After I saw the First Trailer for No Man's Sky I Cried.
No Man's Sky appears to be the greatest thing I've ever seen as a gamer. I know that's a bold statement, but hear me out. As procedural and as open world as like Minecraft, if not more so. Lush, full, beautiful graphics that convey the power of current generation consoles and computer systems. Game mechanics that are a perfected product of the best games of the last 20 years. Absolutely beautiful soundtrack. And last but not least, a game where the goal is quite literally to reach the galactic core, but only if you want to. I'm so happy to have something that isn't just "KILL THE FUCKING SHIT OUT OF EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE THAT MOVES GO! GO! GO! GO!"
Always, since I was a kid, even playing something like Spyro the Dragon I wondered, what's beyond the level boundaries? Why can't I go there? What's there to discover? I'll finally get all the answers. No Man's Sky awakens something within me that I haven't felt in a long, long time. I'm not saying that I haven't been absolutely and completely ecstatic for an announced title in the past, I have. Video games have made me feel amazing my entire life, that's why I continue to play them. But No Man's Sky touches on something more than that. Something more than a brief thrill or timeless story. This is all larger than that.
Title pretty much sums it up. This game makes me excited to be a gamer again. It makes me feel like a kid again.