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No Mans Sky.. Most Over hyped game 2k16

 

I fell to the hype and purchased No Mans Sky, Was super hyped to play whilst at work today. Got home installed quickly (only about 3gb on steam) got into game and wow was I left sitting silently in mediocrity.

 

Firstly as you will read on steam with the "Mostly negative" reviews the game is technically broken; common & sometimes Huge FPS drops, a lot of texture / object pop in and many people suffer from crashing.. mine only crashes if I alt tab.

 

Secondly its a port so the control scheme on a keyboard is strange.. you can get used to it but its odd and there are moments that are clearly meant for a controller and the field of view is kinda awful for someone sitting at a PC desk.. like your permanently zoomed in.

 

And lastly & most importantly the game play.. Its Dull. it starts off cool.. full of mystery and the want to explore but after about an hour playing I found myself just flying very fast from planet to planet, then fly slightly slower from artefact to artefact, chat to a few locals, shoot some rocks for fuel.. rinse and repeat.

 

It has a strange scenery distancing factor as well which ruins the exploration.. I cant quite put my finger on it but running at 4k with max graphics, it looks fairly decent however i never felt immersed in the world.. like i could stand on a cliff and soak in the scenery like you can in Skyrim, ARK or even final fantasy nothing made me go "Woooaaah!".

 

And that's my Review of No mans sky.. A game i hoped was amazing but on the fence about, but for now will continue waiting for Star Citizen.

My recommendation, Buy on steam for refund ability or buy on console.

BT-Vanguard
  • Aug 13, 2016, 7:08:57 PM
BT-Vanguard

I don't doubt that its an amazing accomplishment for such a small studio which has allowed them to create their dream of a vast universe but I just don't feel a game based on exploration works well with procedural generation.. whats the point of having 18 Quintilian planets that no one will ever be able to visit and those they do visit they maybe explore a 5th of the planet?

 

just seems like the whole redundancy of elite dangerous taking 100,000 pilots just under 25years to explore all the star systems.. just because you can make it that big doesn't mean you should.

 

Having 300 planets that people want to explore 50% of the planet before moving onto new scenery would surely be better and still hold longevity.

 

but like you said.. the game was their vision so game changing feedback like this is just wishful thinking and fairly redundant at this point :P

BT-Vanguard

Well Played Whitestarians!

Seemed to be a super fitting match up a few days after i leave. Me vs @Hultay @Xera @Aeyvi dno what internets tag is and ofcourse bergbattle!

Most of my 1vs1 fights took place against pug bastion & berg but managed to completely leave defence and put myself in harms way to Pharah ultimate my friends.. totally worth it!

 

unfortunately 1 - 1 isn't closure so I look forward to our next random fated rematch!

Elloa
  • Jun 27, 2016, 2:16:07 PM
Elloa

you are speaking about my boyfriend @Internet :)

BT-Vanguard
  • Jun 27, 2016, 5:30:06 PM
BT-Vanguard

thats the 1.. I tried @ internet but didn't pop up thought he had a different anook name

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FAREWELL WHITESTAR!

 

The time has come for me to move onto new pastures, I have had a blast with one of the best communities I've been apart of so thank you for having me and I wish you all the …

Aeyvi
  • Jun 21, 2016, 12:13:15 PM
Aeyvi

If you felt this was the right thing to do for you, everyone will understand and support your decision. Good luck with your future FC and many happy wanderings. Thank you for the fun memories. anook.com/picture/71312/album/…

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And another..

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FF14 Finally added some cowboy glamours! I couldn't resist!

Savian
  • Jun 12, 2016, 8:05:21 PM
Savian

Hiiiiiigh Nooooooooon!

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Awww yeah.. A hard fought battle with more overtime than I thought possible but we take the win!

BT-Vanguard

Overwatch. How do YOU play?

The chips are down! Your team is losing and you will be fighting into overtime. You have enough time for 1 more decision. What do you do?

Elloa
  • Jun 1, 2016, 10:13:40 AM
Elloa

@BT-Vanguard yeah I was wondering the same question. maybe @Chocy or @Lonrem can answer

Lonrem
  • Jun 1, 2016, 2:16:12 PM
Lonrem

Super weird, i remember seeing three different polls from you! Definitely something funky but i couldn't tell you what, sadly. :(

Jezziex
  • Jun 1, 2016, 2:54:29 PM
Jezziex

I pick tracer and KILL THEM ALL MWAAAAAAAAH :D

BT-Vanguard

Overwatch. How do YOU play?

You are on Defense, The gates have opened and The enemy will be attacking in 1 minute. What do you do?

Elloa
  • May 31, 2016, 6:21:21 PM
Elloa

I like to defend as Mei, and block their progression with walls

MCFranks
  • May 31, 2016, 11:04:08 PM
MCFranks

Troll the enemy using Winston :)

Jezziex
  • Jun 1, 2016, 2:55:31 PM
Jezziex

I go into the back lines and harras them

BT-Vanguard

Overwatch. How do YOU play?!

You are on Offensive. The countdown is almost at 0, the gates are about to open and the enemy team are in position. What do you do?

Tuff
  • May 30, 2016, 9:12:22 PM
Tuff

I just send in Shields as Pharah. :')

Jezziex
  • Jun 1, 2016, 2:57:02 PM
Jezziex

Sneak round the back while everyone is distracted and take them from behind :D

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My return to FFXIV was a quiet one.. where art thou Whitestarians?!

Aeyvi
  • May 30, 2016, 3:01:05 PM
Aeyvi

Aw, that first picture is so cute!

BT-Vanguard

Where art thou whitestarians?! Overwatch has been out for about a week, so far I'm enjoying it but am a little disappointed given the lack of extra content from Beta, the terrible play of the match choices and some much needed balancing but more importantly I have yet to see any of you online! :'(

 

Winston demands blood and peanut butter offerings!

Elloa
  • May 29, 2016, 11:24:13 AM
Elloa

Salv! You are kidding right? You know were our forums are, don't you ? HERE >> anook.com/boards/whitestar :P And yes, come back on Discord! We are mostly playing games with groups of 4 to 5 (we tent to avoid 6, to not face full pre-made group)

Vijo
  • May 29, 2016, 11:27:17 AM
Vijo

Once you play the game for a bit you'll get to know how to counter some characters (or all of them).

Back in the beta everyone was screaming "OHH BASTION POTG, what a surprise" - "Skill, skill, skill, skill (while firing his gun)"

And now you're just like: "Damn, Bastion is so easy to kill, he might need some buffs." (I admit here, that I was part of both partys. :p)

 

But god dang, come back on Disco Salv, you're missing out on a lot. O.o

BT-Vanguard
  • May 29, 2016, 1:03:12 PM
BT-Vanguard

wow tis quite an active forum! thought it was gna be a ghost town that no1 uses as I've never heard of it :P. I deleted the whitestar discord whilst I was on break to stop the urge to spread unnatural amounts of gifs.

 

Countering players isn't an issue.. as you say its easy to find a weakness, to me ultimates need a balance utility ultimates are fine but combat 1's seem to be badly balanced. I also wish it had a game mode with a lol system as a team with certain dual characters can be crazy OP.

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Best game so far.. 99% enemy capture, 0% for us, held Overtime long enough to cap the objective and held the point to take the win "That come back" in chat :P.

Super intense game! Managed play of the game with a 4 man take down using deadeye on the cap point, ending with 33 …

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An interesting choice of defence tactics before the game had even begun.

BT-Vanguard

For those playing Dark souls 3 Just saw this amazing comment on the steam reviews:

 

"The Dark Swolles Experience.

 

 

For every death, do 10 push ups.

 

Git Gud or Get Ripped."

 

Get to it people!

Elloa
  • Apr 12, 2016, 10:36:07 PM
Elloa

OMG hahahaha! :D

Firkan
  • Apr 13, 2016, 10:36:11 AM
Firkan

Ahahaha :)

Trellisaze
  • Apr 13, 2016, 10:43:59 AM
Trellisaze

Lol, buying the game makes you save money on gym time! :)