Average User Score: 6.5Jan 21, 2015The game has huge potential, but right now its not more than a framework on which an actual game can be created. The space combat is fun for aThe game has huge potential, but right now its not more than a framework on which an actual game can be created. The space combat is fun for a while, but without any sort of progression except amassing money, it gets dull rather fast. And the fact that hauling goods (trading) makes you way more money way faster really sucks. Because hauling is dull from the first moment on. Mining can only be described as tedious and does not feel very rewarding even in pristine metal belts. Missions require too much traveling and feel like a waste of time.
The online feature by now only seems to be an excuse for having an online DRM. Whatever you do to earn credits, its safer to do it in solo mode and only go to open mode when looking for players as targets to shoot down.
Also the hefty death penalty, especially on larger and fully decked out ships, strongly discourages playing open mode for anything except for hunting weaker players.
The galaxy is huge, 400 billion star systems. The content is tiny, not even enough to fill 10 star systems without repetition. Hopefully they add more soon, because this game could become a real top hit if they come up with good coop and clan vs clan content. Right now there is no multiplayer though. Neither missions, nor flying with wingmen or any multiplayer content at all.
There are only few ships so far, most of which have very boring visuals. There isnt very much to see in this game by now overall. Also the same 3 stations or so are used to fill the entire galaxy it seems.
On the pro side, the combat handling is very nice if you use a good hotas flightstick. Let's hope they add more content soon. Right now its hard to recommend.… Expand