Looking for other titles that allow you to transition from space to a planet's surface without seeing a loading screen. Kerbal Space Program is the only other I can think of. This seems like a rare feature, and one modern titles have pretty much given up on.
By "sorta" I mean that the planet's surface isn't very detailed unless you're supposed to be flying there; and I think only some planets allow you to actually level with the surface - again, only when you're supposed to be doing some in-atmosphere mission. Otherwise, it's just like flying around some really huge roundish prop. But in any case, when you enter the atmosphere the sky colour changes.
Here is a shot of what it looks like to fly in the atmosphere of a random planet.
Oh, tried it. Sucks big time. A NASA simulation game that has trouble explaining gameplay.
That's mostly due to it still being in Alpha. I like Kerbal Space Program. I've put stuff in orbit; it's not too difficult. The Munar surface, on the other hand, is pockmarked with my dead kerbalnauts.
I was expecting it to be a little more complex (being a simulation game and all) with some bloody descriptions. Can't believe they created a space exploration simulation with zero educational value.
I'm just not seeing how it's not complex. If anything, it's left me in awe that people actually do this. I can't even safely land on the Mun, and the idea of linking two objects in orbit just astounds me.
And you keep on bringing up that there's no description. I have to again point out that it's in alpha, and things like in-depth tutorials come after the gameplay is locked down.