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Starfield is a 'different game' if you change this setting

Richard Lee Breslin

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Starfield is a 'different game' if you change this setting

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To say that Starfield was a highly anticipated game would be a total understatement. According to Bethesda, this sci-fi RPG was over 20 years in the making and finally came to fruition thanks to modern gaming technology.

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Was Starfield a perfect game? No. Was it overhyped? Perhaps. However, the game is a lot of fun and players can easily lose countless hours in it. In a nutshell, if you like the idea of The Elder Scrolls and Fallout in space, then Starfield could very well be your cup of tea.

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In our review, we said: “Starfield is without a doubt a monumental release - and not just because it's Bethesda’s first new IP in 25 years. Every now and then, a new game comes along that changes our perception of what the industry is capable of. Starfield is that game. This is beyond what we’ve come to know an open-world to be.”

As with any good RPG, player immersion is of the utmost importance.

That being said, Starfield could certainly do more - or so we thought. One player has massively improved the game by changing a simple setting. “Got bored. Turned off HUD. Felt like a different game,” announced Redditor No-Patience8984. “I wish there was an option to do it on the fly like in Red Dead Redemption 2,” they continued.

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“All modern RPGs need a HUD that mostly if not entirely fades away after a minute or so of non-combat,” replied zpaine. “I would prefer a toggle, I might not always want it in combat either but in a game like this I wouldn't mind if it was a helmet modification,” suggested Full Bat 8866. “I have been saying this since Starfield came out!! This game would benefit from a dynamic HUD so much,” exclaimed WAHSnoodle.

Personally, I’d always choose to have my HUD active in a game such as Starfield. The reason is that it’s a sci-fi game, so it makes sense to have some sort of radar at your disposal. As for games such as Red Dead Redemption 2, having no HUD makes sense as back in these times there was no such thing as a radar, only a compass. I’ve played Red Dead Redemption 2 without the HUD, and I can wholeheartedly recommend it.

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Starfield is out now on PC and Xbox Series X|S. What’s more, it’s also available to Xbox Game Pass subscribers at no extra cost.

Topics: Starfield, Bethesda, PC, Xbox

Richard Lee Breslin
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