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Elite Dangerous Review

By BwwDtt | 13 November 2019
Average: 10 (2 votes)

Elite Dangerous is a space-fight simulator, developed and published by the Frontier Developments.

  • Nonlinear diverse gameplay
  • Deep character customization
  • A wast open world with more than 400 billion star systems
  • The excellent competitive part of the gameplay

Elite: Dangerous Gameplay

Elite Dangerous is an EVE-like space simulator. It has no specific plot, but there are lots of different quests and other mechanics.

First of all, you have to create your character. The customization of appearance is impressive. The model of your hero called Holo-Me looks beautiful. You have many sliders to change every detail of the appearance, so you can create terrifying space pirate or cute lady, without encountering any obstacles.

The game world Elite Dangerous is merely vast. The creators did an excellent job of recreating our entire solar system and more than several hundred billion stars, partially fictional, partially existing. All planets have their physical characteristics, as well as their real prototypes. They rotate around their axis, move in the orbit and have their force of gravity. Most of the corners of this universe have not yet been discovered.

Due to its colossal map, Elite Dangerous may give the impression that there is nobody in the game but you. You do not get used to the eternal flicker of other players, because you almost always are entirely alone with space. It exacerbates the feeling of danger from the fact that at any time you can meet another player.

This game has well-developed spaceship control mechanics. You should feel your vehicle and know how to manage it to conduct manoeuvres successfully. This game is very hardcore in terms of vehicle control. At first, it may take you a few minutes just to dock to the station. You should read the manuals and tips given in the game to understand the mechanics. Many of the ship’s controls are not obvious, and you, like a real pilot, should study and remember this yourself. Otherwise, you will always risk the safety of your ship.

In addition to the main quests and activities, you can choose for yourself any role and way of playing the game. If you want, you can become a space pirate and rob other players - but for this, the game will impose penalties on you. You can also become a trader and accumulate your first fortune by collecting resources, conducting transactions and trades.

For each role in the game, you need your own ship: for example, a dangerous and powerful pirate needs a ship with powerful weapons, and merchants should choose a poorly protected but agile vehicle with a large cargo compartment.

Elite: Dangerous is a perfect game for fans of spaceship simulators. It has a unique charming open-world, unusual hardcore mechanics of ship control and the opportunity to choose any role in this vast world.

Elite Dangerous Factions

There are three factions in the game:

  • Alliance — the faction of united independent systems. The contingent of the Alliance is uneven, the members of it often struggle from disagreements. They don't have the prevailing culture and ideology, but everyone in the Alliance is ready to fight against the competing factions.
  • Federation — a faction of democrats. They emphasize the commercial and trade deals. This faction also has some taboos and rules that all its members must follow. The Federation fleet is vast and always ready to protect the interests of their heads.
  • Empire — the faction with the severe stratification of their members. The representatives of this faction have no moral framework, support the slave trade and put themselves above the law.

Elite Dangerous System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 470
  • CPU: Quad Core CPU
  • File Size: 25 GB
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit

Recommended Requirements

  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 770
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Quad Core
  • File Size: 25 GB
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit)