@cursethesemetalhands: I hear ya, and I get where you're coming from, but from everything I've heard it seems that that lessens the experience quite a bit. Give it a try online!
I'm ViableSolution on PS4.
I feel like the online elements factor into the game in a good way, it also fits the theme quite well. I like the process of going into a hazardous area, laying down a bunch of equipment, running low on resources and then connecting to the network to see how people have made it much easier to get back.
So far thats been the most fun gameplay loop. It kind of reminds me of Prince of Persia in a weird way.