Who knew? Seriously, who knew that a game so revolutionary would be so ridiculous in its presentation?
Dwarf Fortress is completely mindblowing in its complexity, AI, persistent world existence, internal consistency…it’s basically what I never thought a video game or simulation would ever be able to accomplish. Everything is accounted for and everything interacts in a real, organic, living way. It’s downright spooky sometimes.
I can’t even begin to explain how weird and involved the world is, and by extension the stories that are created as you play it. If you want a good overview of what I’m talking about and why it’s so mindblowing, read Let’s Play Dwarf Fortress: Boatmurdered.
The big game companies could learn a lot from the complete opposite approach that this game has taken, and the brilliance that resulted.