With the news of No Man Sky coming to Xbox One, I figured its a good time to write this post. Don't panic, this isn't a thread to find out which game is better. I wanted to create a thread about how comparing these games is like comparing Apples to Oranges.
As gamers we need to address one of the many simple issues that we have and that's comparing different games to the wrong problems. Yes this is mainly due to the Sea of Thieves vs No Man Sky comparisons. They are not the same game and there issues are completely different to each others.
Both Sea of Thieves and No Man Sky have had launch issues and have been downgraded from there showcasing's at there E3s however lets look at the differences between these games. I do own both and have played both of them at launch for those curious.
Sea of Thieves has had content issues from day one which is well known by the current players and reviews, and it also has had a few bugs for its online which is quite common for an always online game. I heavily agree the game needs more to do than just building your bank account and customising your character and ship with only cosmetics. The game lacks a lot of content which Rare has already addressed and are working on implementing more in due time. That's the biggest problem with this game, its heavily lacking content. The game also has had a Beta before launch which gave a lot of players a good indication on the game.
No Man Sky however has had different issues, just like Sea of Thieves it launched with its own technically issues which isn't a problem today. The main issue is that No Man Sky promised many things, and it was sold to gamers believing it was suppose to be a Sci-Fi open world MMO styled game which ended up something completely different. That's the biggest problem with this game, many walked in like myself expecting a console version of Star Citizen and ended up like a survival crafting game instead. NMS didn't have content issues for me, it was like selling a Horror game to someone and they received a Party game instead. That's why I have been critical on this game in the past. The game did not have a Beta before launch from my knowledge which did not help those curious.
If you watch both Angry Joe's Reviews below you will see what the main problem is with No Man Sky and Sea of Thieves. However even he tends to make the comparison to them both which we need to understand there not the same games and issues. In no case or form did Rare miss advertise there game where as Hello Games and Shaun Murrey have been on the front cover of many videos misleading many things. Rare and MS needs a slap for not bringing out more content on launch day and Hello Games and Sony need a slap for misguiding customers.
We are smarter than this, we need to address every game for what they are not what others do. If other games lied or other games lack content we shouldn't just jump straight to these two games. Every game has issues and many games have lied or lacked content in the past. Just because there open world games does not mean there similar in any form. Lets start addressing the right comparisons.
Angry Joe's Review of No Man's Sky
Angry Joe's Review of Sea of Thieves
I respect everyone's taste for each game, lets not turn this into a war, lets start seeing the smarter side.
As good examples, Sea of thieves should be compared to games like Skull and Bones and No Man Sky should be compared with games like Elite Dangerous.
Please enjoy the reviews, his a great character and a good reviewer.Last edited by Azzanation - on 30 March 2018