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    Stellaris vs No Man's Sky - Advice

    Looking to pick up a new game to sink some time into. Previous large-chunks-of-time sinks include:
    World of Warcraft (years)
    Civilization V (thousands of hours)
    Don't Starve (hundreds of hours)

    Looking for advice/suggestions on which one to grab. I know the obvious answer is "both" - but I'd rather deep dive into one.

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    Hm.. there are some other games that are better time wasters.

    X4 foundations (space game)
    Satisfactory (build a factory on alien planet)
    Dragon quest builders 2 (if you like a bit of rpg)
    Staxel (farm simulator, very chill)
    Rust (if you want to pvp and also waste a lot of time)
    Endernal forgoten storys (if you want to do a bit harder skyrim)
    18+*A game that should not be named, but it last for hours and doesnt need online*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yunru View Post
    Hm.. there are some other games that are better time wasters.

    X4 foundations (space game)
    Satisfactory (build a factory on alien planet)
    Dragon quest builders 2 (if you like a bit of rpg)
    Staxel (farm simulator, very chill)
    Rust (if you want to pvp and also waste a lot of time)
    Endernal forgoten storys (if you want to do a bit harder skyrim)
    18+*A game that should not be named, but it last for hours and doesnt need online*
    I'm primarily interested in a spaced-based game. I will look at X4 and Satisfactory - thank you for those recommendations.

    (lol re 18+)

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    Stellaris runs like shit ever since they updated the population system even on fairly beefy systems, unless you're content with only playing the first ~150 years or so, or going back to a patch before 2.2, you'll have an infinitely better experience with No Man's sky.

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    I mean, they are very different games and so hard to compare.

    But i myself have played a lot of Stellaris, it's a great 4X game although a bit pricey with all the DLCs. I could never get into No Mans Sky because i hate the UI and everything is so samey on every planet. I would need a stronger story to motivate me to play more if it.

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    Stellaris is amazing and you can easily play that for hundreds if not thousand of hours if you get hooked.

    But have not played it in some time so perhaps performance is worse now like someone said.
    Do you hear the voices too?

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    Everyone has their favorites.
    But - you don't have to buy no man's sky. It's available on xbox game pass. So try it out there first

    I remember I wanted to buy it for some time, I tried it on the game pass and I'm happy I never bought it, because it turned out to be very grindy and boring to me.

    Edit: Just noticed Stellaris is available on the game pass as well. Pretty much no-brainer to me - try both for a few bucks (as well as couple of other games- Astroneer, Subnautica, FTL, Endless space 2, Battletech) and then decide
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    Quote Originally Posted by cubby View Post
    Looking to pick up a new game to sink some time into. Previous large-chunks-of-time sinks include:
    World of Warcraft (years)
    Civilization V (thousands of hours)
    Don't Starve (hundreds of hours)

    Looking for advice/suggestions on which one to grab. I know the obvious answer is "both" - but I'd rather deep dive into one.
    If you like diablo like games but want one thats actualy good,try grim dawn,its a mix of diablo 2 and path of exile

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    I've squeezed 50 hours out of No Mans Sky, but 900 hours out of Stellaris. I think Stellaris is the better game to "deep-dive" into, but ultimately it depends on what type of game you like as they play very differently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cubby View Post
    Looking to pick up a new game to sink some time into. Previous large-chunks-of-time sinks include:
    World of Warcraft (years)
    Civilization V (thousands of hours)
    Don't Starve (hundreds of hours)

    Looking for advice/suggestions on which one to grab. I know the obvious answer is "both" - but I'd rather deep dive into one.
    Stellaris. I have every DLC, so if you need to test drive anything, let me know.

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    No mans sky is on the PC xbox game pass. Costs $1 to try it for a month.

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    Elite Dangerous if you like sim flight and just general space fairing. Very relaxing game and easy to get into.

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    No offense, OP, but those are wildly different games, hard to recommend something so far away from each other.

    One is pure 4X strategy, the other is first person rpg/shooter/action game.

    So ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. More action - NMS, wanna eat/exterminate/use as batteries/elevate as gods/befriend/betray few billion xenos (literally) - Stellaris.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yunru View Post
    Hm.. there are some other games that are better time wasters.

    X4 foundations (space game)
    Satisfactory (build a factory on alien planet)
    Dragon quest builders 2 (if you like a bit of rpg)
    Staxel (farm simulator, very chill)
    Rust (if you want to pvp and also waste a lot of time)
    Endernal forgoten storys (if you want to do a bit harder skyrim)
    18+*A game that should not be named, but it last for hours and doesnt need online*
    None of those come ven close to Stellaris.

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