in Steam Early access.
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Post by 5thHorseman » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:53 pm

Koub wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:43 pm
Just been suggested this by Steam :
https://store.steampowered.com/app/860890/Factory_Town/
The whole game, up to the very logo seems very heavily inspired by Factorio
[Edit] Just seen this had been mentionned previously on this thread, but now, it's in Steam Early access.
Yeah it looks really interesting. Factorio mixed with Banished, with a Kingdoms and Castles art style.
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Post by Ghoulish » Mon May 27, 2019 12:26 pm

Every game that is cool and appeals to me seem to be in early access! One take away from TotalBiscuits podcasts that has stuck with me is that pre-ordering games is in general a bad idea for the end user as you're committing to an unknown final product. I've made two exceptions to this rule, one was rimworld and the other you can likely guess. And when it comes to AAA type games, never ever touch them early! I always wait for a bunch of reviews to land, and even then usually wait for the sales. Fallout 76 anyone? The most recent AAA type game to have massive hype prior to release, and then when the reviews land it's a whopping, awesome, 52%.

Most of the games I have on my wish list are early access, yet I wont commit to buying early. First world problems?

Maybe this is a bad view..? I don't know, I can imagine that for smaller game devs it must be a great boon to be able to get cash flow early on through green light or early access and the like.

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Post by eradicator » Mon May 27, 2019 7:19 pm

@Koub:
Factory Town is nice-ish. But the 3D building interface was quite unpolished when i tried. And like all 3D games it suffers from stuff-is-below-other-stuff-and-i-can't-see-it-anymore. Guess factorio is just too good. Wube should buy Factory Town and force the developer to make a medival-themed factorio mod :p.

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And when it comes to AAA type games, never ever touch them early! I always wait for a bunch of reviews to land, and even then usually wait for the sales. Fallout 76 anyone? The most recent AAA type game to have massive hype prior to release, and then when the reviews land it's a whopping, awesome, 52%.
Triple-A games have the naming wrong. When an AAA game is officially in "Early Access" it is "Pre-Alpha", if it's in "Beta" it's in "Very Early Access". The "Release" is equivalent to "Early Access". And the Game-of-the-Year edition if actually the "1.0 Release".
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Post by csduff » Mon May 27, 2019 8:15 pm

eradicator wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 7:19 pm
Triple-A games have the naming wrong. When an AAA game is officially in "Early Access" it is "Pre-Alpha", if it's in "Beta" it's in "Very Early Access". The "Release" is equivalent to "Early Access". And the Game-of-the-Year edition if actually the "1.0 Release".
That's the greatest summation that I've heard in a long time. Right on the nose.

And I hate when games are released "complete", you install them, only to find out that there is a massive day one patch. I mean, seriously, you have money to back your project and you have play testers. Test a product, then release it. Big part of the reason that I haven't bought a game that wasn't already 2+ years old in quite a while. I only got Fallout 4, a game series that I have been a diehard fan since Fallout 1, about 6-8 months ago.

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Post by Koub » Mon May 27, 2019 8:51 pm

csduff wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 8:15 pm
eradicator wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 7:19 pm
Triple-A games have the naming wrong. When an AAA game is officially in "Early Access" it is "Pre-Alpha", if it's in "Beta" it's in "Very Early Access". The "Release" is equivalent to "Early Access". And the Game-of-the-Year edition if actually the "1.0 Release".
That's the greatest summation that I've heard in a long time. Right on the nose.

And I hate when games are released "complete", you install them, only to find out that there is a massive day one patch. I mean, seriously, you have money to back your project and you have play testers. Test a product, then release it. Big part of the reason that I haven't bought a game that wasn't already 2+ years old in quite a while. I only got Fallout 4, a game series that I have been a diehard fan since Fallout 1, about 6-8 months ago.
I totally concur. I now never ever buy a AAA-ish game before it's GOTY or gold with all dlcs on Steam - and at a massive discount on top.
But I realize I'm getting totally off-topic now, so I'l quit this here : I wouldn't want to moderate my own posts :P
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Re: Games Like Factorio

Post by Ghoulish » Tue May 28, 2019 2:08 pm

Koub wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 8:51 pm
I totally concur. I now never ever buy a AAA-ish game before it's GOTY or gold with all dlcs on Steam - and at a massive discount on top.
But I realize I'm getting totally off-topic now, so I'l quit this here : I wouldn't want to moderate my own posts :P
That's the thing isn't it. I just find it very hard to justify £50 odd on a new game, when I know that sooner or later it 'll be most likely on steam as goty, with all the bug fixes and add ons that brings. Err Factory Town looks neat though, as does Flotsam :) Time will tell.

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Post by Ranger_Aurelien » Wed May 29, 2019 4:12 pm

Koub wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:43 pm
https://store.steampowered.com/app/860890/Factory_Town/
The whole game, up to the very logo seems very heavily inspired by Factorio
You're not kidding... the slow belts are even yellow, the middle brownish, and the fast blue! (from the steam page)

But it's only single-player, so I think that will cut some interest for me...
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Post by chuz » Fri May 31, 2019 6:42 pm

Ghoulish wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 2:08 pm
Koub wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 8:51 pm
I totally concur. I now never ever buy a AAA-ish game before it's GOTY or gold with all dlcs on Steam - and at a massive discount on top.
But I realize I'm getting totally off-topic now, so I'l quit this here : I wouldn't want to moderate my own posts :P
That's the thing isn't it. I just find it very hard to justify £50 odd on a new game, when I know that sooner or later it 'll be most likely on steam as goty, with all the bug fixes and add ons that brings. Err Factory Town looks neat though, as does Flotsam :) Time will tell.
I only buy games that i love for fullprice. and factorio, was the last one (@fullprice). 2 years already...

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