No Man’s Sky was released to an impossible standard, after years of hype and anticipation from developer Sean Murray and Hello Games.
For the most part, I found that the game lived up to everything I had imagined it to be, but what was sorely lacking was the ability to enslave an alien population and have them do my bidding.
While this feature was never confirmed, Sean Murray had hinted at the ability to capture and indenture a planet of alien life as their ruler. Murray never mentioned this sought-after feature directly, but he implied it with his statement that you would be able to do anything.
Well Sean, if I could do anything, it would be to be an alien invader with a malicious intent to harvest the planet’s resources for my own gain. I can’t do this alone, so I’ll need to take over the local flora and fauna. This could be done a number of ways, but I would have liked the ability to develop an alien fungus or bacteria that could potentially take over their minds. Sean promised this feature and to be honest, its absence was kind of a deal breaker for me.
I cannot in good conscience recommend this game to anyone, as it is missing key features that I desire. Much like my father, Sean Murray lied to me for years and left me ultimately disappointed, promising me the world and leaving me nothing but unresolved anger.