No Man’s Sky has begun!
THERE MAY BE SPOILERS!
This morning I got the chance to download the game and then get an hour of game-play in before work.
Initial response: IT IS FREAKING AMAZING!
I cannot wait to dive in for hours of exploration and name calling! I must caution you though, in the first hour patience is key. Let me explain!
The planet that I spawned into appeared fairly mundane. A red type planet with lots of rock and some sparse vegetation, I got the feeling it was a desert planet. As I start to get the controls figured out and realize that there are things that I can interact with and collect lying around on the ground I start to get excited. I spend the first 10 minutes or so destroying things and collecting elements that I had no idea what to do with at first… but I keep collecting anyway.
Then I actually realize that there are steps to getting all of my gear working properly again, so I start to follow the prompts. Then comes the long journey. One of the elements that I need to get my ship off the ground again is a ten minute walk away. That is 10 real life minutes. In real life not that long, but in-game time that feels like an eternity.
I take the trek across the planet though and on the way I realize that this is genius by the game creators. Make us walk forever and along the way I scan and discover new life forms, new plants, new elements, and a host of other things. A 10 minute walk took me about 25 minutes and at this point I am starting to count down the minutes until I have to leave.
I find the giant rock of Heridium that I need for my Thrusters, collect it and head back. Hopefully I can get there and fly my ship for a few minutes before I have to shut down. Then I see it, I don’t know what IT is at this point but I see something. Now my walk back to the ship has been detoured and off I venture to this strange building in the distance. With the ships flying in and out and all around it, I figure it is a trading post. When I get there I am pleased to find that I am right.
Now the units that I have been acquiring by making new discoveries come into play. I can purchase stuff that I need, stuff that I have no idea what to do with yet and more. I am tight for time so I don’t spend too much time exploring the station, but one of the things that I do figure out is that I can buy a new ship. Nice, but I haven’t even fixed the one that I started with yet, then I see the price tag. 666 thousand units…. I have 5 thousand. Well no worries about buying a ship for a while… lol…. off I go on my trek back to the ship.
Minutes to go until work, but I get there just in time. Repair the final part of the ship and power it up, hop in and bam, checkpoint reached and game saved… holy crap! Would I have lost all of the progress I made before that? I still don’t know the answer, but sitting here now I am glad that I don’t have to find out the hard way!
I hop in the ship and start to fly, first spot I go to is the trading post to see if I can land. Nope, can’t land, so off I go to space. At this point I should have left for work already. I have to see the “seamless” transition from planet to space before I go though! They did not disappoint. The transition was beautiful, my PS4 never skipped a beat. There I was floating in space, looking at another planet and some asteroids!
The boss is going to kill me! I travel to the next planet, it is an hour away. I can’t be that late for work…. wait, use your hyper drive, prompts my computer! YES, now it’s only 3 minutes away, let’s go. I get to within a minute of the planet and decide that if I don’t leave now I will stay for the rest of the day!
That is where my adventure ended.
Now I sit here at work wondering what the beautiful blue planet has in store for me. Can I land on the moon and explore it… will it have anything interesting? Am I going to an ocean planet? Do I get to name all the fish, sorry Mr. Weebl but Fin Karfishian and Horatio’s Weepy Dick Cheese Fish (sorry Bud) are going to be real!http://radiopressgaming.com/2016/08/no-mans-sky-begun/http://radiopressgaming.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Opening-Screen-960x527.jpghttp://radiopressgaming.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Opening-Screen-150x150.jpgGamingPS4SonyGaming,No Man's SkyTHERE MAY BE SPOILERS! This morning I got the chance to download the game and then get an hour of game-play in before work. Initial response: IT IS FREAKING AMAZING! I cannot wait to dive in for hours of exploration and name calling! I must caution you though, in the first hour...Matthew RixMatthew Rixmatt@radiopressgaming.comAdministratorCofounder and CIO of Radio Press Gaming, I am a tech loving father of 3 who is obsessed with Destiny!Radio Press Gaming