Years in the making, No Man’s Sky is finally here.
So what do you do in No Man’s Sky? Put simply you explore the universe on your way to the center of the universe. Of course there is more to it than that.
Discovering new plant and animal life is a major part of the game. Every planet contains a selection of new life, each of which you can scan and then name. In my experience most animals will pretty much leave you alone, some will run away and a few attack on site.
Mining minerals with your multi-tool allows you to upgrade your ship, exosuit and multi-tool. They can also be sold to the many aliens in the game, this currency can then be used to purchase a new and better ship.
Upgrade and component blueprints are gained from computet terminals and aliens. These blueprints can upgrade your shields, weapons, hyperdrive, your engines among other things.
You can also learn the many alien languages throught the game. Single words can be learnt from alien monoliths and ruins along with the aliens inhabiting the universe.
Space combat in the game is pretty much entirely optional and works well enough. It’s no Wing Commander or Freespace but is fun. Weapon wise i prefer the phase beam over the cannon, I was much more successful with the beam.
Should the worst happen and something kills you it is entirely possible to get your bits and bobs back. Simply head back to where you died to find your grave.
No Man’s Sky is a good looking game and is fun to play. I have yet to reach the center of the universe but am looking forward to seeing what is out there. I’ve made many interesting discoveries and am still finding new things.
The game isn’t perfect however. It has a tendancy to crash, this is always a pain especially if you haven’t saved for a while. I’m also worried about whether the game will still be fun in the long run since the gameplay can get a bit repetitive.
- A very vast universe to explore
- Lots to discover
- Looks great
- Easy to play
- Could get repetitive after a while
- Keeps crashing