Back in 2013, the plucky indie studio Hello Games sparked the imaginations of gamers around the world with their promise of a new type of game. They said that by using the then-buzzworthy technique of "procedural algorithms" they could populate an entire galaxy that players would explore filled with unique lifeforms and the ability to affect real changes that could be seen by other gamers across the world. Studio head Sean Murray appeared on national media with various promises and tech demos that gave people the idea that they and their friends could fly across space together with custom ships, as the the cosmic ballet danced around them with real planetary physics.



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Three years later and the hopes came crashing down to Earth. With several missing features, a poorly optimized PC port, and a less than satisfying game loop (though many fans argue that the quietness of the game was itself new and fascinating) everyone was ready to throw this title onto the pyre of history alongside such other lofty flops like John Romero's Daikatana or Duke Nukem Forever. But it turns out that this game may yet emerge from the bonfire like a proverbial phoenix as the long awaited No Man's Sky NEXT update has dropped and already people are singing its praises.



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Full redemption or too little, too late? Here's some spicy reactions that are making us consider the fate of Sean Murray's galaxy:




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No mans sky next wtf tumblr review
source: wanuby.tumblr.com

 


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game of the decade rob beschizza
source: @Beschizza






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no mans sky day 1 steam review

 





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As I just said to someone else, the best advice to People Who Are RetryingJust Now Trying No Mans Sky Now That It Doesnt Suck is to restart until the Randomizer Gods let you start with an easy planet It seems to make an enormous difference Columbina added,
source: @EccentricFlower







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source: @katana_angel

 





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No Mans Sky More like No Man should ever have to play this shitty game What were they thinking
source: @Cinder5by5

 





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smiled at me 1010 no mans sky review

 



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 except a chick
source: @QueenHellcat