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Not Recommended
0.0 hrs last two weeks / 54.5 hrs on record
Posted: Nov 5, 2023 @ 4:08pm

Boring and overrated. There is a wide universe to explore, filled mostly with empty planets. I understand. They have to do that to sell you on the idea that this is a whole universe, but that doesn't make the game more fun. You can land on any planet and explore the copy/pasted locations. You will see the exact same locations from one end of the universe to the other and everywhere in between. A hodgepodge of messy, slapped together mechanics. Bloated skill trees, "exploring", crafting, base building, an RPG, an FPS, a space opera. Starfield doesn't know what it wants to be. As wide as the ocean and as deep as a puddle. You can explore everywhere but why would you want to?
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Developer response:
Bethesda_Kraken  [developer] Posted: Nov 6, 2023 @ 9:57am
Greetings,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for Starfield!

We are sorry that you do not like landing on different planets and are finding many of them empty.

Some of Starfield’s planets are meant to be empty by design - but that's not boring. “When the astronauts went to the moon, there was nothing there. They certainly weren't bored." The intention of Starfield's exploration is to evoke a feeling of smallness in players and make you feel overwhelmed. You can continue to explore and find worlds that do have resources you need or hidden outposts to look through.

To provide feedback to development for Starfield, please feel free to submit your feedback using this form here: https://beth.games/45BDMKb

Never stop exploring!
Bethesda Customer Support
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12 Comments
chromebook_gaming Dec 24, 2023 @ 10:00pm 
lmao bethesda really be showing up here just to be like "nuh uh"
orthi Dec 6, 2023 @ 2:36pm 
LOL these generic dev answers are hilarious. This makes it even worse...
Shock_Tart Dec 5, 2023 @ 9:01pm 
"Some of Starfield’s planets are meant to be empty by design - but that's not boring. “When the astronauts went to the moon, there was nothing there. They certainly weren't bored."

umm... Bethesda. you do know that the moon landing happened in 1969 when space travel was a new thing right?
SlipperyTribble Dec 4, 2023 @ 4:28am 
Bethesda's strategy of an ocean 10,000 miles wide, but an inch deep, finally backfired on them, huh.
Miguel Baptista Nov 30, 2023 @ 2:22am 
wow.
bethesda kraken,
quick
delete thia comment before IGN shares this in their main story.

ops.
nvmd.
mikeyjae78 Nov 29, 2023 @ 7:07am 
You guys can’t add a vehicle in an update or something to drive on a planet? You guys are saying that we don’t even deserve a moon rover like NASA had? Sometimes walking can be boring
LtMandrake Nov 28, 2023 @ 9:21pm 
That response from Bethesda is one of the most condescending things I have ever seen come out of a AAA much less ANY customer service department. I have a vast CS and CX background so let me point out:

- User never said anything about "not liking" landing on the planets. They pointed out some of the major flaws WE ALL agree with.

- This is an official response from someone who is disgruntled over the negative response to the game, letting emotion drive them, not logic, experience or ethics.

- Most unprofessional thing I have seen. Bethesda, learn to listen. Don't tell the people giving you money anything except THANK YOU!

Said my piece. GREAT REVIEW!!!

Bethesda, consider reassessing your business ethics.
FortyPoundBaby Nov 28, 2023 @ 7:43pm 
I'm not even going to touch that Kraken just implied that pixels on a screen somehow equate to GOING TO THE ACTUAL FUCKING MOON, but did they just tell this user that their subjective opinion is objectively incorrect? If they think its boring, its boring, that's their subjective opinion, but its an objective fact that it is their subjective opinion. You can not tell them that its not possible for their opinion to be "its boring". That's absolutely insane, like the literal definition of insane.
Amaru Nov 28, 2023 @ 1:25pm 
Sorry Bethesda dev, you don't get to compare your game to Armstrong setting foot on the moon which was and remains mankinds greatest achievement. It was exciting because of what it represented for our species, not an abundance of dust and rock.

Starfield is a video game and games are supposed to be fun by design. Exploration in Starfield IS boring and soulless while at the same time failing to execute on this Devs supposed goal of making your feel small thanks to the incessant loading screens.

Barren planets may be accurate in their portrayal of space but that does not translate to a rewarding experience here.

Starfield forfeits all of the elements that made previous Bethesda open world games so appealing.
Good Old Jim Nov 8, 2023 @ 10:39am 
“When the astronauts went to the moon, there was nothing there. They certainly weren't bored." Yea but this isn't real life this is a video game. When we get full dive VR then that might be valid as it stands you are a clown.