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Crafting in No Man’s Sky is similar to Don’t Starve

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I adored Don’t Starve when it first came out – it was such fun to explore the world, collect all the things and craft everything I needed to survive. But, I eventually got tired of dying all the time. I then sorta fell in love with Crashlands – which has a similar vibe but less extreme consequences and more storyline. I already assumed No Man’s Sky would become my ultimate zen game, but hearing more about crafting gives me even more reason to be excited for it.

IGN is currently celebrating a month of exclusive content about No Man’s Sky, their latest of which focuses on crafting. Here, Sean Murray explains how crafting works in the game.

For those who don’t watch videos, Murray explains that there are three main things you’ll need to upgrade in No Man’s Sky – your gun, your suit and your ship. You can get different types of each of those, which will have different layouts for slots. Those slots can be used for upgrades or for storage. So, if you’re looking to do tons of trading, you might find yourself opting to primarily focus on storage rather than upgrades. However, I think I’ll be going as light as possible so that my equipment can be totally upgraded, allowing me to explore more planets and engage with my environment in more advanced ways.

So how do you craft the upgrades or even find the elements that you need in such a massive universe? Well, apparently there are rules to the universe. If you’re looking for silicon, you’ll probably find in on planets that are a similar distance from the sun in that system. This can also inform of possible toxicity or climate of the planet.

While it looks quite simple in the video, I have a feeling this will be a ridiculous rabbit hole. The fact that the way you slot your upgrades into your weapon or suit can add bonus upgrades means I’ll not only be crafting upgrades but then tinkering with their placement for ages. That’s before I spend hours running around planets, charting the worlds and discovering the wild life. No Man’s Sky is going to be the ultimate time sink… I can’t wait.

Last Updated: April 18, 2016

18 Comments

  1. justlikemo

    April 18, 2016 at 21:10

    man this title looks good, but not for me, the boys will probably kill for this, they are already on about minecraft story mode

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  2. Kromas untamed

    April 19, 2016 at 07:29

    I think the scope of this game is too big and also it may cause the open-world crash we are expecting to happen.

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    • Loftus

      April 19, 2016 at 07:56

      Are you talking about the legend of the open world killer?

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      • Kromas untamed

        April 19, 2016 at 08:38

        No I am talking about the death of the open world genre due to Sandbox Fatigue.

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        • Nick Harris

          May 5, 2016 at 20:17

          Interesting point.

          The people who ask “What do you DO in the game?” aren’t phrasing their question correctly and actually mean to ask: “What do you do of CONSEQUENCE in the game?” for the scale of its universe reduces all endeavour to a meaningless lonely struggle against ever increasingly hostile hazards.

          The game better have a significant underlying THEME that pulls together all of its stumbled upon LORE for it to be a truly memorable milestone in videogames culture and not just a tech demo on steroids.

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    • HairyEwok

      April 19, 2016 at 09:06

      99.5% of the worlds will not be discovered… That is both an amazing feat and bloody sad… I would have loved that somebody landed and saw the name Endor with me running around aimlessly.

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      • Deceased

        April 19, 2016 at 11:11

        TO THE TOP WITH YOU!!! XD

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  3. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    April 19, 2016 at 07:45

    Not watching the video because IGN. Will wait for a less corruptible channel to upload the same video

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    • Loftus

      April 19, 2016 at 07:55

      it’s gonna be a long wait buddy. 🙂

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      • HairyEwok

        April 19, 2016 at 09:07

        About a month i’d say 😛

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 19, 2016 at 09:13

        I’m fine with it. I’ve learned to dodge movie trailers for instance so that I can see a movie without knowing any spoilers

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        • Strawman Jim

          April 19, 2016 at 11:14

          You sir deserve a bells!

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 19, 2016 at 11:32

            XD

    • Strawman Jim

      April 19, 2016 at 11:13

      Yeah, I don’t even go to IGN any more (even though I have an adblocker). Same with Kaktaku and Polygon. They can suck it!

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  4. Loftus

    April 19, 2016 at 08:02

    I have to experience the game first hand to get excited about this one. Luckily i have buddies that all ready pre-ordered this one.

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  5. Pariah

    April 19, 2016 at 08:17

    I can’t wait for this game either

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  6. Strawman Jim

    April 19, 2016 at 11:12

    I WANT THIS GAME INSIDE OF ME!!!!

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  7. Deceased

    April 19, 2016 at 11:13

    Yeah – sure, I know how to get up to about a crockpot difficulty craft – but then, after that, I need to alt-tab continuously to look at the DS wiki page because you’ve got ( no ) issues if you can remember all those recipes.

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