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. Maybe playing the game is best described as being in a 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 which 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.
This has led some teeth-grindingly frustrating failures on my part.