Yep. That's one of the few things NMS does better when it comes to flying your ship. Allot better.After having played ED so much lately, the thing that stands out most about NMS to me is that everything feels easy. Reaching orbit from a planet surface takes seconds.
No Man's Dangerous lolMy love for ED has led me to try some other space exploration games recently, and among them, No Man's Sky is by far my favorite. I'm know I'm not the first to suggest that a pairing of EDs realistic physics, flight model and graphics quality with NMSs crafting, procedural world generation and overall "fun" factor would be the greatest thing ever. You'd probably need a Cray Supercomputer to run it, but man would it be fun.
I've been really impressed by NMSs planets. Probably that wonder will wear off after visiting my 100th similar procedurally generated planet, but at least early on it's very cool. And the crafting and base building are awesome. On the flip side, the lack of any pretense of plausible physics seems silly and arcade-y. The planets in a system are grouped right on top of one another and don't appear to actually orbit the star. The flight model would feel right at home in a Super Mario game.
The irony is that my love of ED led me to seek out similar games. I found NMS and discovered that, while I like it, too, it and ED are almost exact opposites. The things each does well are the other's weaknesses. That fact will probably lead me to playing both regularly, scratching both itches and helping to prevent things from getting stale. But not going to lie, I can't help but imagine how spectacular a combination a Hello FDev Games "No Man's Dangerous" would be. I'd probably have to quit my job.
Yup, after a while pretty much every planet looks the same, as well as every creature and plant, regardless which part of the universe.Probably that wonder will wear off after visiting my 100th similar procedurally generated planet
Tried it, and try it again from time to time, but just can't get into it.I still haven't checked out NMS.. I keep thinking about it but then I look at the cartoon animals and the over the top contrast and colours that it puts me off. I'm really tempted though to give it a try.