Originally Posted by jdstock76
^ Always the negative nancy.
SC isn't even close to fully released.
ED is garbage compared to SC. However, it's at least playable. But again the quality of the game is no where near SC.
Originally Posted by LoLomgbbq
No, i completely agree and my experience with SC is nothing more than multiple free fly weekends and the videos ive watched of backers online.
My issue with ED is this - It feels like a glorified text adventure with a fancy not so fancy GUI. The tasks are meaningless, samey sameness of exploring is worse than what ive experienced in NMS, the srv 80% exploding bug makes exploring not worth the effort, flying around space doesnot not in any sense feel like im in space, instead it feels like im wrapped in a crappy skybox that suffers from the fish bowl effect if you go past the ingame FOV setting of which is ridiculously low and the latest patch is simply insulting.
Why do i prefer SC even though ive spent no money, only tried the demo and watched videos? Easy - SC know its a video game and knows to make sacrifices where required to actually make the game fun. From the interface to the "void"... i actually feel like im in space. Take my comment from earlier about accidentally/not accidentally ejecting from my space ship while boosting towards a comms relay - Seeing my ship disappear into the distance in one direction and the comms relay in the other...ive never felt such a feeling in a game of being so, frankly, (my apologies mods for the language) ****ed. The feeling that no one, the chances of anyone finding me...the only thing that allows me to function in the game has disappeared into the vastness of space and no one is going to find me... Elite can never match that in its current state and no game ive played thus far has either.
SC = Space simulator, the sort gaming was made for
ED = Text adventure for those with far too much free time
If SC doesnt deliver, then fine, ive yet to invest a cent, but the fact that what ive experienced so far feels more complete that the many "features" elite has is what i find more promising.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away... unless you're diabetic.
first, let me preface my comments with this -> If SC comes out looking like it does in the tech demos, without the annoying lag or instance issues, it will be the game I finally buy a vr headset for.
I LOVE the look of the tech demos.
Now that we have that out of the way. ED is basically privateer-> which was my fav space game of all time. I wish the ships didn't look so lame, I wish space combat was more exciting and functional, and I wish exploring felt like exploring the universe not just jumping around to the same place with a different name. As a space exploration game it falls flat. As a space combat game it falls flat. As a space trading game it works, to a point. The fun with ED (what fun there is) is building up systems through grinding missions. It actually happens which is sorta cool. setting that aside, no it's not a great game.
Yeah, I would love a game like what they claim star citizen will be. However SC has been vaporware for half a decade now. And all the fancy tech demos won't get my hyped until we have a playable final product.