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 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:
Developer: Frontier Developments
Publisher: Frontier Developments
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.