Typically when I think about the survival genre the focus that comes to mind is a balance between crafting, exploration, and fighting to stay alive. That can have a tendency to scare away more mild gamers who can get overwhelmed by either tricky combat or a constant need to take care of your health or vitals in other ways. Scrapnaut is a bit of a different animal though, and while it may end up feeling a bit too mild for typical genre fans, it may be a great starting point for people who’ve been wondering what it’s all about… though I’ll admit that it lacks polish in multiple areas. Still, if you enjoy crafting, having a fair amount of area to explore, and still engaging in periodic combat (but without the normally brutal difficulty level more common in the genre) Scrapnaut may be just the thing to keep you occupied for some hours.
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