I sometimes wonder if the title of #NoMansSky is a pun on A Space Odyssey (referencing Odysseus giving “No Man” as his name), but all the sci-fi references in and around the game pretty much guarantee I’ll never be able to narrow down the search terms enough to find out.
I picked up #OuterWilds again now that the expansion dropped and finally finished the endgame. (No spoilers since the game is all about discovery. I’ll just say that it involved revisiting one of my least favorite mechanics in order to get to it, which is why I set it aside for so long).
The ending is a perfect, bittersweet coda to the story you uncover over the course of the game.
(longer thread on Wandering.shop incorporated into blog post)