While Pokemon Go craze continues to grow strong across the world, another game, which in a lighter sense can be said to be fit for kids of Star Wars characters, is just round the corner. No Man’s Sky is not just a game but is reported to be a universe in itself with its own system of stars and the game which never ends. However, 10 days before the official release of the game, much of the fun was compromised after someone leaked the game and sold it on e-bay. And guess what, a fan purchased the most anticipated game on PlayStation 4 reportedly for around $1300. The guy couldn’t conceal the excitement and even shared it on a reddit thread as to why he spent so much.
Here are what he said:
Hello everyone. I’m the guy that bought this. Someone in the No Man’s Sky reddit asked me why I would spend so much on a game, and this was my response to him – posting it here for you as well so you can better understand why I did it.
This is a difficult question and I’m sure I’ll be asked it several times, but let me do my best to answer it as honestly as I can here. We all have things that make us who we are, and each of us have our own triggers of what’s “normal” or what’s “too much” or what’s “completely insane” etc, and it can be difficult to express that one person finds something normal when another finds it completely insane. The person seeing it as insane can’t even remotely fathom the logic behind the guy that sees it as normal, and I totally get that.
I’m a lucky guy. I’ve done well for myself. I have disposable income and I’m happy in life. I’m in a state of being where I don’t look at a purchase and determine the overall value by the price tag, but rather by how much happiness it will bring myself or the people I care about. I’m also very much in a weird state of mind half the time in that I’ve seen some shit, and I’ve dealt with loss, and I know all too well that too many of us take life for granted. I could die in a car accident tomorrow – who knows? If I did, all that money I had saved up didn’t do me a whole lot of good, did it? That’s not to say that I’m YOLO spending every cent every day, because I’m not – contrary to what you might believe looking at a purchase like this that some would label with the “completely insane” tag, I’m actually pretty good with money. Most of the time. 🙂 But that buys me the opportunity to live on the edge a bit with more reckless and crazy purchases when the time comes.
I’m a gamer that enjoys the journey. For me, the idea of secrets and puzzles that lack google-able answers is super thrilling. I love it. My best gaming experiences have been when I’ve received games before street date, knowing I was truly on my own in the universe of that game, and no matter how tempted I might be to ask a friend for help or check a website for a tip or cheat, I CAN’T because it doesn’t exist. It’s all you, you’re representing everything there is in that moment of the game. If NMS is crack for everyone here in this reddit, the idea of an early experience with zero information surrounding it is the equivalent of the purest, uncut and unfiltered crack money can buy for me. This is it for me, this is the nut high.
Some people buy really expensive items for their hobbies or collections. Some people spend ridiculous amounts of money on liquor or food. For me, this experience is what I spend my money on. I’ll always remember this, I’ll always have that moment in time when I was able to step foot in the world of NMS “early” and experience it without any temptations of spoilers. While plenty enjoy spoilers and while I even check them myself when they’re there, knowing they don’t exist and that I’m ahead of them is the best feeling for me in gaming.
And before anyone tries to use counterarguments about the good that money could do elsewhere, know that I do my part. I’m not down in Africa like celebrities adopting kids and building villages, but I do what I can. If someone ever asks me if I want to donate to (insert whatever cause here) in anything I do in my daily life, I always snap say yes. I don’t just waste money on silly video games, I use it for good too. It’s a balance. Sometimes you give money to people that need it, sometimes you spend money to make others around you happy, and sometimes you splurge and buy something that truly makes you happy. This is one of those cases for me!
While the man did manage to spoil the mood of many fans, generate lots of responses on reddit but also left Hello Games’ founder Sean Murray disappointed. “We’ve spent years filling No Man’s Sky with surprises. You’ve spent years waiting. Please don’t spoil it for yourself,” Murray tweeted.