I realize this might start another argument, but hopefully not, but I was wondering which game people would recommend for an immersive experience flying around, exploring and mostly seeing cool stuff, with a gamepad or mouse rather than a joystick.
I’d looked at these games from a distance, but didn’t have the hardware to run any of them. Now, suddenly, games like Elite and No Man’s Sky are possibilities and I can put them back on my wishlist.
I used to love space sims back in the day (Tie Fighter, etc…) but I’m usually of the opinion that without a joystick they suck. But I don’t have a joystick these days, and i do like the idea of exploring beautiful looking space/worlds.
I doubt I’ll commit a lot of time, so deep complex mechanics aren’t really necessary.
Am I right in thinking NMS’s strengths are on-planet, and ED’s strengths are in space?
I can’t say I’m all that interested in the base building bit.