MR B. Rogers Reply to on 6 August 2018
|If you have heard of No Man's Sky before, you have probably heard of the terrible launch it had, they developers telling outright lies and the poor performance. Do your self a favour and forget all that.
No Man's Sky Next is a launch of No Man's Sky with all of the updates and patches etc that have been released over the last year or so. Included in this is a engine upgrade for the graphics, way more content, regular patches to fix the issues that crop up and most of all...actual multiplayer!
You start your space life crashing onto a planet and learning the early ropes of how to mine for materials, which you then plug into various part of your Exosuit, namely life support and you shield that protect you from all that nasty cold/poison and heat.
Learning what you need to mine for what you want to do is half the battle, Aiding you in this venture is a portable scanner (which you also have to repair) which helps you locate slightly more rare materials. As you slowly figure out what is going on, you get to a crashed ship and now you learn how to mine for more materials and also how you turn those materials into better ones, in order to fix your ship. Again, the game does a good job of telling you what you need, since that will come in handy down the line for other ships. Once repaired, its off to space! and the cycle begins. Head to space, find weird and wonderful planets, harvest their goodies, find space-stations to trade at, see cool spaceships you cann afford, make more lift-off fuel because you have run out agasin (Seriously, make lots of this when you get the time and materials)
Is the game perfect? Nope. it can still feel a little aimless and you planet hop all over the place but the game does direction you along your story path at regular intervals, so you never really feel abandoned. If you want to get out there and see what is going on, you are free to. Just remember that flying, mining, running, mining, flying, mining are you almost constant companions in your space adventure.
If you want a super chill, often spectacular, sometimes a little dry space romp through randomised (and funny looking) planets, No Man's Sky is for you. If you want high octane shooting and constant explosions, maybe pick something else.