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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #315 on: August 12, 2017, 09:09:32 PM »
<-- 468, actually. Just checked. :bd:

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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #316 on: August 12, 2017, 09:22:35 PM »
Man alive, does Jarhead even have 400 games on Steam?   :idiot2:

985, bruh.

I'm actually a little surprised it's still under a thousand.  Not hugely/entirely so, but a little.  ^-^ 

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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #317 on: August 13, 2017, 01:14:49 AM »
....in an act of zen-master style consumer reticence i have only 96 :o

but most of them were full prize 0-day purchases. Especially those with Matrix/Slitherine key migration to Steam for convenient updates, and anything with a WH40k tag 

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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #318 on: August 13, 2017, 06:05:37 AM »
Man alive, does Jarhead even have 400 games on Steam?   :idiot2:

985, bruh.

I'm actually a little surprised it's still under a thousand.  Not hugely/entirely so, but a little.  ^-^

Give me a few days. I will try not to let you down.

In truth, the number is very deceptive. I think it includes DLC.
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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #319 on: August 13, 2017, 10:23:29 AM »
Eh, DLC doesn't really count in my book.  If it did, I'd probably have closer to 80 games on Steam, when it's really about 40 (and that includes titles originally purchased through Matrix/Slitherine). 

So that means you probably only 500-600?  :D 
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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #320 on: August 14, 2017, 08:35:36 AM »
According to my Steam profile I own 234 games + 322 items of DLC.

Jumped back into this over the weekend. The tutorial is still pretty naff I think - needs to be more structured and definitely NOT on a hostile planet. Having to run back to your ship every 5 mins to recharge your shielding really hampers the first hour or so.

After that though, easy to fall in love with everything all over again.

Really going to try and give it a better go this time. Will be interesting if I do end up doing co-op, only really interested in doing it with my friends but it's very randomised/requires a lot of coordination.
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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #321 on: August 14, 2017, 02:24:21 PM »
I don't necessarily disagree with you on the game. Quite frankly, I enjoyed it for what it was, and wasn't really that disappointed by what it was not. Still, I think its pretty well established that the pre-release marketing trailers were disingenuous and misleading. Can it be absolutely proven? Perhaps not, but nobody has seen anything close to what was suggested by those trailers.

JH....I remember you posting about Empyrion-Galactic Survival.  I have quite a few hours into that game and was wondering how it compares with No Man's Sky.  Thanks.

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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #322 on: August 14, 2017, 02:57:05 PM »
I don't necessarily disagree with you on the game. Quite frankly, I enjoyed it for what it was, and wasn't really that disappointed by what it was not. Still, I think its pretty well established that the pre-release marketing trailers were disingenuous and misleading. Can it be absolutely proven? Perhaps not, but nobody has seen anything close to what was suggested by those trailers.

JH....I remember you posting about Empyrion-Galactic Survival.  I have quite a few hours into that game and was wondering how it compares with No Man's Sky.  Thanks.

I have not played No Man Sky since the last two major updates have dropped. Overall though, NMS is more about exploration and discovery, whereas EGS is more about crafting, mining and building.  On the MP servers, you will have much more contact with other players in EGS than you will in NMS and I think combat and trade are larger pieces of the EGS experience, than what's in NMS. EGS is still in alpha state so its tough to compare. EGS is very likely to grow and change as it is further developed.
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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #323 on: August 16, 2017, 02:39:54 AM »
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Will be interesting if I do end up doing co-op

NMS does not offer actual coop play, it's more a gimmick and maybe first step to include something more meaty someday although I am not sure the technical side of the game actually supports that level of coop play with you seeing the avatars, ships of the other players, doing missions, combat and stuff together etc.. These glowing orbs are just markers to speak with someone.
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