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posted by martyb on Saturday August 12, @04:56AM   Printer-friendly
from the better-late-than-never? dept.

Hello Games has released a free update to No Man's Sky which introduces multiplayer to the game, a missing feature that caused an earlier backlash from players.
The update also includes 30 hours of story and various fixes and improvements to gameplay, balance, new abilities, and more. Full details at metro.co.uk or watch the release video on YouTube.


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 12, @05:31AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 12, @05:31AM (#552754)

    Everybody I know that was hyping it last year before its release all gave up on it within the first month or so, and even after the patches none of them felt motivated to go back.

    Has anyone changed their opinion and decided to go back as a result of the base building patch, or this one?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 12, @08:06AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 12, @08:06AM (#552795)

      My interest is so low for the game that when I had the chance to buy the PS4 version used at a pawn shop for 15 bucks... I just passed on it. Apparently they'll need to have a flash sale at the 10 dollar mark or lower before I'll be convinced to give this polished turd a try. (Yeah I'm not too forgiving when devs toss a game out the door in mid-to-early-dev cycle (Based on the promises and hype generated by the developer himself.) and charge AAA price tags for it.

      I get that they needed cash. But they should have just went Early Access at a discounted price tag for the last year or so. It would have saved them virtually ALL of the negative backlash they received for broken promises.

      • (Score: 3, Funny) by LoRdTAW on Saturday August 12, @03:31PM

        by LoRdTAW (3755) Subscriber Badge on Saturday August 12, @03:31PM (#552865) Journal

        That $15 bucks would have bought you enough taco bell to create your own 30 hour adventure consisting of not shitting yourself and finding a toilet.

  • (Score: 2) by tibman on Saturday August 12, @05:32AM

    by tibman (134) Subscriber Badge on Saturday August 12, @05:32AM (#552756)

    I played it for five hours and just got bored. There were a few really cool bits. But repetitive and little direction as to what was possible. Maybe this is the rest of the game? Reinstalling now to take a look.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 12, @07:10AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 12, @07:10AM (#552786)

    The game was garbage at launch. It's still garbage now and nobody should be encouraging the thieves who made this garbage by buying it or continuing to play it.

  • (Score: 2) by WizardFusion on Saturday August 12, @10:34AM (4 children)

    by WizardFusion (498) Subscriber Badge on Saturday August 12, @10:34AM (#552819) Journal

    Go play Everspace instead, it's much better.

    • (Score: 2) by RamiK on Saturday August 12, @12:22PM (2 children)

      by RamiK (1813) on Saturday August 12, @12:22PM (#552827)

      Everspace... And Sublevel Zero... And NeonXSZ... And really any of the new space rouge-like procedurally generated games on the market that don't try to be both an FPS and 6 axis shooter.

      Even outside the genre you get rouge-like procedurally generated gems like Dead Cells that you'd be better off with even if you're not into platformers since they're just that good.

      Really, it's the golden age of procedurally generated games out there and people keep bringing up the odd turds that just released too soon for whatever reason :/

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      • (Score: 2) by VLM on Saturday August 12, @01:17PM (1 child)

        by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Saturday August 12, @01:17PM (#552836)

        procedurally generated games

        I see "no mans sky" as being too sandboxy for story based people and not sandboxy enough to entertain modded minecraft or detail oriented dwarf fortress people.

        Its like a sandbox where you only get one cup of sand and one plastic shovel.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 12, @02:41PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 12, @02:41PM (#552856)

          People mod it plenty: http://www.nexusmods.com/nomanssky/ [nexusmods.com]

          It's just too casual and plain: Maybe more story and mechanics will address this but right now it's boring. And these are separate issues to modablity.

    • (Score: 2) by TheRaven on Monday August 14, @09:42AM

      by TheRaven (270) on Monday August 14, @09:42AM (#553574) Journal
      On the basis of this recommendation (and on being ill, unable to do much that involved getting out of bed, and really bored), I bought it from GOG. I'm not convinced that it's more fun than Rebel Galaxy, but it's definitely entertaining. It made a bad first impression, because it sets the graphics settings to extreme, which have about a 0.5-1 second control lag, making the combat impossible. Turning it down a bit made it playable (and didn't seem to noticeably impact visual quality). I haven't got very far into the story, but there's some nice variation so far.
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