Game unplayably complex without more explanation.

Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2017

I played the tutorial and there is just too much stuff that I don't understand for me to play the actual game. The tutorial barely explained anything at all.

  • Everything is a massive pile of symbols the meaning of which is completely unexplained. The tooltips don't help because they just list off a bunch of terminology that is still completely uneplained.
  • The build menu is insanely large, with almost no ability to sort or cut down the list, and is filled with things whose functions I can't figure out.
  • There seems to be a difference depending on where you place buildings, but I have no idea how it works. Also seems to be some system for opening more space, but again...
  • Ship building can't possibly be as slow as it seems to be, so I must be doing something wrong.
  • Ships have a range limit, which I can't figure out how to extend.
  • What are the differences between weapon and defense types? Not explained.
  • What do all these techs do? How do I figure out what to research?
  • Resource information? I'm not even sure what is and is not a resource.

I could keep going on for a while, but I think I have made my point. There is no manual and the tutorial is grossly insufficient. Unless you already know how to play, you can't figure it out.