One Man’s Disappointment

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  1. James Dixon says:

    I get what you’re saying, and I kind of agree with it – but I think one of the things about NMS is that it has definite peaks and troughs in terms of player experience. I also spent my first 8 hours-or-so in a “meh” kind of state, but just as I was about to leave, I suddenly figured out something that gave me a distinct (self-imposed) goal to work towards. Since then, every time I get to a similar point, I’ll discover an interesting planet (with loads of valuable resources), or get the blueprints to a cool piece of tech, or whatever – and I’ll immediately get sucked back in. I’ve just stumbled across a planet with frenzied sentinels, for example, so my next couple of sessions will likely be about trying to get the ‘Extreme’ related milestones and Trophies, as well as hoovering up as many of those Gravatino ball whatsits (that also seem to be randomly scattered around) as I can.

    Sure, there are times when I rationally think ‘what’s the point?’, or I’ll realise that I’ve just spent four hours solely mining emeril, but at the same time, I also like that I’ve got the freedom to do whatever I want to do. It takes a bit of getting used to, and you kind of have to be proactive in creating your own goals and entertainment – and in figuring out *how* you can do that – but if you do suddenly find yourself with something to focus on, it can be the most addictive, consuming thing ever.

    1. Will_GSRR says:

      Oh my god those Milestones. They need to reduce the letterboxing on those… They get annoying AF!
      There are some bits I like about it. But I just feel like right now, it’s too grindy and kind of a little boring.
      The problem is that one of the things you have to focus on too much is collecting resources just to get around.
      I have considered setting some of my own goals and maybe with the MOD’s I’ll try that too.

  2. sargondorsai says:

    I’m still holding off on picking up the game. I want something that is truly explorable. I don’t want to be gated behind a resource grind just so I can continue playing. When they get that resolved and I can be truly free to explore, then I’ll be likely to pick up the game.

    1. Will_GSRR says:

      As I said, a little grind, I’m ok with, but it’s too much at the moment.
      I’d just like to know what the plan is really…

  3. Ben Thomas says:

    Well written Sir, well written indeed. 🙂

    1. Will_GSRR says:

      Thank you very much.

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