Starfield fans praise 'game changing' immersion booster
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Featured Image Credit: milkdrinker via NexusMods, Bethesda
Set in a world of infinite possibilities, Starfield is already quite the immersive RPG. However, thanks to one simple mod, exploration can become even more of a worthwhile experience.
Bethesda’s latest RPG Starfield hasn’t had the best few weeks. From being snubbed at The Game Awards nominations to dropping down to a “mixed” rating on Steam, it seems the space exploration title is not living up to fan’s expectations. However, this is perhaps to be expected as players expected an experience similar to Bethesda’s previous titles such as Fallout and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
Despite going through a rough patch, Bethesda is still determined to make Starfield an enjoyable experience for players and so it recently dropped a massive free update packed to the brim with highly-requested features.
It is not just the developers putting in the work but modders are also doing what they can do to improve Starfield even more. As a result, one modder has recently released ‘Shadowy Shadows’ on Nexus Mods which aims “to reduce fake lighting on flora and ground, make ground and flora shadows more shadowy, and make volumetrics more soft and yummy.”
Although this may seem like a simple change, screenshots show that it drastically improves Starfield’s environments and it is no surprise that the modder was inspired by Red Dead Redemption 2, Cyberpunk 2077 and of course, real life.
“IT'S A LOVELY GAME, IT REALLY IS. But. Does the game look 'off' at times?” asks the creator. “Not quite scratching the surface of realism as much as you'd hoped for? Is Jemison the ugliest planet with awkwardly bright plants and grass? Wait - don't answer that - the answer is yes!”
With the overall aim to lower the level of brightness in the game and add much more realistic lighting, Shadowy Shadows was born and players are thankful, even going as far as to say it is “game-changing”.