18 quintillion planets and not a whole lot to do.
Not for me. I get lost for hrs in beautiful and colorful worlds exploring every monolith, colony, and discovering plants and alien creatures.
Not sure why you're getting downvoted. I'm loving the game as well. Unlocking new stuff and grinding is fun for me, but I really like exploring and finding new things in the universe. Not to mention basebuilding and more are coming in free updates. A lot of people are being incredibly unfair to this game and it's amazing that such a small team could create something like this. Imagine the space-faring combined with a game like Mass Effect or Fallout!
I'm loving it too; but, I can see where it's not a game for everyone.
31? Or 32? How many of the downvotes are from people who haven't touched the game?
What do you do besides explore? Do you fight bosses?
I, too, enjoy watching paint dry.
I have to agree a little I think a building mode like Minecraft, even a basic one would have made it a little more interesting. Maybe some Terraforming tools aswell.
Or building options like Subnautica.
The next update will have building..
So, this is another case of an unfinished $60 game? Why is it that games keep getting a pass for lack of content to only be saved by later updates? If No Man's Sky was $30 like it looks to be worth, I would probably bite. I really wanted this game to be good.
@paytaa- software could not be finished by the pure nature of what it is software is actually Dynamic it cannot be absolute. it's one of the first things you learn in software design. Also what would it matter to you that they're adding these features? The features that they're adding we're never promised in the base game and in fact we were never even told of such features so why would they continue to delay the game in this Everlasting cycle just to keep adding features to no end? Do you not understand technically speaking you could do this with all software in existence? Consider this content that can be added in a later date is irrelevant all games and all existence can do this. it's not illegal, it's not against the law and when on Earth will you ever buying this game based on the feature you never heard about? If you're just going to get mad about anything given to you for completely free as an extra simply because of this stupid glass half full concept of entitlement you should just stop playing games altogether if that's the attitude you go about into getting a game. It's unrealistic and quite frankly it's completely childish and ignorant.
@EDMIX It's unrealistic, childish and ignorant to expect a product to be finished and complete on it's release for sale to the public? I'll let the auto manufacturers know you are ok with buying a car without any wheels or engine in the future. But it's ok because they can put them in at a later date because manufacturing is also "dynamic". SMH
@EDmix Every single trailer for this game hints at or directly shows features that aren't in the final product. The original E3 unveil shows a giant rhino stampeding through a forest, causing the deer to herd together and run off. This suggests interaction between animals, making the planets and animals dramatically more interesting. There is no such interaction in the actual product, and nothing as dramatic and exciting on the planetary level as that rhino. Everything is dry and static. Instead, we just get derpy animals made of random parts waddling around, ignoring everything around them. The trailer then takes off into space, and a formation of ships comes to aid you as you engage with fighters attacking an enemy fleet. The engagements in-game are such horribly stripped down versions of this that it hurts. You then chase them off down into the lower atmosphere of a different planet, and engage with them there. Combat, of course, is not possible in the lower atmosphere of the finished product. It's all done to the far more boring and uninteresting backdrop of space. The announcement trailer in Dec 2013 shows you walking up to a large crashed frigate, shooting a hole through an asteroid, shows a giant sand worm sliding through a desert, and shows a fleet jumping away from an attack. That's the exciting half of the trailer, and not a single one of those things is actually in the game. That coupled with all of the interviews with Sean Murray sheepishly saying "Yeah" to questions about features that aren't in the final product that I don't feel like digging up, and do you blame the community for expecting more than was delivered?
Well, I'm saving myself $60 by not buying it half-assed. The only empathy I have towards NMS and Hello Games is that they are a very small team with limited resources, but if you are going to promise the world and then some, you better deliver especially when it's advertised as the same price of games like The Witcher, SoulsBorne games, and other AAA games not skimped on content. Also, how is my attitude towards a very prominent problem in modern gaming childish and ignorant? That problem being an incomplete product being shipped out at the full price of $60 and then getting the rest of the bits and pieces later on as "free" updates. In no way does No Man's Sky look like a game worth $60 when you have similar games like Minecraft or Terraria that cost a fraction of that and allow you more engagement and creativity with what you're doing. I could go onto Steam right now and buy like 5 indie games that are better than No Man's Sky and it'd cost close to NMS on it's own. If you're going to treat your game like a AAA game in terms of pricing, you better go the full extent treating it like one in production value and with content. No idea why people defend that crap. There was a time where none of this was an issue in the gaming realm.
@Elwen- stop splitting hairs and trying to misconstrue what I stated what I stated it is unrealistic to expect a company to continuously add features to a title and never release it based on feature creep What is being defined as finished to you is basically having all the features the team has planned for LIFE, the reality is we're still getting updates for Team Fortress 2, should they had never released Team Fortress 2? By your definition is Team Fortress 2 unfinished? I'm sorry but crying over a team giving a brand new feature that you never heard about prior to this simply because you have this strange notion that it could have been released at initial launch is childish. The only problem I have with a game getting a specific feature is if that feature was marketed to be in the final game and advertised to be in the final game, mind you the issue I'm even saying is actually illegal it's called false advertising!!! you could sue them because of that , this grievance is merely crying because they're adding something off of the some assumptions it was always going to be at launch. so you're mad about a feature you never heard about, a feature that was never even brought up or promised an initial launch? ...that's free? Cry Me a River I'm sorry but you don't have a single legal leg to stand on. When on Earth did this team ever tell you that feature was going to be in the final product? Even the analogy you used doesn't make any sense because no one is telling you that you're purchasing a game based on an understanding that such a feature was ever going to be there , when you buy a car you know it has wheels , you know it has an engine those things are marketed to be inside the vehicle. when was this feature marketed to be inside the game? You have a link? Do you have any proof that this was ever supposed to be in the final launch? So why are you determining what is in a final game based on everything 100% that's released from now until eternity? By your definition even GTA V is unfinished because they're still adding features.. Games once again by their pure nature are dynamic, they are not absolute they could always be added onto. What we legally determined as FINAL is everything the company promised upon release. This is the most fair legal thing you could possibly do as it's trying to say everything that was promised to you , is inside the game. anything they add after the fact is just a bonus. You could not suddenly Define finished as your own personal opinion based on something that is legally objective and can be proven. Once again in the legal sense finished in regards to a game is everything a team has promised either written or even suggested through marketing even the box art even the website could be used against the company if something specifically was stated to be in the game that was not because that is considered false advertising you could not merely make up what you believe is final because it doesn't make sense it's why none of you idiots on here are in a courtroom suing a company..... Anything else is conjecture.
@pay- it's childish because you decided to Define finished as a game releasing extra content after the fact that was never advertised to be in the final game, meaning you've basically made your own definition of finish based on new content being revealed. Software is dynamic , things can be added onto every single time and I cannot understand why you're upset that they're adding free content that you've never even heard about to a game. The game is finished , they are merely adding more onto it. You stated that they didn't deliver on something promised , what is that exactly? Do you have any real evidence to support your claim?
***So, this is another case of an unfinished $60 game?*** I say the same thing about Fallout 4. Do you see all that DLC that could have been in on day 1? Also, look at Rocket League. All that free DLC still being made. They should have finished the game first. /s Games get updated over time in various ways with various DLCs, paid or free, but it doesn't mean that a complete game isn't released on its own.
well freighters and bases are supposed to be in future updates, so think of this as the pastry mould to hold our pie.... i love pie
I have to agree a lot. The game is boring, it could have used anything you mentioned even in the slightest to make it more interesting.
building in games is boring... It's added in every single game similar to this and all it does is make the game a chore.
Oh and collecting resource after resource to continue powering your ship/weapons over and over in such a small space of time while suffering from such a small shitty interface ISN'T a chore?
I completely disagree. The reason why building is added in a lot of games is because it is fun, and would be completely optional is a game like this.
Unbearably is highly exaggerated. It can get boring.
It's the best indie game I enjoyed playing. I knew comments like this would appear. This game is not for everyone.
While I don't think it's perfect I have to agree that it's my favorite indie game yet. It has it's fair share of frustrating problems, but what game doesn't? Funny thing is though, for a game that is so unbearably boring these sites have no problem writing article after article on NMS trying to generate clicks from fanboys. If it sucked as bad as a lot of people are claiming it does you'd think they'd want to move on to something else... Of course it gets boring. If I sit and play any game for a few hours I get a little bored. That's why you turn it off,eat,enjoy life a bit, then resume refreshed and ready for more. I think to many people are dumping massive amounts of time in the game in one sitting attempting to reach the center of the galaxy and are shocked that it...you know....gets a little tiresome. Are people really to stupid to turn a game off when they're wore out?
I would have to go with Rocket League on PS4 and Ori and the Blind Forest for the XB1 as my favorite Indie games. NMS is not even on the same level as either of these games in terms of fun and hours of enjoyment. Plus it's overpriced compare to those games.
I have to unfortunately agree with the review. It's a shame I bought this game digitally. It would be on Craigslist already.
they will be adding features in teh future, dont give up after 4 days
So is this the new thing for games today? Having to wait months, years for a game to become good.
noep the new thing is to give tons of support to a team before you have to pay, and when you are told exactly what the game will be and it isn't what you wanted it to be you crucify the team..... there is little loyalty left in gaming.
"little loyalty" The ones that don't show loyalty are the devs that lie about features that will be in their games and release broken and incomplete games on the market for us to buy.
@Goldby Yeah let's all support the team that misled everyone about its core features. Why is anyone obligated to show loyalty to a group of strangers, who are just out to sell you something? Loyalty is for people who pay YOU not the other way around.
its not perfect day one. so you crucify it. that isnt showing any loyalty. and think, if every single person who bought it acted like you. they would just give up support on it. but theres people who are reasonable and of sane mind who realise, a team of 14 people cant be expected to have a game running perfectly. theres goign to be issues, but you sore whiners are just complaining about what the game doesnt have instead of appreciate what it does have, go play another game if you are soo butt hurt about spending 60 dollars on a space exploration game EDIT: i'm not blindly following anyone, and im not whining either. Read my review i put up, i've had issues with mine, it crashed ones and clipped a few times. but nothing to burn bridges over. i do have the PS4 version so i'm already in a better state than pc players, but at the same time, pc players constantly are shocked when ports arent the best and yet expect everything to be top notch. maybe the pc players shoudl wait for patches instead fo crucifying a company on day one. the port isnt the best, but it is still playable for alot of players, and the ps4 version is runnign good too. the loyalty i have is for a good game by a good company. "And that's our fault? 14 people, 14,000 people is still no excuse to bring out any product that is or supposedly half assed or broke" Lets put this same mentality towards customer service, if you walk into a store, and see it's short staffed, do you get pissed off at the store for taking longer to get your order, or do you have empathy for them as they are doing their best. 9/10 times it will be the latter. why cant people show that same empathy towards this. there wasn't all this hate towards Battlefront a week after it was released, yet that was in a pretty sad state, and that was made by alot more than 14 people, they had more testers, more programmers. and yet most people here are treating No Mans sky worse than EA. It's Fucking EA!
@Golby i*ts not perfect day one. so you crucify it. that isnt showing any loyalty.* That made little to no sense. Sounds a lot like you want to blindly follow a game regardless of it's obvious shortcomings and glaring criticisms that a lot of gamers are expressing about No Man's Sky. The game was delayed how many times? And now we are suppose to forgive them for not having a better experience day one, especially after they asked for 60 dollars of our own money? *a team of 14 people cant be expected to have a game running perfectly* And that's our fault? 14 people, 14,000 people is still no excuse to bring out any product that is or supposedly half assed or broke. How about you recognize this game's shortcomings and what we the paying consumers are actually discussing about instead of making up ridiculous excuses and being a complete fanboy. The whining goes both ways Goldby, whining about blindly following or giving your loyalty to a group who didn't deliver.
"sane mind" Sane people like you are the reason why this industry keeps screwing us with broken games, with incomplete games and with false advertisement. "shoudl wait for patches instead fo crucifying a company" WTF? Is this bizarro world? Us PC gamers shouldn't have to wait for anything. Our money works perfectly day one and so should the games that we buy. As for you store analogy, it doesn't make any sense whatsoever. I don't own the store and I can't hire people to work on it however when the store sells me, or anyone with sane mind, a broken product or service you can bet your ass that no one will be happy about it. "there wasn't all this hate towards Battlefront a week after it was released," Yes there was and even today I see people approaching BF1 release with caution because they remember what happened with the previous installment. Also it doesn't matter if there were 10 or 1000 people working on NMS. As soon as you release your game on the market you have a responsibility towards the people that gave you their hard earned money. Had this been any other industry industry and NMS as well many other games would have been recalled but because of sane people like you that defend these shitty practices, screwing insane people like me became a standard practice.
Ok.. The haters are getting boring now.. Please stop writing opinion pieces and go play something else already..
you tell em mr lahey
Shit apples everywhere!
Glad I waited. I'll pick it up when its about $20.
Yeah.. or wait until it's on PS Plus in another year from now.
Will never happen.
well this type of game is not for everyone. i have a great when i play but after a few hours it does get boring. but i still keep coming back. just enough crack to keep me interested
these articles are getting Unbearably Boring
The gaming industry has this bad practice of reviewing games for what they're not rather than for what they are. So easy is it to highlight negative aspects of the game, so easy is it for people who haven't played it to make an opinion. And for a game like this, a review can't be made till you're considerably well invented. A few hours into the game is absolutely nothing. Comparing this game to other AAA games is the reason why people are disappointed. People compare the fun and motive of the game to other established franchise games. As I said, seeing it for what it's not. Yet I know that once Gears or any other shooter comes along no one will say "oh well I couldn't travel to other planets and there were only 3 types of creatures, unlike No Mans Sky..5/10". They'll review it for what it is rather than what it isn't.
It's only boring if you are too dumb to understand it. It's pretty pathetic that anybody would give these ppl jobs at writing columns when they have no sense of grammar or even a lick of common sense.
"18 quintillion planets and not a whole lot to do." - So this guy has been to all 18 quintillion? Seems more like someone getting a small sample of the entire universe and just assuming all the rest is the same without actually knowing..
Yeah because with a couple dozen biomes and some color changes something's bound to be new.
well he was stated that the closer you get to the center the more "alien" things get so yes there is new stuff to be seen.
If you have ADHD No Man's Sky is not the game for you. I do not have ADHD and I love it.
If you make the game out for more than it is, then of course it will look boring. I like the fact that these devs took a risk.
this is the only indie game i actually like so far that is a full release. it is exactly what it was shown as nothing more... I havent found or seen any glitches ect that pleg the indie scene as well as poor art every thing in no mans sky seems polished they say they will expand on the game too for free which will be some thing to look forward too i dont remember any other greedy indie games doing this.
Rocket League is pretty good with adding stuff to the game for free.
I wonder how these people with these types of reactions feel about other survival games, if they've even played them, and take into account the complete lack of hype they had by comparison. We all know how games get judged when they have a hype train. No Man's Sky, H1Z1, 7 Days To Die, Ark.. they're not for everyone, and that's fine. What I don't like is people who never even touched the game "confirming" that it's a failure, just because some random sites criticized it. That's as unhealthy as fanboy crap.
I'm really loving g the difference in opinion. It seems people just had different expectations for this game. I love it to but that's because I was expecting what I got.
This game is missing the key elements of story - an interesting protagonist who has a quest, purpose, goal that matters. Why are you trying to get to the center of the universe? The game lacks a compelling antagonist - in this game, it is nature, but it appears to be repetitive and boring. Finally, a story needs an arc - increasing tension, a climax and resolution. Most games allow you to be a hero in a meaningful story - those are the things that engage us. Even in mine craft, you are a creator, and therefore have meaning - you impact the world around you. In No Man's sky, your existence does not matter - and that is where it fails.
tl;dr I don't like games without a protagonist and storyline.
I keep hearing how boring the game is, and yet here I am scrambling around, jumping to different space stations, trying to buy a 48 slot ship, to combat space pirates, and carry more resources to fix or sell resources to own a soon to be added class of frieghter ships.[Corrected] Just like fun, boring is anothe subjective term.
And just like that, I have finally bought a 48 slot ship, it has 4 huge spheres with wing tips and the spheres themselves are encased with what appears to be some sort of force field on each of them. I maxed my suit, now I have a maxed slot ship, now Im looking for a maxed multi-tool. This game requires patience and a willingness to set your own objective. P.s. I havent even been focused on making it to the center.
That sounds great. Do freighters get targeted by pirates more than other ship types?
I dont know, my plans are to be in a good position to own a freighter whenever there added, alomg with base building with the next/future update. As it was stated when update 1.03 was released. Hello Games are currently working on it. From experience, it seem as though pirates only attack me depending on what Im carry lile rare items and/or how much loot Im carrying(usually full loads)
It's personally not one for me and I knew that was going to be the case before I played it. However that is not to say it's boring or a bad game. For some reason, some around here like to say the game was badly communicated, however I believe the opposite is the truth. I had done very little investigation into this game before it released and and yet, before I even decided to get it I knew what kind of a game it was, what I would be doing in it and whether it was up my street or not. This reminds me of the order all over again, for some reason people are purposely trying to make out the devs told us it would something else than it is. Not true. Anyway, despite knowing it wouldn't be something I'd wanna sink loads of hours into it I decided to get it anyway because I was interested in how the developers game turned out (love or hate it, you can't say it wasn't ambitious). Played it for a bit and found it was pretty much just how I thought it would be. A resource gathering, survival/Explorer. Nothing more, nothing less. It's not the type of thing that would keep me enthralled for hours but honestly the devs have done a great job. They should be proud of their game.
It is boring. However it somehow keeps you coming back. I play an hour or 2 then get bored and about 30 mins later I want to play it again.
It's procedurely generated if you were expecting each and every planet to be filled with GTA levels of intricate Details and mini games to play where were you I've not read naff all about this game for months saw intial reveal and was sold its not everything I was expecting, a lot more walking about an learning to start with than I thought there would be but very enjoyable nonetheless. Screw this I'm diving back in.
It's boring because there's nothing to do at all.
Sure the games not to everyone's liking and being as it's the biggest thing being talked about for the summer and like anything when it releases you hear loads and loads about the bad stuff hardly anything about the great stuff sure it's not perfect but I'm having fun not really into my RPG/open world roaming round the lands type games but actually really enjoying this game, can't wait to start flying round a lot more as been doing a lot of on foot exploration so far and learning the lingo But so far highly enjoyable... For me but of course fan boys who can't play it or people are just a bit jealous oh haha it's had a few crashes and there's some problems with the DLC... What game doesn't these days not saying that excuses it but you'll always heard about the bad news before you hear anything of the good.
LOL! Folks are defending it saying it's fantastic & all.To each their own but imo flying around from planet to planet just to collect things & resources seem monotonous & boring.
Not dissing the game in any way because I haven't played it, but this review is pretty damn funny.