Played a bit of this just to try it out.
Their interface is still as shit as it was the first time through. Incredibly difficult to work out what is what and how things work the various module controls for stuff on the drillship are not really explained and because of the design half the time they are positioned behind other stuff.
It's not very clear what you are supposed to be doing it has some sort of tutorial and quest system but it does tend to just abandon you and not explain what it is you are supposed to learn. It has you upgrade stuff but it never really explains how that works what the sort of tradeoffs are. There are production stations and workbenches which seem to be the same thing not sure why there is both. Inventory management is weird.
Not sure what the gameplay loop is seems to just be beat up robots harvest their stuff run out of inventory repeat.
Maybe it'll make more sense when there is actual coop but so far not really sure about this one.