Bethesda's latest massive RPG, Starfield, has plenty of delights in the vast expanse of space, but it's not all sunshine and nebulas.
Wow, the true reviews are coming in after the Microsoft selected review codes to Xbox outlets have passed. How anyone could give this game a perfect score is beyond me.
The last 4 or 5 missions in Starfield's MQL are some of the worst and hilarious in video game history. Blatant filler, time wasters, back tracking, computer log reading, bullet sponge filled garbage. At least it's "free" on gamepass. What a colossal letdown. Go play Baldur's Gate 3 and save yourself. I stand by what I said. The game is a 7. I decided to focus on the main mission because I'm using gamepass before I deactivate my subscription. I don't pay month to month any longer. Just not worth it until more first party games releases
@PrinceOfAnger why are you bringing up a 5 year old game? Days Gone got dropped points heavily on reviews because it was buggy. Imagine if that happened to Starfield?
I bet Obscure hasn't even played the game. A lot of the big defenders I argue with haven't. Because the flaws are so obvious you KNOW after playing that the game is not a 10. Best example of this is Paradiso quest that begins in orbit, I won't spoil it, but if you've played it you'll realise how flawed the narrative, worldbuilding, and gameplay experience is.
lol @obscure why is 7 full of sh*t, do you even read your own comment 🤣 with obvious flaws inside the game even 9 is stretching it, let alone a perfect mark.
I guess the actual reviews are out and not cherry picked sites.
So the good scores aren't the actual reviews? So what were they then? Are you saying the negative reviews are what the scores were suppose to be?
I'm just spit-balling here but how does somewhere inbetween sound?
I'm sure that XboxAddict's 10/10 review is perfectly indicative of the quality of the game /s.
I normally always play Bethesda games when they are released, but seeing as I don't have an Xbox and I won't be purchasing one to play this game, I guess Bethesda will miss out on my dosh. I'm just one person but I assume there's a few like me.
No more Xbox site dolling out 10/10 to prop up the metacritic scores anymore
The thing that interests me is that there were more than just a few Xbox sites. Is there legitimate standing to support an objective 10/10 from any review site? Like, can a fan of Starfield name ONE thing that Starfield does exceptionally well that would cause a marginally reasonable reviewer to honestly believe this is a masterpiece?
It surpasses most other games in how “Bethesda” it is. Their games are very unique, and most of the discourse over the game is due to whether people have an appreciation for some of the specific qualities that Bethesda games offer or not. For those who find value in some of these factors, Bethesda games will rank highly. For those who are looking more for the industry standard checkbox items that are expected in games, they will find the game to be trash. There games engage and capture attention in a distinct way.
@armaggedon, and what about being "Bethesda" is so unique? Size of the worlds? Quality of the quests? Ability to change outcomes? I'm trying to decompose the qualities that would make this a 10/10.
What would make you give a game 10/10?
@philly - near perfection in whatever category it was in. For a big RPG I'd say amazing graphics, locations, gameplay, story, and RPG mechanics. All of those phenomenal and we're looking at a 10. My categories would be different for a sports game, or a side scrolling indie platformer obviously...
It’s not a 10/10 but it’s also not a 5-6/10 This is 7.5-8/10. And hopefully Bethesda can make major investments. Xbox fans are wrong saying it’s GOTY or 10/10. We have to be objective so developers can get the feedback needed to help make improvements MS and Bethesda gave codes to select few and they have every right to do that but I personally dislike this because publishers are trying to control the narrative at launch Bethesda please work around the clock to make improvements within the first 60-120 days. This game has potential I don’t think anyone can deny that. It has very strong foundation but can be made much better overtime
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