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Early Access

Farlight Explorers

Using Conveyor Belts for Galactic Colonization

Reviewed by: Kevin "KoynePurse" | Twitter | May 17, 2017

I look forward to expanding my galactic industry!

  • Review Play Time: 17.4 hours
  • Price: $16.99 (CAD)

so far... I got $0.98/Hour* of enjoyment

*Based on updated Steam total play time.

Game Flow

  • Pick a starting planet
  • Harvest resources using a laser
  • Research new technologies
  • Build enormous industrial complexes to extract/refine resources automatically
  • Fight off jelly monsters!
  • Build starships
  • Scout other planets for different resources
  • Build a singularity gate
  • Create colonies on different planets

Likes

  • Automating ore extraction and manufacturing facilities is fun!
  • Four different game modes to customize the player experience
  • The tutorial eases you into gameplay mechanics
  • Lots of content – numerous planets to visit, resources to mine and production buildings to create
  • The jetpack makes it easy to quickly fly between buildings and resource nodes
  • Audible alerts when you are low on food and oxygen is a nice touch
  • The graphics are nice and detailed
  • Little graphical details like shell casings hitting the ground as your auto-turrets fire at enemies
All Likes

Dislikes

  • Navigating between some build menus is tedious
  • Tooltips need more detail. When industry is planet wide, “object destroyed by asteroid” is not sufficient to find and repair the issue
  • Placing some smaller items, like pipes or wires, can be clunky

The Final Word

Early Access Alert
Opinion is subject to change during Farlight Explorers's development.

Farlight Explorers is what I like to call an “open-galaxy sandbox”. At this stage of development there is more than enough to keep you busy. Whether that is mining resources, building expansive supply chains, fighting off jelly monsters or selecting your next planet to colonize.

Worth it?

Yes

Reviewed by: Kevin "KoynePurse" | Twitter | May 17, 2017