This game turned out to be a huge let down. Countless bugs, one that doesn't even let you progress past the 3+ hour tutorial. Some people actually had to edit game files in order to get pass the quest. UI is bad (seems like it's designed around console, maybe a port?) AI is pretty much non-existent with maybe 10 different looking AI characters scattered across the whole universe. Dialogue and interaction with AI is poorly implemented with limited options. Campaign story is garbage. Stations are all pretty much copy / paste from one to the next. Trade is broken. It's to bad, I waited a long time for this game and maybe had my expectations set to high. I think this game is beyond patching and updates. It's like the core game is just broken (kind of like Diablo3).
Only good things it has going for it is the huge universe, beautiful graphics and sound is decent as well. 1st space game I've played where I actually felt as if I was traveling in space.
Some huge let downs this year in PC Gaming, Sim City, Rome 2... wtf is going on?