When Hello Games released No Man’s Sky, the initial reception was cold, to say the least. Okay, it received a lot of backlash, especially the PC version which came out several days after the PlayStation 4 version. Much of the complaints were directed at the game’s numerous bugs, errors, and other technical problems, to go along with the criticism that No Man’s Sky felt really incomplete. (In fairness to fans, the game really does lack gameplay depth and engaging features, like a real multiplayer mode.)
But the developers didn’t simply leave the game in its current messed up state and headed for the beaches after years of hard work putting things together. They have been steadily supplying the game with an array of patches and fixes – both for the PS4 and PC version – that are aimed to quiet down the harshest of critics and make No Man’s Sky a much stable game. And just recently, a new update was released, announced via Twitter by Hello Games.
The update, version 1.09, first and foremost, enhances the game’s ability to recover corrupted saved files, a major problem that most likely left a lot of players frustrated. The update also now prevents players from opening crates when they have a full inventory, saving the crated resources from being wasted. The discover menu has also been tweaked a bit. You can check out the full details of Update 1.09 at the Hello Games website.
Is No Man’s Sky really worth the money?
Considering its hefty, but not totally shocking, price tag, people assumed that they’re in for one of the greatest video game experiences in this current generation of gaming. After all, it’s not every day that a game comes with a world populated by 18 quintillion planets for players to explore. This massive scale easily dwarfs the combined worlds of the game Elite: Dangerous and Kerbal Space Program, two space-centered games. Although it can be argued that those two games are more complete, especially in terms of gameplay.
No Man’s Sky centers on players exploring its massive universe, discovering new worlds and its inhabitants – which are all procedurally-generated, by the way – and recording everything into the game’s sort of encyclopedia called ‘The Atlas’. But aside from these core mechanics, there really isn’t much to do in the game. If you’re looking for a story-centered game, you’re much better off looking at the acclaimed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which you can easily pry at a low price at Game-Key-Fox. But if you’re one of those who never gets tired of endless exploration, then you won’t feel any regrets opening your wallet for No Man’s Sky.