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Game recommendations - can't decide

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  • 09-04-2019 11:01pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 2,307 ✭✭✭


    Hey guys,

    I'm deciding between buying No Man's Sky and Far Cry 5 next week. I've heard good things about both but can only really buy one as my backlog is shameful. :eek: I've played previous Far Cry games and FC5 looks great.
    However, the space exploration of No Man's Sky looks really intriguing.
    For those of you who have played either or both which one should I go for? I will end up getting both at some point. Thanks.

    Far Cry 5 or No Man's Sky? 15 votes

    Far Cry 5
    100% 15 votes
    No Man's Sky
    0% 0 votes


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,932 ✭✭✭YouSavedMyLife


    Work on your backlog, they are both crap


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,340 ✭✭✭Dave_The_Sheep


    I'd personally go for FC5, but neither are really great. FC5 is more or the same, you know the drill, and while the combat is good, it gets repetitive after a while, with the range of weapon variety not being fantastic. NMS is far better these days than it was, but that's not hard, and unless you mod most of the grind out, it's very grindy. It's far more a surival type game now than an exploration game, but it's not without it's pleasant moments. If you want action, go FC5. If you want exploration/survival, go NMS.

    What's your budget and preferred game type and maybe we could recommend something better?


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,848 ✭✭✭✭Potential-Monke


    Both very different games. If you haven't played a Far Cry in a good while, FC5 may be alright, but I was worn out of the formula and it didn't do anything to keep me hooked beyond the first area.

    NMS is, imo, a great game. I got it on launch and loved it, as I didn't buy into the hype and got exactly what I was hoping for, an endless space exploration game. Yeah, it was a bit thin on the ground back then, but it gave me over 60 hours of enjoyment. It has been improved immensely since, and even has multiplayer things, but no idea how good they are as it's not a MP game for me. Plus, the free VR update coming soon has me hyped, it'll be like a new game imo.

    So out of the 2, I'd vote for NMS, but they're such different games it's impossible to know which you would prefer more.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 28,633 Mod ✭✭✭✭Shiminay


    Yea, both are very different games. NMS is a million miles wide, but only an inch deep. It's not bad at all, but there's a very "ordinary" loop to it that really does become a chore and it comes down to a lot of "luck of the draw" in terms of getting a good freighter and collection of S-tier ships and so on. It's the sort of game you'll play for a while and then put down cause you're bored of it and will have never felt like you made any real progress :D

    At least Far Cry has some sort of ending - I didn't get 5 cause I've played plenty of FC games and whilst they're enjoyable, I need something different from that series before I'd go back.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭The Specialist


    Shiminay wrote: »
    Yea, both are very different games. NMS is a million miles wide, but only an inch deep. It's not bad at all, but there's a very "ordinary" loop to it that really does become a chore and it comes down to a lot of "luck of the draw" in terms of getting a good freighter and collection of S-tier ships and so on. It's the sort of game you'll play for a while and then put down cause you're bored of it and will have never felt like you made any real progress :D

    At least Far Cry has some sort of ending - I didn't get 5 cause I've played plenty of FC games and whilst they're enjoyable, I need something different from that series before I'd go back.

    Yeah it has a brilliantly clever twist ending that basically says "**** you but thanks for your 40 hours playtime" :D


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  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 80,066 Mod ✭✭✭✭Sephiroth_dude


    Far cry 5 but I see you were also thinking of FF15? if that's the case forget them both of them and get FF 15, far better game than either of them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,242 ✭✭✭✭TheValeyard


    If you have a VR headset, then hold off on No Man's Sky until the summer.....

    Fcuk Putin. Glory to Ukraine!



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29,930 ✭✭✭✭TerrorFirmer


    Never played No Mans Sky but FC5 is really good. Best Far Cry game since the first one in my opinion. I say that as someone who thought that Far Cry 3/Primal/Blood Dragon/4 were very average.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,591 ✭✭✭JimBurnley


    Far Cry 5 on sale at the moment on PSN store, 20 squids


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    If you're looking for exploration I'd recommend Subnautica.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6 davidmichaels


    Go for Far Cry 5 .... you would love it :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,375 ✭✭✭✭kunst nugget


    I was very on the fence about getting Far Cry 5 - I had finished Far Cry 3 and really enjoyed but only played a couple of hours of Far Cry 4 before giving up out of boredom. I waited for 5 to drop below 20 and picked it up. Really enjoying it so far and I'll probably play it to the bitter end. Also tempted to pick up the season pass now just to get my hands on Far Cry 3 for the PS4.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,848 ✭✭✭✭Potential-Monke


    I got FC5 Gold on launch. Think it cost about €45 total (should have been a sign). Played the first area and traded it in. Only got reminded recently that I had the season pass and FC3 is available for me to download. Might pick up 5 again now that it's down to very little. It's been a while and i've no interest in what games I have at the moment.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,984 ✭✭✭Venom


    If you're looking for exploration I'd recommend Subnautica.


    1000 time this ^^^^. Subnautica is a cracking little game and well worth playing.



    As for the two options listed by the OP

    Far Cry 5 is a good game but suffers badly as just being more of the same Far Cry formula with a major been there and done that vibe once you are past the starting area.

    No Man's Sky would get my vote between the two games as while abysmal at launch, it has had a crazy amount of free updates added to it with more on the way soon. It's pretty unique with its gameplay loop and you will have a pretty large amount of hours played before it will become repetitive and boredom sets in. The wow factor in NMS does last longer than with most games due to the nature of the game.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,848 ✭✭✭✭Potential-Monke


    I just want a fun, open world game (and ideally one I can platinum quickly).

    Then get Horizon: Zero Dawn. Extremely fun, different but familiar, and easy enough to Plat. Get it anyway, because it's 3rd in my top 3 of PS4 (behind The Witcher 3 and God of War (in first)).


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,084 ✭✭✭✭Kirby


    Far cry 5 but I see you were also thinking of FF15? if that's the case forget them both of them and get FF 15, far better game than either of them.

    I wonder why a guy called "Sephiroth_dude" thinks that FF15 is better than Far Cry 5? :p


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 80,066 Mod ✭✭✭✭Sephiroth_dude


    FF 15 is a simple plat.
    Kirby wrote: »
    I wonder why a guy called "Sephiroth_dude" thinks that FF15 is better than Far Cry 5? :p

    What are implying there Kirby hmmmm?
























    :pac::pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,084 ✭✭✭✭Kirby


    I'm implying that to hell with your Final Fantasy stuff....he should play Kirby Star Allies as its the superior game! :D


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 80,066 Mod ✭✭✭✭Sephiroth_dude


    Kirby wrote: »
    I'm implying that to hell with your Final Fantasy stuff....he should play Kirby Star Allies as its the superior game! :D

    Ptchhh :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,909 ✭✭✭nix


    Really good price too.

    Is someone paying you to play it? :p


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