Now here’s an early access title worth every cent (US$20).
I had a shot at NMS on the PS4, was looking for a brief change from E:D and liked the idea of survival + minecrafty/space-engineersy open-ended construction, so I gave Empyrion a shot.
Methinks Empyrion complements E:D very nicely. In this, most of the activity is planetside, but you can go around raiding trade ships and space stations. I’ve had a heap of fun just building things
As an early access title, there’s not much in the way of game narrative bar a prologue on the dev’s site, but the sandbox play (single or multiplayer) is quite enjoyable and fairly well polished
My only gripe is that currently, there is no support for analogue controllers and flight sticks, which I’d find immensely useful when flying small vessels
It’s just a better version of space engineers from the pictures shown