Elite Dangerous Odyssey Review (Steam)

Elite Dangerous Odyssey aims to complete the behemoth Elite Dangerous series. Odyssey adds the ability to play the game in a first-person shooter setting, land on planets, and loot n shoot aliens! Join us as we tackle the dangers of space and take on new alien species with our Elite Dangerous Odyssey Review.

Elite Dangerous Odyssey

Elite Dangerous Odyssey Review Pros:

  • Beautifully detailed graphics.
  • 48GB download size.
  • Controller support.
  • Uses the Frontier game launcher.
  • First-person shooter gameplay.
  • Five ways to play- open play (random players), private group (friends/invite only), solo play (technically offline), arena (combat only), and training (tutorials).
  • Suit- you need this to live, recharge it at charge ports all over the place.
  • The minimap will show icons such as objects, charge ports, ammo, and objectives.
  • Initial optional training mission.
  • Familiar first-person controls.
  • Locked cabinets, hatches, and doors can be cut open with your laser cutter gun.
  • Atmospheric, dark, and unforgiving with your torch being your only source of light.
  • Excellent voice work.
  • Play how you want.
  • Charge gun for using the ports and overload computer systems for access/override.
  • The guns general rule is a laser for shields and bullets for killing. You have a big ass Destiny-looking gun and a small punchy pistol at the start.
  • Shields can be turned on and off and replenish.
  • Can rebind controls for both keyboard and the controller buttons.
  • True Sci-fi experience.
  • The first player to set foot on a planet will receive the “Visited By” credit on the System Map.
  • When it’s working the walking around and shooting is really good fun.
  • Feels like a whole new game.

Elite Dangerous Odyssey Cons:

  • Long loading times.
  • Constant performance hits like a slowdown.
  • Takes a while to get used to shooting and moving as the planet’s atmosphere is always different.
  • Small text in a lot of places.
  • The controller can be a hindrance at times due to not being as accurate as a mouse or have g to press a combination of buttons.
  • Bindings for the controller don’t show up in the menus.
  • A lot of server disconnects.
  • At launch, all Odyssey players are on a separate set of servers until the console versions release and merge them all back together.
  • Clipping through the environment.
  • Screen tearing is common.
  • Not all planets can be landed on.
  • At the moment the game is getting big downloads for game updates.

Elite Dangerous Odyssey

 

Elite Dangerous Odyssey:

Official Website.

Developer: Frontier Developments

Publisher: Frontier Developments

Store Links-

Steam

Frontier

Epic Game Store

 

Summary

To be fair to the game, The Odyssey part is still not functioning that well. What is there is fun and can be a lot of fun but it always feels like a crap shoot as to whether A you can land on the planet or B that the game will actually run well enough to have you play it. It’s frustrating and amazing in equal measures, if you were to use Odyssey as a gauge for Elites future I would still say it’s a bright future. Yes Odyssey has issues but I have full confidence that the devs will get it all ironed out but atm it’s more like a paid beta access job. I won’t give a score until it is a lot more stable and my machine can run it better but Odyssey is still a good idea and if you don’t mind bugs or playing bit by bit then it’s OK.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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