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GI Live – No Man's Sky 5 Years Later

by Daniel Tack on Aug 09, 2021 at 02:05 PM

Today is the five-year anniversary of the No Man’s Sky launch. Time flies when you’re having fun, right? Well, I didn’t have a great time during my brief initial foray into No Man’s Sky, putting barely any time into it and bouncing right off. Over the years, No Man’s Sky has often been regarded as one of the biggest improvements over time in games, offering players tons of significant content updates and patches. Today, I’m suiting up and going back in to play No Man’s Sky for the first time – again. Come join me for live impressions as I fumble around and try to learn how to explore the galaxies.

“An aimlessness and freedom pervades No Man’s Sky; the sensation is clearly purposeful, but it’s not always pleasant. Without more meaningful rewards or engaging moment-to-moment action, the mid- and endgame experiences teeter away from sci-fi splendor and into rote repetition,” said Matt Miller in the Game Informer review. “No Man’s Sky is a universe rich in potential, and it is steeped in classic science-fiction tropes. It’s a game space begging for additional crafted content, and I hope Hello Games continues to add more over time. For many, this freeform experience may not meet the towering expectations that preceded its launch. Nonetheless, it’s frequently an enthralling place to visit. Even after many hours of galactic pioneer work, I still find myself pausing from time to time, and looking out on a world of my own discovery, marveling at its alien grandeur.”

It’s fairly clear that time has made No Man’s Sky a much greater game and a much better experience than launch. But is it one that I want to explore? We’ll find out today at 2:30 PM CST, where you can join me in my journey on Twitch! Did you try No Man’s Sky at launch? Do you play it today? Do you like it? Let us know in the comments! 

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No Man's Skycover

No Man's Sky

Platform:
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date:
August 9, 2016 (PlayStation 4, PC), 
July 24, 2018 (Xbox One), 
November 10, 2020 (Xbox Series X/S), 
November 12, 2020 (PlayStation 5)