I'm itching to play a really good space flight sim, with a great story and strong hair-trigger combat. I haven't seen anything decent looking since Freespace 2, though.
Elite: Dangerous is "open world," which implies to me that it lacks narrative. I tried EVE Online, but found the learning curve to be ridiculous and combat sorely lacking. How about Battlefront? How much is actual space combat?
Any other thoughts or recommendations?