‘I haven’t seen the fun.’
No Man’s Sky appears to be a rather exciting proposition, from everything of it that we have seen so far- a truly boundless and vast game, one that will surely be able to simulate the universe and the wonders of exploring it! Of course, a lot could go wrong with the game- we are taking a lot on face value here, and accepting a lot the developers have told us about what you can do in the game, without actually knowing if you can, or if you can do that well. So, you know, some amount of skepticism about the game is warranted.
One of the people who is skeptical is Raj Patel, who used to be the Canadian Community Manager for Xbox. Speaking on Twitter, Patel really did not sound too enthusiastic about the title and its potential.
“Every gameplay image I’ve seen of No Man’s Sky looks like it could take place on the same planet. ‘Infinite universe’ eh? I don’t see it,” he said, before adding: “I mean it has potential and COULD be great but from what I’ve SEEN so far, it already seems stale. I haven’t seen the fun.”
A fan of the game (presumably) countered with the game’s scale making it impossible for Patel to have seen everything the game has to show beforehand, to which Patel said, “I’ve seen everything that has been publicly shown. As my tweet indicated I’m commenting on what I’ve seen,” adding that he hopes that “maybe there is more to it that we’ll see post-launch.”
I can sort of understand where Patel is coming from here, don’t get me wrong, but on the other hand, No Man’s Sky is just the kind of game i have always wanted- so I am personally very excited for it. Even if it is just me walking around on a hundred different procedurally generated planets, it will be what I wanted.
No Man’s Sky launches in June on PS4 and PC.