I got No Man’s Sky just in time for the big update released yesterday. I’m really enjoying my time so far. I’ve already filled up my inventory, and have just barely explored my second planet. I so badly want to look up tutorials/playthroughs to get a better idea of what to do or how to upgrade stuff, but I’m trying my best to just enjoy exploring. It hasn’t itched that similar scratch, but I’m trying to go into it like I did Minecraft. I knew some basic stuff about Minecraft, but I just went in and tried to figure stuff out.
The first world I was on was bland and arid, but filled with giant plants. It was interesting, but didn’t really showcase how beautiful these worlds can be. Once I broke through the atmosphere for the second planet I was amazed. It was completely different. All I could see was water. There were little islands spotted throughout this massive ocean. There were greens, blues, and purples all over. It was so beautiful! I landed at a Gek monument that I had gotten the waypoint to, and it was surrounded by green hills with tall trees. At the top of the hill I could see the ocean though. There were giant diamonds sticking out the of the ground and ocean. Then once in the ocean it was even more breath-taking. There were all those giant diamonds around, giant clams, jellyfish, fish, and all sorts of pretty sea grasses.
I’ve barely scratched the surface of the game, but I’m really enjoying it. I’m excited to explore and survey more worlds. It’s actually kinda funny because when I listened to the FatT Twilight Mirage season I was thinking of what my character would be. I figured I’d be the pilot and I’d be a cartographer/surveyor of planets. I thought the idea of being a planet surveyor and mapping out planets across the galaxy would be so amazing. Here I am doing just that.