Still playing a lot of Elite Dangerous, though I’ve improved a bit as a pilot since my initial forays….
It’s an amazing game to just fly around in. The flight model is top-notch and the galaxy is realistically modelled. The next best thing to being there (minus the asphyxiation and explosive decompression too!). I finally took a trip to the alien ruins that have been discovered and exploring them using the Vive was stunning; a very cool, creepy atmosphere that the pics don’t do justice to. Worth a trip!
Elite:Dangerous is a great game. It’s pretty much “Here’s the entire galaxy. Here’s a spaceship. Off you go!” so you can do whatever you want.
I’d given bounty-hunting, trading and mining a go so I was keen to try exploration. And what better place to go than the super-massive black hole at the centre of our galaxy, Sagittarius A*? Widescreen pics below!
I’m really enjoying Elite Dangerous, but sometimes I think I’ve got a mild case of Stockholm Syndrome as sometimes playing the game seems like being in a long-term relationship with a sociopath.
One of the best/worst things about the game is that failure has consequences. If you lose your ship, you lose it and everything in it – there’s no reload or roll-back. If you’re careful you always have enough money to cover an insurance claim; that allows you to rebuy your ship and equipment at a fraction of the cost but you’ll still lose anything you’re carrying or have accumulated as data since leaving port.
But as long as you’re cautious you shouldn’t die too often, right?