Hello Games recently released their Atlus Rises update for No Man's Sky. Find out why Screen Critics Shaun was left feeling wanting.
The update improves the game... a lot. But the core gameplay is still the same, which is gathering and exploring. If these are the things you didn't like before, you still won't like it now
NMS is fun for me, but I literally chill out on the couch with it.
I like games like that some nights, when you just wanna slow the gameplay down to a crawl instead of super fast burning eyes pvp games.
Tacking on bits and peices isnt going to fundamentally change the game, which is at its core boring.
"Heck, seeing an orb only makes you yearn more for features you know aren’t coming." - Not exactly the smartest writer. You know nothing.
I'm glad that Sony is helping Hello Games to deliver. The core game play is an alternative of competitive PVP gaming. This game has a future and could become a good ride if Sony help Hello Games grow in personnel and resources. Right now the game improved for the better so all was not lost. If Sony manages to deliver the exact vision of the developers, this game will end up being very good. We have to give it a chance and stop being so entitled and negative about it. If we invest and support I'm sure the game will end up getting there, on the spot we want.
To a certain degree the players have a right to feel entitled. Hello Games made big promises and didn't deliver at launch. So it's nice to see them trying to make good. They're a lot more dedicated than other developers for sure.
Some of these comments and the opinion piece title are misleading. The gameplay has improved dramatically through the expansion of backstory, missions, portals, etc. It's a game that you can't win in a few hours, over night, or at all to be honest. It's a game that keeps you guessing as you unfold more story by playing out the missions and learning new words, races, etc. The previous update didn't expand on this much at all besides adding vehicles. I'm happy where NMS is going and only hope HG continues to improve everything its included thus far (but mostly more races/biomes/diversity of creatures and AI, etc). Don't believe the hype and just try it - you won't be able to put it down.
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