Elite: Dangerous Gameplay Episode 2

Just another episode of my gameplay for Elite: Dangerous.  Enjoy!!!

Elite: Dangerous Gameplay Episode 1

Space games are quirky sometimes.  Many of them are unique.  Several of them are just plain cumbersome to play.  There are not that many good space games out there.  Eve Online is one of those good space MMORPG sort of games.  Recently, I’ve found another one which is pretty good, and this one is Elite: Dangerous.  Unlike Eve Online where you have to pay for subscription fee, Elite: Dangerous is a Buy2Play game.  Buy once and you play the game as long as you want.

Although Elite: Dangerous is fun and emphasizing in model collisions more than any other space video game I’ve ever played, but I’ve found out that it’s no joke when it comes to dock a spaceship in this game.  Elite: Dangerous wants to simulate spaceship docking as real as it gets.  The strict rules and the object collision  aspect have me taking minutes to dock a spaceship, and this becomes tedious in real life real quick (for just playing a game).

I’ve heard there is a way that you can attain a module to automatically help you dock, but this module is eluding me as I cannot find it anywhere just yet.  Of course, I’m so new to this game, thus I only have visited just a few star systems.  This explains why I’ve yet to feel comfortable playing Elite: Dangerous.  Anyhow, I think it’s a good game for you if you are into space simulation.  Enjoy my gameplay right after the break for Elite: Dangerous!

What About Elite: Dangerous?

Are you a fan of space video games?  Although video games that involves space are conveniently categorized into a space video game genre, but you can always break the space video game genre down much further.  For an example, there is space combat simulation genre.  Anyhow, people who are familiar with space video games probably have heard of Eve Online (PC) video game by now, and these folks usually use Eve Online video game as a sort of benchmark for space video games that will come out.  I’ve already seen people are comparing Eve Online against a latest iteration of Elite space video game known as Elite: Dangerous.  Nonetheless, Elite: Dangerous does not go by subscription payment structure and is still in beta.

Basically, Elite: Dangerous does have many gameplay elements that are similar to Eve Online, but in a way it’s more hands-on than Eve Online since gamers do have the ability to steer spaceships manually when playing Elite: Dangerous.  Elite: Dangerous’s Beta is available for anyone right now, but you have to pay $75 or so to get to participate in Elite: Dangerous beta.  Obviously, once you’ve purchased the beta, you basically own the future Elite: Dangerous’s official game release.  Nonetheless, the developers of Elite: Dangerous video game intend to charge you for future downloadable contents, but of course you can play the game without updating it and incur no further charges.

By the way, Elite: Dangerous does have multiplayer element, and so depending on how you want to play Elite: Dangerous, you can always get into a dogfight against another human gamer.  Check out the trailer for Elite: Dangerous right after the break.  Enjoy!!!