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Offline jomni

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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2016, 06:14:31 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....

Didn't they say you can't meet other players?


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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #31 on: March 03, 2016, 06:17:38 PM »
All I've read is that it would highly improbable to run into other players because of the size of the Universe... but it could happen.
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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #32 on: March 03, 2016, 07:08:38 PM »
So.... over on IGN they were playing with a version for the PS4..... Does that mean that the universe is shared across platforms?   ???
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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #33 on: March 04, 2016, 01:58:16 AM »
I still haven't seen anything other than it being an impressive tech demo.
Sure, the engine is impressive. The size is impressive. But what about an actual purpose? Narrative? I haven't seen anything yet that warrants play beyond its shinyness of being a new game with a massive freeform world.
If everything is procedurally generated then I fear it might fall into the same pitfall so many other games have fallen into; generic blandness of everything you come across.
Sure, the thing you find might be gorgeous, on its own, but after you've found 50 planets, what does it matter? What makes this planet be more worthwhile over the previous ones? Questions that are still open for me.

EDIT: Well actually a dutch gaming site has just placed an article of their hands-on with the game. It does seem that there is more to it than generic procedural generated stuff. There seems to be lore. Life and interaction with that life. Factions / tribes to meet and help or hinder.
But they do close with the following comment: "You know now; No Man's Sky is everything. It's an FPS, rpg, space-sim and so much more. It's a sandbox bigger than you can ever imagine. It's freedom without boundary. But how fun is freedom without boundary? Minecraft enthousiastically calls out 'Super fun!', but Minecraft is about creativity. No Man's Sky trusts on your curiosity to drive you. The player without this trait will probably bore himself without boundary quickly." - Gamer.nl
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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2016, 11:40:37 AM »
The fighter craft in the one vid reminds me of the Viper from Battlestar Galactica. 
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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #35 on: May 15, 2016, 05:53:37 AM »
OK, I preordered to get the ship upgrade. Anyone else?


All I've read is that it would highly improbable to run into other players because of the size of the Universe... but it could happen.

Couldn't you just travel to the same co-ordinates as your team mates? If somebody finds a neat planet or lively conflict zone there must be a way of passing on the location, no?
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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #36 on: May 15, 2016, 07:05:17 AM »
I did too. Should be an interesting game/sim/adventure.  O0
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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #37 on: May 15, 2016, 07:18:33 AM »
I will pre-order, but still a bit too early. I'll probably splurge at some point in June.
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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #38 on: May 15, 2016, 09:26:12 AM »
OK, I preordered to get the ship upgrade. Anyone else?


All I've read is that it would highly improbable to run into other players because of the size of the Universe... but it could happen.

Couldn't you just travel to the same co-ordinates as your team mates? If somebody finds a neat planet or lively conflict zone there must be a way of passing on the location, no?

I agree that should be the way to do it... but I don't think you start with tech enough to allow you to fly anywhere in the universe... only the local system(s) at first..? One of the demos had the developer flying wherever he wanted but he specifically said he was flying in a 'special' ship that could... sounded like you need to tech up a lot to get to that level...

Still intrigued by this title but... like I really need another time sink.... and summer is upon the Great White North and I need to get my vitamin D intake for the coming winter...  :P
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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #39 on: May 15, 2016, 10:36:01 AM »
From what I've seen, this appears to be a massive single player game that must feed information to players games on what others have found. Similar to Spore. I don't think you will ever be in a PVP situation. I could be wrong.  :coolsmiley:
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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #40 on: May 15, 2016, 10:53:34 AM »
Gus will like it then.

Maybe the dev's should have called it 'No Man's Lawn'...
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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #41 on: May 15, 2016, 01:59:19 PM »
^HAHAHA YES!
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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #42 on: May 15, 2016, 03:12:13 PM »
The graphics do not appeal to me in the slightest
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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #43 on: May 17, 2016, 08:10:43 AM »
Have been watching some videos on youtube with the designer playing. Frankly in its current state it looks like a snooze fest. Not one thing in the videos looked like it would be all that much fun.  Hope I am wrong.


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Re: No Man's Sky - Too good to be true?
« Reply #44 on: May 17, 2016, 08:51:22 AM »
Have been watching some videos on youtube with the designer playing. Frankly in its current state it looks like a snooze fest. Not one thing in the videos looked like it would be all that much fun.  Hope I am wrong.

You didn't like the massive hover-tank battles?
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