The game is going to suffer from the old bit of being a nerd or obscure title suddenly backed by a major company and marketed as if it was supposed to appeal to a general audience rather than a niche one, and being released during a quiet period.
In truth this is an awesome game for us space game fans, the guys who play the X series or if you're older Starflight, Elite etc. It's a big evolution of the genre. Someone buying it blind to the genre is asking for trouble.
I feared the PC release could've been buggy or choppy but so far it's been near perfect. The first few seconds were choppy, but I turned off the framerate limit and set everything high in the options and it's been smooth. Alt-tab not working meant I started on a new planet a few times, but that's fixed (as with some other games) by setting it to 'borderless', and the planet I started on had green night skies, and that's my favourite colour, so it worked out well. (Thankfully I also found out about the pre-order ship/hyperspace bug so haven't redeemed the ship until I've finished that tutorial.)
(Original post by JM1993)
Would people say this is worth the money? Or is it more worthwhile waiting for a price slash or pre-owned version?
I was under the impression that it would be pretty boring just flying around planet to planet... What is there to actually do on the planets? Is there human life on any of them?
I'm intrigued so far.
The game is a simple concept: do the usual space/RPG shtick (collect things to sell, use money to buy better ships and stuff to continue on, repeat). The game doesn't do anything new in that respect. Its unique selling point is the ability to explore planets rather than just flying around in space like in X or Freelancer.
What you do on the planets is collect stuff you need, chat/trade with aliens if you find them, and look at all the pretty things. Basically all the stuff we so far could only do in space stations.
I'm sure people have hyped this up to be some sort of galaxy simulator where you can "do anything", so any disappointment is their own fault.It's probably not really a game you're supposed to play all day every day forever.