Entropy is an open-universe science fiction MMO with a strong focus on freeform gameplay and large-scale space combat. Explore a hostile galaxy filled with over a hundred solar systems, each completely explorable, where you can hunt, trade, mine and salvage in order to survive.
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Release Date: Dec 9, 2013

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“Entropy is a sandbox science fiction MMOG with a strong focus on freeform gameplay and large-scale space combat, and is available right now for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Set in a true open-world sandbox, Entropy is an ambitious entry into the era of community-driven projects, where players will help decide the game’s development direction, helping to build the definitive sci-fi MMO experience.

The Early Access release of Entropy sees us launch with a strong foundation of features, including incredible multiplayer space combat, where each instance can hold more than a hundred simultaneous players all battling for supremacy, and a player-driven trading system, where both trading stations and players will determine the state of the economy. Add to this, mining, salvaging and exploration (of over a hundred explorable systems), as well as a developing dynamic mission system, and you have a game with scale, ambition, and the desire to build a community who wish to develop the best experience possible.

We’ll be releasing updates approximately every week, with a major update being delivered roughly every month. As an Alpha build, there will be some bugs, and features that are being fleshed out further or are yet to be included, so bear that in mind. However, we want our community to be vocal, creative and passionate, so please get involved in the discussion on the Entropy Steam Community pages and help us create the definitive MMO experience.”
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October 22

Entropy Release Notes - 22 October 2014

SYSTEM TRAVEL & NAVIGATION
  • Colliding with a solid object (like an asteroid, Station or Void Gate) while using Void Warp will now destroy your ship, as if you had been defeated in combat
  • Added new Self Destruct button to upper-right of main HUD - clicking this will activate your ship's emergency self-destruct, which can be used to return to a Station if your ship becomes (or is already) 'stuck' somewhere in a star system
  • Added new Locations button to upper-right of main HUD - clicking this will open a list of all the Void Gates and Stations in the current star system
  • Clicking on a Void Gate or Station in the Locations list will select it as your current target
  • Note that encounter areas are not shown in this initial version of the Locations list
  • When a route is selected via the Galaxy Map, the next Void Gate in the route will be coloured blue on the HUD, and if it is not in view, a blue arrow at the edge of the targeting reticule will point towards it

GUI
  • It is now possible to select and load munitions for weapons while docked at a Station - right-click on an installed weapon module in the Inventory window and select the 'Charge' option to select from the available munitions
  • Improved display of text after resizing a GUI window
  • The 'Warehouse' section has been removed from the Inventory window when opened on the HUD - in order to access your Warehouse at a Station, you must dock at the Station

FACTION CONFLICT
  • Station emplacements will no longer attack players contracted with rival megacorps unless the star system is in crisis
  • Stations and Station emplacements are now immune from harm unless the star system is in crisis
  • Tension tooltips should now display the correct megacorps, according to the star system

BUG FIXES
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a new Pilot to have no ship after the tutorial mission
  • Derelicts should now be visible, allowing them to be salvaged (although note that the contents of derelicts are due to be updated when Manufacturing is added in a future update)
  • Fixed some issues with Derelicts and salvaging
  • It should no longer be possible to continue to pay for repairs once all Faults have been repaired
  • Depleted resource asteroids should now despawn correctly
  • Fixed a bug with visual effects from mining beams, salvage beams and laser weapons
  • Loot windows can now be re-opened if closed before all loot is collected
  • Fixed some issues with character avatars on the character selection screen
  • Fixed display of Tension bars on Galaxy Map
  • Fixed an error when docking with a Station while flying a shuttle
  • Fixed some issues with consumable items
  • Fixed an error when viewing info on another player
  • The trading post in Barrum's Fall should no longer generate delivery missions to itself
  • Fixed some issues with slider bars in GUI windows
  • Fixed some issues with entering a Void Gate with warp engaged
  • Fixed a crash associated with clicking on the Speartech R7 railgun
  • Fixed some issues with Cartel invites

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October 16

FEATURE UPDATE #2: BRAVE NEW WORLD

Welcome to Entropy's second Major Feature Update! Brave New World is the biggest update to Entropy since the beginning of our Early Access phase, and includes many major changes to the game:

HIGHLIGHTS
  • New Travel System - System Map travel has been removed, and all travel now occurs in full 3D via the new Void Warp system
  • New Game World - to accomodate the new travel mechanics, the game world has been completely revised and rebuilt from the ground up
  • Revised Goods Economy - paving the way for the crafting system and a more player-driven economy
  • Processing - the first stage of the crafting system allows players to process Resources mined from asteroids into Materials
  • GUI Revisions - many additions and improvements to both the station GUI and ship HUD

The full release notes won't fit here, so please be sure to check the forum post for full details!

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About This Game

Entropy is an open-universe science fiction MMO with a strong focus on freeform gameplay and large-scale space combat. Explore a hostile galaxy filled with over a hundred solar systems, each completely explorable, where you can hunt, trade, mine and salvage in order to survive. In Entropy, you can play the way you want, and take part in shaping a universe where you, the players, are in control.

Key features

  • Massively multiplayer Space Combat
    Entropy finally delivers a true dogfighting experience in an MMO environment. Experience the thrill of skill-based combat set against a massively multiplayer arena, where up to a hundred simultaneous players per instance can fight for supremacy.

  • Dynamic Trade
    Economics is the engine that drives the universe of Entropy, and a good knowledge of supply and demand can make you a fortune. Whether you play the market and trade between different stations, transporting goods across star systems crawling with pirates, mine rich asteroids or loot ancient relics, there are many routes to riches.

  • Customisation
    A deep character development system allows you to customize yours skills and ship modules to be the best possible pilot in the role that you want to play. Offensive, defensive and passive abilities allow you to customise your approach to combat and survival. Add to this a deep avatar creator with infinite variations, and you have a game intent on making each player unique and specialised.

  • Exploration
    Entropy already has 120 explorable star systems that can be interacted with on three different gameplay levels. The Galaxy map allows you to plot routes across the galaxy, through safe or hostile territory. The System map is where you travel between locations, hunt down players with valuable loot, and discover Sectors containing rich mining fields and ancient derelicts. These Sectors are the 3D levels in which the action will take place. Many sectors are permanent features of a system, but there are also dynamic Sectors that will only appear through persistent exploration.

    Entropy is a true MMO - not just an arena shooter or a single-player game with added online functionality. You can interact with thousands of other players - some friendly, many hostile. Your actions will shape and influence the persistent universe.

Early Access Founders program

Entropy's Founders program is designed to benefit our early adopters by providing a range of benefits, including a generous amount of starting funds and no character or stat resets prior to the full launch. Other benefits include exclusive character creation assets, ships, skins and increased character slots. There are no Microtransactions in the Entropy Early Access, so when buy the game, you get the game, whatever the package.

Colonist



  • Full access to the game, free updates and new content every month during Early Access
  • No character reset in early access, get ahead before launch
  • 2 character slots
  • Bonus credits! Start with 250,000 Credits

Explorer



  • Full access to the game, free updates and new content every month during Early Access
  • No character reset in early access, get ahead before launch
  • 4 character slots
  • Exclusive options in avatar creation
  • Bonus ship! In addition to one of the standard starter ships, choose from:
  • Razorwasp fighter class
  • Raven scout class
  • Photon clipper class
  • Bonus credits! Start with 500,000 Credits (Applies only to the first character created - additional characters receive standard starting cash)
  • Chat highlight - your name will be highlighted Orange in all in-game chat channels

Founder



  • Full access to the game, free updates and new content every month during Early Access
  • No character reset in early access, get ahead before launch
  • 8 character slots
  • Exclusive options in avatar creation
  • Bonus ship with unique skin! In addition to one of the standard starter ships, choose from:
  • Razorwasp fighter class with unique skin
  • Raven scout class with unique skin
  • Photon clipper class with unique skin
  • Bonus credits! Start with 1,000,000 Credits (Applies only to the first character created - additional characters receive standard starting cash)
  • Chat highlight - your name will be highlighted Blue in all in-game chat channels
  • The Epic package includes 2 additional Colonist versions of the game to gift to your friends

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista 64-bit
    • Processor: 64-bit Dual Core CPU running at 2.0 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card supporting Shader Model 3.0 and 512 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: Network latency less than 200ms; Network bandwith at least 512Kbit/s
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: 64-bit Dual Core CPU running at 3.0 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card supporting Shader Model 3.0 and 1 GB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: Network latency less than 100ms; Network bandwith at least 1Mbit/s
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5.0
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU running at 2.0 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card supporting Shader Model 3.0 and 512 MB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: Network latency less than 200ms; Network bandwith at least 512 Kbit/s
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8.6
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU running at 3.0 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card supporting Shader Model 3.0 and 1 GB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: Network latency less than 100ms; Network bandwith at least 1 Mbit/s
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU running at 2.0 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card supporting Shader Model 3.0 and 512 MB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: Network latency less than 200ms; Network bandwith at least 512 Kbit/s
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 13.10
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU running at 3.0 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card supporting Shader Model 3.0 and 1 GB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: Network latency less than 100ms; Network bandwith at least 1 Mbit/s
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 6
Early Access Review
I enjoy space games immensly and I do hope for this game to turn around, but currently I can not recommend it.

Horrid controls, Feels very clunky for me.
Updates are far and few between.
Dead community - Lucky to see 2-5 people online.
Latency issues (I can live with that, I live on a rock (Australia - connected via 100/40 m/s Cable connection) and have to deal with high pings, but this is 3-5 times worse than any other MMO I ever played.

I really wanted to see this game do well, but in its current state I dont hold much hope, but this is the change we take when grabbing early release games.

Shall re-visit this maybe in another 6-12 months and I do hope that a miracle has happened and its turned around and doing well. Which I hope I can change my review to a positive one and a Thumbs up.

If you see Entropy on a Steam sale for a buck or two, it be worth it, But until its at release and showing promise I wouldnt pay current retail.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 7
Early Access Review
This one is quite bad.....fell through the cracks in the floor after it got to complex and the actual gameplay itself i was not impressed with. 4/10 i give this one
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 7
Early Access Review
No one online.

Have to restart the game ever few minutes as all buttons stop working.

Terrible.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 19
Early Access Review
I enjoyed this game when it came out and now that it got an update I am back at it.
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40 of 51 people (78%) found this review helpful
105.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Early Access Review
I got 100+ hours in this game and I've very mixed. If you like "buy low here, sell high here" then you should enjoy this game.

However, looking at the bigger picture be warned. It seems the game devs have simply stopped updating the game. I have seen no activity in months (currently Oct 2014) Worse over 99% of the community has left.

So if you like playing a MMO all by yourself with little fear of hostile action, then yes you'll enjoy it.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Early Access Review
This game has a good idea, and good background to it, but as for the details, it's just not there. This game is too under developed still when it comes to character creation and story. The free roam is amazing, but the gameplay is just not there. Was not impressed with this game, or the price for that matter, I kind of want a refund... but I can't so. I don't recommend this game to people who like high action packed games, I played a game like this before, with less detail than this game, and I liked it better. Also, if you make a female character, it still has a male voice, don't know if you can change that or not, but I find that kind of stupid, a minor detail such as that one, could have been added.
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15 of 27 people (56%) found this review helpful
30.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Early Access Review
The game is very much fun. I played at the early access and the population was a little bit small now knowing the grows the game totally catches one self. the athmosphere, the soundtrack does the rest, gives you a real good sci fi feeling.

i am a pvp maniac and yes ... that game is awesome for pvp its tactics etc are very much of what you need!

The grafics are awesome too plus the handling of the ships is somewhat unique. The developement team is very much into patching and working with the community! so that i like!

so go play and maybe add me :D

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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
26.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Early Access Review
Still in early access, so not a hugely diverse game at the moment; however, the developers are commited and active in updating the player base on the games progress. At the moment the biggest let down is the 2D map travel system, which makes the game feel much like a spreadsheet strategy game like EVE. They are working on switching the game over to a 3D travel system, once this happens I think the game will be way more immersive and enjoyable.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Early Access Review
Nice, NOW the game requires a 64 bit Windows Vista or 7 system to run? When I purchased it, it said it would run on Windows Xp. :( Yes I know that Xp is outdated, but some of us can't afford to just go out and buy a new system. Steam DOESN'T give refunds on Early Access Games, I've tried for another Game that Started out with WinXp 32bit and went to Win 7 or 8 64 Bit...
I LIKE the Game, it's Fun, Nowever, apparently I'm now out of luck. :(
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Early Access Review
This space at it's finest! Everything I could want without having to invest my own moey like EVE.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
65.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Early Access Review
This game really is very cool, its along the lines of freelancer and the Egosoft X universe games, with no doubt more to come from the devs at a later date. The learning curve is there however by using the forums.community boards you will soon settle into a great game. Buy it.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
Early Access Review
I reviewed this game before, and was forced to initially give it a "thumb's down". The developers never showed up, and the game play was anemic. Though I never suspected that ENTROPY to fall into the same calibur as other more advanced space sims, I do look for a certain amount of challenge along with an ease of immersion.

Now, I am glad to say that the devs for Entropy has brought ther game to a higher level, removing the 2D environment, making this RPG much more enjoyable. Though the game still has a long way to go, the changes made recently, brings my personal review up to be adjusted.

So many space sims have been coming out, and most of them are demanding high CPUs and high GPUs to run them. Entropy does not. If ytou ae looking for a good game, check out Entropoy.
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19 of 38 people (50%) found this review helpful
1,788.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
Early Access Review
This game is awesome and what is more awesome is that the developers are working hard to make it in to exactly waht the players are asking for. It has alot of content already and alot more interesting content have been planned so it has GREAT potential. Every patch is like christmas, they are great and frequent.

10/10
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Early Access Review
developers need to fix issue with the achievement on this game. everyone ive spoken to has travelled through more than 3 star systems but absolutely no one has been awarded the achievement.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
Early Access Review
wont work on my new imac
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205 of 247 people (83%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2013
Early Access Review
First of all this game is in a early stage. There are issues and bugs so before you even consider buying it you need to ask yourself if you're patient enough to help an upcoming MMO shape into you want it to be. If you do not have the ability to be able to figure how the game works on your own and deal with problems then I would say your best bet is to move along.

The game is a great concept with lots of potential in my eyes. The graphics are nice and even though there weren't a lot of character creation options (hopefully a lot more will be added) I still made a character that I was happy with. When I first logged in everything was pretty much easy to figure out. Once I got to the station after following my quest line I came across an issue with being unable to find an item to complete my quest.

Once I was able to continue with my mission progress I received another quest asking me to go to an Unknown Sector - I am now unsure of what to do. I leave the station and port out onto the map and there is no direction telling me where to go. I tried exploring on my own but was killed several times. I plan to try again today and figure out where I need to go.

As for combat it's very smooth and fluid and the only thing I don't really like is having to hit "alt" for free mouse movement, which normally but be fine, but it puts your ship in a bit of a freeze frame yet still moving though space. If you could just keep your camera the same and use free mouse that would be great!

Overall I see myself sticking around to help the progression of the game. The devs seem really nice as I have spoken to them and just really friendly people who really want to make a great game that is community focused.

**Update**

I never figured out the mission I was working on and instead I abanonded it thinking it was bugged (it was) then later found out that there is no way to pick up a dropped mission (it was told to me a fix will be implemented to pick abanonded missions back up.)

I decided to try going back to the first station you come across and when I did the mission board was full of missions and the encounters were a lot easier and "green" to me. Only issue I find now is I don't get credit for the missions.

So figured I would toss in a quick update on my review to let everyone know a little expoloring and things can be figured out without tool tips or a guide. However, I do really hope to see a lot more explantion in mission logs and tool tips.
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245 of 353 people (69%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2013
Early Access Review
This game does have a lot of potential but it's just way too early to buy now. I can't seem to complete any missions beyond the tutorial. I get pirate kill missions and don't get credit for any of the kills. I did "find thief" missions and no one could find where sectors 1 - 5 were. All the space traveling is done in a 2d birds eye view, which I am not a fan of. This game is extremely instanced and each instance is very small. I hit loading screens every 3-4 minutes on average. I tried using my saitek x52 pro and there seems to be no joystick support. I think this game may be fun in the future but at this time I feel like I purchased this game thinking it was something else than it is.
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56 of 69 people (81%) found this review helpful
93.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2013
Early Access Review
Summary : Boring 2d game, Buggy, And extreme griefing of new players.

This game is now setup to allow griefing of any new player. Existing players were able to exploit bugs in the game to trade up to the top level of ships and weapons. They could not be attacked whilst trading. Then the developers turned on pvp for all new ships from high level players. The only efective way to build credits to upgrade your ship is to trade. if you trade any player can simply fly past you and take your goods with a couple of button clicks destroying your ship. There is no place you can go no skill or option you can use to prevent this. it takes many hours to build up trading credits and goods it takes seconds to be put right back at the beginning. If this happens you are best deleting your character and starting again as you will then at least get starting credits again.

Mining , salvage parts of game are redundant. Rolling a pvp ship to begin is also redundant still get killed 1 -2 shots outside your range by a ship that i faster than you and beins the pvp session directly behind you ship.

I have never sees a worse setup to ensure griefing of new players in many many mmos i have played.

Also there are only three quests in the chain followed by pointless and broken find a theif. and pirate killer missions.

You can be ganked whilst trading, you can even jump into a quest instance of another player and gank them.

This game is setup for children who like to walk around the playground with their gang stealing from everybody else. nothing more.

Worst most boring mmo ever i've wasted my time thinking this would be a new 'elite' or fun space trading game.

Last but by no means least the game constantly has issues on combat / quest loading screens meaning you often go into combat but cannot see the screen.

Way to go Entropy beta / alpha or not one of the worst implemented mmos ever. Wooden spoon of the year maybe the decade.

Played the game to level 5 and 10 million credits as i was lucky to get in before they turned the griefing on. I could buy a top level ship now but am leaving anyway as the ethics of this game are so poor now i see new players come and pretty soon leave in disgust after being ganked in starting space repeatedly laughed at and told to learn to play by the rude and offensive existing player base.

Can't believe i actually parted with money as well as my time for this. A 2d space game in 2014 wow way to go this would be poor by the flash / web / mobile game standards.
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117 of 172 people (68%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2013
Early Access Review
I know its in Alpha stage so a lot of the fanboys and devs are saying its alpha dont complain. Please don't get fooled like a lot of us did. There is nothing to do no pvp no free flight through space you fly on a 2d map for 80% of the time yer playing, 10% of yer time on a space station with no missions and the other 10% flying around either mining rocks or dropping of cargo. So if you want to be confused and bored out of yer mind then by all means give them some of your money. The color orange is overused too imo. You would be better off playing Star Conflict or Eve or anything for that matter. Im not trying to be mean im just being honest.
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49 of 62 people (79%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2013
Early Access Review
First thing is first. This is early access, so there's going to be a lot of bugs and features that just simply aren't created yet.

With that said, this game popped up out of nowhere and is a pleasant surprise. Imagine if Freelancer & EVE Online had a kid. In fact, my first impressions of Entropy feels like an open world Star Conflict with mining & trading.

There are a lot of quirks with the combat, system travel, trading, etc. and it will take a bit to get used to. For instance:

There is a lot you have to figure out for yourself. You simply can't right click on an object and get info for it right now. Flying around sectors needs an overhaul. I see what they are trying to do, but moving around on a 2D plane just takes me out of the game - but thats how you get to places. Everything takes place in little zones and you can't exactly explore to your hearts content, as you are unable to go outside of the "grid". There are tons upon tons of loading screens. Everything you do = loading screen. They just released a patch that has made loading significantly faster, but I wish that there was less 2D traveling/cutscenes and more space.

All in all, Entropy is a nice little surprise before Christmas. I recommend it to anyone who, like me, got a big Egoshaft up their *** from X Rebirth. It's simply a whole lot more fun, surprisingly polished for Early Access, and takes the edge off of waiting for Star Citizen and Elite Dangerous.
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