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2 years ago#1
Has there ever been a game that was as 'detailed' as this? And by detailed I mean the ability to explore an entire galaxy but then go into the atmosphere of a planet and planets aren't just plain lifeless biospheres but have ecosystems, animals, ruins, sea exploration etc.?

The possibilities of this game are endless. Ofcourse with a system as detailed as this, how could they possibly add space simulation elements as detailed as the X series or EVE Online?
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2 years ago#2
i would assume that PC devs don't have the budget and console devs don't have the hardware to pull this off.

i was kinda disappointed with ME since i thought travelling to distant planets for quests and such actually meant real travel instead of what we got.

"oh hey look, there's earth... it sure would be nice to drop down and see what it's like but nope, guess i'll just READ about it".
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2 years ago#3
Generating everything procedurally usually results in a huge world full of nothing of interest.
2 years ago#4
dekou posted...
Generating everything procedurally usually results in a huge world full of nothing of interest.


I wouldn't say all the time. There are plenty of games which have done randomly generated worlds to good effect. Now, in 3D? We'll have to see...
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2 years ago#5
This looks amazing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRpDn5qPp3s
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2 years ago#6
dekou posted...
Generating everything procedurally usually results in a huge world full of nothing of interest.


yeah this is generally the case, i mean No Man's Sky has a team of six people, it's really ambitious to think they can make a game like this actually work
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2 years ago#7
To me....it's nothing of interest because I fail to see what would be the actual point of "playing" it.
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2 years ago#8
i was generally referring to planned material though.

eg. if i came across earth in a giant space exploration game, i would expect it to be designed with specifics in mind even if there was just a hub city and specific locales or whatever.

basically bioware RPG design but with hundreds of locations with a huge scale within each location.
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2 years ago#9
To the people who say 'Randomly generated' is bad thing: It depends.

If this game has "regions" where resources spawn in much more wealth than others then we can see something like EvE where people fight for control of the most abundant resource spots.
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2 years ago#10
An interesting trailer is one thing, an actual working and compelling game is another. While the trailer definitely piqued my interest, I'll reserve judgement until I actually play the completed game.
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