In Memoriam: My First No Man’s Sky Game

Early last week, I signed in to No Man’s Sky only to discover that my saved game wouldn’t open. It started a new game on a new planet in a new system! I was quite disappointed. I was originally on a very colourful world, and I was going to take screenshots of the scenery on all the planets I discovered.

Has this soured my enjoyment of this game? Not really. I just started over again. The problem was a bug in the game that has been addressed by a patch recently, so it shouldn’t happen again. The game has been getting a lot of hate recently because it isn’t what was advertised. So many things that were said to be in the game actually aren’t. But I have expectations that some will appear in future patches. It seems more like they were pressured to release the game, and they released it unfinished. But what we get, I’m really enjoying.

My initial expectation of this game was to be able to explore planets and discover interesting landscapes, plants, and animals. That’s what I got. If you take this as a straightforward exploration game, then you should be satisfied. That’s what I love about this game. And so, I’m enjoying it a lot.

So, I’d like to share with you the Ariadne system. It was the first system I arrived in and I renamed it to Ariadne. Unfortunately, I didn’t get screenshots of one of the planets before the game reset. However, I have images of the first and third planets I played on. So, here is the first planet, Ariadne II:

The view of Ariadne II from space. It looks like it has water, but I didn't actually get to see it. It was mostly a rocky world.
The view of Ariadne II from space. It looks like it has water, but I didn’t actually get to see it. It was mostly a rocky world.
A night time view.
A night time view.
The sun is coming up, bathing it in a pink hue.
The sun is coming up, bathing it in a pink hue.
One of the local animals. Interesting looking, isn't it?
One of the local animals. Interesting looking, isn’t it?
Ruins in the foreground, big mountain in the background.
Ruins in the foreground, big mountain in the background.

The second planet I went to was pretty barren, and it had no animals at all. I didn’t get any images of it. The third planet was totally different. Very colourful and had abundant plant and animal life. No forests, but a pink “grass.”

A view of the pink planet, Ariadne III, from space.
A view of the pink planet, Ariadne III, from space.
So brightly coloured. Look at all that pink!
So brightly coloured. Look at all that pink!
At a trading post on Ariadne III.
At a trading post on Ariadne III.
More colours on display, with a pink sky matching the pink landscape. Sunset.
More colours on display, with a pink sky matching the pink landscape. Sunset.
What's this? A dinosaur? Kind of.
What’s this? A dinosaur? Kind of.
I loved this planet. The colour was amazing, and it seemed so comfortable and inviting.
I loved this planet. The colour was amazing, and it seemed so comfortable and inviting.

These planets have been saved on No Man’s Sky’s server, so someone way stumble upon it sometime in the future, although that’s extremely unlikely. I wish I could’ve seen the other planet in the system.

Despite the problems and issues people have had with the game, I find it beautiful to look at, and very inspirational. I love going into the game to just explore. That’s all that matters to me. I can’t wait to discover more.

In the future, I’ll have more posts about the worlds I’ve discovered in the game. I’m not sure if I’ll be doing animals, but I will certainly do landscapes. If you’d like to see animals, then let me know. I can still show you animals from these two planets, as I have the images saved.

Let me know which planet you like the most. Also, if you’ve played the game, did you enjoy it?

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25 thoughts on “In Memoriam: My First No Man’s Sky Game”

  1. I’m jealous too, and I’m going to ask for No Man’s Sky for Christmas. I may be able to get it before that, but since I am poor as a church mouse these days (having lived longer than the expectancy charts) …. It isn’t so much the cost, what bothers me is that if I like the game half as much as JD (I’m sure I will) it will be all-consuming when it comes to time! Actually I’ve been playing computer games since long before most of my pals on the ‘puter have been born. I know…how old can it be?

    I love reading reviews of your travels in No Man’s Sky…sorry you lost the first planet progress…it just goes to show that when it comes to the internet and computer stuff it just doesn’t have room for delay. One slip of the bots and …. whoosh!

    1. Well, I’m enjoying the new worlds. I’ll have to share images of them soon. I finally found one that looks kind of like Earth, except for a complete lack of oceans. Just a wintry world covered with evergreen forests.

      1. Do you have a printer/copier/scanner combo thing? Pictures on disks are fine, but I love having actual snapshots in actual photo albums like the ones my kids drag out everytime they bring a new friend over. I have pics of my oldest granddaughter from when she was first born to her 37th birthday! Priceless. I have a cheapo Lexmark that I got for a hundred bucks that does a great job…also found a cheap cartridge ink place…the jury is out on that one, but so far the cartridge fits, works, typed out the test pages, and got blue ink all over my fingers! We’ll see, but its about six bucks instead of $30+ so I can put up with some faults. πŸ™‚

          1. I have a Lexmark Pro 705 I got from the Home Shopping Club for just over $100 two years ago…they aren’t making ink for it any more though. I found a place that has cheapo ink cartridges tho…which seem to be working fine. You can get cheap paper at Walmart.

            1. somewhere can be a big place… haha I have boxes with miscellaneous cords and cables various places, nothing I ever need…except USB cords are pretty universal I think.

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