No Man's Sky

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  1. Tug

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    Against my better judgement, I played for 3 hours last night before deciding to leave my first planet. The only mission I've seen so far is to rebuild the space ship, and that took me a little longer than it should have to figure out. I enjoyed the exploration aspect of it and, because I have addict tendencies had to go to each "?" I saw. I think it's a beautiful game (I see some people are complaining about frame rate). An interesting thing is that there was no conflict on my planet. The only thing I was dealing with was oppressive heat, so just making sure I go inside every base I found. Also the limits on your inventory are very rough. It's pretty restrictive.

    I launched into space, which was pretty cool, then struggled with the controls a bit before I went to another planet. Was on that planet for 5-10 minutes and I'm pretty sure the only difference is that rather than oppressive heat, I have oppressive cold. So that is disappointing.

    I'm not entirely sure I'd give it a buy rating yet, but I really need to get into it and make sure it's more than just discovering locations on planets. (Though I usually assume I get enough value out of the game if I can play it for longer than it would take me to run up a bar tab that would cost more than the game, so I'm at that point)
     
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  2. Illinihockey

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    Heard there is a day 1 patch to increase inventory size.

    Look forward to your updates.
     
  3. DUCKMOUTH

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    Was able to get a copy for 30. Went ahead and ordered.

    Arrives Thursday.
     
  4. Odin

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    Enjoying it so far. Inventory problems are real.
     
  5. DUCKMOUTH

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    Read something saying that's kind of the point. Game is more survival than expected. Also you can expand it as you progress
     
  6. Hoss Bonaventure

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    So is there a storyline like in fallout or is it just completely explore on your own?
     
  7. Odin

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    i can't see anything that even almost resembles a storyline
     
  8. TrustyPatches

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    If you like minecraft, buy this game. It's like video game valium
     
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  9. Tug

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    There is no story.

    I found a ship with one more storage. So I transferred my crap. Then I didn't have enough material to repair the ship. Now I'm stuck on a planet again
     
  10. TrustyPatches

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    The emphasis he puts on the survival aspect is kinda silly. It's definitely a thing, but if you explore, you find upgrades, if you upgrade survival becomes more and more of an afterthought. I'm with excitatron tho on his point about the lack of hostile creatures. I think this game will evolve tremendously from what it is today tho. I think this game will be something for a long time
     
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  11. superfly0212

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    what if i don't like minecraft? is this definitely a don't buy?
     
  12. Odin

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    i don't like minecraft but i like space shit and i'm enjoying it.

    buy it if you like space shit and exploring stuff.

    otherwise you should buy overwatch. thanks.
     
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  13. Tug

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    I did play on my lunch break and got attacked by an animal on planet #2. But it wasn't any significant combat
     
  14. TrustyPatches

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    I think this game is a lot like minecraft survival mode. In minecraft, you spawn in, start chopping trees, build a hut, get hungry, kill pig, eat pork chops and then expand on everything you just did until your recourses make you feel safer. In nms, you spawn in, mine iron to repair your ship, mine plutonium and carbon to feed your ships fuel and your suits life support, then expand on those things till you feel safer. The big difference between the two is that nms is a beautiful game with so much more to find and less construction (for the time being anyway). It so far really feels like I'm exploring the entirety of outer space. I'll play it a ton over the next few years, I need games like this to lower my blood pressure
     
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  15. TrustyPatches

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    I'll have overwatch this weekend
     
  16. Barves2125

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    Was planning to buy today but after reading a few reviews I think I'll wait a while and let some things get worked out. I'm in no hurry and as lazytweaker said I think this game will be around for a long time. Still excited and gonna continue watching videos and reading about it. It'll be tough to hold out.
     
  17. Odin

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    probably put 4-5 hours in today. i've been in two systems on a planet and a moon in each. haven't found anything crazy valuable yet unfortunately so i'm having to mine shit in one system then take it to the other to sell it. i've pretty much only dealt with the vy'keen race but i imagine that will change as i travel more. first project tomorrow will likely be getting up to about 2 million units so i can get a ship upgrade thats worth my time.

    really need to get the atlaspass v1. definitely missing a lot of shit because i haven't come across a way to get one yet but i believe i'm almost there.

    haven't run into any terrifying creatures yet. mostly just dinosaur and insect looking shit. saw a pyramid head dinosaur that was pretty odd but that's about it. i'm most definitely naming all of my systems/planets/moons after tmb shit in case anyone ever comes across it.

    i'm very pleased with the number of npcs out there but i just with there were cities...somewhere. maybe there are and they haven't been found? but i doubt it.

    regardless, this is a very relaxing game to play and it breaks up the monotony of "sprint here, kill him before he kills you, hold that".
     
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  18. Odin

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    so apparently two players have already found each other but couldn't see each other. :facepalm:

    if they plan on adding to what's there, this game might turn into something. otherwise it's just neat and not much else.
     
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  19. lazy bum

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    I put in about 5 hours and did a bunch of warping/following the Atlas path. Did a fair amount of mining at first, but over the last 3-4 hours I flew around to different abandoned buildings on planets I made it to and looted. Have built up a fair amount of credits and have upgraded my multi-tool twice and added inventory spots to my suit three times.

    I've yet to see anyway to get a new ship?

    The inventory problem is real, and I realize it's part of the game, but it's made even worse by having any upgrades to your suit or ship take up an inventory spot. I have a few blueprints I'd like to add to each, but taking up the inventory spot kills any value in that so far since I'm not really dying or HAVE to have those upgrades.

    I suck mightily at the space combat. I'm not sure if that's any better with different ships. At this point, I just book it back to a planet when pirates show up and try to avoid the fight.

    It feels like one of those games I may play a bunch at first but quickly flame out on once the feedback loop gets old or too frustrating. Hopefully they continue to add/change the game relatively often early on.
     
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  20. Odin

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    Hang out in a space station hangar. Npcs will fly in. Talk to the cockpit and they will sell their ships.
     
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  21. TrustyPatches

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    Pro tip: scan all the lifeforms on a planet, once you scan the 10 listed lifeforms on a planet, you can upload it and receive 250k units.

    Also, you have to shoot birds down to scan them which sucks if youre on a planet that has red grass. Hard af to locate where they land
     
  22. TrustyPatches

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    I do recommend waiting on this game. I am enjoying it a ton but this is a beta test imo, the game will meet its full potential after a few updates.
     
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  23. Tug

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    I'd really like a mini-map or something that I could mark things I could go back to.

    The upgrades being in the inventory is a terrible mechanic

    I'm now a 40 minute walk from my broken down ship
     
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  24. lazy bum

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    that was something I was careful about from the beginning. I made a circle around the ship but no longer than a 5-10 minute walk from it until I got it repaired. Now I just fly the ship around, land, mine/loot the area, then fly the ship somewhere else nearby. If I had to walk 30 minutes to get back to my ship I'd probably just turn it off and do something else.
     
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  25. Tug

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    I found another ship and swapped it out, but the ship I found was damaged. I needed to try to sell stuff to have inventory to build the items to repair it. Now I'm stuck out here. I have pretty much cleared the planet and have 500k credits though
     
  26. TrustyPatches

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    Yeah this is how it's done
     
  27. BamaNug

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    I periodically play Madden and NBA, and have been contemplating selling my ps4. This game may bring me right back in.

    Based on everything I'm reading I may wait a few weeks, though.
     
  28. JohnLocke

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    They really need to fix the inventory issue and knowing what I know now I'd like to reset everything and start anew and fully take advantage of the first system I'm in. Is this possible does anyone know?
     
  29. Odin

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    what would you do differently in the first system?
     
  30. Odin

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    found a place paying double for plutonium :rain:
     
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  31. One Knight

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    so after watching a ton of live streams these last couple days, I think I will get this eventually.
    My overriding thought is that it needs an "explore mode", where you don't have to worry about survival and can just experience all the crazy shit on the planets. Like "Creative Mode" in Minecraft.
    I think a lot of the complaints will get fixed soon, like having to go into the menus to reload guns and shields, which seems needlessly complicated.
    As some of y'all had said, seems like this is a game people can and will play for the long haul, and Hello Games seems like it is dedicated to making it the best it can be.
    I'm looking forward to seeing how it develops and changes.
     
  32. Odin

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    If this is the finished product the game is very cool but nothing more than a novelty. If this is going to be added to for years to come, well they might just have a stew going.
     
  33. TrustyPatches

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    I'm not gonna Google quotes but Murray has said that this game will see loads of mostly free support including a base and space freighter building option that's will be added soon.
     
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  34. lazy bum

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    I'm not sure I get the base building addition. In a game like this why would you tie yourself down to a single planet or system (or even star neighborhood) where you base is set up?
     
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  35. Tug

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    I just want some sort of scooter and a way to map places on planets I need to go back to
     
  36. Odin

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    maybe the base can move
     
  37. TrustyPatches

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    Maybe build a base on every rich planet you land on? Hopefully they come with a shed
     
  38. Tug

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    How the fuck do you shoot down birds?
     
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  40. lazy bum

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    It's weird. I think about playing it all day then I usually don't play much once I start it up before just kinda stopping.
     
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  41. TrustyPatches

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    Boltcaster add upgrade or even your mining tool. Apparently there's a way to scan them while they're alive but I tried for an hr with no results
     
  42. TrustyPatches

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    Yeah this is me 100% the actual work is starting to feel overwhelming
     
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  43. Tug

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    It's all I need to clear my second planet but I can't hit them with the bolt caster and the mining tool destroys them
    Yeah I'm a bit sick of running to green question marks
     
  44. TrustyPatches

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    I killed mine with a mining tool. Just gotta get to them with the scanner as they hit the ground and a red dot doesn't show up on them
     
  45. Tug

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    I finally went to the space station (still haven't warped) and a bad ass ship landed. I was like 'I have two million units, I can buy all of these ships.' The ship was 8 million units. Back to mining...
     
  46. Odin

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    don't waste time farming shit that isn't worth it
     
  47. TrustyPatches

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    And then you'll get to 8 mill and see one for 18 mill.
     
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