I have always enjoyed the strategy resource game experience.
I spent $20 to give this a go. While I do think the price for the experience is way out of proportion, I do have some thoughts.
As I tried to join a server with few or no people so I could gather and build and enjoy the game (currently it is impossible with a full server… you are naked with a rock and just get killed immediately) I found I was kind of liking RUST.
I had many resources, was doing great on food. Had my little piece of paradise well underway. Gathering and collecting. Out of nowhere, a zombie guy walks up and kills me. I hit him 4 or so times with and axe, no success. So, I die. Only to loose all my resources and be re-spawned somewhere else entirely.
After 4 hours of play. Now, I got nothing. While I understand the finality of death It sure makes no sense to invest time and effort into the gameplay only to have no hope of really creating something cool on the rust island. I guess I am missing the point of this game.
It would be ok if you die and loose a percentage of your supplies, maybe some clothing… but to start from absolute scratch, with nothing each time you die… well, the game was intriguing for about 8 hours. Then, I realized that there really is no hope or point to continue.
I may come back and check it out a few month down the road.