No Man's Sky
Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky is a game that’s easy to talk about. It is a story of success due to the fact that is has, by now, exceeded most of the expectations placed on it during its original marketing run. The support it has received over the last few years is incredible, considering this is an industry that is often quick to abandon titles.
That was certainly the expectation on release, anyway, because what gamers were treated to wasn’t an exciting, ambitious trek through space. Instead, it was a slog through a limitless procedurally generated cosmos devoid of any life or excitement. There was also a complete lack of community. Exploration felt pointless. But still, the potential was apparent, and that might be what was most frustrating at the time. I’m glad it has grown into such an amazing game.