I’m about 20 hours in, following the Sentinel, base and anomaly paths, it’s keeping me very occupied. You need to find an unmarked grave to get to the Sentinel story arc, seems there is a whole story based on figuring out where the sentinels came from and how to stop them.
Some things I have done:
[-]Got a freighter, sent frigates to many expeditions (If you win a space battle, you get the freighter free of charge)
[-]Own 2 bases
[-]Have overseer, scientist and armorer working at the base, currently looking for a farmer
[-]Got a better ship (25 slots)
[-]Expanded inventory by 15 slots
[-]Investigated Gek ruins, turns out Gek ruled the galaxy at one point through force
[-]Unlocked many base upgrades
[-]Took on a few mission board missions, my standing with Gek and Korvax is pretty decent.
I’m really enjoying NMS, not ready to put it aside yet, there are a few bugs that pop up once in a while and that’s my only complaint.