PHJF wrote on Aug 2, 2019, 13:52:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 2, 2019, 13:12:
ForgedReality wrote on Aug 2, 2019, 11:14:If you like outer space, exploration, and crafting, you'll enjoy this game.
But is it still "boring and repetitive"? Genuinely curious. Reviews are the reason I never picked this up.
The controls aren't that difficult to figure out. It was designed to play on consoles as well as computers, for example.
If by "outer space" you mean spending 99% of the time planetside on identical planetoids and by "exploration" you mean wandering around barren lifeless landscapes uncovering the occasional cookie-cutter points of interest...
Procedural generation is rarely as awesome as you think it’s going to be. What it tends to boils down to is rooms/planets made up of premade pieces, so they always look samey. If it was just ONE planet, you’d appreciate the random start, but they all look terribly similar. Astroneer’s procgen planets all have unique features, but they only needed to make like 7 of them, and they expect you to explore them quite a bit.
It’s why I don’t quite understand what NMS is meant to BE. It’s like they added a lot of land-based features like base building because they could, not because they SHOULD.