The soundtrack to NMS is enjoyable to listen to for the first few hours, but then it gets pretty repetitive to the point where it's nicer to just mute the telly and whack on some Spotify playlists.
Admiring planets and the stars from a distance can truly be breathtaking, especially when playing in 4K with quality mode on. With that said, it falls flat when you're on a planet’s surface looking around at the scenery.
The controls for the most part are pretty straightforward and easy to pick up but there are instances when it can be a little too finicky such as flying a ship in third-person or trying to pulse jump to a certain location.
With NMS’s procedurally generated galaxies and worlds, you’ll always having something new to discover, especially with various different stories dotted about in the universe. The addition of online multiplayer makes the game even more enjoyable because you can just piss about with a buddy and fight back against space pirates.
The achievements are pretty sub-standard, lacking in creativity which is a shame given how open-world NMS is. On top of that, the Gamerscore values are uneven which can be extremely frustrating especially if you enjoy seeing a nice clean, even score on your profile.