No Man’s Sky is finally available to both PC and PS4 gamers around the world and general consensus surrounding the game seems to be positive, if not a bit disappointed.
It’s clear that many were expecting a little more than just another survival-exploration game and while the procedural generation is impressive, it’s nothing we haven’t seen before.
To prove this point, the game is currently sitting on a Metacritic rating of 71, which while a good score, is definitely not as high as fans of the game expected.
You can check out what the major review sites are saying about the game below:
No Man’s Sky isn’t quite what I thought it would be. It’s a fun sandbox game that’s full of wonder, until it isn’t.
Unlike other similar titles, the magic fades over time, because 18 billion planets (sorry, 18 quintillion) don’t matter if it feels like there’s only truly 20 unique ones.
I wouldn’t recommend No Man’s Sky if you don’t like getting lost — but for those of you who do, wander away.
No Man’s Sky isn’t flawless. It’s probably not for everyone. Then again, No Man’s Sky is exactly as described by the eccentric Sean Murray.
If you’ve ever dreamed of being a cosmonaut, of starting with practically nothing and amassing a fortune, of becoming a notorious space pirate, or had any other of the countless sci-fi fantasies out there, this is probably the game for you.
Like Spore before it, No Man’s Sky is a game that promised far more than it could ever deliver, but I can’t even blame my tepid reaction on hype.
I did not for a second believe Hello Games’ vaguely described spacefarer could be anywhere near as varied and expansive as promised.
Even with my expectations guarded, however, I did not expect just another survival/crafting game that used randomization as a crutch to the point of losing all potential personality.
And I at least expected more to fucking do.
No Man’s Sky fulfills its basic function, offering impressive exploration of endless planets, with plenty of amazing vistas and exciting discoveries.
Some other elements – like combat, survival or inventory management – are poorly thought-out though, which lessens the overall experience.
Hello Games’ ambitious title is great for short trips and relaxing sightseeing, not extensive all-nighters.
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