I had the original so I got the update for free. It auto-updated even. (I bought the digital version originally.)
Last I checked in the PS store it was $30. For me, that’s a good price for this game. (I paid the full $60 originally.)
If you are looking for a “realistic” space sim like Elite Dangerous or something then you will probably be disappointed. Still, the most frustrating aspects of Elite Dangerous were 1) not getting to walk around anywhere, and 2) so much flying through basically empty space. No Man’s Sky has none of that.
The planets are unrealistically close together but in some ways that actually adds to the coolness factor. The fact that I can see a planet with rings in the sky while I’m walking around on some world and then just decide to hop in my ship and fly straight there… kind of fun if you like that sort of thing.
Note: they have a hard-code survival mode and one with permadeath. I’ve not tried those. The ‘normal’ mode is enough challenge for me while still allowing me to take a breath and look around at the scenery. Also, I’d stay away from permadeath until they get all of the glitches worked out. 2 out of the 3 times I’ve died in my current game were because of glitches in the game. Though one of those was kind of funny in retrospect…
When you get a freighter, you can totally reconfigure the halls and rooms and stuff inside. Part of this is that you can put your own cargo containers in like you’d have on a planetary base. Unfortunately, there is a geometry glitch where it doesn’t properly blend to the other scenery and leaves big gaping holes where you can see out into space. Guess what: those aren’t just visual artifacts… you can step right through the gap and fall into space and die.
Here is a gallery I made for some of my co-workers after getting my second frigate:
I was super-excited after picking up my first capital ship and so started sending some of my game-playing coworkers image dumps.
Now I’ve got the itch again… off to go play.