Are we too hyped for hyperspace?
There have been a lot of space games in the works lately.
" Are we " ? No speak for yourself "journalist". Why do they always think THEY are the voice of the people or that whatever THEY think must somehow be what everyone else is thinking. Trash journalism and click bait title = no skill
Elite Dangerous is doing some great stuff by taking it one step at a time, Star Citizen will look amazing and more than likely play well, and No Man's Sky is gonna have a pretty epic size scale to it. It's gonna be a good fight for top dog for sure
There's another one called Everspace that recently got funded on Kickstarter that's in the ring as well: http://www.gamersyde.com/hq...
Also Dean Hall's game Ion.
Well when it was rumored that this games is actually open multiverse... my mind exploded. This is the biggest game ever created; and coordinately larger than all games combined by orders of magnitude. Even though its not infinite, it might as well be.considered that. When the game hits PC, I want someone to make a mod that basically goes from planet to planet and just leave it running... for like 100 years and then lets see how if the program can complete 1% of the game.
You're too hyped for a shallow game with no objectives, no goals, little to no story or challenge
I may be but I'm even more hyped for the chance to get to try this time machine you seem to have built. Funny how story doesn't matter for mp only games & isn't very important for open world titles, but now story is somehow king when it comes to NMS. Also funny how we've received dozens of articles based around people being too hyped for NMS but we haven't seen a single one trying to keep people's expectations in check for Crackdown 3 & the cloud. Concerns can be lobbed at any title but ultimately the proof happens when these games release...until then it's best to keep any kind of hype in check, be it negative or positive.
The thing is...there ARE goals and objectives. However, the game does not simply point you to one at a time. It's simply open for YOU to progress as you see fit. This choice might be trite and even daunting for some. However, I embrace the idea that I can do what I want...WHEN I want...and how I want within the constraints of the game. What I find funny is that games like Minecraft, Don't Starve, Day Z, and the new Arc game, etc. don't get this flack of "no objectives". They are all types of survival games where the goal really is survival. Well, this is survival on the universal scale.
Very well put. It's obviously a victim of console war bias at this point in many instances, and in the rest its just a victim of unconventional marketing. I personally praise any dev willing to present their game as Hello has presented NMS, but I think they may benefit from just staying silent until its released at this point. The commonality between all of those games you mentioned was that they weren't marketed much beforehand and after launch people just got it. Same will most likely happen here I'd say, once NMS is out in the wild all of these complaints will be silenced as long as the quality of the experience can prove itself. I'm excited for new & different experiences personally, I don't need a marketing team to outline every little move I could potentially make in order for me to get behind a project.
I'm not hyped for the game. I just love how they are generating the galaxy procedurally. Math geek in me comes out when looking at what they're doing with the game.
I'm very curious about a lot of these space sims. I am very curious about No Man's Sky it has infinite possibilities but how long will someone be interested going from one planet to another. I am also wondering if the alien life will just be the same with different skins for different planets.
I think the hype has gotten too big. I'm interested in the game but I'm highly skeptical since they only show demos doing the same thing over and over of fly here, land, walk around, fly again... There doesn't seem to be any meat on the bones. "Get to the center of the universe", Okay but why? What's my reason to WANT to go there? "Upgrade your ship", Why, if I'm only flying to the center of the universe what's stopping me from just picking a direction and going? I feel the devs are making their dream game too good to be true. Supposedly they are a small team but they are promising an infinite number of planets with not 2 being the same and a stable and healthy economy? Most AAA devs can't even do what they are claiming to do. Like I said I'm interested but I'm skeptical and I hope they release a demo to really show what this game really is because right now there really is no clarity.
This is valid and quite understandable. I have my doubts that the game will be some epic, genre altering experience. However, I DO think that it will fulfill many gamer's desires to just have freedom of choice. I think the devs use semantics when talking about the infinite number of planets and them not being the same. There will surely be similar looking/feeling planets. However, if you can't find a planet to fit your needs in the 10's of billions that are to be there, you are being a bit picky. I think that the devs have laid the framework of how the game works and left the specifics vague on purpose. (which could come back to bite them in the ass in the long run!) This is where the hype comes from. Not THEIR imaginations, but OURS! I'm interested in the concept and would LOVE a demo before the release. That being said, I will probably give it a go anyway. I just love exploration games.
"Why" Its an objective. loot is better, enemies are harder....etc I mean...did you ask Journey 'why' you should go for the light on the mountain? No. Its an objective. In fact i'd be pretty pissed if the devs told us what was at the center, I mean the whole idea of Sci fi is the mystery.... And would you like if other devs told us the ending of their games? Spoilers?
It's not telling you the ending. Journey makes it pretty clear they the whole purpose of your Journey is to climb the mountain because there is something special to it and this guys way of life. "Go the the center of the Galaxy" doesn't mean anything...why? Is there a safe haven there, ultimate riches? Is it like a Battlestar thing where there is a promise of Earth or something along those lines but you need to travel there but the traveling is the real purpose not so much what's at the end? MGS didn't go "Sneak into this fortress just because" it gave you some idea of what to expect but kept secret what really was going on. Halo didn't say "Get off this Ring world you just crashed on" they gave a good indication of WHY you crashed and later gave good reason to really get off. NMS has no missions, it has no story, it has no clarification to justify ANYTHING you do. Even Minecraft, one of the worst current games there is has purpose and justification, you need to survive WHY(see the keyword here how how it's used) because if you don't things are going to brutally murder you. Look, simple...no story, no mission but there is a reason to play and things to justify you wanting to get the best axe or whatever.
Yeah, if you don't understand why one would want to get to the center of the universe, you simply won't get the game summons. Its a through and through 'sci fi game'. Also, we haven't heard anything about the story. Journey didn't tell us it either before you played. Also, you start heading towards the mountain from the beginning of journey without any inclination as to why. NmS, we don't know what tells you to head their yet. Being an explorer is enough of a reason to head to the center of something and 'explore' it. Minecraft xD. Seriously? That is no why at all. "This is just how the game works" is what minecraft is. You don't want to die is your own preference. Cause that would boring and pointless. You make your own fun in minecraft. I'm going to play NmS because I want to reach the center and see whats there. I want to experience the journey to the center. Thats all there is to it for me. The unknown is much better to me that "Because their is riches there". Again 'sci fi' game. On the other hand summons, I do get you. For me, Skyrim presented that problem. It wasn't the lack of knowning, it just felt pointless is all. As nothing you did had any affect on anything. NmS...upgrading is necessary, exploring is necessary...to progress to this center. I simply want to see what the devs are doing with alot of things, particularly in dealing with 'What is at the center'...and black holes and all that. The center of the universe for Nms...what will it be? Nothing(I doubt it), a white hole? God? A new feature? Also...since this game is technically an MMO...shouldn't players meet p alot more towards the center? I mean, the center is the center regardless of what player is doing it right? Its only one place. Its like every nms players all heading for one planet. They're bound to see each other/fight/whatever
@Summons...the DEVS have told us that there is "something special" once we get to the center of the universe. They just don't want to spoil what it is. (as I said previously, this mystery is part of the hype...whether good or bad.) Your comparison to Minecraft is similar in that NMS has the same type of open-ended structure. Plus, depending on your actions, you can be "brutally murdered" by the environment (or changes in various atmospheres on different planets), the various creatures, the space pirates, the policing force, etc. NMS is a risk vs. reward, open-ended space survival game. Mine too much on a planet and you raise your alert level. Kill too many creatures or destroy too much while on a planet...raise your alert level. Kill too many pirates, raise your alert level. All of this while trying to upgrade your tools, the hyper drive of your ship (and the ship itself), and your suit, to get deeper into space.
does this game even have a release date yet?
No Inner Space games in the works cmon devs think lol.
Your not campaigning for a I Am Poop game, are you!?! LOL Actually, the Inner Space concept would be quite interesting if done correctly.
I'm not that interested but the game sure is ambitious. I hope it can land all it's promise.
I'm excited for this game. Honestly, I think its ambition alone is enough to warrant the hype. Not sure if this is coming out in 2015 anymore though.
Sean told us. '' i promise u a release date soon i promise'' its been 3 month since then. Ive lost all hype from this game. Beacuse there is other good games coming out that i will put in more time to play with actually objectives and missions. Prob will pick no man sky up when it's on a good discount.
Is this game Online only?
The sad thing is that many will claim excitement just for N4G sake and won't bother spending a dime out of their pockets this game. The style of play for this game is very niche at best and for those that are expecting Star Wars level of action and fast paced space combat will be dissatisfied in the end. Other than that hopefully people will vote with their wallets and support developers that put such passion into games like this.
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