* It is free. Not free to play… FREE FREE FREE^
* It is awesome.
>Ok stop the sales pitch what exactly is it?
It is a First/Third Person Shooter + World of Warcraft + Minecraft + Civilization, all in one game, done well. :O
The game was originally intended to have a sandbox (on your computer only) mode and a online MMORPG mode. The server code was lost so the game makers made it a FREE sandbox game. No networking at all.
The game does not limit you to play the game a certain way. You can follow quests or run away and go native. The core of the game is gathering resources to build technology. This is not WoW style grinding, it is easy to get resources. You'll find yourself wandering, killing animals for meat and animal fat etc, stopping to pluck plants and chop trees and then mining iron, copper, gold, sand, petroleum, etc. This is natural and not a chore, it is a natural part of exploration, fighting and gathering. The resources are used to feed your Replicator which can make low tech to sci-fi high tech items but needs a script to do so.
The currency is meat. Urgg! But actually makes sense, when you hunt animals you get a lot of meat. Animals don't drop gold, which would be silly. With meat you can buy from other humans at colonies. (Cooked meat is eatable.) Human colonies allow buying an endless array of primitive to high tech items, including scripts. With your resources + scripts + replicator you can make anything from wood bows to aircraft using the world's resources… yes you can make land vehicles, boats, submarines, aircraft, weapons low to high tech. You can make engines, computers, whole colonies. You can design items in the in-built 3d creator: http://planet-explorers-isos.com/
still for no cost. The limit is, does your character have the resources in your inventory to construct it? If not, off harvesting and mining you go!
The world looks beautiful and it comparable to WoW. But less cartoonish. It has bright sunny days, cloudy days, rain, thunderstorms with lightning flashes. Sun sets can be lovely with shadows that are long and dark. Night is very dark, but you can speed up time by sleeping. Animals may plonk down by your camp over night and snore loudly which is both annoying and amusing. Animals act mostly logically and are well made. It is claimPost too long. Click here to view the full text.