Perhaps my lack of caring about those who complain about everything in the world has manifested itself so deep into my personality that I mistake it for a Daria-esque attitude, but as I wade through the Steam forums, something a lot of people discourage you doing, I can’t help but notice this sense of smugness amongst gamers, I’ll admit I can be smug when I want to, especially when it comes to people bitching about Dark Souls III. But this sense of smugness I found seems to be coming from a lot of people who are complaining about the recently released space exploration game No Man’s Sky. Let me say that again ‘Space Exploration’, well that was my first impression of the game because I didn’t have a seat on the Hype Train apparently went off the rails and down into Let Down Canyon, seriously who went and hijacked that train? And I don’t really care that it didn’t live up to the hype, I don’t do hype trains.
So things were promised that weren’t delivered and it got people mad, and now people want their money back. Well good for them, but I don’t want my forty pounds back (Well actually it was £39.99 but it’s easier to round up), I’ve only got 3 hours of playing on record because I’ve been in the middle of a Bloodborne session, playing Dark Souls III to prep for the Ashes Of Ariandel DLC, and get started on the Fallout 4 DLC’s (I still haven’t gotten around to any of them, I’ve only just began Automatron). And there’s a whole load of other games I’ve been playing as well.
Look for the three hours I played No Man’s Sky, I enjoyed it, I can’t fly the spaceship for shit but I can’t drive a bloody horse-drawn carriage either, but for me personally it’s a relaxing experience, just traversing the universe, landing on planets, finding beacons, picking up isotopes and materials to build stuff and keep my equipment topped up, and meeting the local aliens. Do I want there to be multiplayer, not really because as fun as interacting with people would be, I kind of like the lone wanderer feeling I get when I’m walking along the terrain of a newly discovered planet. I’ve discovered some rather pretty locations and I wanted to imagine how cool the water felt on one of the moons I discovered. I’ve barely scraped the surface of this game and I want to find that damn Atlas pass and if that means heading to the center of the universe, well looks like I’ll be going on a long trip looking for something small in a vast universe, so I better start charging up that hyperdrive .
Those who got their money back and are still whinging about the game and the features that didn’t get included, you keep on doing that I’m not going to stop you. But I’m going to go back to No Man’s Sky and enjoy it alongside the other four-thousand odd people still playing because I am no man and it is my sky to explore.