Starfield players are confused by the game's lack of gore compared to Skyrim, Fallout
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Bethesda’s previous titles are no stranger to blood and gore. With The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and the Fallout series under their belt, arrows taking off heads and animals ripping off limbs are a common occurrence. However, for their latest action RPG Starfield, fans have noticed the lack of blood on their journey across the Settled Systems.
With action-packed gameplay and guns galore, some players expected more than the occasional blood splatter, but Bethesda seemingly turned it down in their latest title. A hatchet to the head may result in the desired effect and many corpses across the worlds have seemingly died in gruesome ways but as to how much gore we can cause, it is limited. Even enemies that have gone through the ringer end up looking pretty intact when players are done with them.
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This realisation has caused some fans to take to Reddit to enquire about Bethesda’s new SFW ways. One user Walkingdeaddd22 asked, “What happened to the gore?” (As spotted by Dexerto). “There’s so much blood in Starfield and yet all the dead characters look like they’re laying down for a quick nap.” It seems like many others agree with them according to the replies with one adding that you can “walk all over it without creating any footprint and messing up the scene”.
Some others were disappointed that rivet guns no longer “pin enemies to the wall” with another detailing how you can enter one apartment and “find blood everywhere” but the body is still perfectly intact.
Although we aren’t sure why Bethesda has toned down the violence, some believe it is due to Starfield appearing much more family friendly than Skyrim and Fallout. This seems a bit far-fetched considering the game still features a whole lot of murder and violence. However, this could in fact have been the approach Todd Howard and Bethesda were going for.
However, with the game recently hitting a 10 million player milestone, its lack of gore isn’t stopping people from enjoying their time amongst the stars.