One Man’s Lie

One Man’s Lie is the title of photo(1).jpgeilBeale‘s video compiling 32 of Sean Murray‘s lies about no mans sky logo.jpg, a game he co-developed in Hello_Games_Logo.png. A very sad video, in my opinion, that only showcases how sad the videogame industry is been with no proper law enforcement about false advertising.
The game has been a most controversial product :  for the price of roughly 60euros, pricey under almost any standard, buyers were never delivered some of the game’s most anticipated features and expected selling points, such as (some form of) multiplayer experience, customisability or plain ol’ bug-free experience. They did however get the most advertised feature: a 2gigs uncompressed, straight from the installer, procedurally generated on-the-fly experience.
I have played the game and I could point out some inaccuracies, sadly directly from the game’s official nomansskyaboutlogo.gif page:

  • EXPLORATIONS IS SEEING THINGS NO ONE HAS EVER SEEN BEFORE
    ~ There are sentient aliens everywhere you go – you are just a tourist
  •  Explore uncharted solar systems and catalogue unique new forms of life.
    ~ Every alien’s race is highly advanced, explained to have catalogued everything they see
  • … and populated by species never before encountered.
    ~ In-game lore specificaly details how aliens encountered species you are seeing.
  • perhaps you’ll make your mark on their worlds as well as your own.
    ~ The game has no multiplayer interactivity
  • Every solar system, planet, ocean and cave is filled with danger
    ~ There are places with absolutely no dangers, not counting the Stations
  • and you are vulnerable.
    ~ Not really, no. Even under the strictest definition, you can easily be not vulnerable.
  • Your ship and suit are fragile
    ~ Not really. The ship especially is pretty sturdy.
  • … and every encounter can test your skills to the limit.
    ~ What ? No !
  • … to firstperson combat on a planet’s surface, you will face foes ready to overwhelm you.
    ~ Uh… those blood-thirsty little critters succeeded only in biting my shoe. So, no.
  • And one mistake could see you lose everything. In No Man’s Sky, every victory and every defeat has lasting consequences.
    ~ A load away from retrying everything.
  • BUILD FOR AN EPIC JOURNEY
    ~ Oh, boy… Look, there is no epic involved -no one records your achievements, not that you actually make any that affects anyone more than yourself- and you can’t really build anything you can manipulate (or live in !).

If you need a good lough and discussion topic, here’s one for ya:

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Tweeted by former sony highly regarded employer.

Notice the keyword I have used my entire article: sad. That’s how I view such andeavors where quality insurance is absent.

 

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