“Almost”? I dunno. Despite my original review of the game being somewhat less than exuberant, I’ve already invested about 20 hours into No Man’s Sky NEXT and intend to keep playing it… but I couldn’t explain exactly why. It’s still mostly a lot of questionable chores, inventory slot management, and abrupt conclusions on the wrong end of a nuke storm – but maybe it’s because I’m expecting something like this to happen.
In a series of increasingly zany tweets, No Man’s Sky player Brandon Carbaugh describes a mundane activity in the game that turns out, uh, not so mundane. It’s one of those uniquely crazy, unpredictable experiences that can only happen in a game that randomly generates stuff, and also a compelling reason to not mess with the local flora.
(thread) So here’s an experience I just had in No Man’s Sky.
I’m doing some harmless crafting on a peaceful forest world when I come across something called a “sentient plant”.
I crack it open. Inside is a large pearl. I take that shit!
Then all hell breaks loose.
— Brandon Carbaugh (@BMCarbaugh) August 1, 2018
So next time, I’m definitely messing with the local flora.