Starfield Metacritic score plummets as review bombing begins
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Starfield is being hit with review bombs, leading to its positive Metacritic score dropping dramatically.
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While reviews from critics have been positive, like ours which you can find here, the fans have been less easy to please. While many have been enjoying the game and all of its quirks, there’s upset in the wider community, and not just because you can choose your own pronouns in the character creator.
The main complaint is coming from the enormous explorable galaxy that Bethesda used as a major marketing point. While the galaxy is big, players are disappointed in how you explore it. Space travel being boring and meaningless is a big complaint, and many were shocked to find out you can’t walk all the way across a planet in one go, like No Man’s Sky, instead, there’s a boundary limit that forces you back.
While there are plenty of other complaints knocking around the forums we could talk about, you get the idea, and as a result of all the discourse Starfield’s user score has plummeted due to the review bombs.
Taking a quick glance at the game’s Metacritic scores, players have been hitting the game with scores of one, or even zeros, with the majority citing the game’s exploration as the primary problem with the game. The best compliment the game has received so far is that it’s slightly better than Fallout 4, a game that received its own fair share of hate.
Despite poor reviews from fans, Starfield has had a successful launch, as it was recently announced more than six million players have started their playthroughs, and and it’s even contributed to a huge increase in Xbox Series X sales.
Starfield is available right now on Xbox Series X/S and PC.