Planetbase is a nice change of pace from the usual building simulators as the space environment brings up new challenges. Trying to make sure your colonists have enough of everything to keep them alive, and balancing this with fending off potential hazards and trying to earn yourself some money at the same time, is a genuinely fun challenge.
Planetbase is a humble title with a simple visual aspect. Although playfully it becomes so deep. For a little money we can have a good number of hours at the console although sometimes the feeling of standing without doing anything can be lengthy.
Once you learn how to build a self-sustaining colony, there’s a lot to do, but you simply have to remember not to do it too fast or you’ll expand too quickly and will suffer for it later on. There’s nothing like being well on your way to expanding, only to have a meteor destroy your oxygen tank or other life support system. Planetbase starts out incredibly infuriating but becomes really enjoyable after you make it over the steep learning curve. If you’re looking for a colonization simulator that controls well on console, look no further than Planetbase.
I like aspects of Planetbase, and I want to like all of it because it’s a nice premise, but it’s really hard to look past its frustrating aspects. The slow pace of expansion can make it a relaxing game to play, but when those frustrations creep in it wipes out any chance of relaxing. In a world where Cities: Skylines exists as such an excellent city-builder on Xbox One, Planetbase suffers in comparison. Going from landing party to self-sufficiency to thriving extra-terrestrial metropolis is a pleasing arc, but at times the game conspires against your efforts to play it.
Planetbase is a space simulator where players have to lead a group of space settlers who are trying to form a base on an isolated planet. It is a complex proposal where players must manage different type of resources to have success. There are 29 structures which user can build to use the different resources with the help of 4 types of settlers and 3 robot units, facing all the difficulties off each of the 4 environments that Planetbase have. It's a different way to become a Pathfinder, something that fans of this genre will appreciate.