Starfield is here! And now also for everyone who hasn’t bought the more expensive premium version with early access, because that should be the majority of players – right? And how much do you actually like Bethesda’s new role-playing game, how long have you been playing, have you installed any mods and if so, which ones?
Starfield moves the gaming world
Hardly any other game has made such waves this year as Bethesda’s new first-person role-playing game. Starfield is on everyone’s lips, already recorded shortly after release six million players and is finally set to become the exclusive game success that Microsoft’s Xbox has been longing for for years. Despite many clear weaknesses, not least in terms of technology, Starfield almost consistently receives solid to excellent ratings. The first new Bethesda universe in 25 years has succeeded – but how much is still being discussed.
On Metacritic The role-playing game successfully defends its high meta score of 87 points, but the user score only gets 5.6 out of 10 points. On Steam Again, four days after the official release on September 6th, there are already over 35,000 “mostly positive“ Reviews that recently pushed Starfield just below 80 percent approval.
It is probably still too early to draw a final conclusion – no one can say to what extent the current ratings are excessively praising in the hype, in line with reality or too negative as a result of disappointed expectations. Nevertheless, a Sunday question about Starfield on the first weekend after release seems appropriate – too Diablo IV and Baldur’s Gate 3 at least there was one. And so the topic this week is: How does the community feel about Bethesda’s new role-playing game?
How do you feel about Starfield?
The first question is – as is often the case – obvious: Have you actually played yet? And if not, do you plan to do so soon? Or are you not interested in Starfield?
The second question builds on this. If you have already played, how many hours have you spent in Starfield since early access began on September 1st? As always, the surveys are anonymous. So no false modesty!
Steam, Windows Store, Xbox or Game Pass?
Bethesda spoke on Friday by over six million players, this number is likely to have risen sharply again this weekend. However, the developer and Microsoft remain silent about the sales figures – possibly because a significant proportion of players have not purchased Starfield individually, but rather play it as part of the Game Pass subscription. What about with you?
And if you bought Starfield, in which version? The premium edition, which costs around 100 euros instead of 70 euros, was available to play on September 1st. Was that worth the extra charge for you?
How do you rate Starfield and its technology?
The internet has been flooded with 9/10 ratings for Starfield, but some publications and players sometimes see it differently and just see a glorified space fallout. What is your overall impression so far? You are welcome to explain your judgment in the comments.
On the PC, the question of performance inevitably arises. Because Starfield’s requirements are immense, the graphical opulence is usually not, which – not surprisingly – has already sparked debates. Are you still satisfied with the performance? Or is the technical condition of the new Bethesda RPG holding you back from having fun or buying it?
Bethesda savior modding: Do you play with mods?
The modifications that are almost mandatory in Bethesda productions offer an opportunity to tweak performance and graphics. Have you (already) installed mods for Starfield?
And if so, what types of modifications do you resort to? Just quality-of-live mods that remove some stumbling blocks or full-blown cheats that turn the sea of stars into a children’s playground? are popular little surprising also modifications that Implement DLSS Super Resolution or Frame Generation in Starfield, initially even for an additional charge. Are you making use of it? You are welcome to give specific recommendations for your favorite Starfield mods in the comments.
The provides a deeper insight into the community’s relationship to the topic of game modding corresponding Sunday question from February 2023.
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