I haven't gone near this for months, it was great for a the first couple of weeks as Indie has said, but the time and effort you need to put into it to make a dent in progression is incredibly daunting and something I couldn't commit too. The scale of the game is staggering and I really enjoyed how seriously it took the piloting and energy management of your ship, not an arcade space shooter at all. I just wish I had more time to invest in it, but alas, life calls.
I think if it's the one game you turn to for escapism and you do end up investing in it, it would be great. I'm really tempted as a more exotic alternative to euro truck simulator 2, which seems to most comparable game.
I am sure it's more engaging with decent flight stick hardware as well, so it's more immersive. It seems it's that sense of wonderment and discovery is the usp of the game.
Edit: Actually it looks like this is the app you want if you are interested in using alternative input devices: http://glovepie.org/
Got to love this guys disclaimer:
Warning! Use of this product (or any other electrical technology) will destroy the planet with Global Warming, unless you are using 100% Green or Nuclear power! Less than 100% is not enough to stop catastrophic climate change. Living near a green power station doesn't count, since that green power was already sold to someone else. Living near a nuclear power station DOES count as 100% green power, since there is no market for nuclear green power. This is not a license restriction, just a restriction imposed by the laws of physics. Don't shoot the messenger.
Anyone else picked up the horizons expansion? Just fired it up and it seems to have a lot more random cargo etc floating about which makes picking things up on the way to a destination a bit more interesting. Can't afford an SRV yet so I've not been prospecting but I've landed on a few planets
Finally FINALLY made some actual money and progress in this. Did a few missions that paid 50k odd each, allowing me to buy a vehicle bay and SRV, then accept another mission to go to a planet surface to interface with a computer. Once I did the Base defenses went nuts and I had to scarper back to my ship while under attack. Got under my ship to go back in and accidentally dismissed it Had to leg it and wait for my ship to come back before flying off for my reward. Got a fuel scoop now too so I can fill up between jumps.
Eurogamer wrote:This new PS4 version will include touchpad controls to allow you to easily swipe through your Milky Way navigation and customise four "hotkeys" via the touchpad to quickly access features which tie into your play style.
Motion controls using the DualShock 4's gyros will also be implemented to let you "fast headlook" around in the middle of combat.
Finally, naturally, the game will get a performance boost on the beefier PlayStation 4 Pro.
Pell wrote:Yep! That's the one. 32 pages fatter than normal. Still recovering from deadline – and on the next deadline already. *dies*
I received my subscriber copy today... great stuff! A fatter mag with a brilliant subscriber cover. I just had a quick look at the review of The Last Guardian and your score ties up with my thinking .
Jen would have given it that too if she'd reviewed it. I've not had a chance to play it but have it installed and it's my treat for finishing the next issue tomorrow... I wrote the previous issue's preview, though, hence the 2nd op.
Advent7 wrote:Spoiler alert: PSVR support won't be there at launch but will arrive in a launch window update.
I'm hoping it comes to VR and Frontier have mentioned the subject in reply to a question on the PS Blog. I think it was two years ago that I attended the Eurogamer show and played Frontier using the Oculus Rift. It was an amazing feeling being at the front of the cockpit and flying close to a giant sun. Hope NMS gets a PSVR update too.