Creston wrote on Apr 1, 2018, 12:00:
Anyways, talk to me about Factorio, fellas. What's the point of it? What's your goal? Just build stuff? Is there an end-game to reach? Do you need to build defenses? What's going on with it. (nm about the enemies question, that was already answered. )
I watch some let's plays, and it does get me a little itchy in the fingers, but at the same time, after 10 minutes I think "is this all you're doing?"
What are you doing when you play SimCity or a similar game? While there is an artificial goal of launching a satellite so you can be "rescued" -- it's kind of like saying the goal in SimCity is to reach population X. The game is about the fun you have figuring out, first how to build stuff, second learning better ways to build stuff, third learning efficiencies in your designs, etc...
One of the best things about the game is mod support and an active mod community. So even if you get tired of the base game eventually (I spent over 800 hours playing the base or "vanilla" game) there are plenty of new things to try. Different ores, more complicated recipes, stronger enemies, pretty much whatever you want.
However, if you are looking for an extensive storyline -- you won't find it here. This is a building game.This comment was edited on Apr 1, 2018, 13:47.
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