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Drew
Total posts: 303
the new one is a direct sequel to human revolution, human revolution has lots of significant references to events from the original, but its gameplay is comparatively a lot less open than the orignal but still way beyond most other games in the openness category, lots of things to hack and emails and memos to read, i'm not sure what game systems you have now but it can be found for cheap, and it's backwards compatible on the xb1, plan on giving it a revisit for suprmelo gaming if i get the time
scott
Total posts: 70
(Updated 8/25/2016 6:26 PM)
So, I didn't purchase No Man's Sky because of the hype. I actually bought it after it came out and some of the negative reviews had poured in. It was my co-worker that really sold me on it, though I was already quite interested. I've always been fascinated with space exploration and a slow-paced, zen-like game appealed to me. Still, I have to say this game is quite vacant. There is a lot of potential, but it was best described in one review I read as a "tech demo". What they've made is a great setting in which a game could occur, they are just lacking a game mechanic. Personally, if there were a Minecraft style game experience where I could build things with the resources collected and leave my mark behind on each new planet, I would be happy. Multiplayer isn't a must for me, but it seems like what the majority of the public wants and I can understand why. If Hello Games were smart they would develop DLC that turns their beautiful universe into a game and offer it as a free download. This would go a long way into rebuilding goodwill and any hope of people buying any new IPs they develop in the future.

The best thing to come from NMS? The soundtrack. I knew nothing about 65daysofstatic (the band/composers) before playing this game. Their style is the perfect accompaniment to the vast loneliness of space travel. I am quite envious of what they created and the pioneering they did to write the score. Below is a quote from their interview with the International Business Times.

"He'd run the game inside that system, and we'd see all the code flickering past. There was no way they could just give that to us, so what we ended up doing was actually building our own version of the game's audio system. [We built] it in ways that we understood, because we can work with other bits and pieces of software. So we worked really closely with the audio director on a conceptual level to understand what their system would do."

The Metro also wrote a good article on the making of the soundtrack: http://metro.co.uk/2016/08/10/no-mans-sky-interview-65daysofstatic-on-creating-a-soundtrack-for-an-i...

Here is my favorite track from the album:



And another one that I prefer the edit used in game as opposed to the full-length album version:

Drew
Total posts: 303
Thought: what if they put in some sort of framework for user generated quests/stories? Not sure how that would work, but i'm imagining it could turn out to be pretty rad.

I'll check out the soundtrack later.
scott
Total posts: 70
(Updated 8/25/2016 8:09 PM)
i think the best chance of ever getting something out of this is with a PC mod. perhaps like LoL was born from Warcraft 3, we may get something totally new and unexpected from the fans. remind me in 10 years to check on the progress.
Shawn
Total posts: 68
Maybe I'll grab Human Revolution. I put together a decent build last year so my system is probably good for another year or so until I need to upgrade the graphics card. No Man's Sky looks pretty wide open but Scott's review echo a lot of what i've read online.
Drew
Total posts: 303
Fyi I use isthereanydeal.com when looking for pc download titles, checks with most retailers and has a price history feature
Drew
Total posts: 303
Got titanfall going with Adam last night, decently fun, arif you should try it
Drew
Total posts: 303
look shawn here's steam download of human revolution for $5 on amazon
Shawn
Total posts: 68
Any thoughts on Civ 6? Been thinking about making it my fall game. Looks pretty cool. 
Drew
Total posts: 303
Haven't really been looking at it, barb still plays civ5 though, I wonder if my poor I3 laptop from 2012 could run 6