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 Post subject: Elite Dangerous PS4
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 13:03 
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I see Elite Dangerous is now available for the princely sum of £40 on the PS store. I'm wary of being No Man's Sky-ed again, but this does look just lovely. Has anyone purchased it and have views that might be relevant to readers of this thread?

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 13:05 
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Old Man Afterthought has. He was dedicating yesterday evening to "learning to land on a pad". I shall report back.

I'd quite like it, but it looks like a time sink, and i have far too many games to get through.

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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Thank you sir.

Oooh, it's actually only £20 this week. That might change the calculation a bit. And the £20 I save can go towards a VR headset.

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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Oh hell yes for £20

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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Although that's without the season pass thingy... Hmm. Is that important?

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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I love the idea of this but I also love the idea of having enough time to dedicate to it.


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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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TheVision wrote:
I love the idea of this but I also love the idea of having enough time to dedicate to it.


Ditto and I have just started Breath of the Wild so I think I'll hold off.

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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TheVision wrote:
I love the idea of this but I also love the idea of having enough time to dedicate to it.


Ditto and I have just started Breath of the Wild so I think I'll hold off.


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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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Although that's without the season pass thingy... Hmm. Is that important?

Yeah I think you pretty much want the "Horizons" add on. It adds planetary landings amongst other stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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I'm finding the galaxy map next to impossible to navigate, am I missing something? Searching for systems flat out fails to ever find anything, and trying to work out what leads to where is a mess.

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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So down to £14 in the current sale for the basic game

https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-gb/ ... GAME000000


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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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Do i need that, or the expansions?

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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I want this, but I really won't have much time to play it. Is it a game you can drop in and out of?

Also, what MaliA said

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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I did a couple of hours last night and am starting to get the hang of it a bit, I think. I'm getting quite good at running away from bad guys. I do think the interface is extremely clunky.

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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Bobbyaro wrote:
I want this, but I really won't have much time to play it. Is it a game you can drop in and out of?

Also, what MaliA said


What bobby said.

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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If ever a game called for a good companion app sitting on an iPad next to you where you can check commodity stocks and prices at remote locations, this is it.

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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MaliA wrote:
Do i need that, or the expansions?

The Horozons expansion (an extra £20) is supposed to be enormous and transformative, based on people talking about the PC version I own but barely played.


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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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I have it too, but have barely played it. It's excellent in VR but barrel rolls make me feel a bit queasy.

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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I have it too, but have barely played it. It's excellent in VR but barrel rolls make me feel a bit queasy.

Until you get a ship with no windows...

I also found the ui elements to be quite hard to use in VR.


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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Do i need that, or the expansions?

The Horozons expansion (an extra £20) is supposed to be enormous and transformative, based on people talking about the PC version I own but barely played.


If you were going to go down that route its better to buy this one

https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-gb/ ... DELUXEPACK

Which is the base game / horizons add on / and the 'Commanders pack' for £28


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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Do i need that, or the expansions?

The Horozons expansion (an extra £20) is supposed to be enormous and transformative, based on people talking about the PC version I own but barely played.

Horizons enables you to land on airless moons and planets, and adds a few other features into the game.

It does transform the game and makes it enormously better and more immersive, but unfortunately the gameplay itself is still mind-numbingly shallow and grindy.

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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I bought this for £15 or so, and I quite like flying about and moving clothes from one system to another. I haven't yet started to make enemies, but i have a natty red ship which is becoming more efficient. It seems that there is a lot in it, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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Mind you, I do a lot of this


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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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Didn’t realise this game had a pancake mode

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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Got me a new ship, so I can move forty four tonnes of clothes at a time now. Fourty four! Imagine!

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