I’m still enamoured with No Man’s Sky, even though I curse when I have to deal with inventory issues and at least 2 crashes every night.
The majority of criticism aimed towards the game is valid, especially when presented as constructive to future development (or the high price point), however I’m still very surprised at the amount of people who expected the depth of Destiny x Mass Effect x Witcher 3. Repetition is going to creep in if you try and populate that many entities with space stations and geographical formations. Perhaps Hello Games should have gone for realism and only populate one planet in a million with life… all the others just barren rock?
I’m currently camped in a single system, the Rimmerverse. It has been the perfect place to spend time due to the close proximity of a space station to Lister, a rather hot planet rife with plutonium. Said space station will buy it off me for double the price of other systems so it must be populated with lazy buggers who can’t be bothered to fly down to the surface.
The Korvax dominate here, so I have been working on my language skills. I had encountered the Gek many moons ago but memories of their scent based communicates are disappearing with time. After a peculiar interaction with one Korvax I received a top notch jump pack blueprint, only to find the interaction had damaged my warp drive, not an easy thing to repair. Whilst Lister was great for accumulating credits, it didn’t have the raw materials I needed, so off to Kryten for me.
Kryten is a lush planet with wonderful carpets of pink flowers and a contrasting emerald sky. The wildlife presents itself as variations on giant gerbils, all herbivores. Perhaps in a future update I could build a base here, sit on the porch and watch the space traffic trace lines in the sky whilst Gary the Gerbilsaur roams the yard? What am I thinking, I need rare metals and this place is loaded with them. I’m going all Avatar/Unobtanium on this place!
With the warp drive fixed I spend time watching ships fly in and out of the space station, hoping for something with the storage capacity I need that doesn’t look like a school bus crossed with a camel. I’ve yet to choose so still flying my Battlestar Galactica rip off, which I’m rather attached to:
Lucky if I can carry a couple of packed lunches in it though.
My multitool (said in a Fifth Element Leeloo “multipass” accent) got upgraded to one with a couple more slots and this time I paid attention to positioning of the modules. They get grouped by colour when aligned with matching attributes. It looks like this does something, however I don’t “know” if this does anything. Another NMS obfuscation? Anyone know for sure?
The adventure continues, whilst the wife has no clue why I’m playing. My response, I watched a lot of Star Trek as a kid, like, a lot. She rolls her eyes and walks away.