My First Five Hours With No Man’s Sky
One of my most anticipated games for a long time (outside of The Last Guardian) finally launched this week on Playstation 4 and PC in the form of No Man’s Sky, and like a lot of people I was hoping the hype around the game had not set it up to be a let down after this long wait. Anyway I got my hands a copy on Tuesday the 9th, and have spent around 5 hours with the game, and am ready to give my first thoughts/opinions on the game.
Firstly lets get the hype and my worries about the hype out of the way first, and then I can get straight on with my experiences with the game. One thing that struck me with the hype around No Man’s Sky is the developers held a lot to their chest about the game, and the hype surrounding the game was generated by the players who wanted to play the game. Although this was a refreshing in what people like to label ‘The Hype Train’, this also made me a bit more anxious whether this would make the game seem less than it has been out to be. However, this game has been everything I expected it to be so far.
At the beginning of No Man’s Sky you are found stranded on a planet at your ship’s crash site, and are tasked with the job or getting the materials needed to repair the ship so you can leave this planet. What I thought was a nice touch is the planet is randomly generated, meaning you are always on a planet noone has discovered meaning you are instantly given the chance to name a planet, and you should be the first one to discover the species on that planet and get to name them also (I will touch on the naming later).