Though there is no flora or fauna in this crater shot, I chose this image because this moment was the moment I realised that you cannot capture some of No Man Sky’s vistas in a single screenshot.
There have been other vistas. Planet-rises on moons that were so small the curvature was perceptible underfoot, above 5 planets in a straight line in a purple night sky. High cliffs above endless shimmering green oceans, with even higher cliffs under the surface.
It might not be much of a game, as they say, it might just be a glorified tech demo. I don’t seem to care. I do get bored, mind you, but it’s not the typical kind of boredom. It’s a sense of overwhelm at the distances and scope of everything around me.
On the other hand, some of the rules No Man’s Sky has broken have created more interesting solar systems and planets than have yet been discovered. I swear I saw a planet that was actually orbiting another, without being a moon. Physics?
In any case, I leave you with the most visually pleasing planet I’ve yet found. I think I named it P3, but in hindsight it clearly should have been some kind of psychedelic reference… I particularly liked the flying jellyfish…
…did I mention I tried to scroll the star map to its centre? Yeah, don’t do that. 18 quintillion is a big number.
More entries to come…