Factorio Review

What can you craft in Factorio?

✪Blackwind™ (after 1 day 10 hours play time)

412 days ago

E V E R Y T H I N G !

408 days ago

all the things a factory needs to function and protect itself also a few perks for the player

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BaltasarOnMeth (after 3 hours play time)

139 days ago

This list is longer than my phone typing attention span. You'll be building a lot of conveyor belts, machines, mining drills and ovens, as well as electrical poles and weapons. Options include weapons, vehicles and a train system. There is more, part of the fun is to discover the tech tree.

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Can you get away with just rushing the enemy in Factorio?

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BaltasarOnMeth (after 3 hours play time)

139 days ago

Enemies grow for different reasons, one of them is one of their own being killed. Since killing aliens is not the goal of the game, early rushes serve little purpose.

408 days ago

definitely NOT THEY WILL ANNIHILATE YOU LIKE A FAT MAN WHEN HE MEETS A FREE DOUGHNUT BUFFET THEY END IT QUICK

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What strategies have you learned to survive in Factorio?

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BaltasarOnMeth (after 3 hours play time)

139 days ago

1. Keep an eye on pollution.

2. Do not neglect your arsenal, aliens evolve.

3. Zoom out before crossing a railway, trains are very fast.

408 days ago

attend to the turrets and make rails for different thing and try to reuse some of the rails already placed

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Do you ever feel overwhelmed playing Factorio?

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BaltasarOnMeth (after 3 hours play time)

139 days ago

Only if the pollution reaches a high level alien base and I don't have proper defensive capabilities,

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How much fun are trains to drive in Factorio?

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BaltasarOnMeth (after 3 hours play time)

139 days ago

It's not a driving sim, it's a building sim. Driving is fun enough, but the goal is to automate everything.

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Do trains in Factorio handle realistically?

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BaltasarOnMeth (after 3 hours play time)

139 days ago

The railway system is believable enough. The direct controls are somewhat rudimentary.

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How does Factorio reward you for playing tactically?

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BaltasarOnMeth (after 3 hours play time)

139 days ago

If you hunt aliens later in the game, tactics are very important.

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How open is Factorio to explore?

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BaltasarOnMeth (after 3 hours play time)

139 days ago

You can explore the entire map at your own discretion, you're only stopped by aliens, if you don't have the gear to defeat them.

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Have you come up with any clever strategies in Factorio?

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BaltasarOnMeth (after 3 hours play time)

139 days ago

Every time I play the game, I refine my processes. Clever is very gradual in this game.

Maybe using a long cable and a couple of electrical turrets to hunt aliens is clever?

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What kind of decisions does Factorio ask you to make?

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BaltasarOnMeth (after 3 hours play time)

139 days ago

It's all about logistics.

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Does Factorio make you feel powerful?

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BaltasarOnMeth (after 3 hours play time)

139 days ago

No, but games rarely do this.

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How deep is the crafting in Factorio?

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BaltasarOnMeth (after 3 hours play time)

139 days ago

It's the essence of the game.

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Are the aliens in Factorio scary?

✪Blackwind™ (after 1 day 10 hours play time)

412 days ago

sometimes :)

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BaltasarOnMeth (after 3 hours play time)

139 days ago

The aliens are not scary, but they are interesting enemies, that will come down on you hard, if you don't understand how they work.

Dobsy (after 1 day 16 hours play time)

444 days ago

Scary? No, but they are a fun antagonist that change the pace of the game every now and then. They are one more element to factor into your perfect factory design. The combat isn't exactly deep, but it's a fun distraction from laying transport belts, inserters and manufacturing facilities.

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Ulli (after 18 hours play time)

410 days ago

No.

408 days ago

not really after you meet the first one it becomes calm but if you get over run then you start to get scared but not because of the aliens but because of the fear of losing and the shear speed of the aliens that you cannot run far enough and also that they don't De-aggro so you start to feack out but the aliens make the game really interesting to play and that they just keep coming and coming and you need to look out but in fact the aliens are not scary at all it's just that they are a hazard and also they make the player think about safety and the mission at the same time so the game becomes a lot more fun

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What do the robots in Factorio do?

✪Blackwind™ (after 1 day 10 hours play time)

412 days ago

some grab, some give.

408 days ago

they divert the rails and make a perfect game changer or in this case a factory changer

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BaltasarOnMeth (after 3 hours play time)

139 days ago

They build, fight and manage items. Robots are endgame elements to automate player actions, so you can focus on the creative parts.

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How hard is it to make money in Factorio?

Dobsy (after 1 day 16 hours play time)

444 days ago

Very hard...due to the distinct lack of money in the game.

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BaltasarOnMeth (after 3 hours play time)

139 days ago

There is no money.

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How much freedom does Factorio give you?

✪Blackwind™ (after 1 day 10 hours play time)

412 days ago

so much free

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BaltasarOnMeth (after 3 hours play time)

139 days ago

Limiting factors:

1. Aliens evolve, so you need to evolve your arsenal from time to time.

2. There is a tiered tech tree, so in order to build better stuff, you need to do research.

3. Resources can be scarce at random. The map often dictates your early game approach.

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Would you buy at full price or wait for a Factorio sale?

408 days ago

full price

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BaltasarOnMeth (after 3 hours play time)

139 days ago

20 bucks for a game that might keep you busy for years?

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How active is the Factorio mod scene?

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BaltasarOnMeth (after 3 hours play time)

139 days ago

It seems to be active enough to keep me busy trying new stuff twice a year.

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Should you buy Factorio now or wait for it to come out of Early Access?

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BaltasarOnMeth (after 3 hours play time)

139 days ago

This is one of the rare occasions I felt sure about buying an unfinished game.

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How does Factorio run on your PC?

Dobsy (after 1 day 16 hours play time)

444 days ago

Superbly in single player mode, reasonably well in multiplayer. When things get busy there is some pretty noticeable lag when running in peer to peer mode. Wouldn't say it was game breaking but does need some attention from the devs.

✪Blackwind™ (after 1 day 10 hours play time)

412 days ago

75 fps

408 days ago

80 fps always

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BaltasarOnMeth (after 3 hours play time)

139 days ago

Flawlessly on my gaming rig. Multiplayer depends on the player with the weakest connection.

On my Zxxx series Atom tablet, singleplayer is okay on smaller maps, but MP is out of the question.

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How good is the Linux port of Factorio?

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BaltasarOnMeth (after 3 hours play time)

139 days ago

No flaws detected.

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How good are the graphics in Factorio?

Dobsy (after 1 day 16 hours play time)

444 days ago

Gorgeous. The sprites and animations are smooth and intricate. If someone could make a Transport Tycoon game that looked like this that would be great.

✪Blackwind™ (after 1 day 10 hours play time)

412 days ago

it's cool. Very cool!

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BaltasarOnMeth (after 3 hours play time)

139 days ago

The graphics are good and serve their purpose well.

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How active is the multiplayer community for Factorio?

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BaltasarOnMeth (after 3 hours play time)

139 days ago

If I click in the server browser, it makes a happy face.

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How good are the sounds in Factorio?

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BaltasarOnMeth (after 3 hours play time)

139 days ago

Is there a scale? The sounds serve their purpose.

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What are gamers first impressions of Factorio

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BaltasarOnMeth (after 3 hours play time)

139 days ago

I just set up a server for my friends. Blast.

How do gamers feel when they start playing Factorio

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BaltasarOnMeth (after 3 hours play time)

139 days ago

I have beem playing the game for a long time, just recently started on Steam. Numbers lie.

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