It’s been roughly two months since No Man’s Sky came out. I’ve played the game off and on since the day it came out. Not sure how many hours worth exactly, but it’s been enough to get to the point where I’ve lost interest in the game. There’s been a bit of controversy around the game, about false advertising and mostly negative reviews. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoyed playing the game and it’s given me several hours of enjoyment, but the game, despite its near infinite number of worlds to explore, has a very limited number of things you can do.
I picked up the PS4 version of No Man’s Sky when it first released two weeks though due to the convergence of massive overtime at work and vacationing out of state, I didn’t get to play it until this past Monday. There’s been a lot of reviews about the game, mostly negative, but I genuinely enjoy it. That said, it’s a very specific kind of game that will appeal to a very specific subset of gamers. You either love it or you hate it. Very little in-between.
As someone who’s sat through hours of watching my husband play Fallout: New Vegas and Fallout 4, No Man’s Sky is boring as hell to watch and the auto-message of “units received” upon every new discovery made me want to break the TV the first week we had it. So, if your only exposure to No Man’s Sky is your partner playing it, bring a book.