@lothars: Besides that whole Reddit list, you know what the game is missing the most? A personality. This game has no personality. Every alien you meet is expressionless. The animals you encounter don't do anything remotely exciting. They couldn't even make your headset voice interesting. If they spent more time giving this game a personality, and less time so focused on their "No two planets are alike" bullshit, this game may have pulled me in.
This is a $15-20 game. Not even close to worth $60 for what you get. The fact of the matter is they lied. At the very least, their eyes were bigger than their stomachs, and instead of telling people that a lot of the stuff promised wouldn't be in the game, they stuck to their guns for some odd reason. If they had just been honest, a lot of this backlash would be nonexistent.
I think the guys at RLM said it best: "Every planet is a different shade of rocks."