[Game] No Man's Sky!
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Author:  EDG [ Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:18 pm ]
Post subject:  [Game] No Man's Sky!

Sooo... anyone hyped for No Man's Sky? It's out on the PS4 tomorrow (and on the PC on Steam on August 12th!).

Author:  EDG [ Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:58 am ]
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Nobody's picked it up on PS4 yet? (or maybe you have and you're totally stuck into playing it and can't post about it, right? ;) )

Author:  Golan2072 [ Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:42 am ]
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It's on my wish-list on STEAM for PC... Waiting for a good deal on it, probably during the Holidays or Christmas. Given my limited gaming time, I also tend to avoid purchasing games on the release date, awaiting both reviews and bug fixes. I want to maximize the enjoyment of the hour or so I play computer games each day.

Author:  EDG [ Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:18 pm ]
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Well I managed to fire it up at least (can't play properly til tonight).

No Man's Sky appears to work on my PC at least (though it's a bit juddery even on my system - and apparently I have "medium" graphics settings!). But there are two things you need to know:

1) on the white "Initialise" screen at the start you need to hold the E button. Not stare at the screen expecting it to do something. Not just press the E button once either. This isn't remotely obvious.

2) On the Options screens you need to HOLD the left-mouse button to change options (not for changing numbers though - but definitely for doing things like changing to windowed mode etc). Not just press the left-mouse button. This also isn't remotely obvious.

Also it seems it needs to be online to save and loads in names of planets, and it was having a lot of trouble with that. First time I started on a nice habitable world but it was offline. Also when I tabbed out it wouldn't let me tab back in. So when I closed that and I tried again, it started me off on a new (rather less habitable) planet, and since I was online for that I could rename ("New Ganymede', natch). But then when I logged off and back on again I couldn't connect to the servers and it had forgotten the name I gave the planet.

So it's got teething problems but those weren't exactly unexpected - the amount of hate it's getting for it online is bloody ridiculous though considering it's only be playable for a couple of hours. People just want to be critical and hateful and not patient. They'll sort it out in time, I'm sure.

But at least I know it works on my system!

Here's where I started. Looks lovely and welcoming, eh? :) :
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Author:  DED [ Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:33 pm ]
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Neat! A friend of mine is thinking of getting it for the PS4. I'll check it out there.

I'm cautiously optimistic that this is the game that will draw me back into videogames. I'm still getting over my disappointment with Destiny.

Author:  EDG [ Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:04 pm ]
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After playing it for a few days... yeah, it's amazing. It's exactly the game I wanted it to be - solo exploration, fly around, discover new things, and go WOW a lot at what you see. It's sooooo photogenic. (warning, big pix below in the spoiler!)

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