With the recent release of No Man’s Sky on PC, it would seem that the very patient PC audience received an almost unfinished copy of the game. With over 13,000 reviews already on Steam, it seems users have mixed reviews. People are already reporting that No Man’s Sky is crashing on start, crashing during game-play, unstable frame-rates, texture pop-ins, and major stuttering. If that isn’t enough to enrage any gamer, majority of the expectant audience reports that the price for the game is “too high” given the fact that it is labelled as an indie game.
“This is Arkham Knight levels of bad”
Prominent Youtuber and streamer TotalBiscuit is quoted as saying No Man’s Sky as of right now is a terrible port to the PC, riddled with issues. It is in his recommendation that any players who were considering buying this game for the PC hold off until the issues are dealt with. If you are already on the fence and believe this game is quite expensive for $60 than you should wait until the issues have been dealt with or you’ll be asking for a refund.
“It looks like it was either a rushed port or simply wasn’t given the attention it needed”
Seeing that the release date was already pushed further than initially expected, it is easy to see why the community is up in arms. Not so long ago we wrote an article about how the developers received death threats due to the fact that they were delaying the release. Seeing that No Man’s Sky has just been released the fact that there are issues can be forgiven, however to this degree is questionable. From what I can tell the Streamers that are playing No Man’s Sky on Twitch are enjoying the game, and have run into few issues. That may be due to the fact that the majority of them are running super computers and the issues don’t apply. For the average gamer, the unstable frame rates can cause serious issues, especially if you’ve already had troubles starting up the game.
I believe the community should give Hello Games some credit for the enormity of the project that No Man’s Sky is. They are developing a literal universe that we can traverse at our leisure just for the sake of entertainment. No Man’s Sky is the equivalent of playing God, just for the sake of entertainment. Sure there may be some issues on release, but does that really effect the game in its total? If we allow ourselves to be so fickle how can we expect other indie developers to be so bold if they watch their predecessors being ripped to shreds. Yes if you are already on the fence about this game please wait until the issues are fixed, or else you won’t enjoy the initial experience. If you don’t mind fighting through the bad frame rates, and occasional inability to launch the game then jump on board the hype train because you wont regret it!
-The Noticed One