No Man’s Sky Has A Massive Universe To Explore, But Is There Anything Worth Finding In It?

After seeing the demo for No Man's Sky at E3 2015, Pashford Murano wonders if there will be anything interesting worth finding in the games massive universe.

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Godmars290870d ago

Yeah. As big as the game promises to be it can't possibly be as big as it could be without boarders and mysteries. Local governments to work for or against, as well as truly unique oddities. Like the obelisk from 2001.

joab777870d ago

The benefit is that they can do pretty much whatever they want once we start. They can add in things fairly easily.

What I want is something akin the Eve online. Give us the tools and watch what happens. Allow us to join forces, create governments and control areas, trade, military etc. I realize that there's a backstory with the sentinels, so there must be some type of universal overseer. Who knows? Maybe once someone reaches the center, it's a game changer. Maybe each person that reaches it gains some power or insight that affects the universe somehow.

Maybe you gain power and influence in different ways, credits through discovery, trade, military etc.

Just give us the template and tools, and we will bring this thing to life.

fermcr870d ago

So much hype for this game... I suspect a lot of people are going to be disappointed.

MrSec84870d ago (Edited 870d ago )

The reason this game is being hyped is because it's quite literally an enormous expanse of space, on the scale of an entire massive galaxy, filled with an enormous variety of planets, moons, asteroids and stars to view.
For people to discover what is there, be it alien life, tech, structures, new materials or anything that could possibly be of value within this massive game.

If having that in a game is disappointing then this game isn't for those people that are disappointed at the prospect of being able to explore all of that.

Such mass exploration is what the audience hyping this game up have wanted for all of their lives and there really hasn't even been a game that has done what No Man's Sky is doing before.
Not in the way that NMS is anyway.

medman869d ago (Edited 869d ago )

What MrSec84 said.... I'm all about that exploration, boss. Everything else is a bonus after that. Simply the prospects of exploring what is essentially a never ending expanse and discovering new life forms, planets, stars, etc. etc. is enough for me. More than enough. I'm really hopeful things like gravitars, magnetars, stellar mass black holes, quasars, pulsars, blazars, etc. etc. are in this game. I haven't seen any in the gameplay, but I hope to find them when I play.

MrSec84870d ago

It is as big as Sean Murray says, it's a galaxy, with the potential for Hello Games to add another in the future if they really want or potentially that can add more things to the existing space, like points of interest inbetween the solar systems for people to explore.

The whole point of the game is for there to be no borders or boundaries within the whole space of that galaxy.
Of course is can be as big as it is, it's a procedurally generated galaxy, so no boarders is kinda the point to making such a space to play in.
Mysteries are also the point, because if everyone knew what was in there then it wouldn't be all that interesting to fly around if you know what you're going to find.

3-4-5869d ago

* No Man's Sky = Me getting to do what I want.

My experience with the game is going to be mostly different than yours, or his or hers or anybodies.

That is what I like about games like this. I get to have my own unique experience.

Yea it's shared a bit, but I love getting to help out and add knowledge to the universe, and go at my own pace.

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98xpresent870d ago (Edited 870d ago )

I was very impressed with what they showed on ign.

FoxyGotGame870d ago (Edited 870d ago )

'YOU' personally were impressed with No Man's Sky, and so was 'I'. Yet others Disagree with the fact that 'YOU' were impressed?!

I may be new on N4G, but it's the same old BS no matter where you go. Welcome to the Age of Entitlement and Imposition.

Illogical /

freshslicepizza870d ago

i think you might have it backwards. others disagree with the fact that some were not impressed and are concerned of what all there is to do in the game.

we need to stop this hive mind where if one opinion is not shared that it isn't valid.

my main concern is this game is going to be filled with a bunch of dlc to give the developer time to create the real games intentions.

KingKelloggTheWH870d ago

What is there to even do in this game? I am seriously curious. Is there a story, mini games? Quest, I mean there are planets...but what else?

StrayaKNT870d ago

You get to name planets after yourself I guess and gather resources

imtheman2013870d ago (Edited 870d ago )

From what I've seen/read/heard it's like, collect a variety of resources from a variety of different locations and trade those resources for currency. Discover locations/species/objects and sell that information for currency. Use the currency to upgrade your ship/armor/weapons so that you can make it to the center of the galaxy.

Also, there are AI traders, pirates, and other unknown factions that do things (apparently) and react to your existence (double apparently). So, yeah, do what you will with that information.

KingKelloggTheWH870d ago

Ok, thanks! I want to see more before I am sold.

Chaosdreams870d ago

Ironically this will most likely have more content than Destiny, and people still gobble Destiny up. I'm looking forward to this game, however I don't let hype cloud my decisions, nor do I ever buy day one, not anymore.

Spotie870d ago

Not seeing any irony. This game NEEDS more content than Destiny, because it's many millions of times more massive.

There's really no comparing them, because while they're both a lot about space, and both first-person, they don't have much else in common.

DigitalRaptor861d ago (Edited 861d ago )


Okay... You explore a more-or-less infinite space, you can discover and name planets and species, you can mine for resources, you can trade those resources for money, which you can use to upgrade your equipment, you can swim, you can attack or defend other ships (AI or very, very rarely will be a human player, but you won't know until you are both on a planet and outside of your ships). You can do lots, you can revel in the mysterious beauty of each planet.

At the end of the day, the game is not a completely GUIDED experience like gamers seem to want these days. It's a dream of Sean Murray's to explore a vibrant and stylistic infinite universe. This game is a dream for those that want to bring it to life.

Your GOAL? To make it to the centre of the galaxy. Sean said that depending on what kind of player you are, what you find there will either make you want to carry on playing or give up the controller.

Here's TONS more information I didn't get into:

KingKelloggTheWH861d ago

Thank you!! People werent really listing info besides "you can explore" everywhere, I am very curious about the game I just want to see what else it has in it :D

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Thunder_G0d_Bane870d ago

Nope. To be honest it looks like something that you will be bored of after an hour.

But I really think this game is only for the fans of Space sims.

bmwfanatic870d ago

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