Welcome into chilly distance
Oxygen Not Contained matches the participant not with a large scale and epic narrative saver, but using just two paragraphs that describe the participant’s task. This time you’ll have the part of leader of grown individuals, whom the programmers nicknamed duplicates. They are rather idle, so the participant might need to give them homework and induce them to finish it.
Although individuals and duplicates are made using different technology, their basic needs are exactly the same — sleep, food, hygiene and air. So the very first time that the participant might need to set the infrastructure to ensure ultimately the characters don’t drown starving in their own waste.
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A new beginning
When the basic survival kit is ready, duplicates will be able to begin the development of the settlement. This process begins with the study of new technologies. Initially, standard devices are available for the player to receive energy, oxygen and even food, but research expands the range. For example, having learned one of the technologies, the player will be able to use more capacious batteries, install air purifiers and even install a sewage system.
And here Oxygen Not Included is revealed from a new perspective. In order for all technologies to work for a long time and properly, the player needs to properly distribute human resources. In ONI, the boss cannot magically seat the employee at the workbench, but only give an order and give priority. Further, the duplicates themselves choose what they will do.
Sandbox for engineers
Oxygen Not Included turned out to be quite complex. For example, to establish a medical centre, you need to build a room of a certain size and establish a table, toilet and a medical bed. The meditate will not work outside the medical centre.
And such complicated constructions will be met constantly. Redistribution of heat, installation of sewage, the creation of electricity networks and so on. In fact, developers give a lot of tools that allow you to create complex structures inside the game. Such a sandbox for engineers.
In addition to the construction of complex mechanisms, the player will be able to farm. At first, it will be the standard cultivation of plants, flowers and other things, but then in the colony, they allow you to start alien cattle. And here for the player, another universe opens up, in which he needs to tame animals, create comfortable conditions for their reproduction and collect resources.
Oxygen Not Included is a great space colonizer simulator that should become friendlier to the player. Klei Entertainment created an exciting game that is addictive with its complexity and freedom. The player is given many tools and opportunities, but it would be nice if they were also taught to use them.
At the same time, Oxygen Not Included works according to the usual laws of physics, which help the player to adapt and figure out faster. If you like strategies or games in the survival genre, then Oxygen Not Included is worth your attention.