The only way I can describe this game is predatory. It's grossely misleading - class action lawsuit misleading. And I don't use that term lightly. They compare it to Descent with a fully destructable enviornment, but it's more like an amateur Unity project.
First off, you need fuel. Remember those old Nintendo games where you had to constantly pick up fuel to keep moving? The ones where taking just a second longer to get the fuel meant losing the game? Well, imagine that in a 3d enviornment while you're being shot at and you have no clue where the fuel tanks are. Do you get into cover (yes, you have to take cover in your space fighter)? Then you just used fuel and probably can't reach the next tank. Do you rush to the next tank and fight from there? Then you'll get your oxygen system taken out and die.
The AI always knows where you are and has pixel perfect aiming, even when you're trying to shoot back at a target no bigger than a pixel. There are hardened turrets stationed everywhere.
So some stuff is destructable. Tunnel through it and flank them? Nope. That uses your fuel. You HAVE to take the shortest route possible or you run out of gas.
Even better, if you're fighting outside, there is a solar flare every 10 seconds or so. And yes, it will kill you. So you have to spend more fuel trying to hide in a meteor cave (how does this protect you from a SOLAR FLARE again?) or try to dash through a cluster of enemies which while tear you to pieces.
On the odd chance you do collect some resources, they're just used for a really basic crafting system.
Bottom line - stay away from this garbage and the developer. They also made Space Engineers, and I refuse to give them another dime until they fix this game.