However, there are zero uses for your actual character other than a photo due to that whole idea being scrapped, so, if you like playing and seeing your character, definitely not the game for you.
The ship combat is split up into hundreds of ships, well, a bit less due to PvP ships being a select variety, but still a decent selection, and the 4 weapon types are split up into kinetic, lasers, rockets, and whatever you get the idea, certain PvE factions are week to certain ones, I assume certain ships are weak to certain ones, or at least the armor it is outfitted with is. So the combat is entirely just find a target, click, wait until it dies or you die. If you survive or die is entirely dependant on your ship loadout in the matchup and not at all skillbased. Don't get me wrong, it takes know-how to know what loadouts to bring where and for what you are doing, but the combat itself is pretty straightforward and win or lose without much grey area. Basically the biggest skill to learn outside of what to take where, is knowing when to run before it is too late. Is this fun for someone like me? Eh, not really as I like high APM gameplay, aiming, etc. but I can definitely see the appeal for the people it caters to.
A side tip, never mine. It's useless, makes far less money for the time put into it, and is not as fun as say, PvE combat missions or something. Not to mention, there are entire groups of people dedicated to finding you and killing you, due to mining ships being extremely easy to do so and some are loaded out so they could have hours of mined resources hoarded on the ship before docking again. The tutorial will try to trick you into this, don't.
In the end, could I see the desire in this game? Yes. Is the desire at all in third person RPG-style gameplay focused around a humanoid character? Not at all. Did they try to add said features and the toxic community got so upset the game almost die? Yes.
To that extent, I am not big into my character just being a photo, I like to control the character and outskill my opponents in the moment rather than via hours or even weeks/months of research into the best loadout to come close to a guaranteed victory in a battle that I dictate. I would rather be able to jump in, outmaneuver and outskill my opponent actively rather than set up for that beforehand. This kind of feeling and playstyle is what has people say that EVE can be like a full-time job if you really get into it. For me, it just became an AFK clicker since I didn't care to do those sort of things and get into what people found exciting about this game because the loadup to that wasn't at all appealing to me. I would love to have character customization in a SciFi game where I can actually control my character outside of watching TV while watching my computer monitor, similar to sims, but it's fine. The game itself has held up amazingly well for how long it's been active due to updates, but regrettably, it just isn't the style of game for me, and a lot of the "high skill" players are generally extremely toxic, not like screaming profanities in a mic toxic, but studying on how to destroy your life in game, and sometimes even outside of it on a near psychopathic level.
After playing EVE Online for roughly two years (mainly play on an account not connected to steam) and being subbed off and on as finances allowed, I can honestly say that EVE Online is definitely a game worth playing, regardless if you play as an Alpha or Omega. Most of the people complaining about Alpha clone status and limitations must not fully understand or choose not to understand/ acknowledge the reasoning behind the implimentation. It is meant as a limited demo, and even though CCP does not outright say it is a demo, they still heavily imply it. Overall I would say if you play as an Alpha and enjoy your time, then consider getting a sub and going to omega. However if you don't enjoy your time, then move on to something else.
Also on a side note, when you get in game join a corp (that matches your playstyle and attitude) as soon as possible even if you don't consider yourself or you're not a newbro.
1 person found this review helpful 1 person found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Just finished the tutorial, got good graphics, easy to learn but hard to master those kind of stuff. I was expecting a fast paced combat (like star wars) but it was slower than I though. Not too bad I think.
3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful 1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Not the game I was expecting from all the video's I've seen. They make the game look like a massive multiplayer space sim type thing and what it is is a point and click RPG... with spreadsheets! Massively dissapointing.
This is NOT a "Free" Game. It is merely a DEMO, considering you cannot really do anything (mainly have useful guns and ships or even perform most activities), without have the so called "Omega" account - a 20-buck PER MONTH game.
Screw off CCP. Save your dollars and wait for Star Citizen while playing Elite:Dangerous. Way smarter.