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

Post by xenosteel » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:48 am

This game.... I have a lot to say about.
Before Factorio
Then.. I found Factorio.

At first, when I heard of Factorio the name honestly wasn't appealing. "Factorio? As in building Factories?.. um.. I'm not buying a game so I can play a job, no thanks".

Time passed, and as I was browsing games on Steam, I somehow noticed that Factorio had a positive rating of %98.7 !

"Holy hell... this must be much better than I initially thought!". And I was really happy to find out how mis-led I have been, and how my impression of the game because of its name was clearly wrong!

So how do I feel after playing Factorio for 50h.

If I have been asked to review the game from a critical point of view, I would say:

It's an absolutely great game! Does everything perfectly well, really fun, really engaging, and just.. Wow! And it's easily one of the most stable early access games I have ever played. It's actually more stable than RELEASED games!

If I have been asked to give a personal rating to the game:

This is THE GAME for me. It's the game that I've been looking for for over 20 years. I strongly believe that, even after about 28 years of gaming and the numbers of games that I've played, Factorio might eventually be my favorite game of all time. (Read spoiler tag above if you want to know why)

Thank you all, for making such a great game!

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

Post by hitarmada » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:22 pm

Factorio,

An really interresting game with an huge modding community.
My only hope for this game will be an continuation or even more campaign levels I really liked the campaign in this game but it felt an little to short.
But overall an really good game.

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Post by TheChosenOne » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:07 pm

First impression... that dude looks goofy.

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

Post by Marobluns » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:34 am

Hello all, i just signed up here, reason was to ask you people what i really like that game and enjoyed verry much, hope you do the same! Have a good day! it often helped me deal with anxiety when there was no cymbalta around.
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Post by fwyrl » Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:56 am

My first impression was that it was everything I loved about the old technic modpack in Minecraft, except that it had been made into its own game. This was certainly the game for me, and I've loved every minut of the 100-some hours I've spent on my second base (not counting the one I made in the trial)

Also, shoutout to the Devs for giving us a Trial version. It taught me the basics of Factorio, and was the sole reason I bought it. It took my interest from mild curiosity to insatiable desire.

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

Post by eViLegion » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:09 pm

I must admit I can't remember my first impressions of the game...
I'm sure I had some first impressions, but I'm way to busy building stuff to remember!

Probably something like excited terror.

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

Post by drefk2000 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:32 am

First impression.. Holy fuck.. where have you been all my life?

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

Post by vijkumar219 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:36 am

Hi ... According to me its the best game :)

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

Post by Ricimer » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:34 pm

I am very pleased.

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

Post by Claudius1729 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:05 pm

I add a lot of fun, but I was very confused to discover that you couldn't queue orders in any way. The first time I used ghost mode, I expected my engineer to start constructing the structures if he had the resources.

Turns out to do that, you need tech 3 and robots which come very late.

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Post by martin123 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:36 am

My first impression was it is fun to be young! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Just bought the game; What were Your first impressions?

Post by noliVe » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:59 pm

my second impression:
MYSELF
Will i ever be able to learn to drive this Tank!?! WHO SET UP A POLE On the ROAD!
2933+ hours in the game made my second impression today
holy cow, what an amazing potential.... and since i started the website about server i got into it even more!

what is it what keeps me in the game?!
- MULTIPLAYER CooP
- Mods ( Thank you ALL modders who invent those you made, it is an honor to play all your inventions! )
- Design a factory
- and much higher Brain activity !

Thank you for this AAAAA-Game ( 5star A-rated Game )

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

Post by Pazox » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:35 pm

My first impression was pretty bad. The gameplay seemed to be very boring and I refunded the game on Steam after a few minutes of playtesting.

Then I saw some examples of what you can do in this game and a friend gifted me another copy of this game on Steam and I tried it again. I learned the basics and tried some things out. Now I have 202 hours playtime on Steam. :D

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

Post by Cleo » Wed May 03, 2017 1:28 pm

"Okay so now the game wants me to research a rocket... Huh... How do I make a furnace, again?"

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Post by halcyonforever » Sun May 07, 2017 1:33 am

First impressions:

Day 1:

hmm this goes here, and that goes there and AAHAHHHHHHH BUGS!

Day 2:

Turrets turrets everywhere, that'll show those bugs... how how do I do this oil thing....

Day 300:
24 lane factories, maps that have a separate player transit system.
Do I increase green circuit production or increase copper wire first....

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

Post by vedrit » Mon May 08, 2017 5:09 pm

halcyonforever wrote:Do I increase green circuit production or increase copper wire first....
Day 300 and you haven't learned the answer to this? The answer is 'yes'.

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

Post by Selvek » Mon May 08, 2017 5:46 pm

Every so often I see a let's play of a game and buy it less than 2 minutes into the video. Factorio is such a game.

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

Post by Steelsky » Tue May 09, 2017 11:21 am

vedrit wrote:
halcyonforever wrote:Do I increase green circuit production or increase copper wire first....
Day 300 and you haven't learned the answer to this? The answer is 'yes'.
If less than 50% of your production is copper wire/green circuit, then add more?

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

Post by Aeternus » Tue May 09, 2017 12:30 pm

First reactions:
"So, where's the tutorial... o wait there's a single player campaign."
"That was a quick mission, will they all be so fast?"
"Whoa, that steam engine is big! And I need half a dozen of those just to power a radar?"
"Err. Recover a train network? But I have no rails? Or locomotives..."
"What are the Zerg doing in this game? Where are my flamebats? Oh, wait, there's flame turrets."
"Okay, single player campaign done. Let's try freeplay. And build big."
"Okay, I got freeplay down. Keep running out of ore. Let's load some mods to get infinite ore in some patches."
*loads some of Bobs mods* Holy Mother of Manufacturing... tooo... maaaannnnyyy... reeesources!

Seriously though. Single player story mode is a nice tutorial to this game. Freeplay to get the more advanced mechanics down. Mods if you want to go batpoop crazy on the complexity.

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

Post by WimeSTone » Sat May 13, 2017 7:54 am

Kept track on it for a long time, watching streams, YT videos. Decided to buy as a birthday gift for my very self. First session lasted 9 hours. It was fantastic.
I wish I had more iron :D
"You don't have enough iron, trust me." - Factorio Postulates, tome one.

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