mesh123 finished Starfield
Starfield is a weird one. Started off really enjoying it but the more I played the more the flaws started to show and wear on me. That being said, my final play time is almost 100 hours so it definitely did enough right to get me to keep playing.
To make a long review short, basically any of the procedural stuff like the random point of interests on planets and the mission board quests get very repetitive very early, and the menu travel really becomes a bore after 50 hours lol. Going from quest to quest is fine for the most part but there is some charm lost by missing out on that sense of exploration you'd get in fallout or skyrim. The companions are fine individually but the game really suffers from them all basically being the same morally good people, theres no variety in them in terms of how they react to your decisions.
As for the positives, the hand crafted side quests are quality bethesda so you'll enjoy those. The gunplay is also surprisingly good and the world is very detailed with its items and weapons and I like how the skills are setup. When you stumble across a planet with a colony of cloned people or a spaceship filled with people from earth who were in cryo sleep, thats when you get that bethesda feeling. As for the main quest, hard to say much without spoilers but it was decently interesting up until the very end for me personally.
Is it weird that playing this has made me want to prioritize finally playing New Vegas? lol
11 days ago