Not claim of evidence, just evidence:Flatfingers wrote:Setting aside the silly MY OPINION IS MORE TRUE WHEN I YELL IT thing, I'm posed with a dilemma.
On the one hand, someone who played the game (?) insists they have, or perhaps have read someone's claim of, evidence that Hello Games deliberately lied in their advertising materials for NMS.
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread. ... 009&page=1
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.ph ... tcount=151
Tools to unpack the data files and see all the stuff are publicly available if you care to check yourself.
They did not, they got footage from Hello Games in response to specific claims and a copy of the game:Flatfingers wrote: On the other hand, an official advertising standards body, who apparently got to see the actual code
I mean, read that verdict. Long read, but worth it. Some gems:With regard to the game features queried by complainants, Hello Games provided gameplay footage showing these features, which they explained showed extracts from NMS on a PC with average specifications; these specifications were given. The majority of the footage provided came from a play-through that had started from the beginning of the game and lasted for four hours. They also provided links to third party footage uploaded to a video-sharing platform by players of NMS, and a copy of the game.
"We didn't see big battles, but we saw battles and Hello Games said there were bigger ones and we believed them"A number of complainants were concerned that large-scale space battles of the type shown in one of the videos was not part of gameplay. We acknowledged Hello Games’ assertion that the larger battles were more unusual, and noted the footage they provided of a materially similar type of battle.
"We seem unaware that the flight model is essential to a space game". The footage provided did not show a ship flying underneath a rock formation, as in one of the videos, and we had been unable to replicate similar behaviour in the game. However, this was a brief shot within a wider sequence and we did not consider that, in the context of the ad as a whole, this was likely to mislead.
"We think they acted the same, except when they didn't, but didn't think it was a big problem"Further, some complainants also challenged the depiction of animals in the ads. Hello Games provided footage in response, which we noted showed similar animal behaviour to that shown in the ad. Although animals in the trailer were shown moving large trees, which was not observed in the footage or during gameplay, we considered that this was a fleeting and incidental scene, unlikely in itself to influence materially a consumer’s decision to purchase the game, and that it was not misleading.
"We saw ships appearing, therefore travelling trading ships are in the game. We did not check whether they actually travelled or traded."In relation to the claim “trade convoys travel between stars”, the footage provided by Hello Games showed trade ships ‘warping’ into systems after travelling between solar systems. We therefore understood that this feature existed in the game.
"There are factions, they have territory, and there are battles, therefore there are factions battling over territory. We didn't check if the factions were actually battling eachother or if their territory changed as a result, or where the battles happen, because we don't know how game systems work."With regard to the claim “factions vie over territory”, we considered that consumers would understand from this that more than one faction would be present in the game, holding specific territory, and that there would be aspects of the game relating to tensions over territories and faction activities. We understood that players could interact with three different factions, who occupied specific areas, and could take part in battles between opposing factions (which would increase their reputation with the faction they defended). Noting the explanation and footage provided by Hello Games, we did not consider that this description differed materially from the relevant gameplay features.