Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 1, 2018, 12:16:
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.
No, but there is difficult in those games. For example in Cities Skylines, the difficulty is in managing your traffic and keeping your city flowing. In older Sim Cities, the difficulty was in managing budget.
From what (admittedly little) I've seen in Factorio, there really is no difficulty. Everything is available in monstrous quantities, so it's really just a matter of time?
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.
Got it. Thanks man!