Welcome to my journey on one of the most hyped games of 2016, that is No Man’s Sky.
No Man’s Sky’s gameplay is built on four pillars — exploration, survival, combat and trading. Players are free to perform within the entirety of a procedurally generated deterministic open universe, which includes over 18 quintillion (1.8×1019) planets,[a] many with their own sets of flora and fauna. By exploring, players gain information about the planets that they can submit to the Atlas, a universal database that can be shared with other players of the game. Players get compensated in in-game currency every time new information is uploaded to The Atlas. Players also gain materials and blueprints to upgrade their character’s equipment and purchase a variety of starships, allowing them to travel deeper into the center of the galaxy, survive on planets with hostile environments, interact in friendly or hostile manners with computer-controlled space-faring factions, or trade with other ships. Some activities, such as killing too many lifeforms or draining too many resources from planets, will draw the attention of patrolling robotic Sentinels that will attempt to kill the player character.
So I shall do this in days, each day/gameplay time will be summarised and written down below, if you have any questions then please send me a comment!
Day 1: A learning curve
So in the start I was thrown onto a planet, with a crashed ship, what else should I have expected, oh well. After learning how to use my multitool and falling down a cliff trying to fight the annoying sentry drones, and my new skill: self-taught jet packing wizard. Either or, I followed Atlas, whether this was a good or bad idea? But from what I have heard Atlas shows you how to get everything and helps you out a lot, so of course I followed, I went out collecting carbon, plutonium, thaumium9 and iron, after learning about recharging my bits and bobs, I started installing all of the needed upgrades to my ship to fix it up, and then got a last little bits, before I could actually leave the planet.
Day 2: Pilot training
I got in my ship, and started my launch thrusters and BOOM, I was flying around the planet, after looking around the planet and seeing some amazing wildlife, my first thought is; time to leave. With no hesitation I pulled up and engaged my speed boost (circle on PS4), and flew out of space, as soon as I got out of space, I saw some AI controlled space ships fly right past me. Which was amazing to see… (Still working on).