Astroneer offers intriguing worlds for gamers to explore

Are you looking for a game that immerses you in another world with amazing malleable terrain?

Astroneer is set during the 25th century’s Intergalactic Age of Discovery, where Astroneers explore the frontiers of outer space. While not too heavy on the lore, Astroneer is a beautiful and crafty game with fully destructible environments and numerous planets to explore, each with their own atmosphere and biomes and resources to harvest.  

Available on PC, PS4, Nintendo, and Xbox, Astroneer was released in 2019 on Feb. 6 by System Era Softworks. You start the game on the planet Silva, which is a balanced and easy start to a new game. As you venture past your pod, you will start to lose oxygen, and this requires you to craft tethers, which require resources from the environment around you. You can see how everything links together. 

What really sets Astroneer apart from other games is its ingenuity with its destructibility. When you first start, you have your terrain tool. This tool allows you to build, destroy and even flatten and raise terrain. Other features include a fleshed-out crafting system allowing you to craft things that can aid you in your journey through this galaxy. For example, you can craft mods for your terrain tool to widen its area of effect or make it quicker at digging or smaller area. 

Some cons of Astroneer would definitely be its camera bugs. I have often found myself bugging out the camera unintentionally and having to reset the game to fix it. Some features I would love to see added would be wildlife; the world of Astroneer feels very lonely when playing without friends, even just some crows here or there would help to liven up the planets, though some planets could do without wildlife like the moon Desole because this moon has no atmosphere and is rocky. I think the lonely atmosphere fits this moon quite well. 

In conclusion, I think Astroneer is a great game that has a great future ahead of it.

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