>Guess I don't get this game. Got about 10 hours in, seems like completely standard early access open-world fare.
I mean, that's what it is, so yeah, but what sets it apart is execution. It's just extremely well done, and accessible. A lot of these kinds of games are fairly punishing, and Valheim just isn't. It's not innovative. It's just extremely solid - especially as Early Access for $20. If this is the kind of game you're after, it's probably the best choice on Steam, atm.