I JUST watched that and was bit blown away. The planet itself is barren, kinda only heightmap, but otherwise damn! If I understood correctly the playable space is only one solar system?
Anyway, looks really nice!
About NMS. I think that would be mainly a meditative experience. I would try.
It's in alpha atm, so this was just a teaser. It's crowd funded, but the project has grown exponentially as so much money poured in (over 120 million so far).
From the site it seems you can download a basic scenario. But the full game is a year or two off. It will however have multiple star systems, trading, fps multiplayer combat and all sorts of shit. Running on the latest Crysis engine (I think). Moar here: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/feature-listhttps://robertsspaceindustries.com/
I will download the alpha today and have a look.
AS for NMS, it is kinda meditative and a nice break from more frenetic games, I tend to play it late at night before bed when I've rage quit World of Warships, lol.
Except I'm stuck trying to get into a manufacturing plant that's partly underwater. I have to blast the doors...except I cant find them.
Oh and there's a good mod that allows you to fly your ship closer to the ground.