Elite Dangerous has to be regarded as one of the most ambitious open world games of all time. If you are a sim fan, lover of large open world and have also dabbled in the old school Elite games. Well, Elite Dangerous here is truly going to blow you away with what it offers.
Explore The Galaxy
The open galaxy that you get to explore in Elite Dangerous is truly amazing. It is a 1.1 scale replica of the Milky Way galaxy which is just insane to me. You can literally explore wherever you want to and that right there is the beauty of this game. Its large open galaxy allows you to go anywhere you want and in all honesty, it can be rather daunting.
Do What You Want To Do
Elite Dangerous does start with a handy tutorial that explains how you pilot your ship, but after this, you are on your own. In this galaxy, there are a lot of things for you to do. I played the game more as a tradesman. Going on different journeys, taking things from one place to another and making money that way. I did also dabble in a little bit of bounty hunting which was fun and helped change things up a bit and keep me from getting bored. If you want you can just play as a space pirate. Instead of getting your own items to trade and sell, you can stalk others, steal their stuff and then take it to a shady dealer to sell it for yourself. Elite Dangerous does not hold your hand. When the actual game starts, you are on your own to play and discover this large galaxy. I do think that they could have done a little better in explaining some things like the political systems that are around as it can feel like you are thrown in at the deep end. Also, you can easily fall into a run, just doing the same trade route over and over again. That was why I would go exploring or try and bring in a bounty every now and again.
Prepare For War
Combat in Elite Dangerous is really exciting and something you want to try and avoid until you have the right kind of upgrades and weapons on your ship. One time I saw a battle of in the distance and decided to go in and try and get the bounty for myself. You do have AI assist for flying if you want, but for battles, I think you are better taking full control. The combat is a lot of fun and quite challenging too. It does take a while to get used to, but there is no denying that the space battles are a huge part of the appeal of Elite Dangerous.
Play With Others
I just played the game all on my own, but you can play with other players if you want. You can trade, deal, fight and explore if that is what you want. I am sure the game would be a lot of fun if you had a fellow spaceship exploring the galaxy with you and watching your back as you do.
Elite Dangerous is a great game, but it is certainly a game that is not for everyone. This is a game with a steep learning curve and a game that requires you to invest a lot of time to get the best out of it. Still with that being said as far as open world flight sims go, Elite Dangerous really is one of the best you will ever experience.
- The game looks great
- Space battles are a lot of fun
- You can play the game any way you want
- The galaxy is truly massive
- Lots to see and do
- Steep learning curve
- You can end up doing the same thing over and over
Download Elite Dangerous
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP