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POSTED 31/8/16


NO MAN'S SKY

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I miss the Earth so much, I miss my life. It’s lonely out in space...

Thanks Elts, we’ll take it from here – and apologies to Bernie T for the wee change there.

It’s not only lonely, apparently, for judging by the title it’s also sexist. But let’s leave that can of worms sealed. After all, we may need it for sustenance later on...

As the magnificent Douglas Adams once mused, space is big – really big. Never has this observation been more pertinent than in No Man’s Sky. This sucker has quintillions of planets to find and explore. Fucking quintillions! If you’re a completist then you’d better pray for a cure for death to be discovered pretty bloody quickly, for otherwise you’re screwed.

So, you begin proceedings on a procedurally generated (the fancy-schmancy new way of saying “random”) planet. You’re spaceship is stuffed, and you have to start hunting and collecting various minerals and abandoned equipment (assuming you can fit it in your puny inventory) in order to fix it to get the heck out of Dodge and hyperspace it to another planet, which will likely be quite similar.

There’s also virtually nothing in the way of tutorialism – you’re truly on your own.

At this point we must observe that the cosmos must have oodles of Devo fans, as we kept tripping over variously hued Energy Domes. Cool taste, cosmos!

Anyway, different planets introduce different things. While you potter about ransacking abandoned (and not so much) space bases, analysing flora and fauna (some of which is far from friendly), avoiding drones (or blowing the living crap out of them) and admiring the pretty scenery, you’ll either be bored shitless or you’ll come to the realisation that Snaky On Ms is a space travelling equivalent of walk ’em ups like Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture.

It may be Elite on Mogadon, but we think we’re falling for Anon Ms Sky...

take me back to the start...

 



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