I did the tutorial and finished the first era of the tech tree. First impression are it’s a good game, a solid 7 maybe even an 8. It does a good job of simulationg living like a early extended family tribes.
The tutorial emphasis how to automate the game so you aren’t constantly micromanaging. In fact the game somewhat discourages micromanagement. The graphics are lovely, and the music and pacing are all low key and almost calming. The game has nice chill atomosphere only really changed when a mountain lion or bear attacks one of your family.
Issue: The tutorial doesn’t cover a lot (watch out for morale it is a killer). I find myself constantly fighting the interface I just haven’t really groked it yet. I’m spoiled after Soren Johnson Old World great tool tip. I find the help system in Dawn to be vey primitive. (Sorry couldn’t resist)