If you were watching E3 in 2014, chances are you were talking about No Man’s Sky in the coming months and years before it’s release on August 9th, 2016. That release was so abysmal that it is still talked about as one of the biggest letdowns to gamers everywhere in gaming history for the past decade or two. Many at the time compared it to Molyneux levels of disappointment, and rightfully so.
Promises were broken. Players that had talked it up for months prior and ridden that hype train felt betrayed, myself included. Understandably, refund rates were high and the sheer amount of hate the game received in the form of dismal reviews in both written and video form flooded the gaming news section of the internet for months.