No Man’s Sky

I decided to try out a new game I’ve had in my Steam Library for forever. No Man’s Sky. You start out on a barren planet and need to find your spaceship and repair it.

Me and my Spaceship in a Space Station.

At first I thought it was going to be annoyingly complex, but after persisting for a bit I actually started to enjoy it. I started on an ice planet and got to the stage I could build a base. I didn’t want to live on a cold ice planet as your exo-suit would use up its resources too quickly and often dealing with the cold. I flew to another planet and it was pretty much the same, so I did some exploring and mining with my hand laser using my Multi-tool.

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I flew off again and landed in a Space Station — not the actual one in the photo above.. but they all pretty much look the same inside anyways. heh.

I found out I needed to upgrade my exo-suit but did not have any nanites which you purchase them with, so headed off again after updating my outfit and chatting to some locals to learn some of their dialect.

I found a nice planet and made it my home. It’s a bit cold at night but during the day it’s a nice 20C or so and my exo-suit doesn’t need so many resources filled often. I found an old, abandoned outpost which I had been directed to for a mission. Even though it’s a bit dilapidated, it’s a nice enough place so I made it my home. There’s other stuff to explore not far away and I can fly around the planet doing some exploring.

I did manage to die a couple of times. Once was from an animal attacking me out of nowhere. I came back and got my stuff and then I was gathering Whispering Eggs. You can gather a Larval Core from them which sells quite highly on the market, but when you do it spawns a bunch of Biological Horrors (!) who then attack you. It seems to be worth it, though as the money you get is a good amount for a beginner.

I’m currently on a mission to research minerals for a group in order to make some money. I am having a lot of fun running around on various, randomised planets seeing different fauna and flora which I can scan and gain credits for doing so. I can also use the Multi-tool to mine rocks, plants or big veins of ores to either sell or refine into something else. I recently got an HyperDrive to quickly visit other planets so I’m far away from home.

While on a planet I shot at some sentinels. You can gather some resources they drop when they die but they’ll quickly call other sentinels to come after you. I thought I’d be clever and shoot down a few then fly away in my Spaceship. Sadly, I soon discovered they have spaceships they can send after you. I shot down about 6 of them before I ran out of shields and could not repair them. I also could not escape the planet’s atmosphere because the Pulse Drive will not fire if enemies are nearby. Since they just kept coming and coming there was no way for me to get away from them so they destroyed my ship. I spawned back on the Space Station and flew my replacement ship back to my ‘Grave’ to pick up resources left behind, then went back to the Space Station and logged off.

Lots of fun was had and I think this will be my main game to play for a while — at least until Valheim and Satisfactory get their updates we’ve been waiting on!

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