No Man's Sky is a game about exploration and survival in an infinite procedurally generated universe.
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Release Date: Aug 12, 2016

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August 20

Patch Notes

Since No Man’s Sky on PC released last Friday the team has been incredibly busy. We’ve gathered all the support requests to support@hellogames.co.uk, but we’re also tracking posts on Steam, GoG, Reddit and anywhere we can find online.

Right now the team is fully focused on categorising and fixing support issues in order of priority, based on the number of people they are affecting. The information and crash dumps you’ve posted have been indispensable in helping us track down and fix these issues.
We’ve now released 3 patches, and hopefully they really improve the experience for everybody. As you can see it’s been a huge amount of work for a small team. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Next week expect at least one more major update, which will enter testing on Monday once we finish working on it this weekend. Once all our support requests have been answered then we can begin improving the game with new features :)

See below for notes on all three recent patches!

Patch 1
The focus of patch 1 was to add greater support for more hardware. Either specific hardware configs, or hardware outside our min spec. We want as many people to be able to play as possible, and these were our most reported issues.

AMD Phenom Support
Game is now confirmed working on Phenom CPUs.
Thousands of lines of assembly have been rewritten to support AMD CPUs. The game code no longer relies on anything above SSE 2,
Havok Physics has also now created new libs for us to add Phenom support.

Alt-Tab has improved
Some systems/configs were crashing or not pausing correctly on Alt Tab. This should now be resolved.

Improved Performance
On CPUs with 4 threads or fewer, performance has been improved.
On CPUs with exactly 8 threads, performance has also been significantly improved.

Framerate Stuttering due to Shader Caching
Framerate was initially stuttering due to shaders not being correctly cached by the GPU on some systems. We have replaced the GPU caching system. You may notice some stutter during the Galactic Map intro to the game (the very first time you run), but it should be smoother from then on. This is particularly true on ATI cards.

Max FPS Cap
On some CPU/GPU configurations, setting Max FPS to 60 or 30 was not giving 60 or 30 FPS (causing stuttering). This has been fixed.

Radeon 6xxx
Added support for this GPU, which doesn't support OpenGL 4.5 fully.

Save Corruption
Solution to try to prevent saves getting corrupted no matter what’s going on in background processes (see Patch 3 below, where we also are attempting to recover corrupted saves).

Intel GPU Detection
We do not currently support Intel GPUS. We are working on this for a future patch, to expand our min spec.
In the meantime, the game will now let you know if you are trying to run with an unsupported GPU. This will hopefully flag for some users that their high end GPU has not been selected.

Gsync
Gsync has been disabled by default, which was causing an issue for some users

Mouse Smoothing
Generally this is most helpful for players with sub-30 FPS.
Smoothing on mouse movement has been improved to prevent hitching or stuttering, and is now adjustable through the Options menu in “Mouse Smoothing”.
It defaults to off. If you feel micro stutters in framerate affecting controls, feel free to turn this up. If you feel the framerate is "slow" or "lumpy", please make sure that this is turned off

Patch 2
For patch 2 our focus was on the most reported bugs or crashes. Our aim was to improve stability, and make sure player’s saves are safe in future.

Stuck under the world
It was possible for players to save their game stuck under the terrain, leaving them stuck. This was caused by getting shot down in atmosphere, and their ship reaching ridiculous speeds as it crashed to the planet. This has been resolved.
Whilst it won't happen anymore, if you are currently already stuck under the world, we detect this and do our best to rescue you.

Crash after warping
Occasionally at random the game would lock up after a warp, or return to desktop. This was due to very specific timing in hardware (a threading specific bug) – meaning that unfortunately for some people it was regular, and for others they would never be able to recreate it. This was our most reported crash during gameplay, and has now been resolved.

Game failing to save until you died
If the player died, and then loaded the game ten times without saving, and then died, player progress wouldn’t be saved from then on until you died again. This is fixed now! This was also causing player’s saves to grow in size.

Crash fixes in scanning
Quite a rare crash, but in certain scenarios it was possible to scan from space or on planet and crash the game.

Crash warping inside a freighter
When warping into a battle sometimes the player warped into the inside of a freighter and everything went crazy :(
This is fixed now.

Patch 3
Patch 3 is targeted at our next most common support requests, fixing the next most common crashes, as well as trying to help players who have become stranded or have corrupted their save files.

Stranded in Space Station
If you died in your ship while in atmosphere of a planet with a damaged ship, you could respawn in a space station with your launch thrusters and pulse engine damaged. If you did not have the resources to fix them then you could no longer take off and be stuck there. This will no longer happen.

Loading Corrupted Save Files
Some players have corrupted save files, we’ve been working with them to still load saves even if they are corrupted (this can happen for many reasons outside of the games control). This fix has allowed many players to still load their save even if they have become corrupt on PC.

Crash fixes for next three most commonly reported issues:
- As the player gathers a huge amount of discoveries, there was a threading issue that becomes more prevalent the more discoveries you have, and could cause the game to crash.
- If you had collected a large number of blueprints, in a specific order it was possible to crash the game when you received a new blueprint. This has been fixed.
- Players who set a large number of waypoints could find themselves in a situation where they could crash the game in the Galactic Map, this is remedied now (PS. A better waypoint system is coming).

Overall these fixes should remedy around 70% of our current support requests. We're working on the next 30% right now. If you are still experiencing issues please do mail support@hellogames.co.uk

Thank you,
Hello Games

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August 13

Support Update

We hope that you are enjoying No Man’s Sky, but if you have mailed support@hellogames.co.uk with an issue, then please know that we are working to respond and make your experience as smooth as possible.

We're genuinely so sorry for any issues people are having. A small per centage of players are seeing problems, but because so many are playing even that is a large number. All our energy is focused on these issues.

For a list of most common issues and workarounds please go here:
Common Workarounds

Many of the most critical issues now have workarounds. PLEASE try these first if you are encountering problems.

We have hot fixes for many issues in a build which is currently with our test team. This will exit testing and be made live for all players early next week.
If you are having issues and want to check this out immediately, we have made it available in a new Steam branch, called "Experimental".

To see what changes are active on Experimental, and how to use it, please check here:
Experimental Branch

If you are having issues, please mail support@hellogames.co.uk

Thank you,
Hello Games

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About This Game

Inspired by the adventure and imagination that we love from classic science-fiction, No Man's Sky presents you with a galaxy to explore, filled with unique planets and lifeforms, and constant danger and action.

In No Man's Sky, every star is the light of a distant sun, each orbited by planets filled with life, and you can go to any of them you choose. Fly smoothly from deep space to planetary surfaces, with no loading screens, and no limits. In this infinite procedurally generated universe, you'll discover places and creatures that no other players have seen before - and perhaps never will again.

Embark on an epic voyage

At the centre of the galaxy lies a irresistible pulse which draws you on a journey towards it to learn the true nature of the cosmos. But, facing hostile creatures and fierce pirates, you'll know that death comes at a cost, and survival will be down to the choices you make over how you upgrade your ship, your weapon and suit.

Find your own destiny

Your voyage through No Man's Sky is up to you. Will you be a fighter, preying on the weak and taking their riches, or taking out pirates for their bounties? Power is yours if you upgrade your ship for speed and weaponry.

Or a trader? Find rich resources on forgotten worlds and exploit them for the highest prices. Invest in more cargo space and you'll reap huge rewards.

Or perhaps an explorer? Go beyond the known frontier and discover places and things that no one has ever seen before. Upgrade your engines to jump ever farther, and strengthen your suit for survival in toxic environments that would kill the unwary.

Share your journey

The galaxy is a living, breathing place. Trade convoys travel between stars, factions vie for territory, pirates hunt the unwary, and the police are ever watching. Every other player lives in the same galaxy, and you can choose to share your discoveries with them on a map that spans known space. Perhaps you will see the results of their actions as well as your own...

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GTX 480, AMD Radeon 7870
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
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Talon Wren
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Will keep it short. Do not buy. Lots of broken promises and lies.

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sucks as ♥♥♥♥
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Played it for 2 hours lost interest, nothing kept me compelled to keep playing.
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Do not buy this game unless you enjoy mining continuously for no reason at all.
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Posted: August 23
I feel i have been Robbed.
Hope someone will lawsuit this company.


Game Review with one word: Scam
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Trommari
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
This game has so much potential!! The only thing I don't like about this, regretably is the graphics. My version has broken graphics that make everything (litterally everything) white with a large black circle when I look out in a certain direction. It's like playing in the dark for me. I cannot see anything unless I'm staring at white mass on a white background. I cannot do anything except "walk" toward smoke (along with the sky are the only visable things) and get in the ship. I can't harvest, explore, I can't do anything! I love to explore what a game has to offer, but there are so many bugs and problems that need to be refined. So please, fix the game so that I can play again.
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kingaires
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
There are games that grab your attention and even though they aren't flashy, or have a ton of content coming at you all the time they still seem to suck hours of your time away and leave you wanting more.

This game does that. No there isn't a ton to do, there may be later, but this is still a great game. It is about survival, curiousity, exploration and a tinge of mystery. I recommend this to anyone who wants a good futuristic sci-fi game that blends trade, space travel, exporation, learning curves and a little combat.
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Рулон Обоев
36.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
This game is a scam.

1. False advertising. They even continue lying on Steam! The game looks nothing like the first video on the page. I think this is a fair comparison: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYNriatnYkE
2. Procedurally generated world in this game is like white noise — random, but all the same. It gets boring after a few planets.
3. THERE'S NO GAME! I mean, there is a huge procedurally generated world, some game mechanics but they don't form a game. There's nothing really to do except farm resources flying from one planet to another, but these resource aren't really needed for pretty much anything.

I didn't know much about the game when I bought it. The videos looked kinds cool but turned out that they were all false. The game looks nothing like them! After some more research I found out that the game was supposed to be totally different (http://www.onemanslie.info/the-original-reddit-post/) but most of the features didn't get into the game.

I spent 36+ hours farming resources hoping it would get better eventually... but it didn't. I wish I used refund at the beginning.
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The Neon Sheep
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
The slimmest possible recommendation.

If you enjoy classic sci-fi and pure exploration, give it a play.

If you are looking for a coherent narrative, end-game payoff, or deep gameplay, try Elite: Dangerous or give the Star Citizen alpha a spin.

HOWEVER, NMS is essentially a concept album: a nice experiment, but lacking in a lot of areas.
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hairtrigga
69.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
really do like this game but the sudden crashes after take off, (since new ship?) now, that i didnt have before, the 2 hour plays fine then starts gittering and stuttering like an oap cpu has been swapped in, is now grating.

still i will reload and play for 30 mins before the next crash, sucker #234245
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Not Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
http://www.gamezone.com/news/no-man-s-sky-founder-backtracks-could-get-paid-dlc-3442515

Sean Murray promised there would be no paid DLC, we would recieve free updates since we had already paid $60 for the game. That was last week. Looks like that's already changed as Sean has gone back on that and said that Paid DLC is possible.

https://www.reddit.com/r/NoMansSkyTheGame/comments/4wxydf/im_about_to_meet_another_player_seriously/

https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/4y1h9i/wheres_the_no_mans_sky_we_were_sold_on_a_big_list/

https://www.reddit.com/r/NoMansSkyTheGame/comments/4y046e/wheres_the_nms_we_were_sold_on_heres_a_big_list/
The original thread was unpinned and deleted, not sure why. Added a repost on /r/games and there is a cached version of the original in the comments.

Sean Murray promised there would be multiplayer but it would be very difficult to find one another. Soon after the game launched two streamers met up at the same place at the same time and could not see each other. The game is singleplayer. Sean has been very vague about everything since the begining and we're starting to know why. Above is a list showing the content that was planned and what is shown is an entirely different No Man's Sky. The game is not what they have promised and it not what was shown pre-launch or at E3. As you will read in many of the reviews, to many this game is not worth $60. No Man's Sky has a lot of good and can definitely be enjoyable. At it's core it is a great space exploration game that I could see myself enjoying for many more hours but the content that currently exists in the game is closer to $20-$30.

The PC port is a complete mess that a very large amount of people have significant performance problems, including myself, such as very low FPS, significant stuttering and hitching, and dropping to less than a third of your average FPS after an hour of play until restarting the game. Many can't even play the game. The resolution option does not change the resolution as the in game resolution is a set sub 1080p resolution (nobody knows the exact resolution from what I can tell) and is upscaled. Every graphics option other than FPS limit and FOV require a restart. Some graphics features aren't changeable such as chromatic abberation, any LOD or view distance settings, ambient occlusion, and anisotropic filtering doesn't work. There are control bindings that don't exist for mouse and keyboard as well such as free cam as a pilot.

The player count average has dropped from over 200,000 to about 30,000-50,000 within the first week of launch. This is likely because the gameplay consists of mining resources from a planet to reach the next planet to mine resources in addition to the many performance and stability problems.

https://www.reddit.com/r/NoMansSkyTheGame/comments/4xfrgb/defending_bad_pc_launches_ruins_the_future_of_pc/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_video_game_development

Please do not defend the developers because they are indie, are a small studio, or because "games have launch issues." First off, they have had significant financial support from Sony Entertainment Studios which brings into debate whether or not they're actually an indie studio. Secondly, if you are going to charge full price $60 for a product, it is reasonable to expect that product would have the content of a full priced game as well as work like one. Some say that the game is not complete and we should have known that going in. No Man's Sky released as a finished title for a full $60. A Full release is a full release will be treated like a full release. If you are considering buying No Man's Sky I encourage you to wait until either Hello Games gets their ♥♥♥♥ together or the community does it for them and pick it up at $30 or less price point.

[Edits --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------]

If you find errors or wrong information in my review, let me know, but ONLY if you provide valid evidence.

Before we start an angry mob I want to get something straight. I don't think we should start grabbing the pitchforks quite yet and I didn't make this review to make Sean Murray the devil. I come off a tad aggressive because yeah, they should be held accountable for their actions and it's pretty disappointing when something like this happens. However, I think it's very possible Sean and his team could have been in a very difficult situation where they really didn't have a right answer. He always seems anxious and stressed during interviews. Being in a 15 man team behind such an ambitious project with hype levels we haven't seen in awhile, partially because of Sony's marketing, it's understandable. It's also possible that when you invole a third party some power over the project is lost. Things are rarely black and white. Consider the situation on the other side of all of this before we go demonizing anyone. I think we should give No Man's Sky and Hello Games a few weeks to see where things go, see how they react to and handle the situation and let them show their true colors.

Though the majority of the list displaying the lack of content seems to be true, there is another post that is showing that a few parts are not, specifically planet terrain features, plant life, and some animal life. That still leaves many features missing but it can also mean it has not been experienced yet.

https://www.reddit.com/r/NoMansSkyTheGame/comments/4y0fbx/just_because_you_personally_have_not_seen/
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Not Recommended
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
I played this game for 23 hours, and I did not have fun.

Some will say "You must have been having fun, otherwise you wouldn't have played it for 23 hours. Why didn't you stop after 5 hours?"

The answer to that is: Because I BELIEVED it would get better. I had faith. People kept saying things like this:

"Planets get more interesting closer to the center."
"You just haven't given the game enough time yet. It gets better once you get more inventory slots."
"Keep playing, I've had an amazing time."

Lets say someone came to me and said "Lets dig to the center of the Earth. Theres a pot of gold there and you will be rich. Heres a shovel", and I start digging. After 10 hours I say "This sucks. I'm going back up the ladder."

The gentleman says "No keep digging. It will get better. It will be worth it."

After 23 hours of digging I'm still having a terrible time. Do I give up and say "that was no fun", or do I keep digging?

How about if I had paid 40 quid for the shovel?

edit: I wrote this review immediately after closing the game and saw "23 hours" - Steam updated a few mins later to add the last few hours I'd spent playing. I haven't played it since writing this review.
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Not Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
This game was falsely advertised, plain and simple.

There are a large amount of features and content in the game that were advertised and talked about by the developers that were cut in the last few months before release. I could get into the poor PC release but the other reviews cover that just as well.

I will keep playing the game because unfortunately I have been looking forward to what was advertised for the last 2 years and hope that it is brought to that point through FREE updates.

As of right now I believe everyone who bought this game is entitled to a refund with no exceptions, Sony and Hello Games are possibly up for some legal trouble. They are even using trailers on THIS VERY PAGE that have features in them that are not in the final game.
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Not Recommended
52.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
*UPDATES BELOW* READ THIS FIRST BEFORE BEING A SNARKY D*****BAG! https://www.reddit.com/r/NoMansSkyTheGame/comments/4y4i3a/wheres_the_nms_we_were_sold_on_front_page/

AND THIS: https://www.reddit.com/r/NoMansSkyTheGame/comments/4y046e/wheres_the_nms_we_were_sold_on_heres_a_big_list/

AND THESE:

https://www.change.org/p/hello-games-compensation-for-no-man-s-sky-players

http://www.onemanslie.info/the-original-reddit-post/

Let me start out by saying that I WANTED to absolutely love this game. But after playing it
over 40 hours, enjoying what little bit there was, and having seen 90% of what the game has to offer, I can, without exaggeration, say that that FIRST Trailer video you see on Steam, almost NONE of that happens. Incredibly misleading bait-and-switch advertising at its finest. And, the people saying that they've experienced all of that themselves? Sorry, but I don't think you're being honest. Don't change the facts to fit your views. Change your views to fit the facts.

I haven't seen one single marine creature on any of the dozens of planets I have explored so far. Not one single fish, clam, shark, ray, whatever the heck you want to call them alien creature in those vast oceanic worlds. I've yet to see ANY "rhino" type monster rushing through trees and causing debris and trees to fall as it chases prey. I've yet to see a single giant striped dinosaur (or anything striped for that matter). The asteroids are NOT shaped like that. They are goofy weird long looking things and a lot more sparse than the movie shows. You won't EVER be flying behind a formation of ships in an attack pattern to group-attack some formation of enemies or freighters.


The landscapes NEVER form that smoothly and quickly, even on my SSD. The graphics aren't that neat and crisp, and I have a rig that I just built myself and got top of the line EVERYTHING. Money was no object. ALL of the alien creatures make the same noises. All of them. I estimate there are maybe....what. like 20 different ship designs total? Really sad. Want to visit a thriving alien metropolis? Doesn't exist. The ONLY place you actually see more than ONE alien together in the same room, is at the spacial anomaly stations. Two. Total. Just TWO. You want to see your friends exploring by chance on another planet, or any other player for that matter? Too bad. It doesn't actually happen, either. They lied about that. I have never felt more robbed on a purchase in a game in my life. Never. $60 for this? $60. Think about that. This long in development, THIS hush-hush about its content, and $60 for such a huge gamble.

I honestly upgraded my PC with this game as one of the biggest motivators to do it in the first place, and THIS is what we get. And since I gave it a legitimate shot and played it over 2 hours, I can't refund it. I really, really wanted to love this game. I did. But right now, I rate it at a 5/10. That's it. It's average. They promised so many things and delivered maybe half of what they hyped up in interviews and on articles on websites. This broke my heart. I hope they patch and add so many other things (Like gas giant planets, ringed planets, different freakin' gravity levels for MOONS and different sized planets for the love of pete!). Gun/weapon modes? Three. PEWPEW bolt blaster, BZZZZZZZT mining laser, and KABOOM plasma grenades. That's it folks. And so far in my ship? two attack beams.l PEWPEW lasers and BZZZZZT mining laser. Ship controls are abhorrant. Literally the most terrible clunky "flight sim" control I've ever felt in a game. I'm just so terribly disappointed.

I had such high hopes! I really did. Please, Hello Games, add more content! Add more realism! Make the space stations look DIFFERENT inside! And guess what you'll spend most of your time doing in the game? Playing inventory tetris. That's right. You are so incredibly limited on inventory space across both your suit and starship cargo, it's just ridiculous. Like a sardine can you have to fit a watermelon inside. Oh!!!! but yet you have to stockpile SO many minerals to be able to craft and upgrade. Really makes it hard to do that, guys, when we can only carry the materials to upgrade one single thing at a time, and sacrifice carrying fuel and needed components. Ugh!

****As an addendum, I will say: the graphics are beautiful when fully loaded (which is slow, honestly even on an SSD. Boggles my mind. 16 gigs RAM and 8 gigs video RAM. I don't get it. Perhaps I need to adjust something). The exploration IS fun. Finding strange things in space and on planets IS fun and exciting, and I have enjoyed that aspect immensely, but this is space, and part of the selling points of the game are the huge variety of, well, everything --- but it's not the case. Before you troll my review, please be sure to play as much as I have and see if your opinion changes. Thanks.

*****UPDATE - I DID finally see one sea creature. A big predatory weird giant tadpole fish. One. In a world almost totally covered by ocean, I saw ONE fish. I swam around for about a half hour trying to find another. No luck. And yet again, I pass by several building landmarks that cannot be entered, no entrance to break open or walk through, no way to bomb around them and get in.

*****UPDATE - Game said I acquired Atlas 3 pass. Nowhere in crafting menu. Nowhere anywhere in inventory. Restarted game, nowhere to be found. Reverted to old save, repeated process, said I acquired the blueprint: nowhere to be found, anywhere, not in crafting menu, ship menu, tool menu. Nowhere. LOL

*****UPDATE - some of the crafting patterns require elements that are so rare and hard to find it's just not worth the hassle involved. The sentinels are so weak and easy to kill - I landed on a moon filled with little ugly aggressive crab creatures who swarmed me and killed me, but I've never been in any danger from the big bad scary sentinels. LOL Even the mech walkers are just an easy pathetic joke to kill. Zero difficulty. What's going on, Hello Games? How about triple the damage and armor/health of the sentinel walkers and dogs? How about add more sentinel enemy types?
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Not Recommended
42.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Tried very hard to enjoy the game and see it through. A mile wide but and inch deep is the perfect analogy for this experiment. Not worth the $60 price tag.
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Not Recommended
32.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Aaaaaaaaaand it's gone! 20 hours of gameplay down the drain. 3 corrupted savegames.
It was fun to play, but repetitive. Didn't mind that to much. but to start over because of a stupid bug, no thank you!
looking around the internetz to find a sollution and see so many people have this issue and so little of them got a working sollution.
I know this is a small studio that works on this game, but this is not acceptable in a full release game.
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Not Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Rinse, repeat. Rinse, repeat. Rinse, re…. wait, is that something ne…nope. Rinse, repeat.

No Man’s Sky, one of the most anticipated games for the 3rd quarter, couldn’t have been a bigger let down. The game basically got a running start at something great, then slowly got its head ahead of its feet and is now tumbling down head over heels into a smoldering pile of crap. I honestly don’t even know where to begin with this game.

First off, I have invested roughly 12.5 hours at the time of this review, and I cannot speak for any technical issues as I did not encounter any (not to say that there aren’t any).

The biggest issue with this game is there is absolutely no motivational factor to get you to complete this game or ‘reach the center of the universe’. There is nothing to get you going or interested and even to want to begin that journey. Unless of course you enjoy stopping at trillions of planets ‘procedurally’ generated along the way.

Every planet is incredibly repetitive. Yes you find a few new species and a hot planet rather than a cold, but unless you desire to find every species on that planet or just walking around smelling the flowers, you do exactly the same thing on every…planet….you….visit. You basically start mining and gather enough resources to launch yourself off the rock, warp, then arrive at the next system……only to land and mine and gather enough resources to launch yourself off the rock, warp, then arrive at the next system……only to la…. Woops, almost thought I was playing the game there.

The ships and inventory of such are clunky and impossible to navigate. The only advantage to getting a new ship is its inventory space. Other than the outer shell of the ship, there is absolutely no difference in handling from the first ship you receive, to the ones towards the center of the universe. If you really desire your starting ship, all you have to do is upgrade your inventory….. and once you’ve got more storage? You have completed 25% of the game! The game is basically a journey of being able to store more crap in your pockets.

Do you like exploring and discovering new planets? Finding all the new animals and critters running around and getting to name them yourself? Well you obviously aren’t playing No Man’s Sky. The various alien races in the game are conveniently sitting in their huts all over every planet you visit. Not only that, but they must have had time to build a space station in every system. So in reality, you aren’t discovering anything, you are basically a tourist on vacation to the outer rim. Then there is the alien races language, I have managed to accumulate at least 250-300 words from the various races but I still have no freaking idea what any of them are saying!

In the end, this game was a major let down, however the developers did a damn good job on getting everybody to board the hype train, but I could not recommend this game in its current state, not that it would ever change. This game could have been an amazing space exploration and discovery adventure, but it fails to deliver any of that, and will likely continue to fail. Very poorly executed. If the price falls (which it undoubtedly will soon) I could see someone purchasing this or if it falls within the $20-30 range, but until then, don’t waste your money or something deserving of an Alpha status.

But remember not to spend all your money if you do get it, the paid DLC is coming soon! To add what they said would be in the initial release!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8P2CZg3sJQ
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Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
This game is a giant lie. Shawn Murray should be ashamed of himself. Do not buy this game and do not support devs like this.

If you dont believe me just watch this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8P2CZg3sJQ

*Update Reddit List of all facts:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/4y1h9i/wheres_the_no_mans_sky_we_were_sold_on_a_big_list/

*Update about possible "paid" DLC:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_-HuyA4zEQ

****Since I'm tired of saying it, and people dont understand this post: TL:DR People just inform yourself with the information from the reddit post and multiple comments / videos out there. If you feel like supporting this dev, then by all means do so. I just stated that I do not appreciate the bait and switch and poor end product and I will not give them my money plain and simple. Lies have been told and this is the product you get. You the consumer make up your mind with your money and how to spend it.
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960 of 1,225 people (78%) found this review helpful
40 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
WARNING SPOILERS.

I'm gonna revoke my posetive/supportive review of this game. because its absolute ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t.

I made it to the center of the galaxy. to do what? watch stars fly for 5 minutes and as i waited, MY GAME, resets to some "game +" just with my current ship and multitool....... are you serious????

To sum this game up.

10 first hours = the experience was amazing, i had this whole "woooow" feeling as i explored and had fun with the game...

but after those 10 hours i got to relise, planets? its just basically reskins most of them, they look nearly exactly the same even closer to the center..... ANIMALS. a big one. MOST OF them look exactly the same or they have drastic changes. But what does it matter when... they all act the same, they eat the same, they behave the same.

and to add to that, ALL the buildings in the game, from the 3-4 different factions.. have like wut? 3-4 different buildings which is just copied and pasted in all over the planets?

THE GAME. is about EXPLORATION.... exploring the same ♥♥♥♥ over and over again... is that fun to you?
it even lacks in the exploration part cuz all you do is basically just rediscover, and see the same ♥♥♥♥ all over again...


And on top of that. sean murray the founder or whatever lied multiple times about the multiplayer aspect of the game, just to get it to the selling point, and then revoking that making it a singleplayer game before the release day..... Litterally this game will die out in less than half a year if they dont make some drastic changes.

Cuz as it stands now the only way to make money is by farming on planets, griding for no purpose at all... BUT OH the game has a PIRATE SYSTEM. you get ABSOLUTELY nothing out of killing ships AND the combat system in the game, lacks majorily. Its not enjoyable at all. Theres not even a bounty system, so you cant deliver a "kill" to get some cash...

I could go on and on. but the point is. The game is absolute garbage and boring as it stands now...
they should have waited another year before releasing this 100%. such a scam
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Not Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
As for right now. It's impressive. The game is massive and nobody is going to explore it all by themselves. I've never tried harder to like a game in my life. I hopped on the hype train at their e3 trailer. I knew this game would be someting else, and it most defenitly was.

The sense of direction they've given you is very minor, almost non existant. You mine some stuff. get rid of some stuff to mine more stuff. Bring it to your ship and off you go to another planet. There's no building you can do, you can't inhabit a planet. You're lost. you have a ship and whatever you can find to survive.

Good parts about this game, though.
-Amazing soundtrack.
-You won't do much/any backtracking
- Can prove a challenge
- Freaking MASSIVE

Bad parts
-Not for everyone
- Hype train ruined what was supposed to be a small exploration game
- Repetitive
- Planets are re-skinned and the animals ARE NOT what you see in the trailer.


All in all the game isn't bad, but isn't great. There are multiple games i would reccomend before No Mans Sky. This is also not worth the 60 dollars. 30 would be a reasonable price range.
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