Let’s say a starship appears above my head one night. The inhabitants offer me the chance to leave Earth forever, and explore the galaxy in search of adventure and knowledge. I say, “Hell yes.” I then grab my family, and embark on my dream journey…Sounds good, and all, but that’s not going to happen. What IS going to happen, is No Man’s Sky for the PS4 and PC.
No Man’s Sky may provide me with a hint of my dream, and I’ll damn sure take it. Brought to us by Hello Games, NMS is a procedurally generated space adventure/exploration/survival game set in an infinite galaxy, where every planet, sun, animal and star can be visited and observed. You are alone, and must collect items and materials to trade, in hopes of upgrading your ship and suit enough to survive. One might ask, “Survive against what?” I may answer, “Who the hell knows.” According to Hello Games, “Every creature, geological formation, plant and spaceship is unique.” What are we going to find out there? I don’t know, and right now, I’m having trouble containing myself…
Your mission is get to the center of the galaxy…MY mission is to pretend I’m Tom Paris of Star Trek: Voyager. Apparently, while checking the Delta Flyer’s boosters just outside of range of Voyager’s tractor beam, Paris accidentally flew into a wormhole, sending him to the outer rings of the galaxy. Now he must get back to Janeway…I believe I could also follow the story provided. Perhaps they’ll mesh together…we shall see on August ni-..er…tenth!..when I actually get my hands on a copy. Until then, kiddos, enjoy some sweet screenshots, and a linked video or two!
P. S. The soundtrack, provided by 65daysofstatic, is damn good.
Tune back in, as I’m sure I’ll have some more thoughts & rambles about this game.