Hello Games’ ambitious new project, No Man’s Sky, just recently went gold. With the game coming out in just a matter of weeks, the ESRB has issued an official rating for it. Despite its colorful, almost cartoon-like artstyle, the game has been given a ‘T’ rating due to “fantasy violence”.
This is a space-exploration adventure game in which players assume the role of a planetary explorer on a quest to reach the center of the universe. From a first-person perspective, players travel between planetary systems to explore alien worlds for resources, upgrade equipment, and discover unique life forms. As players pilot spacecrafts to different planets, they can engage in space combat against enemy ships and space pirates; combat is accompanied by laser fire and large explosions. While on the planet surface, players can use a variety of gun-like weapons and melee attacks to defeat both aggressive and non-aggressive alien creatures. Ground battles can be frenetic at times with frequent laser blasts, screen-shaking effects, and large explosions.
It’s fair to note that the game will allow players to choose their own path, so non-aggressive gameplay is entirely possible for those who prefer. No Man’s Sky will be touching down in the US on August 9th, and then the following day in Europe.