I quite like EftV : the turned based nature really brings out the tactics and gives you a chance to think about what you want to do. It's not amazing tactics but it's very EUO tactics
It's very easy, as far as rougelikes go. As long as you don't get your head above water or do anything stupid you should finish the game in a couple of hours. There are no 1 hit random deaths: but there can be combos of things that kill you. A trapped chest will never kill you if you are at full HP: but opening one when next to a lightning rat might. Pills are now randomised: but try them all: there are no ill effects other than wasting them if you can't ID them.
You can either search consoles for spare parts or activate them for fun: both have small chance to zap you but again, will never kill you: and this time even if you are not full hp. You can toggle lights on and off. There are 3 different algorithms for the vaults. Much less grindy: only 3 vaults, 1 cave, 1 continent, 1 subway, 1 military base: so it's pretty short.
Have re-written mages: they are fun and OP. Fighters interface is really good: bind your fave ranged weapon to 1 : and equip a melee weapon. Whenever you hit F it autoswaps and shoots (and swaps back): same for specials like aimed & spray. Never have to manually switch weps. Spray is pretty OP fun but gratifying. I'm dubious about engineers: will play thru now with one and see. Lots of spare parts now so no shortage. plenty of room for recipe expansion, and maybe deconstruction or item conversion.
Almost all mobs have some ability or spell. Much more interesting. Also trying to spawn combo groups: eg a mutant priest+2 raiders. Vaults need more variety, but later. Terminators have a new powerful laser that only works when you are exactly NSEW or NW SW NE SE: so positioning will save you. Reanimated soldiers chuck grenades that take 3 turns to blow up, In a future build you might be able to kick the grenades back at the enemy.
Races: mutant is the staple: the hp regen is needed. Alien swaps that for IR vision which I don't think is useful. Robot: lots of spares so s/b easy.
Don't forget to look at my EftV pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/eggmceye/escap ... the-vault/
Release will be no later than Monday night 26th sydney time.