I’ve played a total of about 12 minutes of No Man’s Sky. Gita Jackson has played many hours of it. I’ve been following Kotaku’s coverage of the No Man’s Sky Next update this week, and it’s got me wondering if now is the perfect time to get into the game. On this week’s episode of Kotaku XP, I asked Gita to convince me to finally become a flying no-man.

In this episode, in defense of my not having played No Man’s Sky, I offer a joke: I booted the game up and was quickly disappointed that it was not a game about lady airplane pilots.

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That’s not the truth.

Well, it’s half true: come on, Microsoft! Give us a new Crimson Skies!

The honest reason that I never got into No Man’s Sky, despite its graphical aesthetic (“infinite 1950s pulp sci-fi novel cover illustration generator”) appealing to me viscerally, is that it arrived at a time in my life when I had absolutely no time to chill. Now, maybe I do!

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MerxWorx01
MerxWorx01

I’ve put 50 hours into this game before Next. I’ve never tried doing anything with freighters because of the costs. Got a free freighter in the Next update and got to experience a roller coaster of bugs and bizarre gameplay decisions that ended with me space walking on an invisible frigate trying to make repairs I can’t even see before falling off the frigate(which is also not a solid object when invisible) from orbit.

Fall for almost a minute before landing on my feet and losing only half my health. The worst part is realizing these issues were there in last years freighter update.

At least I got some nice pics out of it.

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