As other have mentioned the Battle Brothers DLC is a welcome add-on to the game but in the end you are still left mostly fighting the extremely stupid economic model even on it’s “best” settings.
“Hey, you seem like you have a good company of mercenaries here! 12 fully decently skilled armed men with a few dozen battles behind you… Would you be interested in escorting my caravan for 2 days through bandit country?”
Me, an intellectual mercenary leader:
“Sure, what does it pay? Must be a lot given that we are certain to be attacked at least twice on the way and won’t be allowed to stop for literally any reason after we get attacked. eh?”
“Of course, in exchange for you and your group of 12 hardened warriors risking life and limb to protect my wagons I will pay you say… almost enough to buy 1/4 of a good sword? I would have only offered 1/5 of a sword price but you have a solid reputation too.”
“hmm… doesn’t sound like much. Like 2 dozen bandits will be attacking us in all likelihood.”
“How about if it throw in 1/10 the cost of a single bandage for each bandit you kill? AND WAIT! Sandwiches during the trip too!”
That is very close to the literal values for work in the game.
Also picked up Conan: Unconquered on launch. Woof.
I mean it CHUGS on rigs that run Total War etc with no issue and believe me, this is no Total War. Even with all graphics turned down to almost nothing it chugs.
Looks and feels like a simple TD game ported from mobile.
Voice acting is just awful.
Game has crashes at launch at random.
Game crashes from Menu at random.
Game crashes during play at random.
Game options in their menus don’t work right (can’t select resolutions correctly etc)
For a TD game there is little sense in the feature set. Even small things like unloading all units from a watch tower are tedious multi-click affairs that slow the game engine. Best to pause constantly to avoid the slowdown.
Devs say they don’t want to use Steam forums. Looking at their forums is like staring into a desert. Low player base and certainly no devs over there on launch day (why?).
Just a total pile of trash.
There are literally flash games out there with a more robust feature set, controls, and QOL.