Aye, fair points - I did kinda go off on one there - sorry. In my defence, you were replying to a post where I was comparing NMS to E: D, so I took it as a continuation of that.first thing I wasn't comparing it to ED....which yes Ed has it fair share of problems. I vs been playing NMS for quite awhike. I had a large base with over 300 hrs when that save was deleted by an update. Jumped back in and now have 200 hrs of gameplay. NMS is space lego. The short story narrative was easy and wound up to be nothing....as far as permadeath mode.....It was difficult until I got my ship off the ground. The game is way too easy. ED does have something that gives it more purpose though. That is the bgs. It could be implemented better for sure but expanding your faction gives some sort of focus and purpose. The factions in NMS are laughable at best.
As a solo player, I don't really care too much about factions, but if that floats your boat...
And again, for myself only, I don't mind if the game is "easy". Life itself is a challenge... I play games to get away from that. Using the old noggin is fine, but anything that requires quick reflexes (e.g. Planet Zoo, of all things ) is generally pushed further down my playlist.
I suppose it ultimately goes to show how pointless it is comparing two completely different games.