Everything that ThatsAFreeThinker said is true. Honestly, if you are looking for something that is continuously fast-pace I probably wouldn't recommend this to you. With that said this game provides some of the most satisfying gameplay I've ever had the pleasure of playing since Demon's Souls came out all those years ago. Like for example, I got pulled out of something called super cruise because pirates wanted my cargo. I proceeded to defend myself, but realized that I had to escape if I wanted to survive. I managed to get away from that encounter, and it has since then inspired me to be a bounty hunter. The game has some really beautiful vistas that enhances the exploration part of the game by ten-fold. If you want a really cool space sim, with some really intense/beautiful moments this is the game for you. Also, they are expanding the game soon which should bring some really awesome features.