I got the basic edition- $45 USD is already pretty steep for early access pre-ordering, but from gameplay videos I figured it was worth the risk to me.
Equipment and resources will not always be limited, and I’m actually having quite a bit of fun working my way up from the bottom. Low-level fights are fun in a cops-and-robbers kinda way (pistols and pump-actions). Also, it feels great to outmaneuver some guy armed to the teeth and then dispatch him unceremoniously***.
Stash size is admittedly a little cramped, but not ridiculously so. IMO I think it’s a good gameplay decision- the small stash-size encourages trading away stuff you won’t use and making the most with what you have which fits in well with the post-apocalyptic theme. Travel light!
Might be able to explain more about the gameplay w/ screenshots tonight.
*** This actually gets into what I think is a central theme of the game’s design: A lot of decision you make are meaningful and have consequences, good and bad. Example: You could enter an area as a full-blown tactical barbie, but it just takes one lucky break for a clever guy lurking with a knife or pistol to ruin you- and then he gets all your stuff. On the other hand, being said clever guy puts you at a serious disadvantage in the initial chaos when a round starts- if you don’t find someone to ambush you’ll miss all the loot!