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Honestly this game appears to be easy to mod. I am just waiting to see what modders will do with this game. I bet there will be bootleg multiplayer servers up within a year or two (if HG doesn't actually add it) and most of the features that people wanted will be added by modders as well. I am enjoying the game a lot more now with the mods that are available. It still will not ever be worth $60 though.

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This is no surprise, even if someone liked this game and can live with all of those extreme performance issues, there is just not much to do in this game and it certainly isn't a long term game. Negative reviews and poor performance is also not something that helps with getting new players. Hype train took this game as far as it could.
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Right. There just isn't anything to do. No story and very little motivation to do much of anything other than gaining credits to buy....stuff.

Once you've visited a few planets, you start to see how it really is all the same from planet to planet. The exact same. Just different concentrations of these things.

Bleh. Major disappointment.

However, there is a fantastic shell to support a possibly excellent and rich game. That's just not what is there. At all. Hopefully solid mod support is available and good mods come out. It needs it, desperately.
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I had high hopes for this game. Sad really, it could have been so much better. It still can be great if the developer would finish what they started/promised

its not a BAD game, but its not a $60US AAA game, feels like an alpha or beta release at best.
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I had high hopes for this game. Sad really, it could have been so much better. It still can be great if the developer would finish what they started/promised

its not a BAD game, but its not a $60US AAA game, feels like an alpha or beta release at best.

Right. I think if this came out of nowhere and was priced ~$20 it would get high praise.


But what really happened is years of hardcore hype machine and a $60 price tag for something that couldn't support much gameplay.
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I bet planets are like in Mass Effect- same worlds with a few random differences. lol.
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Right. I think if this came out of nowhere and was priced ~$20 it would get high praise.


But what really happened is years of hardcore hype machine and a $60 price tag for something that couldn't support much gameplay.

100% agree, if it was priced around $20, even after reviews etc, I would have jumped on it, love the idea of getting lost in space

i guess there's always steam sales later on down the track. Especially after it has been updated (and mods take over the galaxy wink.gif)
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Every game experiences the sharp drop off after launch. I have no idea how much this one compares to other games, but without such a comparison, this is just click bait.


PC Gamer did an article on it with some comparisons. The problem is that the article is biased, starting with the title and comparing No Man's Sky, a game whose scope should have held people playing for longer, with completely unrelated genres. They do admit to this in the article, but still insist in making the comparison and putting a hint to that in the title.

But worst of all, they think that it's legitimate to compare one month player drop statistics from other games with the less than two weeks drop from No Man's Sky. Maybe it's safer from them to do the worthless comparison now, because by the end of the first month the picture may be a lot worse.

http://www.pcgamer.com/concurrent-players-no-mans-sky/


A few hours ago I went to check how the game was doing on GOG. I browsed the Popular list on the front page and nothing. I clicked to load more, nothing. And again and again and again, etc, until I had a list with the one thousand most popular games on GOG. No Man's Sky isn't in it. I did find a few older games that I had no idea were on GOG, so I guess all that clicking was useful. thumb.gif

On Steam it has dropped from the top ten sales list, on the player stats it hovers around position 20 (currently 18) with the peak number of players now at 16,511 whereas less than a day and a half ago the peak was at 22,936.

Finally, with 52k+ reviews the game now has more negative than positive ones (49%).
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post #19 of 147
Good idea, but I knew the game was going to suck. Didn't bother buying it.
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They're waiting for the game to be patched into the technical demo.
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