12 people found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.0 hrs last two weeks / 31.1 hrs on record
Posted: Nov 27, 2023 @ 1:01pm

The story isn't that bad, but the game lacks the freedom of exploring the stars and space like no man's sky.

Combine that with the fact that most of them are empty with nothing interesting to offer and you get a boring result not making you to want to explore any of them because there is nothing to explore.

Having to "fast travel" instead of flying through space makes the game feel less of an open world game.

Didn't give the same feeling for a space-world game as Skyrim did for fantasy-world or Fallout 4 for post-apocalyptic world game.
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Bethesda_Kraken  [developer] Posted: Nov 27, 2023 @ 2:49pm
Greetings,

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

Given the immense size of Starfield, we felt it made more sense to be able to use your Grav Drive to jump to other solar systems. The option to fly freely among planets is still there, and you can travel from one planet to another and land without needing to open your map if you use your scanner. However, for an expedition like solar system traversal, jumping is necessary.

Remember that fast travel also has its perks as you can do so quickly when trying to complete quests and will always be given visual of your ship launching and landing, thus being able to appreciate all the little details that make your customized ship look unique.

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!
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