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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2015, 12:44:07 PM »
It sounds like everything is procedurely generated like Spore. So each world has a unique code(s) that bring it into being. Hence, it should always appear the same (depending on the depth of stored codes). I have not heard if the universe info is stored and shared from a server. If it is, it would be theoretically possible for player interactions to change the world in some way. Hopefully, we'll hear more details as it gets closer to launch.
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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2015, 07:35:35 PM »
If you can believe the mainstream game media, NMS is a real game.   ;D  Gamespot shares their gameplay impressions (for what those are worth):



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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2015, 07:01:28 AM »
Very interesting video RB...thanks for posting.  Not sure what to think of this game. I'm sure there is more to come.

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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2015, 08:29:36 AM »
Yeah.  Wide-open sandboxes lose their luster and, for me, are only held together by one or more interesting story lines.  That's been true since I played the original Stardrive game back in 1988.

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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2015, 05:28:28 AM »
18 min demo on IGN looks intriguing, but I agree that a storyline would be nice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLcjvIQJns0
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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2016, 12:26:09 PM »
...and its up for pre-order ($60) on Steam..  Release date is June 21.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/275850
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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2016, 12:48:16 PM »
...and its up for pre-order ($60) on Steam..  Release date is June 21.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/275850

I was going to post yesterday when it was leaked that pre-orders would open today. I'm disappointed that there is no early access.  :knuppel2:
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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2016, 01:01:22 PM »
Quite like the look of it. However I have a sneaky feeling it will become abit repettitive and boring quickly.

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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2016, 01:23:08 PM »
I saw this article recently. Brings up some interesting philosophical questions about a game like this at the end:

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/02/artificial-universe-no-mans-sky/463308/


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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2016, 01:41:40 PM »
I saw this article recently. Brings up some interesting philosophical questions about a game like this at the end:

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/02/artificial-universe-no-mans-sky/463308/

Thought provoking article AR.....thanks for sharing.

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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2016, 03:11:46 PM »
It looks really intriguing, but is it a Single player game or multi online? Seems, from that article you need to be connected to their servers to play....
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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2016, 03:34:08 PM »
I've read through a few NMS articles today and it appears that it will be 99.99999% SP.  Apparently there is a chance of running into fellow players, but the "universe" is so large it would be a rare event, so it sounds like its going to be impossible to hook up with friends.  I'm also still not totally sure about servers, but from what I read, it sounded like you'll be able to continue play offline.
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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2016, 05:16:22 PM »
Something I likely will pick up for pre order at some point, once some of the cheap'o sites start selling it for a discount....$60 a little steep with little bonus in doing so.

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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2016, 05:46:59 PM »
Gog has for per-order too. Same $60. Same free better ship.

Might be interesting to try to multi-play as you can apparently share maps/discoveries... maybe have the group try to meet up at some common central point....
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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2016, 05:57:16 PM »
Will NMS support TrackIR? Or is it meant to be less 'flight simulator-y' than say, Elite: Dangerous?