Perhaps its cause Im still inside that first magic 10 hours, but what fun. I love online games and I really loved elite (in fact still play it from time to time) This gives me the chance to go do all the things I wanted to do in elite but couldnt on 48k The sound the graphics, the game play are all great - Ill let you know post 10 hour syndrom how its going, but for now
Ive now been playing this for the past week. Okay its not going to be everyones cup of tea as its quite involved - but for me, and obviously a lot of people, its cracking. Ordered the full game from amazon and it arrived yesterday - now have taken out a 3 month installment. There are a few things that really appeal to me
- the game continues and evoles even when you are not there
- you can just spend hours exploring the galaxy
- even so early in the game (about 10 hours gameplay) there are loads of missions. I take one mission and you take a different mission and we might not see each other again for 2-3 weeks, but then all of a sudden run into each other in some distant galaxy.
- its Elite with a 3D graphics implant
So yes download it - takes a while as its about a Gb in size, then about 30 minutes to install and configure - you get a 5 day demo so well worth it ... hook up with me (monkeyleader) if you come online and I can show you the ropes.
I played the beta, and to be honest I didn't think much of it. It's very "2d", it looks like space, and you're in a space ship, but it's like you're travelling along the ground because you can't go up or down very far.
Spending half the time in warp isn't really a lot of fun either and the stations aren't interesting. Missions were ok but generally repetative.
My favorite character was an explorer but I found it quite frustrating that there really wasn't anywhere to explore. Yeah I got points everytime "I discovered" a new place, but it had already been discovered by everyone else.