Starfield is the massive action Role Playing Game that had so many talking about it. Developed by Bethesda and it’s an Xbox exclusive. X35 Earthwalker started his adventure in Starfield and there’s lots happening. There’s lots to say but as usual we gon try keep it on the shorter side. Let’s take a look.
Starfield is more than a good game. It’s an excellent game. Once again we don’t want to hear anything about glitches and bugs as once again that an issue of the pc inferior race. On the Xbox Series X, I haven’t experienced those issues. The most X35 Earthwalker has experienced is two crashes on the same moon when running across the moon surface but never anywhere else. That’s all. Starfield has been a mighty adventure so far. Explored a number of planets, multiple moons, facilities, outposts and more. Know that we are no where near halfway exploration or anything.
Some say that the planets are mostly not interesting which is false as most of the planets we have visited have had flora and fauna and different ones too. Some planets of course aren’t designed to have life. just like in real life. A deep freeze planet isn’t going to have dinosaurs as it’s a frozen gas planet. Sure being a fictional universe it would be nice to see ice creatures and monsters. That would make Starfield better. Those barren planets do have resources to harvest and natural formations to scan and discover and yes, it’s interesting for us. Also some of the planets they claim are empty aren’t planets… they are moons. Know the difference.
The missions are plentiful and some go deeper than initially thought. We get activities that lead to things from something as simple as hearing an npc talk. Then there’s side missions in areas for full on talking to people which can open up more. There’s then quests you find as you jump around space and near planets. You might receive a transmission which you can either respond… either directly or through your actions like landing on the planet. We was near a planet and found a farming family that had a spacers problem and then leads to repairing satellites and some spaceship battles and then a gathering of families and disputes etc. That’s not a main mission by the way. There’s missions you get for joining factions like a free star ranger or the uc vanguard. They have their own missions and they are cool and go way deeper than the initial task. Being a whole quest in themselves. There’s also missions you can get from these stations either for bounties, or tasks for the Constellation. We even got a quest for being observant and found a item that tipped us off about an activity happening in a far away place. There’s so much happening. It’s crazy.
The most annoying thing about star field though has been the weight management. We hated that in Fallout 76 and we hate it here. It’s easier to manage here but we hate all this limited weight. Spent upgrades on max weight carry for this reason and aimed for a bigger ship also for the same reason. We need something infinite or more options for storing stuff as we must collect all these resources as they are all useful for outpost building, crafting and mods. We need them and lots of them. Building the storages at the outposts costs resources too and they aren’t cheap. Those storages need to hold more to be more viable. Such a shame that the weight management is the worse thing about the game so far.
The weapons and gunplay is excellent. There’s many weapons to find and choose from. Submachine guns, single shot rifles, automatic rifles, pistols both heavy single shot and semi automatic. There’s laser weapons, ballistic weapons, particle beam weapons and electromagnetic pulses. Ballistic is basically guns as we know them. Bullets basically. Laser is energy and maybe electrical. Partical beam is a combination of physical and energy damage. Electromagnetic pulse is all about disabling your opponents. Hot them enough times and they will be incapacitated. So pick pocket away. The weapons feels and sound good. The Grendel is definitely ruthless at close range with certain mods. Let’s not forget about melee weapons. We found two awesome blade weapons and they tear the enemies up! There’s skills that upgrades melee giving more damage, damage resistance and even heal as you kill. Crazy huh.
Space ship combat has one big problem though. You turn far too slow in Starfield. It’s hard to track and keep up with certain ships when they turn around and fly off faster than you do. Hopefully the change the turn speed, especially if it’s linked to the type of ship that you have. Another thing we don’t like is how the game gives you a bounty for doing things when there’s no witnesses. There was a rude stranger in this abandoned little outpost and we had our partner wait outside some distance away. X35 Earthwalker went in, close the air lock doors and then killed him quickly. We still got a bounty somehow. There were no cameras. so how does that work. How is it recorded as a crime when no one knows… yet somehow they all know. Maybe it’s just video game logic. Similar thing with contraband. How would the scanner know what contraband is. How do they scan it through my ship and cargo. We are aware of shielded cargo but that’s not the point. We will assume this is just “how it works” in Starfield.
We truly appreciate and enjoy that you can steal ships. That’s how we got our best ship right now. We saw it just sitting there and there was no caption or pilot around or anything. Hacked through the main door. Then explored around and couldn’t take anything as it would be marked as stealing. So went to the cockpit and was surprised that I could sit down. The option to take off was available. Was thinking the game won’t allow this. X35 Earthwalker took off into the space and just like that, the ship was mine. The ability to steal ships is a great option. didn’t spend a pence or dime.
The starting traits do affect some aspects of the game. You can have your parents living in an apartment that you can visit them and sleep in your own bed. You can get a nice house but be in debt. The adoring fan is a real thing and he does have some uses. You can literally start with a bounty and have people after you. You can play as a villain that needs to be stopped or you a good guy with a clean slate. It effects your relationships, persuasion and just the story to some extent.
We even get to see the fauna fight each other. Starfield has a whole food chain system going on. at least amongst the predators and prey. We have seen the corpses of flying fauna and see land predators by the bodies. We have see then actively chase some herding creatures down to kill them. We have seen the prey fight back. It’s good design for these things to happen. We put a video down below to see for yourself. Battles.
Overall we are having a great time in Starfield and it’s what we expected mostly from the game. There’s so much more to explore and discover. Much more missions to complete. More ships to get our hands on. More fauna to scan, fight and loot from. Weapons to get our hands on and improve. Space ship fights to awkwardly win. This game definitely ain’t boring or creatively bankrupted. This game is massive, has lots to offer and different play styles. X35 Earthwalker has many hours in Starfield and plans to spend more hours in on this big space adventure.
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