Jump into and explore a game world so large that no man can actually travel to all of the planets available. This is being called the largest game of all time, with eighteen quintillion different types of planets (that is not a typo, written out it looks like this 18,000,000,000,000,000,000) that is a lot of zero’s.
August 24, 2016
No Man’s Sky features algorithms that will design each planet at random from the color, temperature, acid rain, all the way down to plant and animal life. Anything new you find, you can name and label with the game rewarding you for each thing you document. Your objective in No Man’s Sky is to reach the center of the Universe, along your journey the game gets progressively harder with planet’s conditions getting harsher. To survive, stock up on resources like gold and sell it for an upgraded spacecraft and better gear.
The game begins with you waking up on a foreign planet with your ship destroyed. You need to collect basic items using a laser to mine for tools to help fix your ship. Your character is a scientist, so his hunger for new and exciting knowledge is always there. Take your time on this planet, or hurry up and jump to the next one. Once the ship is fixed, feel free to travel to the next planet and build up enough upgrades and material to warp to another star system. Be sure to document the living things on the planet because you are rewarded for it and gold used for upgrades will help especially early on in the game.
One thing that makes No Man’s Sky a game changer is that each user has a custom and unique experience out of the box, no two gamers will start on the same planet when the game starts. This is something new to gaming, and that is how No Man’s sky makes you feel like you’re having a one of a kind experience different from others playing the game.
To Infinity and Beyond
No, really. Dream of being the first person on a new planet. Looking around and knowing that you are the first person ever doing this one thing and seeing these new things. Discover things for the first time they have ever been discovered in the galaxy. Craft and mine at each new planet you explore and after fly off to another planet and do the same. When you fly to a new area watch out for pirates and other things that fly in space. Space battles are fun and make you truly feel like you are in a sci-fi film.
Aliens, Check. Space pirates, Check. Dogfights in space? We got that too.
If you follow the games path, prepare yourself for an interesting story will have you thinking about the game and about yourself and your actions. If you choose not to follow the game’s story, you can still go off and explore the different planets. The goal is to travel to the center of the universe and as you do the game gets more difficult and the conditions on the planet get more toxic. Think radiation levels and poisonous environments. The graphics and color pops brings awe to your eyes. The aliens you encounter are enjoyable and interesting. Meet new and unique alien races and barter with them for items. Discover their language by finding knowledge stones scattered around the planets you visit. By learning their languages your interactions with get smoother and you will reap rewards.
No Man’s Sky Conclusion
Buy new ships and upgrading your equipment. Learn the languages of the aliens that you interact with. Upgrade your warp drive to go farther and farther. Prepare to be swept up into a universe that you get to unlock and see unfold. Additionally, the game will continue to add new features to enhance the experience. No Man’s Sky just keeps getting better and better.
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