No Man’s Sky Honest Game Trailer Highlights the Game’s Star: Your Buyer’s Remorse

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If one relatively kind thing can be said of the No Man’s Sky feedback, it’s that folks are somewhat disappointed with the game they got. While there have been countless threads and comments detailing the missed hopes and expectations, it’s important to remember that there’s a pretty funny bright side to this: a brutal Honest Trailer.

The fine folks at Screen Junkies have put together an Honest Game Trailer for Smosh Games that takes a humorous critical look at No Man’s Sky, sparing no expense to poke fun at the hype that once surrounded the game. The thing about these Honest Trailers is that they’re great at highlighting that voice inside of you that pops up when you think you may have made a mistake. I think that’s called regret. Here, it’s disguised as Buyer’s Remorse, and the trailer certainly makes plenty of references to it throughout.

Old footage from old gameplay trailers are laid out alongside current in-game footage, and honestly, the juxtaposition alone is enough to show just how much things have changed. Of course, this is true for nearly all games, but in No Man’s Sky, the difference feels just that much, well, different.

And, as always, the roll call at the end delivers the biggest laugh. Honestly, I think Buyer’s Remorse has had more of a recurring role in all of my purchases than Stan Lee has had in all the Marvel movies ever created. Dang.

Oh, and of course, there’s always this.

While I, personally, have found plenty of things to enjoy about No Man’s Sky, it seems that enough people haven’t, and less-humorous reactions than this Honest Trailer were born. Still, I find I’m thankful for this Honest Trailer if only because it holds up a humorous mirror to us, allowing us to acknowledge that we might be unhappy about something.

What’d you think? Did you play No Man’s Sky? Does this trailer hit too close to home?

(via Uproxx)

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