I have watched a few game play videos on stellar tactics and it is shaping up to be a really good game from the videos I have watched. Looks like you can sink a lot of hours into this game with just the crew and customizations to assist you in your travels. Not sure if there is really a underlying story, but I guess in this type of game story doesn’t matter much as long as the game gets progressively harder… But with over 150k star systems you almost have endless playability here as long as there is no caps and enemies scale in some aspects.
Very little of the story in the game so far only about an hour or so at the start of the game which gives some background information and setting up the start of the main story. The dev has said their will be about 20 hours of the main story line.
I spent a good 15+ hours just playing the side missions but they can get a bit repetitive and my other minor gripe is the lighting as the game uses a single point light, which can make the game very dark in places.