Early yesterday we reported on the progress of daymeeuhn who picked up No Man’s Sky early for silly money and now he’s reached the “centre”.
While daymeeuhn won’t say what was at the “centre” but he has passed on some thoughts on the game based on his travels. It does sound like a day one patch is going to be required to sort out some of the issues.
Problems daymeeuhn encountered included “ships HAVE NOT IMPROVED AT ALL throughout the entire course of the game”, issues with the Beam upgrades, stuck sea creatures, crashes and probably other things. Of course, we have no idea what’s planned on launch day from Hello Games and this was a PS4 version.
“So, I’ve reached the center. For now, I’ll just keep it a secret. I realize it is “the secret” of the game and I’m sure other people will spill the beans for clickbait sooner than later, so fear not fellow spoiler hounds – someone out there will feed your appetite I’m sure.
“Contrary to what a lot of people think, I have done A LOT of what the game has to offer. I actually intentionally took time out of my warp jumping over the course of going to the middle to explore planets to break up the monotony of it. This does not mean I have done all of the major events, however – I am still yet to swim to the bottom of a big ocean. I am still yet to destroy a space station. I definitely still have stuff to do.”
It’s impossible to gauge how accurate daymeeuhn’s impressions of No Man’s Sky are but there are positives to take away from the post such as:
“While I still haven’t found a planet flush with Plants and Fauna as some of the trailer planets (I’ll attest this to Sean’s claim of those super full and awesome planets being a REALLY low chance to find) I will say that the terrain and overall vibe of the planets has been surprisingly refreshing. I never really have moments where I land on a planet and say, “Oh no, not this one again.” They have a lot of variables in the procedural – even the most mundane things like coloring can mean a world of difference. One planet may seem VERY different from another simply because one is purple and another is yellow – you don’t notice the similarities as much this way.
“Everything is very smooth. The space combat, the entering / leaving your ship, the warp jumps, all of it just feels really sharp while you’re playing. I really enjoy the space flight, it’s quick enough that I don’t sit around twiddling my thumbs but it’s long enough at times where I legit feel like I’m traversing a realistic space-distance.
“The noises and sound in this game are some of the best I’ve ever experienced. The animal noises are incredible. They set the mood in such fantastic ways – you’ll hear them from quite a ways off and it really sets the tone for that planet. It’s very immersive.”
Gamers looking for a space sim will want to check this out when it launches, these early comments might only be scratching the surface of what No Man’s Sky has to offer. We shall see.