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Angry Starfield players are starting to agree with game's lower review scores

Angry Starfield players are starting to agree with game's lower review scores

Were those low review scores unfair or are they accurate? Angry fans are now starting to wonder

When any highly anticipated game launches, the internet wages war on just about anything; sometimes the debates are centred on genuine issues, while other times it’s about just being angry for no reason. When it comes to Starfield, it would appear that fans are now starting to agree with the game’s lower review scores.

Not every reviewer has awarded the game a low score – here at GAMINGbible, we fell in love with the sci-fi RPG in a monumental way. That being said, we never just loved it because of hype, we loved it because hours were poured into discovering as much of its universe as possible.

Curious about space? Check out our Starfield review!

A lot of controversy has surrounded Bethesda’s latest game, not least of all due to the fact that a lot of outlets didn’t get review copies. Since that information circulated, many have been wondering what the devs are hiding, if anything at all. Following on from that tense reveal, things only seemed to go downhill for the devs when a lot of outlets started giving low review scores; everyone had anticipated eights and above, but there were some sevens in there too.

Speculation over whether this was just a result of sour sentiment or actually about the game broke out, as so often does in the video game community. However, after several days of Early Access, a lot of Starfield players are starting to agree with those lower scores. Predominately, the issue seems to be that the game is too slow, though others have described it as “empty”.

Although the game has saved lives, quite literally, for many it’s a title that leaves a lot to be desired. When looking at the stats of the game thus far, only a small percentage of gamers have manage to reach level 10, which some are saying is proof that nobody can be bothered to play it. However, let’s look at it a different way: the game is a slow burn. You need to immerse yourself in it for quite some time before you really hit your stride and see what’s out there.

“I am addicted. I hit level 11 and I still have no idea what I am doing. Each skill is a rabbit hole, each system and planet has things to do. Are they all great and deep? Nah. Then you jump and some wild shit pops off and 30 minutes later, you try to remember what you were doing,” said one Redditor, who demonstrates the sheer scope of the gameplay on offer.

Could it be like Zelda TOTK, in that there’s so much to do it becomes overwhelming? It would seem so, especially when reading comments like this from other users, “I was iffy on the game in the first 5 hours but now, 15 hours in I'm loving it. I haven't been this invested in a game in a long time.”

What’s the main takeaway from this? Games are divisive. They’re subjective. What one person enjoys another will hate – it’s the same with any medium or art, it’s all about opinion, and those opinions don’t always agree.

You can play Starfield Early Access now, or you can wait until the game releases on Xbox and PC on 6 September.

Featured Image Credit: Bethesda Softworks

Topics: Starfield, Bethesda, Xbox, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, PC, Steam