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No Man's Sky: 2016's Biggest Disappointment


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Several instances of false/undelivered promises and a progression that is so padded out that the tutorial period outlasts any reasonable playtime grace period for refunds. It's crazy, but not surprising.


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Steam denied my refund.



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That's bloody obnoxious.


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You may want to call the credit card company and dispute the charge.

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Just be careful if you do that. Valve has been known to permban people who issue chargebacks against things on Steam.


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Seriously? That sounds illegal.

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It depends on the situation. A credit chargeback in digital distribution is quite a slap in the face, it can be tantamount to a refusal to do further business.

 

Edit: It seems Steam was giving special refunds, but something changed around 5-6 EST and the page was updated to say that they apply standard refund policy without any exemptions.


Edited by Cray, 29 August 2016 - 03:00 AM.

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You'll like this: http://www.gamespot....v/1100-6443994/

The game's developers are being investigated over misleading advertising. :D
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Steam Refunds go through a customer service department, I imagine that the Reps were giving out refunds on account of the game being fairly shit for $60.

 

The Investigation will be interesting, whilst it's not going to result in a US style Class-Action suit a decision that the game was falsely advertised will basically give everyone here grounds to demand a refund full stop. That could lead to Valve and Sony suing Hello Games.



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Supposedly this game is much improved now. They've since added base building, player owned trade freighters, land vehicles, and general improvements, but still none of the promised multiplayer. When I get the time I'm going to start the game up again and see if all that makes it any better. Supposedly there's a combat update coming soon, so maybe I'll wait for that. I'm curious how different it is now though, since I haven't touched it since release.

 

One interesting thing that has come to light is that you were actually able to get to the center of the galaxy before they released the day one patch. If you have an original disc version of the game and play offline you can do it, but according to people that have done it, you just get sent to a new galaxy anyway, so nothing different from the current ending.  <_<


Edited by Vincent, 10 May 2017 - 03:12 AM.


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If you do crank it up, could you report back as to whether you feel it's playable or not?

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Will do.




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