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No Man's Sky

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Dibz
Doomheim
#1 - 2016-08-08 18:24:19 UTC
So now the day one patch is out and people are streaming the game. After watching for several hours I'm not as excited about this as I was when it was first announced. Hello Games have delivered on their concept but the experience of exploring planets seems disappointing, as there's only flora and fauna to discover. You walk around shooting rocks with your laser and uploading your discoveries but there's nothing cool to find. You won't be stumbling upon ancient alien settlements and suchlike. In fact there are virtually no buildings at all other than the identikit trade stations and landing platforms. The planets merely exist as elaborate mineral deposits for you to upgrade your ship with so you can keep going towards the centre of the universe.

It's not my intention to deliberately 'hate' on the game as I was really looking forward to this, but I fear it suffers from the problem of being very wide but very shallow. There's no doubt No Man's Sky is a technological achievement but what's the point of having 18 quintillion planets if there's nothing interesting on them?
Nana Skalski
Taisaanat Kotei
#2 - 2016-08-08 22:32:49 UTC  |  Edited by: Nana Skalski
I dont like the art direction and general feeling of the flight and how the game presents space and transitions to space from planet. So unrealistic to the point it doesnt feel like a space at all, but a dream.

But I had more believable dreams abaut space and space battles.
Viktor Amarr
#3 - 2016-08-08 23:50:19 UTC
Watching the streams today it turns out it's an iOS version of Elite, so glad I didn't fall for the hype and preorder.
Dibz
Doomheim
#4 - 2016-08-09 16:24:02 UTC
Early impressions but pretty much sums up my feelings about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aLNKkjzoWQ
Ralph King-Griffin
New Eden Tech Support
#5 - 2016-08-09 17:03:15 UTC
its an indi team that were all ov a sudden given more marketing than Jesus Christ himself,
its like watching yer mate slowly come to his senses the morning after
and realize the girl he'd brought back looked like a horse in a girl suit.
KaarBaak
Squirrel Team
#6 - 2016-08-10 21:57:20 UTC
The more I watch on Twitch, the more likely I am to pick it up this weekend.

Dum Spiro Spero

Jenn aSide
Worthless Carebears
Pandemic Horde
#7 - 2016-08-11 13:48:24 UTC
Ralph King-Griffin wrote:
its an indi team that were all ov a sudden given more marketing than Jesus Christ himself,
its like watching yer mate slowly come to his senses the morning after
and realize the girl he'd brought back looked like a horse in a girl suit.


I admit, I laughed, while trying to not remember some drunk nights I had in college...

What I wonder is how many times the "new game is coming, EVE better do something" types have to be disappointed that the newest "messiah" game doesn't live up to the hype before that stop proclaiming the end of EVE is nigh Twisted
Big Lynx
#8 - 2016-08-11 15:00:46 UTC
Ralph King-Griffin wrote:
its an indi team that were all ov a sudden given more marketing than Jesus Christ himself,
its like watching yer mate slowly come to his senses the morning after
and realize the girl he'd brought back looked like a horse in a girl suit.

rofl
Ralph King-Griffin
New Eden Tech Support
#9 - 2016-08-11 15:34:29 UTC
Oh the only reason this was supposed to be an eve "killer" was the outragious triple A marketing budget sony threw at them.
People would not be frothing at the mouth as much over this if they had not fallen into the hype for it.
If they thought of it as an ambitious indi game (which it is) there may well be less knashing of teeth and so on.

I hope it the best of sucess and i will most likley pick it up at some point but i think ill let the dust settle first.
Dibz
Doomheim
#10 - 2016-08-11 16:05:54 UTC
Did a single person ever say that No Man's Sky was going to be an EVE killer? What?

Anyway, seems to be a fair bit of discontent over the game at present. Bit of a love it or hate situation. Maybe in the months ahead the devs will make improvements, but until then I'm out, especially with the game costing over forty quid.
Nana Skalski
Taisaanat Kotei
#11 - 2016-08-11 16:27:46 UTC  |  Edited by: Nana Skalski
I totally did not like it since day one, since I watched it for first time years ago.

I Have seen a game that I like more, it makes a lot more sense, have a lot worse graphic (I am able to forgive because I really like the rest, and it only makes youe imagination flowing, not like oversaturated No Mans Sky direction of realistic space zoo for teenagers) and it is about exploration also, but also will induce a strategic thinking: Out There Omega.
It captures the feeling of a struggle to survive and makes even simple choice, what star next to visit, a challenge. Since you always dont have enough of anything. In wast, unexplored space, you will be lost as a baby in a forest, without parents that could lead you out of it. You will die a lot in that game. You will remember what you did wrong. Damn, they even officially have a skeleton in a spacesuit as a backgroud for the game title. With a reason.
Jenn aSide
Worthless Carebears
Pandemic Horde
#12 - 2016-08-11 18:31:18 UTC  |  Edited by: Jenn aSide
Dibz wrote:
Did a single person ever say that No Man's Sky was going to be an EVE killer? What?


https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=5288954
Ralph King-Griffin
New Eden Tech Support
#13 - 2016-08-11 21:19:08 UTC
Jenn aSide wrote:
Dibz wrote:
Did a single person ever say that No Man's Sky was going to be an EVE killer? What?


https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=5288954

that and every time people use the active logins or sub count as a blunt object to bludgeon the rest of with
they invariably gave it a nod.
Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#14 - 2016-08-11 21:33:42 UTC  |  Edited by: Jonah Gravenstein
Ralph King-Griffin wrote:
Jenn aSide wrote:
Dibz wrote:
Did a single person ever say that No Man's Sky was going to be an EVE killer? What?


https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=5288954

that and every time people use the active logins or sub count as a blunt object to bludgeon the rest of with
they invariably gave it a nod.
To be fair they're still trying to use SC as a blunt instrument too, at least No Man's Sky appears to be more than the great steaming turd of a scam that is that particular fever dream.

In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.

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Ralph King-Griffin
New Eden Tech Support
#15 - 2016-08-11 21:48:45 UTC
Jonah Gravenstein wrote:
Ralph King-Griffin wrote:
Jenn aSide wrote:
Dibz wrote:
Did a single person ever say that No Man's Sky was going to be an EVE killer? What?


https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=5288954

that and every time people use the active logins or sub count as a blunt object to bludgeon the rest of with
they invariably gave it a nod.
To be fair they're still trying to use SC as a blunt instrument too, at least No Man's Sky appears to be more than the great steaming turd of a scam that is that particular fever dream.

oh yeah, dont get me wrong it looks great for an indi game and i cant wait to play it, but an eve killer it is not
Dibz
Doomheim
#16 - 2016-08-11 22:29:07 UTC
Jenn aSide wrote:
Dibz wrote:
Did a single person ever say that No Man's Sky was going to be an EVE killer? What?


https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=5288954


Jesus, two years ago. Did you actually bookmark that? Lol Anyway, I didn't see the OP say that NMS was going to kill EVE, so I don't know why you posted it. I did see the usual forum trolls come out with the ol' "EVE is dying/x will kill EVE" memes (yawn).

Captain Tardbar
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#17 - 2016-08-12 09:06:05 UTC
Jenn aSide wrote:
Ralph King-Griffin wrote:
its an indi team that were all ov a sudden given more marketing than Jesus Christ himself,
its like watching yer mate slowly come to his senses the morning after
and realize the girl he'd brought back looked like a horse in a girl suit.


I admit, I laughed, while trying to not remember some drunk nights I had in college...

What I wonder is how many times the "new game is coming, EVE better do something" types have to be disappointed that the newest "messiah" game doesn't live up to the hype before that stop proclaiming the end of EVE is nigh Twisted


To be fair, Star Citizen already surpasses EVE in many things after a year of developement.

I came back to EVE after a year off and I 'm not feeling it. Star Citizen on the other hand comes in waves. Content is slowly trickling in every update.

A persistent universe is slowly shaping up.

I already play more SC than EVE.

EVE is stagnant. I suppose it technically has more content than SC right now, but its not progressing. SC is.

Looking to talk on VOIP with other EVE players? Are you new and need help with EVE (welfare) or looking for advice? Looking for adversarial debate with angry people?

Captain Tardbar's Voice Discord Server

Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#18 - 2016-08-12 15:49:32 UTC
Captain Tardbar wrote:
To be fair, Star Citizen already surpasses EVE in many things after a year of developement.

The greed of the developer is the only thing that SC has that surpasses Eve, unlike RSI/CIG CCP left the scamming to the players.

In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.

New Player FAQ

Feyd's Survival Pack

Jacques d'Orleans
#19 - 2016-08-13 03:08:23 UTC
Seems like there are "some" problems with the PC Version. /sarcasm
NO MAN'S SKY (PC Version) - Arkham's Sky
Khergit Deserters
Crom's Angels
#20 - 2016-08-14 00:54:29 UTC  |  Edited by: Khergit Deserters
Looks like a good game to play while also playing Shoobie Doobieville or Mystical Fungi Crush.
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