I've spent a significant chunk of the last few days having an explore in No Man’s Sky [official site]. I still have my reservations and there's so much clunkiness and frustration that needs dealing with AND the tutorial/new player onboarding is dismal - in fact, my thoughts are pretty much in line with John's review of the game - BUT I've also had moments of joy, and I do feel compelled to keep exploring. My screenshot count is just shy of 400 right now so I've put together a kind of travellogue to illustrate my journey so far via my favourite images. You can click on any of them for a larger version and you can navigate the gallery using the arrow buttons just next to the images.
The gallery is not exhaustive because a lot of my early screenshots had me forgetting to remove the HUD so I've culled those from the collection! It's also on temporary hiatus while I indulge in a lot of creative swearing. The swearing is because the auto-lander that takes care of parking your ship has landed me in such a way that I'm trapped on the terrain which cannot be destroyed and every time I try to take off the engines and launch thrusters explode. I'm steeling myself to go back in and see whether I have any previous saves to revert to or whether hopping in and out of the ship to try and fix the problems has left me with a choice of identically screwed files to choose from.
If it's the latter I have a long trudge across a hostile landscape trying to find a point at which to try and summon the damn thing. No idea if that's even possible if the engines are borked.
But yes. Let's focus on the pretty moments here and not, e.g. the thing that caused me to say the C-word so loudly a bird flew away outside.
OH. Also Alec wrote some stuff for the game. No idea what but if I find any aliens who seem to be keen to explain their Transformers fanfiction I figure I'll have narrowed it down significantly.