No Man’s Sky Next And The Concept Of The Mega Patch (The Jimquisition)

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Two years on, and No Man’s Sky is finally living up to a significant portion of its promise. It’s not the first game to get a “Megapatch” and it won’t be the last.

Games these days are thoroughly mutable, but that can be a bad thing as well as a good thing. Let’s look at the things!

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Allaiyah Weyn
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Well, after years of this, I just got to the point where I wait for games to either get a GOTYE with all the paid DLC included or till it drops to $20, because by then they’re always adequately or fully patched. I haven’t bought a game at launch in 7 years. I recall a Mega Patch for Dark Messiah of Might & Magic back in 2006, which is one of the oldest game I can remember being slammed in good old paper magazines for releasing in a buggy unfinished mess & one of the first I remember said magazines… Read more »

Dasvaun
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Dasvaun

I’m surprised you didn’t mention the Witcher (Maybe the earliest example as far as I can find). The original apparently wasnt that great on launch, but CDproject kept at it and proceeded to do the same with their future games.

Im sure there are plenty of examples on both sides, such as Raven’s Cry or the Divinity games.

Christoph Brinkmann
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Since this’ll inevitably have lots of NMS defenders flooding it soon, I’d just like to go ahead and point out that there’s a reason for the saying “You only have one opportunity to make a good first impression.” NMS’ developer apparently forgot this.

And wake me when they patch that stupid, meaningless, vapid ending. Bad ending = not worth playing.

R.M.Renfield
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R.M.Renfield

Good to see Shakey back, but it’s his voice I find captivating. Get him to speak.

Guess this is the final death then, of the Miyamoto quote: “A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.”

Now it’s: A delayed game might be good, and a rushed game might be good eventually, or even good on launch, no-one knows anything anymore because of the internet.

9lives lie cat lie
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9lives lie cat lie

qustion i notice no manys sky next is on sale for 34 bucks to get this patch. Or will I get this for free as patch with my copy of no mans sky

LeiaBlaze
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LeiaBlaze

So I’ve been seeing the Megapatch show up in quite a few Paradox games as of late. In particular, one of my favorite games, Stellaris, got a huge patch along side the Apocalypse update, that literally changed everything about the game. We’re talking right on down to basic mechanics and Civ creation. They released another patch that changed how leaders work, and I’m starting to wonder if I’m even playing hte same game anymore after all these changes. I still love it, but it’s weird to think about.