Great game in Alpha, the Devs really listen to the community adding things from the "suggestion" area in the public forum.
I have been playing the game in "creative" (where you have all the items in the game available to you for crafting and survival), and "survival"mode where you start out with the bare essentials to survive, so far I am really happy with the game, once you get a hold of how things work.
Drone attacks and the wildlife can be a pain until you level enough to get a better gun.
Latest addition is a menu to make drone attacks, wildlife, resources etc hard or abundant.
It seens the Devs are constantly adding new items almost every couple of weeks. We just got better building blocks and a hangar door that is huge.
Give Empyrion a try.