One year ago, after a long wait, No Man’s Sky was released and immediately became one of the most controversial games in recent gaming story. Probably expectations were too high for such a small team, probably the promises of development team and, especially, Sean Murray, were unfulfilled. One of the main criticism were the non-existent online and I don’t know why the promised that, for me one of the good points was that the universe was so big it was impossible to meet another human. The other one was the downgrade in creatures and world generation, worse than the ones showed during previews and presentations. And the final one, the disappointing “story” and what you find (or don’t find) when you reach the center of the Universe, something I never did. During the last year, they’ve released two big updates adding base building, new resources, UI improvements, Photo Mode, new game modes (Creative, Survival, Permadeath), world creation and technical improvements, new vehicles including ground ones… And this week they’re releasing another big update with better central story and portals to travel instantly (something shown during early demos but that until now never happened).
When I started playing the game, I decided to stream all my adventures in some kind of logbook that you can find (incomplete) in this old post. Honestly, I think it didn’t work as expected because I feel a bit conditioned when I play and I know someone can watch it. And also I think that the viewer we’ll find those stream boring because I only show pure gameplay, I don’ make voiceovers. I returned when the first big update was released, but only for one day. But I can’t deny I had some great moment those early days of No Man’s Sky and now that the game has been vastly improved, I think I’m giving it another chance. I’m starting a new adventure, a complete fresh start, now that a new update has been announced (improving story aspects of the game) and I’m going to take my time, playing it for me, not for the hypothetical viewers. I think that way it can work better.
Another thing I’m starting today is a gallery. Last weeks I’ve been playing Creative mode, trying to learn the basics and testing photo mode, which first results you see here. With the new adventure starting as soon as the new update is up, I think the gallery will expand soon.