>Star Citizen and No Man's Sky
Beep beep controversial opinion coming through. I don't know anything about Star Citizen but I think that No Man's Sky was only bad if you were riding the hype train really hard. I had paid no attention to it until it released, and then once it released I was actually impressed by what was, in my opinion, a very unique game treading ground that had never been tread before like that. I was actually impressed by it, not to say that it couldn't have been any better, not to say that there's a bit of shallowness to it, but I will absolutely say that floating around in a completely to-scale 3D space environment, landing on planet, having interstellar dogfights, upgrading your spaceship, etc was really fucking cool and very, very novel.
From what I gather about the drama, Hello Games should have held their tongues and not misled the public, because they ended up lying to the public about some features and whatnot. However, apparently there has been a seriously significant amount of content that has been patched into the game since release as well and I think this should be taken into account.
Basically when you have dog shit being shoveled out on the regular and basically nobody complains, I think that what No Man's Sky deserves more credit for what it is per se and for the fact that developers never gave up on it. Plenty worse gets released like clockwork and No Man's Sky got probably a thousand times more hate than average. I think people were too critical of it, especially considering just how novel it is.