65daysofstatic - No Man's Sky OST: This is the iam8bit edition released in 2016, 2xLP on transparent sky blue (a/b) & opaque red (c/d) w/etched d-side. I love this band so much! I was already excited about No Man's Sky back when it was unveiled but once it was announced that 65dos were doing the soundtrack my hype levels went through the roof. The game itself didn't quite live up to that hype (it was underwhelming, I didn't hate it though) but the music sure did! In fact I'd say the music was easily the best part of the game, the band set an epic tone for exploring endless space perfectly. Removing the game from the equation entirely this is just an excellent spacey post-rock album. I hope 65dos gets more soundtrack work in the future but I'd like a stand-alone follow up to Wild Light even more!
I used to only be motivated by love from another woman, I used to have a goal of being in a relationship to go on - now it’s with or without. The only way I am going is up. The past relationships have made me way too #ILL to even have the same heart to put in another person. It’s 2017 & what I’ve been through was for a reason, even if I’m meant to be alone. It sucks, but it is what it is & my calling in this world still stands. It’s a sad story, but at the end of the day all I can do is gain strength instead of being as weak as I was. #NoMansSky#IDGT#fucklove#SVD
No Man's Sky
I have a confession to make: as a gamer, I have been extremely lucky because my birthday falls in the first half of November. This has, over the years, provided me with an excuse or the means to purchase some of the best games of the year precisely when they are released, or to scoop up proven hits from earlier in the year for cheap. Essentially, you could not pick a better two weeks in which to be the recipient of gift cards or a free pass to indulge yourself.
This year may have been one of the best yet.
The only potential downside is that it places a greater than average scrutiny on my 'off-season' purchases, a difficulty that became all too real last year when I made the worst pre-order choice of my life; No Man's Sky. And I am including the time I pre-ordered Shaq Fu. (In my defense, I was riding a wave of blind optimism fostered by the unreasonable quality of my Eternal Champions pre-order a year earlier.) Let's be clear, I never believed Hello Games was going to be able to fill a literal galaxy with original content. That is an absurdity on a scale as incomprehensible as the scope of their actual project. I did, however, expect that there would be a meaningful story or political/military/trade questline to explore within this digital reality that would be augmented by some occasional mind-boggling eruptions of mathematical confluence in a galaxy governed by procedural algorithms.
I was to be disappointed on both counts.
Which is why it is ridiculous for me to be so damn excited to see what has transpired in No Man's Sky since the last time I played, which you can clearly see was almost exactly 15 MONTHS AGO. I have heard interesting and remarkable things. I am still skeptical, but I am at least open to the possibility that I can be surprised and/or entertained.