I been looking to try this game for a long time, out of desperation with nothing else to play I did.
I played for 12 hours straight....I don't know what it is about DW, I mean I I've played SINS etc, but that didn;t hold me for longer than one game. I just love how all of the mundane tasks are automated but can still be adjusted by you on fly without turning off automation. I love how it seems like your empire is alive, as mining ships, passenger ships and transports move around. Kind of seems like a Caesar 3 type game set in space. I love how great the AI is overall, I mean your own empire AI at doing stuff. Your ships patrol, defend and with great "smarts". No ships lying around as a base comes under attack. Makes it feel like you have competent ship captains in your fleet not twiddling their thumbs one system over from an enemy attack.
The whole delivery of this game is just something I can't put my finger on singularly, but I've tried to explain why it seems so addicting to me.
My wishes for it are:
select a ship to control in battle like stardrive. Ship you pilot etc.
I wish it could get better resolution ships/graphics, the ships look quite cool as is, even a 3d engine would be good.
Zooming feels awkward and not smooth but more like one frame at a time.
Lack of demo. I almost didn't buy it. Who wants to buy a game to try it? I am sure if DW had a timed demo of about 6 hours you could get a lot of people to buy it. It is a lot of money to get the best of the game DW: legends, since you require everything before it. Demo be good.