For sure, it’s probably my favorite game of all time. Not trying to be hyperbolic, I think it’s a fair statement.
But please, do your research thoroughly before buying. The game is not for everyone. It requires offline research to understand how to play. It does not follow many typical game conventions. Do not accept anyone’s verbal description of the game. If you think it’s a massively multiplayer game, or a sim, or a sandbox, or any other recognizable term, you may well be disappointed.
My short description is: it’s a direct successor to Elite (1984) and Frontier: Elite II, but with many major bugs and deficiencies fixed, and with a massive upgrade to graphics, flight model, and complexity of ship outfitting and other gameplay systems. (But don’t trust me either, watch some videos of people playing.)
Also there’s a 1:1 scale representation of the Milky Way, playable, with reasonable scientific accuracy, including the amount of empty space, and unknown and unpopulated star systems.
There is a great breadth to the game in terms of what you can do, but the tapestry is made of simple elements. You can’t pick just one facet of the game and drill down into it for too long, you’ll get bored.
Any further discussion of it should probably move to the proper topic though, and that’s probably where I should have typed all this