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    No Man's Sky launches Friday, and there's a big day one update

    Update 1.03 will have a "significant impact" on gameplay with its choice of 'Three Paths'.
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    Re: No Man's Sky launches Friday, and there's a big day one update

    Going to be my 1st new game purchase since the Witcher 3

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    Re: No Man's Sky launches Friday, and there's a big day one update

    Fingers crossed it'll live up to the hype. Still waiting for the embargo on the reviews to be lifted. (Though the day one patch issue will obviously affect that)

    Eurogamer.net on their coming late review:

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...-and-heres-why
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    Re: No Man's Sky launches Friday, and there's a big day one update

    This is the first game I've been tempted to preorder since mass effect 2... Holding off though as I got burnt with that one. Given some good day one reviews I might well take the jump if I can find somewhere with a discount.
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    Re: No Man's Sky launches Friday, and there's a big day one update

    Don't have time to play this as well as Elite.

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    Re: No Man's Sky launches Friday, and there's a big day one update

    Quote Originally Posted by Plasmastorm View Post
    Going to be my 1st new game purchase since the Witcher 3
    Have You played through the Blood And Wine story yet ? Looks like it might be good, as does No Man's Sky.

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    Re: No Man's Sky launches Friday, and there's a big day one update

    Quote Originally Posted by WhitherMoon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Plasmastorm View Post
    Going to be my 1st new game purchase since the Witcher 3
    Have You played through the Blood And Wine story yet ? Looks like it might be good, as does No Man's Sky.
    Not yet, finished the main game on the PS4. Waiting till there is a GOTY version for the PC, gtx 1080 and 34" widescreen with it will just make me have to buy it that 2nd time hehe.

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    Re: No Man's Sky launches Friday, and there's a big day one update

    I've bit the bullet and actually pre-ordered this on PC.

    This is a huge milestone as its my first ever game I've paid for prior to release so its best be as good as what I have seen.

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    Re: No Man's Sky launches Friday, and there's a big day one update

    Quote Originally Posted by Dashers View Post
    Don't have time to play this as well as Elite.
    Well i guess that's the end of your grind fest elite game and this game is much needed competition.

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    Re: No Man's Sky launches Friday, and there's a big day one update

    So many big games, so little time...

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    Re: No Man's Sky launches Friday, and there's a big day one update

    Here's an early performance analysis of NMS from Eurogamer/digital foundry:

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/di...mance-analysis

    The FOV is quite narrow it seems and in cpu bound areas it's drops down to 15fps roughly when rendering terrain (flying over a new planet). I'm getting the impression NMS will be paired up with PS4 Neo and maybe PSVR. Standard PS4 users will be more of a cash cow. I'm might wait for a price drop rather than pre-order or buy soon, by which point some updates will be out too.

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    Re: No Man's Sky launches Friday, and there's a big day one update

    The biggest problem with NMS is going to be this...
    (Warning the following video contains mildly offensive language.)

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    Re: No Man's Sky launches Friday, and there's a big day one update

    On the first day, two players meet each other in the same spot but can't see each other:

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...see-each-other

    "Two players finding each other on a stream in the first day - that has blown my mind" - Sean Murray on twitter.

    Patches to come, I'm thinking. If other players appeared as an ethereal image that you could talk to, rather than kill fps style that would be interesting (at least as an option).

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    Re: No Man's Sky launches Friday, and there's a big day one update

    It's an interesting one, since there's no synchronised time (each player is always in their own generated instance rather than having a common tick provided by a server) as far as the characters are concerned they might not be meeting at the same time.

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    Re: No Man's Sky launches Friday, and there's a big day one update

    Pause wouldn't work if it was synchronised. You can either have server time or local time. Look at Elite, that's on server time, so when you have 4 hours left of a mission and you log out for a nap it'll have failed when you join back up due to expiring time.

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    Re: No Man's Sky launches Friday, and there's a big day one update

    Anyone still preordering? I love the look of the game but £40 just feels too steep for a game I might not like (I haven't spent more than £23 on a game in a long time). Anyone feeling brave?
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