Yeah I read about digital being better but I don't buy digital. Ever. Part of the fun is the ship.
That's cool, I just want ppl to be making informed purchases. They really don't advertise the whole "you don't need the toys" thing, you have to dig to get that info. This is one of the only times I've ever went digital, because I personally couldn't justify the price difference (at launch it was something like $80 vs almost $300 to get everything).
Not sure why this game gets compared to NMS, other than the Flying from space to planet mechanic, what else is in common? NMS is a totally different beast now. I've played it since launch and have it on PC, PS4, and Xbox. But maybe I am missing something and Starlink will have that NMS vibe. I'll know soon enough.
The game is VERY NMS, from the look and feel of the planets, discovering creatures, gathering resources - it's impossible to play the game without seeing the influences. It's just miles better IMO. I've tried NMS several times, after every major update, and I just can't get into it. It's way too slow paced of a game for me.