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Video: My Five Favourite No Man's Sky Monsters

A mini-bestiary

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I’d really like to show you some of the ridiculous/awesome/weird animals I’ve found during my initial travels with No Man’s Sky [official site]. I’ve been recording the strangest/coolest as I go and they include things like the Thrillersaurus Rex, the Weird Hand Squid and the Chubby-Cheeked Push-up Monster!

Over the last few days, the more I’ve played of No Man’s Sky, the more the things I found irritating are fading into the background and I’m, instead, finding a lot that’s wonderful or beautiful or so silly I can’t stop laughing. I think perhaps it’s at least partly because of the way I play the game which tends to focus on the things it does really well and not on the ones it doesn’t. It’s interesting how you settle into a game and learn to work with it/inside its frameworks if you like some of the core loops enough. For me the moments where you find a new combination of colours, or a startlingly different climate, or maybe a clump of alien butterflies are more than enough to keep me engaged.

But what of those bizarre animals I mentioned? I’M SO GLAD YOU ASKED!

1. Flying Dragon Worms

2. The Chubby-Cheeked Push-Up Monster

3. The Disappearing Thrillersaurus

4. Attack Of The Weird Hand Squid

5. The Bouncy Ball And The Needy Beak

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