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Astroneer's stunning planets play stage to a serene yet underpowered journey.
Astroneer is definitely on the soft side of the survival spectrum. It looks inviting and fun, whether your lone explorer is bounding across the colorful landscape or mining deep within underground caves. Collecting resources and crafting them into new tools is the main focus, and Astroneer falters in not having more interesting things to find within each planet. In the end though, it's a lovely little game if you want to survive without all the pesky hunger and thirst you find in other games.
It’s not a perfect game, but it’s the kind of game that could be perfect for certain situations or groups of gamers looking for their next adventure.
Astroneer is a lovely serene survival crafting game that can feel aimless at times, but has masses of potential to be something special.
Its jigsaw pieces, jolly and randomly-scattered as they might be, only assemble in a finite amount of ways.
Astroneer is a nice and relaxing survival game that does away with some the typical mechanics of the genre to offer an experience that's mostly based on exploration and crafting. The basic gameplay loop is very engaging at the beginning and manages to carry the game quite far, but the complicated controls, especially on pad, and the repetition, which will eventually set in after a while, damage the experience a little. Still, Astroneer is a very solid game that no fan of the genre should pass on, especially if they love outer space settings.
Astroneer is a survival space simulator that offers a rich and colourful experience based on some interesting game mechanics.
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Astroneer provides a (mostly) tranquil environment to explore with your friends, or by yourself to unwind. The fact that the game doesn't bury you in a collection loop and actually gives you breathing room to explore and tinker will be a downside for some, but for those with the patience, it's a game you could easily spend hundreds of hours unraveling.
Chirpy and charming, Astroneer is a lovely survival game for players who want a chill experience. Just don't expect much in terms of varied gameplay (for now).
Astroneer nicely builds on the Early Access release. The world is much more polished and it finally gives players something to do beyond simply digging up the earth and crafting new techs.