Outer Wilds is a world I am dying to discover
When procedural era turned a giant factor, there have been loads of excessive hopes about what it may imply for infinitely explorable areas. Some video games do it higher than others, however loads of the time a wierd paradox happens: with all the pieces completely different in minutes methods, all the pieces begins to look the identical. Typically the one distinction is within the aesthetics; this planet has a blue cave and that planet has a pink cave. The procedural stuff finally ends up not mattering; you are simply going to go spelunking in that cave regardless.
So it looks like there was a little bit of a return to hand-crafted areas in exploration video games. Outer Wilds does house exploration on a a lot smaller scale than, say, No Man’s Sky. However every of the ten or so worlds is exclusive, and every has its personal tales to inform.