Irish Examiner "So don’t worry about Atlas my friends, that gigantic red orb can wait. Stock up on basic supplies, throw on your own favorite tracks, relax and head out into the cosmos at your own pace."
I actually spent my first two days without even leaving the starting system, just building up my ship and multi-tool. I wasn't sure there was enough of a gameplay loop when I first heard about the game, but after seeing the early streams I was hooked. The day 1 patch actually made it even better than I thought it would be, and they're saying that instead of paid DLC they'll be adding in new content and features via patch all the time. So far I'm really enjoying it.
I played twice and finally left the first galaxy after the 2nd day. I spent most of the first day on the first planet, then flew to a second towards the end. 2nd day was the 3rd planet and moon. It's crazy how big this game is. I'm enjoying it as is, it's a game that you play with no worry about time or rushing through it. There really is no other game like it. I will play more when overwatch season 1 ends, need to get those CP's!
One time I looked up from a planet, saw all those stars and I realised "crap! I can go to all of those!", was amazing feeling!
@Aenea: The thing that got me was when I looked up in the sky and saw two planets, and on one of them was a waypoint I'd just been to, waaaaaaay in the distance. :)
My first time entering the galactic map (directional button down) and moving the camera at the highest possible speed towards the centre of the galaxy made me feel so damn small, especially when I kept moving forward for minutes on end and the centre didn't seem to come any closer. Mind = blown
I've warped 16 times. It just keeps getting more interesting.
Yep, I'm also still within my first system despite gaining the ability to hyperdrive already. It's my personal mission to discover 100% of the required fauna on each of the planets within my starting system before moving on to the next system. Already 100% on two, one planet is barren (no fauna), and I still have two more to go. I'm enjoying my time with this game but its definitely not for everyone (as we already know).
Mine was fluinb off the first planet, heading to the space station and turning around, seeing how little i actually travelled on the planet
Agree all the way, and maybe that is another reason why there is so much vitriol from some reviewers. It is a game about exploration and creating your own adventures... too many gamers need that constant rewards system while having their hand held.
You don't create your own adventure but you do get to explore and although you explore you still do same thing on each planet, get resources and etc
Yes you do create your own adventure. 100%. If by saying "you still do the same thing" you mean "fly low to the ground to see what the planet is like" then yes I agree. That would be common sense. If you are saying it gets repetitive then that's on you for doing the same stuff over and over instead of doing something different. I've felt no repetitiveness bc I keep doing things differently each time I go to a new place.
I agree. People need to chill the &%#$ out!
What I wonder is the free dlc aspect. While I applaud it, if the developer isn't gaining anything from this (i.e. revenue) what's the incentive to keep this game alive long term?
It's simple. Games that are kept alive see support from the community. In the day and age of day 1 $50 season passes and greedy corporations, continually updating a game for free will see an upsurge of people taking interest simply because it isn't anti-consumer
You still need to be able to keep the lights on, pay your workers who are making new bases, story missions, planets, ect. Idk, I guess I worry of a destiny/fallout 4 vibe. DLC can't keep up with the hype and the game dies in 6 months. How on earth can we explore a game this large in only six months?
"How on earth can we explore a game this large in only six months?" The game will never be fully explored, and since it is playable offline anyone who wants to can keep playing for as long as they want to. Do you really think about what other players are doing as you explore? I certainly don't.
Since its a repetitive game, doing same thing planet to planet, game should of been 20 dollars, so the other 40 was for the DLC
since cod is a repatative game, run on wall, aim shoot, jump. it should be a 20 dollar game
The more free content, the less likely someone will be to sell their copy of the game. It keeps it fresh for players, meaning that they don't lose revenue on used sales. Plus, they're a small team that loves working on their game, so its easy to justify continued support when they don't have to have hundreds of people on staff to keep working on it. They're working on more of the existing content plus new features like larger freighter ships with additional cargo space, and the ability to build bases. I could see this being a platform for all kinds of expansions and going forward.
It's the best walking simulator ever created.
Correction, QWOP is the best walking simulator out there hands down. It's fun, challenging, and no other game has been able to come even close to QWOP in the simulation genre.
What's qwop? Edit: lmao! Just looked it up. I thought you were abbreviating something lol.
Ohh boy you need to look thatup right now. I dont care if you in the middle of an interview or speaking with the pres. You need to look qwop up right now
I wish more walking simulators had guns. And jetpacks. And spaceships! In fact, screw walking.
Ya some people seem ro forget you can effectively never set down on a planet after the first,mine resources from asteroids, take out trade ships and deal with space stations. You could play for an hour and walk for a total 5 minutes
Just like with all the other games I play or anything else I do... I gotta get stoned... I smoke some bud and get feeling good and then I load up the game and take off for the stars.. I've been pretty much livestreaming everytime I start up the game.. Check out my twitch. https://www.twitch.tv/jaybi... my channel is called Getting High on No Man's Sky hahahahaha but yeah I smoke weed regularly regardless of what I'm doing... I smoke weed about just as much as I smoke cigarettes.. I'd say I go through an 8th on average in about 2-3 days.
8th every 2 days!!!! childs play lol nms is definitly for us guys
haha yup yup. I'd smoke even more if my cigarette habit wasn't so bad. I'm like 1-2 packs a day.. alternates depending on the day whether it's good or bad. sometimes I catch myself smoking a cig every 20 min or so.. when i play Destiny with my buddies it is real bad haha.. like after every 2 crucible matches I'll go outside to smoke a cig and a bowl.. haha but yeah what I'm getting at is... I would smoke even more bud if my throat didn't hurt as much. Between the cigarettes and weed my throat is constantly raw and hurts like hell. I also have that COPD shit, the doctor told me that the last time I had my chest x-ray..
I think this is the key, I think all these reviews by people shitting on the game and calling it "mediocre" are people trying to speed run it for the sake of getting their armchair reviews out and are not experiencing the game the way it was meant to be experienced. Not all games are meant to be played like your hairs on fire. Relax and enjoy what No Mans Sky is. Its a game meant to take time, its not COD and that's a good thing.
It doesn't cater to the ADD generation like so many other games these days (although it does have action moments). Perhaps that's why the opinions about are all over the place. People don't know how to approach it.
Im going in with a relaxed mentality as well, as a huge fan of sci-fi and old shows like the twilight zone I intend to get the most out of this game as i can. I hope pc mods will only make this game better in the future too.
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