As you probably heard some players and games press have obtained early copies of No Man’s Sky to start playing it early because Sony isn’t sending out review copies until Monday August 8. This is because Hello Games is working on the Day 1 patch that will add new things to the game and probably fix some issues as well.
Sean Murray however has taken to Twitter to ask those who have gotten the game early to wait and play it with the patch as playing without it is not what players will experience.
If you are reviewing/playing our game without our update, on a leaked copy, then please don't. It's not what players will experience.
— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) August 6, 2016
I completely agree with Sean here and feel like if Sony was purposely not sending review copies out until the update was ready then these people who got it early to review it should respect that. The game was intended to be played with that update. I for one will not take anyone’s review seriously if they wrote it without the playing with the patch.