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Game Collection Roundtable 08/15/2016: No Man’s Sky (PS4), Mighty Number 9 (PS4)

Every week, the Diehard GameFAN team adds new games to their collections. Sometimes they are new releases, physical or digital, DLC or full games, but they are all building blocks in our greater collections.

Mark B.

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No Man’s Sky – I know that a lot of people came into this game expecting the second coming, but honestly, I came into it expecting Aquanaut’s Holiday or Endless Ocean, and I’ve been pretty pleased with the results so far. It’s by no means a life-changing experience, and in some respects it’s hard to call it “great,” but as someone who loved Artdink back when they made Artdink games instead of semi-mainstream titles, I kind of like No Man’s Sky a lot more than I expected to. It doesn’t require a lot of time investment, allows for heavy exploration, and it’s aesthetically pleasing, even if sometimes the procedural generation screws up the environment a bit.

Aaron Sirois

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Mighty Number 9 (PS4) – Gamefly had a flash sale. That plus a coupon got me this for $4.31. Normally I wouldn’t bother, but the reaction has been so negative that I just HAVE to know. This is the same kind of determination that lead me to buy a game like Box Office Bust and a movie like Transformers 2. So far, these inspirations have yet to fail me. I expect bad, and I’m sure I will get it. But sometimes, bad is just what you want. If that weren’t the case, Mark wouldn’t have had the material for some of his finest pieces of writing.

That’s it for video games, but I did also pick up the Civil War Expansion for Marvel Legendary. I’ve sunk over two-hundred bucks into this tabletop game and have yet to regret it. This new set adds the likes of Luke Cage, Vision, Falcon, and more to the roster while also letting Maria Hill get some time in the spotlight as a Mastermind. Totally stoked to play some rounds of this when I get the chance.

Steven Kess

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No Man’s Sky

Brut@l – a rogue-ish dungeon crawler done in 3-D ASCII art, fast game play and combat. Plays well, moves nicely too. It could probably stand to use some sort of persistence and not be as fully rogue-like, where you die and you start all over.

Jonathan Widro

Twitter: @Widro | Full Archive

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i have no man’s sky en route for today even though im not sure its for me!

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