a blog by La Kifo
No Man's Sky is the game all RPG fans have been waiting for. If you haven't heard about it by now, grab the chipotlaway and getting ready to cream your pants.
This game offers everything that other massive open world RPG's have and can not, a truly never ending story. Some open world RPG's like Fallout 3, were just as fun to run around the world and fuck around than it was to complete the main quest line. Games like Skyrim and the Witcher 3 were deep and had layers upon layers of side quests with intricacy. Other games like Fallout 4 tried to deliver upon that platform, but failed. While it was fun running around the ruins of Boston and the radioactive desert of my hometown, it will be nothing compared to No Man's Sky.
No Man's Sky is the evolution of open world RPG's. In the game there are approximately 18 quintillion planets to explore. If you're more of a visual person, it is 18,000,000,000,000,000,000 planets. All of those 18 quintillion planets are different, generated by extremely confusing deterministic algorithms (deterministic algorithms - given a particular input, will generate the same output, with the underlying machine always passing through the same sequence of states. Thanks Wikipedia). I really don't know what the last part of the definition means but if you just ignore that part, deterministic algorithms don't seem very complicated.
18 quintillion, that is a ludicrous number. Now consider that the game will only take up 6 gigabytes on your gaming system, only 6 GBs. NHL 15 takes up 22 GBs, The Resident Evil 7 Teaser Demo takes up 3 GBs. That is fucking insane. The game will take up less memory than almost any game in your collection, and yet it will be the longest in play time.
I don't know a fucking thing about the plot and I still am drooling over this game. The plot could center around a space cop chasing a space bandit around the galaxy and it still would be Game of the Year material.
The release is set for August 9th, less than a month from now. I would suggest preordering the shit out of it. This game could be sold out for a week after its release, so if you want to secure your copy for the final chapter of summer then get to preordering.
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