posted on Dec, 24 2017 @ 10:37 PM
a reply to: gortex
I have it and enjoy it a lot. I played the original game back in 1992.
Be warned however, get the expansion pack, as it allows you to actually land on planets and explore them. It also gives you access to engineers who
with the right materials can upgrade your ships better than anything else you can buy at star ports.
Also: This isn't Eve Online. Don't expect a market controlled by players, or being able to set up a POS (player owned station), or any of that stuff.
Some people find it boring because of that.
However, it does allow a lot of exploring. The whole galaxy in the game has only less that 1 percent being explored. I have several systems with my
name on them as no one else had explored them yet, or bothered to turn it in.
You can mine, rather involved process compared to Eve, but can be satisfying.
Trading, hauling cargo is there, but again, the market is controlled by the game so you may not find it as exciting as games where players do
influence the market.
Then there is the mission running for different factions and of course PVP.
Is it worth paying 5 pounds for? Sure, considering I bought the game without the expansion for $29.00 several months ago. I've had a blast with it.
ETA - Just noticed they have the Horizons DLC on sale at 50% off, so only $15.00. If it's still that low come payday, I'll finally upgrade, hehehe.
edit on 12/24/2017 by eriktheawful because: (no reason given)