No Man's Sky Roundup
Thursday, 18 August 2016
You might have noticed a little game came out recently called No Man’s Sky. If you didn’t, you must be trawling a different part of the internet from me because I have been invaded, cajoled, frustrated, and panhandled by No Man’s Sky ads so much at this point that I’m pretty committed to not buying it. Mind you, I had already swayed against since it’s not at all what I wanted – which is just a slightly more polished Noctis. For those of you looking to read something about No Man’s Sky, however, here’s the roundup:
- Don’t know what the game is? Start with Gareth Damian Martin’s rather reasonable review, which is let down by never mentioning Noctis.
- Heard about its technical problems? Well the developers say that “Less than one percent” of players have reported issues. They mean ‘have raised a support ticket’. Most players report issues by bitching into Twitter.
- Lewie Procter, on the other hand, complains about the “lack of multiplayer”, which was at least (he says) implied, if not outright promised.
- Brendan Caldwell skips straight to ballistic and wades in with accusations of “broken promises”.
- Brendan Keogh offers a counter-Brendan, trying to drum up sanity from the internet.
- …and the same kind of “seriously you guys?” with a lot more amusing swearing can be found in Rob’s rambling retort.
- Lastly, if (like me) you just wish No Man’s Sky was actually a buffed-up Noctis, there’s Dylan Roberts’ piece, Before No Man’s Sky there was Noctis, which might explain why that was what I personally wanted.
Is the opening image from No Man’s Sky or Noctis? Actually, neither, it’s Frig’s mock ups of Noctis V, the sequel that doesn’t exist, as posted to Anynowhere. If you’re making a Noctis-style game, please do let me know, because No Man’s Sky just isn’t Noctis enough for my tastes.
As a fellow Noctis fan I highly recommend that you check out Space Engine (if you haven't already).
Posted by: BwaaBiT | Friday, 10 March 2017 at 03:19
Thanks! I did in fact play a little Space Engine, but although it was very beautiful to look at, it lacked those aspects of Noctis that really made it special for me. Somewhere down the line is a game with the looks of Space Engine and the vision of Noctis and I am looking forward to discovering it! :)
All the best,
Posted by: Chris | Friday, 10 March 2017 at 17:04