Comments posted on Reddit have concerned some of the No Man's Sky community is that it is possible to reach the centre of the galaxy in around 20-30 hours
That is a great amount of hrs and way above average playtime for $60 bucks. So you don't really need to go through a certain amount of planets to finish the game, which means there will lots of branching paths amd choices. Either go to this direccion to go the center quicker, or go that way to keep exploring and reach the center later.
Well, there are people who can do speed runs on games but normally after they have read up on all exploits, seen and read walkthroughs and probably spent hundreds of hours perfecting their gameplay. Just because some people can finish a game quickly by skipping out on some places does not mean everyone will. Many RPG and even Action/Adventure games have optional quests or areas although if you enjoy the game why would you wish to finish it quickly? Obviously, if you don't like the game then why play it? In fact, it would be in my rights to ask what type of genres or categories of games do you really like? Going by your posts it appears you are very much in the Microsoft camp and have 8 posts to date most of which are basically hate on the PS4. Hmm smells like Troll to me.
Is that 'finishing the game' though. Can't you move to other galaxies or something?
i thought the game was so huge ,sure i heard things like trillions and such ?
If all he's done is go straight to the center then yes the game is huge, he's seen almost nothing of the game. If you were to start in the center and head out on different paths, each separated by 5 degrees, then you would have something like 5000 paths to try out. If each takes 20 hours then you're looking at about 11 years of continuous play. So if you play 4 hours a day, every day then you'll almost be done 66 years from now. And you still wouldn't have seen everything because that 5 degrees of separation will be huge at the edge of the galaxy. The ends of those paths on the edge of the galaxy are about 17 hours apart, assuming the galaxy has a 20 hour radius
Apparently he's gotten his hands on a few items that sell for an insane amount in the game, hundreds of times more than some rarer items and it allowed him to buy enough fuel to warp really far. I'm thinking Hello Games are probably going to nerf the prices.
Time to reach centers of galaxy.
I believe Sean Murray said 40+ hours. Devs always under estimate what players can actually do. So that sounds about right. It's going to vary depending on how much time is spent exploring vs heading towards the center.
Sean Murray actually never said how many hours, he actually said it could take you years to reach the center but thats depends on what you are trying to achieve, either get there fast or explore the quintillion planets in the game @Stapleface You have totally twisted his response in that interview, He was guessing a time frame for the game based on the player hence speedrunner reference. 40+ hours usually means 50 hours game time finish. so 40 plus a bit, while that interview also states 100 hours, so he actually never said 40+ hours, did he?
“That journey will take like a long time,” Murray says. “If you know what you’re doing and all of that kind of thing, some speed runner will prove me wrong, but [it’s] like 40 to 100 hours. A good length of time. But that is doing absolutely nothing else but traveling forward and that is min-maxing it, knowing exactly what you're doing. I hope that's not what the majority of players do. I hope they get really distracted and end up actually on the outer edge of the galaxy in a trade route that they really enjoy and not doing anything else. For some players they end up trying to see how long it would take them to walk around a planet or become the galaxy’s botanist or whatever. But for some players they will only want to make that journey, and that's cool.” http://www.gameinformer.com...
100 being more than 40, that lines up with my 40+ statement. Not sure how I twisted anything . I just said it differently. He says 40-100, I said 40+. They mean the same thing. Sorry for not remembering a statement from almost 2 years ago word for word (which is why I said "I believe"). But that certainly falls into the "never" time frame you claimed.
@Stapleface I dont know if you know this but most other people know when a dev says my game is 40+ hours, it definitely does not include up to a 100 hours cause that would be incredibly misleading, they usually mean plus a bit more, so add another 10, 15, hours give or take. Murray response was guessing a range of time, not saying a specific time so you have nitpicked what you wanted out of what he said
None of this bickering matters. There is no end to this game. Its an open universe sandbox game. Sean only said their is lore no story except what you make. Sean then suggested that players should go to the center of the galaxy. He just pointed us in a direction. There has been no mention that this is a end game point.
Remember that this is 'a' player. He may or may not have reached the center, and if he did, it's unlikely he did so from the very edge of the map. And of course, like GameDev1 said, this is only if you travel in a straight line or whatever. Whatever the case, this is unimaginably big if you consider all those planets, so still pretty amazing, huh?
So that's how much it'll take even if you speed run the game... damn this game is huge.
He took advantage of a farming loop to do this. Now I dont know if the developers will patch that out or its part of the game.
That's... Not what I was expecting. In that trailer where it's pulling out what seems like infinite systems boiled down into 30 hours sound disappointing. I was under the impression that only a few dedicated people would even come close to the center.
Dude this guy speed ran this game so he would get articles like these and have his 15 mins.
Didn't seem like a game you could speed run to me, that's all. Apparently he has found exploits and all sorts of things. He said there is a lack of variety which is a problem for me. He makes it sound like the mass effect 1 mako. There was no reason to explore those planets if you could exploit resources. That's how he reached the center. If that's the goal then how is it a speed run?
this 20-30 hour speed run is reaching the centre of a *galaxy*, not the universe...
So the goal is to get to the center of your own procedurally generated Galaxy? I didn't want to read spoilers in case I buy it someday.
@opinionated: the information has been known for a very, very long time. there are also multiple galaxies, so you're not just exploring one singular galaxy in the entire game. edit: just to clarify, i am not meaning any of that to be antagonistic or as an attack!
Is that the galaxy or universe, if thats the amount of time to get to the center of 1 galaxy, then how long would it take to get to the center of the universe?
The guy got to the centre of his starter galaxy (Euclid galaxy) not the universe. He says that there is no "universe" in the game and I'll quote, "There is no such thing as a "Universe" in this game, it is not a term that is used at any point." - https://www.reddit.com/r/No... Not sure what centre he's got to but it certainly isn't the centre of the universe :)
there's no center of the universe to get to, once you reach center of one galaxy you teleport to another galaxy and on and on
So every Galaxy takes 20 hours to finish? WOW
I won't be using that farming method, I'll just play and whatever happens happens.
I'm sure people will still claim it's not worth $60, because indie
@dave, cd project are an independent dev, warner bros just published the witcher just like sony are publishing nms. The withcher is just as indie as nms.
Huge difference. "Indies" are small development studios that typically make smaller value priced games. Both Sony and Microsoft allow them to self publish digitally on PSN and the Xbox Marketplace due to the fact they are so small. CD Project is independent or third party. Indie and independent are not the same.
No not true at all, if that's the case you can say naughty dog is indie or insomniac is indie, or machine games is indie, cd project are developers it's not an indie studio
@Dave Insomniac are independent just like CD Projekt. Naughty Dog are owned by Sony, Machine Games are owned by ZeniMax. @Death Indie is short for independent, they mean the same thing.
Indie devs are not the same as independent. I'm not sure why this is so confusing for some people. Cd project is independent, but can't self publish on either marketplace. They are required to use a publisher. Someone mentioned insomniac, they are independent also, but not indie. Independent are considered third party. Indies are home-brew trying to make a buck.
[email protected] "indie doesn't mean independent" OK pal..
No one is saying that. People are saying it's not worth it because the game is a glorified walking/flying sim and the leaked footage confirmed this. There is nothing wrong with a game like this being 30/40 bucks. It looks like it will be a fun little romp but it looks like it will be super repetitive really fast and the fact the devs said there is no story, no missions, and no reason as to WHY we want to accomplish this goal of reaching the center of the galaxy it becomes a really hard sell when you try to say it's worth $60 and won't give any reasons as to why it's worth $60, That'd be like pricing Minecraft at $60 and then saying over and over "you get to build" as the reason it's worth 60. The only reason NMS is $60 is because the small fanbase this game has had hyped this up to ridiculous levels as the end all be all of video games and I feel a lot of people are going to be disappointed when the quickly realize there isn't anything to do in the game besides planet hop and look at all the male genital named animals because the internet will certainly wreck what is probably the most interesting part of the game, discovering undiscovered planets and creatures and getting to name them.
Games not even out yet, if a game like fire watch is worth 20 quantum break worth 60, then no man's sky does not seem like a ripoff for being full priced, and it's way to early to judge this game it's not even out yet
I am not anxious to get to the center, I mainly want a vast playground to explore. I wouldn't be surprised if it's a year or more before I get to the center.
Didn't the developer said that there a billions of planets and it will literally thake almost forever to reach the center of this universe? Lol what a dirty liar 30 hours is not even the length of mos RPG games let alone not an eternity. He definitely hugely overpromissed how big this game is.
There are billions of planets but that doesn't mean you need to explore all of them to get to the center. You just need to gather enough resources to continue forward if you chose to do so.
It's like this you can spend 1000 hours exploring planets or you can rush to the center I'm apx 20 to 30 hours I see nothing wrong with this
GALAXY IS NOT UNIVERSE.
Im lost did he get to the center of the entire game I.E. the actual universe or JUST HIS GALAXY among the entire universe. Theres a significant difference
just his galaxy.
there's no center of the entire game to get to. the game has these infinite number of these generated galaxies when you're done with one you go to another
there must be a center because Murray has stated multiple times that the point of the game is to get to the center of the universe.
So this article means absolutely nothing towards the games longevity. Whats the purpose of it then?
"but I'll respect the review embargo " what a hack. This guy has been spoiling, tearing apart, and praising the game for days now. but its ok guys even though he's answered many questions and expressed his views and opinions both on video and via text.
At the end of the day you gotta come home surely as well? Not only that I'm sorry but 20-30 hours someone has not read anything that's going on and just skipped skipped skipped. Not what I'll be doing.
It's just one galaxy he finished... there are billions of them.. lol
Ah ok well too be honest I've read absolutely minimal amounts about this game I saw what I liked early on read a preview or 2 a few months ago and then just been doing the usual waiting patiently, really excited for this one. I thought the aim was to do what you want mainly but if you wanted a set finish you had to get the centre of universe or something but yeah thought he'd got there already thought it was meant to be a fair few thousand light years away? ;) ✌🏻️
I hope he gets banded for using the farming exploit cause its impossible to reach the center in that sort of time if you have to find fuel for your ship along the way.
@Fries Man, AMD is only a choice when you're on a budget....anyone who breaks the bank in a pc set up never goes with AMD. Like AMD is great for the money but if you want top of the line nvidia and intel are the premium. Dude I take offence na kidding but listen up because 1 man chooses amd setup to one man chooses Nvidia doesnt make AMD the poor mans choice. Despit my avatar over the years ive had mainly Intel CPU had equal balance of Nvidia and AMD over the years down to prefence ive found. And lets be honist most games top end single gpu nvidia dominate a amd card for the most part but the margin not normally anything above 10-15fps at the very most thoes benchmarks. Problem benchmarks is there invalid to users because there setup be differnt to thoes of the consumers choice in that you get differnt results better or worse. :) glad to see your enthusiam thoe man thumbs up
Maybe it will be possible to meet up with this farming technique. Interesting. I hope they don't patch it out.
this is a exploration game to explore different planets or be a space pirate i be taking my time possible the only game i be playing. your watch these so call idiots who do a speed run which is nothing more then cheating in a game. we are going to get our moneys worth with this game just like minecraft is this is going to be a nice hit for hello games and being a inpendant company it amazing how they have done all this on a small budget. well done Sean and your team can hardly wait what you come up with next.
This game was a unfinished copy, even the label inside said July 21. And on Another youtuber when he unboxed it. The label there was gone so that was the real one. Here is a statement of why it was a fake unfinished copy. •Game crashed constantly, Sean stated PS4 version crashed a lot so they used PCs copy on Colbert (?) •Leveling happened backwards, a bug that would not ever make it into the gold copy. •Ship was same used on demo copies •Multi-tool was same used on demo copies •Planets closer together for demo, maybe mentioned by Sean on demo (?) •Sean mentioned hundreds of hours needed to reach real center unaided, July 28th leak took 30hrs •Trophies awarded, but not visible in PSN trophies •The player never died •Planets don't get more alien towards the center •How is he receiving messages from other players on psn playing an unreleased game, which probably wouldn't work as there would probably be a block on playing it. •"All ships can do all things" meant for demo •Free fuel •Game breaking bugs found in game that are obvious, probably wouldn't be found in "gold copy" •All planets seem to have some degree of life, contradicting the 90/10/10 rule. PHYSICAL UNBOXING •Game suspiciously removed from package •Inner booklet same as Uncharted 4 inner booklet with old release date •Finger prints on disc suggest altered disk •When loading a message that reads "Remember: Use of this software is subject to the Software Usage Terms at eu.playstation.com/legal" appears. This would not happen in a copy made for the NA market. From REDDIT Obviously its a fake / stolen copy from a demo showcase.
just once, I'd like to see a major game (for any platform!) release without the pre- release negative articles........really gets old. you know it's coming, right? within 2 weeks of a games release, stories come out that it only takes x amount of hours to finish the game.......means nothing to me at this point. why is this even a story?
You can speed run Skyrim in 2 hours, clearly it has no content. Anyways, he brings up some good feedback that I hope they address. I dont want NMS to be trivial or easy. I hope Sean Murray is listening.
Kanye West is gonna play this game expecting to find himself at the centre of the universe
Good thing I believe everything I read on the internet, otherwise I might just ask for some proof to back up his claim.
the center of the galaxy. too bad there milions of galaxies LOL
So you go to the center of your galaxy, and are transported to a new galaxy you have to go to the center of?. How many galaxies do you have to go to the center of before you get to the center of the universe?.
yeah who knows, the guy also said other galaxies feel the same which sucks.
Well that's the beauty of retail copies. You can get them a lot earlier sometimes.
hmm so it is possible to play with friends after all... If you all both pic a universe and use this warp farming technique... within 1 week you should be together at last :D... But i'm sure they will patch this probably.
This game strikes me as being “about the journey” not “about the destination”. This early joe instant gratification scheme is just a media attention grab whore. Imo he shouldn´t be given the light of day in terms of attention.