So… I know I haven’t posted anything on this site in a while – been a busy guy. But recently I thought i’d post something non-podcast related, because it’s been on my mind since over the last 48 hours. What is that, you ask? The new PS4 game, ‘No Man’s Sky’ (NMS).
When this game was first announced over 2 years ago, I thought it looked cool. When I found out it was a game where you could go from planet to planet exploring and discovering, it grabbed my attention. When I found out it was going to be released Aug 9th, I decided that i’d pre-order and get it at midnight, if possible. That’s what’s I did… I went to the local Gamestop, got the game – and installed it as soon as I could that night.
I thought i’d just download the day-one patch, then hit the bed… when I found out the patch was less than a gig, I decided to play for a while… almost 3 hours later, I was hooked.
This game reminds me of books I used to read by Isaac Asimov, the Lucky Starr-Space Ranger series. When I went back to do more research about it, learned that in one of the books (Lucky Starr and The Pirates of the Asteroids) there actually was an unmanned survey ship Atlas, makes me wonder if Hello Game’s Sean Murray actually modeled this game a little after Lucky Starr himself… When I play this game, I feel like I am a space ranger, donning my space suit and discovering the universe – in hopes to reach the center of the galaxy! This game is beautiful, one that I can see myself playing hours and hours – and wanting to discover more.
I know some people expected this to be a huge multiplayer game, but with 18 qunitllian (spelling?) planets in the universe of NMS, how do you really think you will see someone?? With the 5-6 hours i’ve played so far, I think i’ve been to maybe 6-8 planets, and none of them have been discovered before… Who knows if I ever will find one in the next month or two.
Well, I could go on about this game, but I encourage you to research it yourself. If you’ve ever wanted to be a Space Ranger, this might be the game for you… I know it’s something i’ve always been interested in..
OK – I’m off to explore new planets and continue to find Zaldor’s World as a Space Ranger in No Man’s Sky!!