Notrium nearly lost me, because the first game ever I started as an android on easy. I played for ~5 hours, and didn't make it past the tree maps surrounding my starting point, because they were Eden, the ship graveyard and the hive.... No Force Field Generator -> no Stasis Field, no amor.
After searching a while in the forum, I discovered that the maps are randomly placed. Uhm.. Started again on medium (!), and it took me three hours to leave this planet.
Maybe it would be a good idea to place always a map with a force field generator next to the starting map on easy..