Before I say anything, I think it’s important to note that this is a fully released game. Astronarch IS NOT IN EARLY ACCESS. That’s right, there’a a brand new indie game out and it’s fully functional. Believe me, I’m as surprised as you are.
@misguided first mentioned Astronarch a few days ago in our indie games thread. He went into pretty good detail about what the game has to offer, so I’ll quote him just below the Steam link so as to consolidate
my power the discussion of the game.
Everything he said here is correct, and after 4 hours with the game I’ve decided I like the game as much as he does. In fact, I like it a lot more than other games such as Slay the Spire because I can do all my planning for an encounter once and then (mostly) just sit back and watch events unfold. I only say “mostly” sit back because there’s a potion system you can trigger during the game, so that keeps it from being 100% auto-battling in my book, but except for the 3 potions you can equip at once, it’s close enough.