No Man's Sky is a proper name because when you think of something you'd like to do, the answer is "No".
Lol funny title! ima rent this
You'll probably expend a lot on rent with this game... It is huge. I am loving the game, when you finally have your equipment set, the game opens up, but the reviewer has a point: the game design is absurdly restrictive, from the very beginning of the game.
I'm just curious how the game opens up? All you do is travel from planet to planet, harvesting, scanning, naming and uploading. There is just nothing to do beyond that. The survival aspects are non existent. It calls itself a survival game but I can't build shelters or bases on planets and don't need to eat or sleep. Having health bars for toxic, radioactive or cold planets does not make it survival. Anyone wanting a decent space exploration game should just get Elite Dangerous. Its 1000 times better because there is actually something to do.
@Malacath I love Elite but there's something about NMS that I absolutely love. Its been a very long time since I have fell for a game like this. Yes, the survival aspect is limited, and once you figure it out, it isn't really an impediment.
Malacath, it opens up because: 1. You can then travel to different, more interesting kinds of stars ( https://www.reddit.com/r/No... 2. With 96 slots won't need to deal with inventory limits too much. It seriously improve the experience. 3. With warp driver upgrades you will be able to travel much faster towards the middle of the galaxy. This last one is important because it makes the life forms and planets change (and get weirder) waaay quicker.
The game gets better as you progress. At first it's about inventory management, walking around getting bits to fix your ship Then it's about upgrading your suit and ship to travel out. Then to upgrade deeper to travel further. Then comes the pirates who attack you so you have to look at upgrading your ship to fend of pirates. Soon you reach resources that call the cavalry immediately. The deeper I get to the centre, the thicker and faster the that's become.
Not necessarily, since lots of people are bored with NMS after a few hours anyways. TBH, It reminds me of how I felt dealing with all of the tedious resource-grinding "minigames" in the Mass Effect Trilogy. NMS deserves a 5 or 6 out of 10. Nothing wrong with that review score either, it's just not a game for everybody. Hell, Too Human on 360 was one of my favorite games of last gen and most people think it sucks, lol. I you like it though, enjoy it! I agree with Malacath about Elite Dangerous, especially with all the content they plan to add to it.
@TheCommentator: The problem with the content being "added" to Elite: Dangerous is that they will effectively make you buy the game all over again to access it. And it is a big IF that they will ever add the content that would be necessary to make it a great game (e.g. explorable planets with actual atmospheres and life). As of now, it's a game that lives off of potential rather than what it offers now. @Malacath: I've played both No Man's Sky and Elite: Dangerous. E:D really does not have much more to do than NMS. You mine, you trade, you fight off pirates, you explore. The biggest differences are E:D has more complicated ship simulation, everything takes 10x longer to travel to (seriously, some systems in E:D have outposts in them that take LITERAL HOURS to travel to...DEAR GOD WHY?!), and the planets you can actually land on in E:D are all dead rocks. Otherwise it's exactly the same: explore, get stuff, sell stuff, upgrade ship. In fact, NMS is the only one of the two has a plot to follow if you care to, albeit a thin one. I liked Elite: Dangerous for the first 50 hours or so but the travel times ruin it after a while. Both are basically just time wasters, but I can sit down and play NMS for 20 minutes and have fun. You can't do ANYTHING in 20 minutes in E:D. There's a reason E:D has been out this long and is still kind of a fringe game. Summary: I own both. I am playing the hell out of NMS. I have no interest in picking up E:D again anytime soon.
The author is correct. So many planets, so little to do on each.
Nah. 20+ things to do each and every planet. Plus 10+ things to do while flying in space. Don't blame the game when it's user error.
@Kirchh77 - how many times do you do the 20+ things on each and every planet you visit? And how many times do you do it before it becomes repetitive and mundane? Just honest questions.. interested to see your responses.
@Neonridr, would you prefer they only let you do 1 or 2 things on each planet, instead of including everything? I mean, it's kind of up to you how much you choose to do on each planet. But the game doesn't expect you to visit every outpost and mine every mineral and catalog every creature and visit every merchant and raid every factory and visit every ruin etc. etc. etc. on every planet you land on. You CAN...but that's your decision.
Renting isn't a terrible idea, but if you are like me and the first 4 he's fly by like 30 minutes, ya better go buy it b/c it's one of those games in which time just flies by. There's certain games I buy digitally, and NMS is the perfect example.I will spend 100's of hours with it, and go back again and again.
The name of the guy who wrote it is even funnier. Knowtechie doesn't know tech or video games. The guy is clueless.
because he gave it nms a 5 right?
@Film No, because he has never understood technology. He used to regularly post his stories to TechSpy and they would be woefully inaccurate. To give oneself a moniker like "Knowtechie" then not actually know what he is talking about is quite sad. So he moved over here to place a few trolling pieces about NMS. He even stole the Headline from Crave Online. He clearly doesn't know anything. And giving NMS a 5 because he doesn't know how to play it isn't the fault of the developer.
How's he clueless? I've played this game almost 10 hours and everything he said is spot-on. If you would like to do the same exact thing over and over and over again on different looking planets and maybe this game is for you. I feel like 60.00 was waaaay too much to ask for what we ultimately received.
"If you would like to do the same exact thing over and over and over again on different looking planets and maybe this game is for you." Substitue "levels" for "planets" and you have a description for every game ever made. Maybe this game is for you, and maybe it isn't. I'm entranced/captivated/fascinate d by No Man's Sky
@trek I was referring to his inability to understand tech. He is clueless. It appears that inability to understand things has translated to video games. All the worse for him.
It was actually used a few days ago in a previous review: http://www.craveonline.com/...
Exactly. This guy is so unoriginal he has to steal from others. He has been caught doing it before on Techspy.
You know this won't play on your Xbox One right? You'll need a PS4....or PC, but don't think you can rent games on PC.
Ill play it on my PS4. Can you play ur ps4 from ur high horse?
Indeed I can. My horse really enjoys watching me play MGSV. But he tends to get a bit too excited with the horse armors, so I have to keep him stabled.
Scott...you just don't get it ...do you. http://ct.fra.bz/ol/fz/sw/i...
Nice. It's definitely one of "those" games. People either love it or hate it.
I don't get Minecraft or PokemonGo, so to each their own. But I think what NMS achieves is truly mind blowing, especially when you consider what Quintillion means.
Good review and great title. Sounds just what I thought it would be.
Lol I wasn't expecting much from nms I don't know why people are talking it up
Possibly because they're enjoying the game? I am.
A 5/10? So much fun right?
@EpicSandwich: You mean a 72 on Metacritic? Hey, the game's not for everyone. Some of the critics really didn't like it, but a lot of them really did. Mind you my enjoyment isn't based on what critics think, it's based on my actual experience with the game. So yes, it is fun. It is so much fun.
theres a difference between playing the game and reading some random reviewer on the interwebzzz
Because a lot of people like it. Its not a difficult concept to understand.
I'm talking it up because I love it. Just one more game that for me proves reviews are next to worthless.
Because it's a PS4 exclusive. Yes it's on PC, but PC "doesn't" matter here.
Did this guy really just put the end-game spoiler in his review?
I read the word SPOILER and I immediately closed the page. A real A$$hole.
You immediately closed the page? The spoiler was at the bottom of the page. You really SHOWED THEM!
Snakeeys, you are a complete tool.
In a world where the hottest game is one where you discover fake animals on your phone, and every walking sim with no gameplay gets gushing 9's and 10 reviews-- Amazing this game gets dismissed as 'boring' when it's more interesting than either of those
Or shout for joy!! So many games have made me yawn as of late with nothing but remasters and sequels galore. This is NOT one of them! But to each his own.
Caution everyone, there's a small spoiler in the review. It's marked in bold if you want to skip it.
"No Man’s Sky review – In space, no one can hear you yawn" the most accurate title i have seen in a long time
That's funny bc every night I've had the game I've been up til 4 am playing it. Figured if it's so boring it'd put me to sleep by 1-2 am. Its like a kid growing up in a theme park and saying his life is boring. Same thing here...Devs give ppl a game to do as the wish and ppl say it's boring bc they don't have the brain power to not continue the same routine over and over. The game is exciting as can be unless u CHOOSE to play it in a dull manner. There are battles EVERYWHERE.
But apparently N4G was more exciting
Hmm another troll review. Get out of ur moms basement before u write the next article.
You've commented quite a bit while being insulting to the writer. Maybe you should look in the mirror before bothering to get confrontational on someone else's opinion?
Great game way better then a 5.
Imagination is in short supply. These sort of games are for the child inside that wanted to be an astronaut or go to space. People who grew up reading the classics of Asimov, Clarke, Adams etc. Children of today who still have their imagination intact. This is who this game is intended for. Cynicism to the wind. It is not for everyone, but the ones who don't like it sure do enjoy talking about it. .
That's because it could have been soooooooooooooooooo much better. Endless resource grinding, poor hallow gameplay, no story, an entire universe with very little diversity, three alien races in an entire universe. Every planet is the same after a while trader outpost, abandoned building, drop pod, advanced lifeforms. I talk about it a lot because I was very excited, now I'm just glad I didn't spend 60 on it.
and that is cool. At no point did I say it was an epic game. It is a indie space exploration game, nothing more. I think it is fun, and I have enjoyed it for brief spells. But I am not trying to make anyone like it or buy it. I am simply pointing out the stupid amount of hate that is spilling forth.
I like Asimov, Clarke, Crichton, etc.. but this game doesn't appeal as much to me for some reason. I have a very vivid imagination... does that mean there is something wrong with me because I am not eager to play it? I like the idea behind the game, but where is the crafting? Building? Learning about history / lore? Why is it such a big universe but so devoid of actual people to interact with aside from traders?
No, nothing wrong with you. Just stop hating. Simple really. if you don't like it, step off.
@2cents - oh I am definitely not hating on the game. But everyone has different tastes, so you can't be surprised that some people didn't like the game. Doesn't automatically make them wrong, maybe they had more hopes for it that didn't live up to it? Based on the polarizing reviews this game seems to be either a game you enjoy or you don't. Nothing wrong with that in the end, if it is a 9/10 for you, then that's all that matters. I will be interested to see the longevity of the game, it could definitely be entertaining for some.. but for how long is the real question I guess.
Hey Neonridr, I hear what you are saying. If I open Pandora's box and start lamenting about what NMS could have been I will just get depressed. I so agree with you about lore and mystery, it is so devoid of substance... Oh no, I opened it! Damn it!
"Turned out you can’t actually dig " - You can if you equip things like grenades.. "The animals are all different amalgamation of different heads, bodies and feet. " - You mean like real life? There is other characteristics besides what they look like too (e.g Temperament,height, weight etc)
"No Man's Sky is a proper name because when you think of something you'd like to do, the answer is "No"." This sentence makes no sense.
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