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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:40 
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I might leave my ship parked for now and see what this patch next week brings. I don't want to be totally burned out on it just as they start delivering the game they said I was buying.


Yeah this is all sounding a little bit Drive Clubby. Definitely going to watch how it develops. Hopefully in 12 months time you'll be able to fly your ship around a drizzling Scottish city.


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 Post subject: Re: No Man's Sky
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Is Sean Murray a lying sack of shit, Molyneux-style?



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 Post subject: Re: No Man's Sky
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Gonna stick mine on ebay while it's still worth nearly thirty quid. Unless anyone here wants it for twenty five.


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 Post subject: Re: No Man's Sky
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So…worth preordering for £50 then? Yes or no?

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 Post subject: Re: No Man's Sky
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Hng. I thought it was an absolutely fantastic game, I'm glad I got it early, and I'm glad I've played it. It definitely has limited longevity though, and has certain issues that will hopefully be fixed that would argue against a day one purchase. So on balance probably not.

I did the worst of all worlds and bought it download so no trade-in value for me :) Does mean i'll still have it in three patches time though.

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 Post subject: Re: No Man's Sky
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So…worth preordering for £50 then? Yes or no?

Note: this was a trick question. No game is worth preordering for £50

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So…worth preordering for £50 then? Yes or no?

I preordered it for £38 and must have played it for over thirty hours. So yeah, well worth it.


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 Post subject: Re: No Man's Sky
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So…worth preordering for £50 then? Yes or no?

I preordered it for £38 and must have played it for over thirty hours. So yeah, well worth it.

That's not the question I asked though.

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 Post subject: Re: No Man's Sky
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I've had my £46 of entertainment from it, for sure.

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 Post subject: Re: No Man's Sky
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So did you get to the centre of the universe? Anything exciting happen?

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 Post subject: Re: No Man's Sky
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Not got that far.i foind some creatures and bought a ship.

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 Post subject: Re: No Man's Sky
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Do you want people to have had a shit time of it?

I also spent 46 on it and will have had 46 worth of entertainment out of it by the time I'm done.

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 Post subject: Re: No Man's Sky
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Do you want people to have had a shit time of it?

I also spent 46 on it and will have had 46 worth of entertainment out of it by the time I'm done.

No, I really wanted to like this game, but I waited for reviews and for people's opinions first. And I can't for the life of me work out how it's worth that much. It seems like an indie game that should have been £15 and I'm trying to see if you can convince me otherwise.

You all say you've got your money's worth but what actually have you done? I'm genuinely bemused.

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Then again I've spent hundreds of pounds on iRacing so what do I know? :D

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 Post subject: Re: No Man's Sky
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You all say you've got your money's worth but what actually have you done?

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 Post subject: Re: No Man's Sky
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I've worked out how to turn computers on now so have found some crashed ships. And found some giant creature things. I really like the anticipation of moving from obe solar system to the next and seeing what might be found.


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 Post subject: Re: No Man's Sky
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It's a bit... Sparse, innit?

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 Post subject: Re: No Man's Sky
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You've been playing it for weeks and just figured out how to turn the beacon things on?


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 Post subject: Re: No Man's Sky
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You've been playing it for weeks and just figured out how to turn the beacon things on?


The things where you go into a building and there are 3 options to choose from to make stuffvwork.

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 Post subject: Re: No Man's Sky
PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:40 
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Ah right yeah, you need to have learned a bit of the languages to get those right.


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 Post subject: Re: No Man's Sky
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 17:47 
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Advertising Standards are investigating, it seems.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016- ... o-mans-sky

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 Post subject: Re: No Man's Sky
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I found something already discovered by someone last night and had a sulk

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 Post subject: Re: No Man's Sky
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 0:19 
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This has had a big update. Is it worth playing yet?

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 Post subject: Re: No Man's Sky
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It appears to be the first of multiple big updates, so I'm holding off until some more drop.


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 Post subject: Re: No Man's Sky
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 Post subject: Re: No Man's Sky
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I've parked this for quite while now. I'm almost annoyed I didn't sell it earlier when I could have got more for it on ebay...

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Me, too.

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 Post subject: Re: No Man's Sky
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I parked on a nice planet and then sold the game on ebay, always with an eye to picking it up again if they got their arses into gear.


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I am tempted by this, is it worth waiting?

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 Post subject: Re: No Man's Sky
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From all the horror stories I'd say stay away forever, but maybe people are being angry because it's not what was advertised rather than it being no good at all.

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 Post subject: Re: No Man's Sky
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:28 
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It's well worth a look if you're intrigued by it, I mostly enjoyed the twenty or thirty hours I played of it and I'd be tempted to go back after some more updates. You can pick it up for less than twenty quid.


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 Post subject: Re: No Man's Sky
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it's not what was advertised

Apparently, it was: http://www.polygon.com/2016/11/30/13791 ... ng-results

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Hello Games did not use misleading ads or exaggerate the features of No Man’s Sky on its Steam sales page, according to an investigation by U.K.-based Advertising Standards Authority.

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For £20, it's great. For £46, less so.

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For £20, it's great. For £46, less so.

If only there were a way of finding out if a game is good value or not before buying it

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For £20, it's great. For £46, less so.

If only there were a way of finding out if a game is good value or not before buying it


Obviously you look at the Metacritic user reviews, which are objectively correct.

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it was discounted for the ps4 last week wasn't it.. thought about buying it, then forgot to do so

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A friend of a friend paid about £85 for the digital "special edition" of this on the day of release apparently.

More money than sense.


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Can't imagine the ability to build race tracks was at the top of many people's NMS wishlists, but this looks like a hefty update.


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it's on sale now... kinda tempted

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I bought it in this very sale.

And of course haven't installed it yet.

Am committed to finishing Far Cry 4 and incinerating my eyeballs in Resogun, but will get to it (and the also-purchased Witcher 3) at some point in the next 12 months.

In a fit of madness I also bought Garden Warfare 2 and I don't know why as I don't really do multiplayer. I think I was just hankering after some PopCap polish.


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Bit of the ole cap polish, aye? Ya mucky bugger.


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I bought it in this very sale.

And of course haven't installed it yet.

Am committed to finishing Far Cry 4 and incinerating my eyeballs in Resogun, but will get to it (and the also-purchased Witcher 3) at some point in the next 12 months.
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now downloading all the ps+ titles i didn't;t download because of space restriction.. so no time now..

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This is good now.

It's so much bigger I can't really remember how it was before. There are faction missions to improve your standing (and give you something to do.) The UI has been overhauled endlessly; most notably, there's a quick menu for recharging tech. There's a new plotline, but I've barely started it so can't comment.

Base building now exists, and seems cool (it's vaguely like Fallout 4.) Bases have a teleport system so you can get back to them, then return to wherever you were. Bases can be used to farm for materials and cash, and built out to look cool. Mine is on a planet made up of archipelagoes covered in blue mountains and red grass. You can also buy freighters, massive capital ships, but they cost huge amounts of money. Oh, and speaking of freighters, I warped into a system to find a battle and ended up dogfighting pirates defending one of them -- it must have been a mile long.

Randomly generated new biomes keep things fresh (I saw a "Terraforming Catastrophe", blighted by 150 degrees temperature swings and choking dust clouds.) It's still beautiful to look at at all times.

You still start with meagre inventory space that needs careful management, but new game mechanics make finding upgrades much quicker and much less reliant on dumb luck. You also quite quickly figure out which resources you should keep a modest stock of at all times (iron, plutonium, zinc, thanium) and which you can safely sell at every opportunity.

It's still not a thrill-ride -- it's very deliberately a laid-back, chilled affair -- but that's fine. Everything doesn't have to be Uncharted. Some of the dogfights are tricky though.

Really glad I held onto my copy.


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Hmm. I may revisit

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There's literally never been a better time.


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If you start over they might have made the game less inscrutable, too. I picked up my old save so had no tutorial at all -- including to most of the new stuff, so that was fun.


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Forgot one of the best new features: you can summon your ship from anywhere on a planet surface. So you never need to trudge back to it.


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We've restarted this now - it's much, much better. Still not worth 40 quid or whatever I spent on it, but good.

First Born is at a really good age to kick off with this now (almost 11) so he's been having a lovely weekend playing it. He's managed to get a 48 slot shuttle within a few hours! He's been looking for the right planet to set up a base on. It's still not intuitive, and he's had to ask me to look up a few things, but it's going pretty well so far.

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