8th November 2014 03:35 PM
Viewed in isolation and away from the misfired hype through its Steam Early Access phase, Spacebase DF-9 is a carefree space-building simulation that adds promise through its frequent game updates and, eventually, a modding community outside of Steam. At least it's carefree to the same extent as Banished or Rimworld as being carefree building simulations in their subjectively harsh world. However, much of the issues surrounding Spacebase DF-9 were tightly bound to its intended goals during its Steam Early Access and its admission of failure in getting their visions on board. Suffice to say those who purchased the game were naturally angry at the outcome. The question is how angry should they be knowing that there's a cautionary "buyer beware" bow wrapped around games pushed through Steam's Early Access banner (or the pre-order slash crowdfunding banner for that matter)?