Just bought the game; What were Your first impressions?

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Re: Just bought the game; What were Your first impressions?

Post by pookeeshtron » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:23 pm

Bought the game a few days ago. I heard and saw it about a year or two ago, but didn't like how it looks and never recalled it. But a few day ago I had a chance to play Factorio and after 2 hours I certainly decided to buy it. For these 2 or 3 days I played really a lot since I have days off. Factorio is really addictive and very complex. I saw a few letsplays, but then I found it boring, becuse in my opinion this game should be fully explored by myself. Now in the midnight I am sitting in a chair with a laptop with google sheets opened to examine the most efficient way to use my science packs assembling machines. I love this game. It makes me think a lot while playing and even while not playing.

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Re: Just bought the game; What were Your first impressions?

Post by Lurind » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:37 pm

I first thought that it was the most complex game I had ever player. But eventually I got used to it

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Post by g-box » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:28 pm

My first impression was heading into a 4 night cabin trip with my brother where we take our PC's in case it rains and sometimes it rains a lot. We made sure Factorio would work over lan(no internet in the forest) and had figured out the very basics prior to this trip. It worked nicely. It worked very nicely. I have no idea what the weather was like for that first trip... and a number of trips since. Now, I host a server game for us and when we do another trip, it gets saved and loaded onto my system... in case it rains. My total time played on steam should probably be double what it says.

In that first game playing multi, my brother just naturally slid into the role of defensive coordinator... and offensive coordinator to collect purple fluff, research director and power management while I increased iron ore production and developed the manufacturing systems and increased iron ore production. Such a fantastic game that has come a long way and has always seemed to head in the right direction. Seriously, beautiful work.

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Re: Just bought the game; What were Your first impressions?

Post by LuckyLuke » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:13 am

Short story: Awesome!

Long story: I saw the game featured by steam when i decided to take a closer look. The Pictures and Trailer that have been on the steampage gave me a pretty good feeling, so I bought and installed it quickly, opened a new map and started looking around the ui. I started chooping trees and gathered some stone. A Furnance was build and i got a simple production line setup. I guess that was the moment i realised that Factorio is the game i was looking for a long time. It is so satisfing to see the items being transported on a belt and becoming more and more complex products. Thinking about how to improve a current setup or how to update and older part of the factory - it is just amazing. :mrgreen:

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Re: Just bought the game; What were Your first impressions?

Post by zhorgal » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:15 pm

Do you know that nagging feeling: Was this a good idea or not?

+ It's a wonderful game, right up my alley, I see myself playing for hundreds of hours. Probably one of the best ones ever.
- It will be extremely distracting and it's siren call will seduce me and prevent me from my worldly duties (work, family, etc).

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Re: Just bought the game; What were Your first impressions?

Post by leo_battle » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:31 pm

I just bought the game. It is very good :). I find automatic train schedules a bit confusing though.

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Post by applebaps » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:36 pm

I got hooked in by the trailer (this one). My first impression of the game was in the campaign, and I was intrigued but a little underwhelmed at how limited and small everything felt, in stark contrast to the trailer. As soon as I jumped into a freeplay map, though, that disappointment faded into awe. Having the freedom to just dive in and figure things out on my own threw open the doors. I was hooked within an hour or so. Started eyeballing the tech tree like "hmmmmmmm," wondering about all the possibilities.

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Post by Jeeto » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:41 pm

My wife hates the game because I just bought it and am spending hours every couple days when I can and lose track of time, my cup of coffee next to me goes cold, the laundry sits in the washing machine and doesn't get switched to the dryer... it's like this game was designed specifically to mess with my OCD enough to where I can't even get up to use the restroom (AND IT'S SINGLE PLAYER SO I CAN PAUSE OR SAVE AT ANY TIME AND I STILL CANT!)

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Re: Just bought the game; What were Your first impressions?

Post by KushHunter » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:17 pm

My first impression was: "Why did you don't bought the Game when you discovered it 2 years ago...." In my first Session I played it with a friend and he was teaching me what can I do in the Game. I was impressed how complex this Game is.
I was absolutly fascinated. I named my first procession line: "Pice of Shit". Because it was so confusing to understand the Work-Steps :D But I was proud that I made it.

Absolutly fantastic Game !
Sorry my english is not so good. If you don't understand something, just ask. :)

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Re: Just bought the game; What were Your first impressions?

Post by DragonWhisperer » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:18 am

Does being 60h in count as 'First impressions'?

A few weeks ago I was contenplating getting it after playing the tutorial, already being enthralled by it. I had a sneaking suspicion that this game would draw me in unlike any other game had in last couple of years.

It did...

Now I need to find balance between sleep, family and work again. All spare free time goes to Factorio...

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