My first impression as well. But just quickly skipped over it. I'm currently very interested in Starsector, which seems to be a gem. http://fractalsoftworks.com/ - there's some YT footage and it has it's userbase. Not on Steam.That stream looked quite promising, actually! At any rate, this isn't another Rebirth style launch.
None of them are hollow sandboxes! They are rather <ahem> rarified, though. Like, 10 hours of gameplay to get 60 seconds of story.
- While there's no loading time between sectors, saving a game is taking me about 30 seconds and loading it back in is more like 70.