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No Man's Sky

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by RazTutu, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. RazTutu

    RazTutu Member

    This time I will talk about a game developed this year by Hello Games, an indie team with only 16 members. Here it's an image with them:

    https://postimg.org/image/zg36eegur/

    No man's sky is a survival game where you have to explore the galaxy. Yes, the whole galaxy. This game has
    <h1>18,446,744,073,709,551,616 planets</h1>
    I know it's a big number but it's a game that simulates the whole galaxy, right?

    No Man's Sky is primarily designed as a single-player game, though discoveries are shared to all players, and friends can track each other on the game's galactic map. Hello Games' Sean Murray stated that one might spend about forty hours of gametime to reach the center of the galaxy if they did not perform any side activities, but he also fully anticipated that players would play the game in a manner that suits them, such as having those that might try to catalog the flora and fauna in the universe, while others may attempt to set up trade routes between planets.

    This game was overhyped and it started very bad, but Hello Games said they will work hard on every problem they have.

    I enjoy listening to music about games, so I will drop a link here with an amazing song by Dan Bull:



    The player character, known as the Traveller, wakes up on a remote planet near their crashed spacecraft. They receive a message from an entity called "The Atlas" that offers its guidance, directing the character to make the necessary repairs to the spacecraft and collecting the resources needed to fuel a hyperspace jump to another solar system. En route, they encounter individual members of three alien species, the Gek, the Korvax, and the Vy'keen, that inhabit the galaxy.

    As the Traveller moves towards other systems, they are alerted to a presence of a space anomaly in a nearby system. Travelling there they find a space station where two aliens wait for them, Priest Entity Nada and Specialist Polo. Nada and Polo have knowledge beyond what other aliens in the galaxy appear to possess, including being able to speak without translation to the Traveller.

    Here it's another music song

    Most of the universe in No Man's Sky is procedurally generated, including solar systems, planets, weather systems, flora and fauna on these planets, the behaviour of these creatures, and artificial structures like buildings and spacecraft. The generation system is based primarily on providing a single seed number to their deterministic engine which would create all the features of the universe exactly the same way every time this process is run with the same seed using the repeatability of pseudorandom number generators.


    You can buy the game from steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/275850/">http://store.steampowered.com/app/275850/

    This game is not for everyone, it's hard to enjoy it if you was very hyped for it.
     
  2. QueenSpryo

    QueenSpryo Administrator Staff Member

    I was really excited when I first heard about this game so I feel like if I had played it right away it would have been a disappointment. Now, I am a little more prepared because I have heard from a lot of places that it is over hyped. What you said about the traveler being instructed to rebuild the ship kinda bugs me because it sounded like you could explore this world in any way that you want and I don't like being told to rebuild a ship unless I want to.

    This happened when I saw Life is Strange to. Everyone made it sound like you had a lot of control in the game but you can't leave a room until a certain time, you have to try to do certain things, there really didn't seem to be that much freedom.

    I still want to play No Man's Sky but it definitely sounds like there is quite a bit more work to go until a game like this is truly as good as it sounds.
     
  3. Thiago

    Thiago Member

    Ever since No Man's Sky was announced in 2013 I was really excited to play this game, but after playing it, i realized it did not live up to my expectations.
    Something that irritated me, for example, you have to pause every five minutes to recharge your suit manually. You should be able to do that by one click of a button!
    For me No Man's Sky is that type of game that in the first few hours, the game is spectacular, but then after a while the game has nothing more to offer. I really wanted to like this game, but unfortunately i didn't.
     

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