Honestly, I only got this to compare against JnG and my own thing. To be fair, it's got a few interesting aspects that are recognizably mutated from mechanics in other genre entries.
But the ship is so infuriatingly slow at the start that I'm really not inclined to keep playing. Sure, it's just the beginning, and I'm not expecting a fully upgraded Atomic Emu up front. Something on the level of the free starter ship from JnG, maybe, but I suspect this thing might actually handle worse than JnG's space race pirate ship, possibly even the unupgraded cargo ship. I feel like a Predator pilot yelling "CLIMB YOU PIG" moments before the engine cuts out and the drone just falls out of the sky.
It's not a great feeling.