Elite Dangerous again. About completed my first 5000 light year journey in the process of unlocking egineers.
Need to give that another go. Will have to restart and pay more attention to the tutorial this time . Luckily only play a total of an hour or so. Will finish XCom first
It's really just a huge sandbox. It's got a few more activities you can do if you want, like the engineers stuff I'm unlocking at the moment. None of it is mandatory tho.
It really does have a bit of a learning cliff. Start out slow by completing the tutorial and slowly customize your control setup as you do new things (don't guess! Do a thing before changing keybindings.)
It does play best with a HOTAS. But everything except for the boutique stuff is sold out right now.