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Starfield positive review leaves fans optimistic

Starfield positive review leaves fans optimistic

Starfield's first positive preview has left fans feeling optimistic

The first positive preview for Starfield has left fans feeling incredible optimistic for Bethesda's open-world RPG.

As I'm sure you're all aware, Starfield is currently weeks away from finally launching - and hype is reaching dangerous levels. Everything we've heard so far about this game seems to be setting it up at Bethesda's biggest and most ambitious creation ever, a massive sci-fi fantasy that lets you become whoever you want to be.

Take a look at the game in action below!

Dangerous levels of hype can lead to dangerous levels of backlash, however. I don't need to tell you what happened with No Man's Sky and Cyberpunk 2077. And while both of those games managed to salvage their reputations with years of updates that turned them into genuinely brilliant adventures, nobody wants to see a game fall on its face at launch.

Being a Bethesda game some fans are of course braced for at least some bugs, even if Bethesda itself has promised the game's hefty delay has helped to iron most of the usual issues out. But between that and the early review bombing from people who haven't played the game, there's certainly a cloud of uncertainty hovering over September 1.

The good news? The one and only early hands-on look that currently exists for Starfield is extremely positive, and appears to be putting fans well at ease.

IGN went hands-on with Starfield back in June, and the general consensus from the one hour spent with the game is that it's really, really good.

While one hour obviously isn't enough to really make a definitive statement on the quality of a game as big as Starfield, the fans are taking IGN's praise as a very encouraging sign.

"He said an hour felt like 5 minutes. If that's not praise I don't know what is," one user commented.

Another added: "I'm absolutely ready to get completely lost in the game world. Smuggler? Space pirate? Space Marshall? Scientist? Space cowboy? Farmer? Leader of a cult? I feel like these will all be options you can do in Starfield. I'm so pumped."

While I certainly agree that we should definitely try and temper expectations a little bit, this preview can only be good news for fans who were expecting another Fallout 76 style fiasco.

Featured Image Credit: Bethesda

Topics: Starfield, Bethesda, Xbox, PC