Starfield review - the final verdict: outdated, unambitious and disjointed - Metro

A disappointingly low-tech space exploration game that relies too much on the legacy of Skyrim and Fallout and lacks the innovation and imagination to do its concept justice.

jznrpg224d ago

MS cherry picked who got codes so there’s going to be a lot of late reviews

generic-user-name224d ago

I guess they shouldn't have cherry picked IGN then.

Charlieboy333224d ago

@generic Unfortunately they couldn't exclude the two biggest outlets in IGN and Gamespot without making their little plan too obvious. Too bad it backfired on them since they are too big to care about hurting Microsoft's feelings and gave it an honest score.......just like all the reviews coming in are doing now.

repsahj224d ago

Bethesda know that there's something wrong with their game that is why they chose who got the codes first.

S2Killinit224d ago (Edited 224d ago )

IGN is normally MS mouthpiece.

Rdeal224d ago

MS didn't cherry pick shit, look at the OpenCritic it has over 133 reviews and it's still sitting at 87, where as BG3 only has 106 reviews so did they cherry pick

Lightning77224d ago

Because metro has had a smear campaign for the past year. They already didn't like SF so this score was to be expected.

Christopher224d ago

@Lightning77: That works the other way as well, then? People praising the game for the last year are suspect to give the game a good score just as much as Metro is of giving it a bad one, no? This is logical fallacy territory we're entering in here. We should look at the words presented and base them on their merit alone, not try and scapegoat some sort of reporting history, especially that about the parent company and not Starfield itself, as a means to discredit a review.

Having read this review, I'm not certain I agree with their resulting score, but I can't deny their opinion and objective points made seem on point as far as I can tell.

SyntheticForm224d ago

I find it's scores people disagree with; not so much worded opinion. I agree with much of the criticism of the more popular critical reviews - IGN, GameSpot, et al. I'm still having a great time with the game though.

People don't disagree with Dan Stapleton as much as they disagree with the number 7. It's all about Metacritic and fanboy flexing. Comparing Baldur's Gate to Starfield and Spider-Man to Starfield is ridiculous on every level, but they'll slap those numbers side by side as if it's meaningful.

Stapleton could've given the game an 8 with the exact same worded opinion and it wouldn't have made as much of a ruckus.

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Lightning77224d ago (Edited 224d ago )

@Chris When you have publications like IGN who gave it a 7 despite all the hype for the past year from them as if they were gonna give it a 9 maybe even a 10 is telling. IGN did Hype campaigns and still gave it a 7. While Metro had smear campaign's and gave it a 6/10. I guess you can say that's "generous" the hate train they've been on but it still reflected the score nonetheless.

Regardless the general consensus is the game is very much liked and favored definitely not perfect even I have some serious gripes but the game generally is very much liked. Even breaking several milestones compared to their other Bethesda titles.

Seraphim224d ago

@generic-user-name - didn't IGN give Starfield a 7.

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SixFrvgz224d ago

My thoughts exactly when I see a bought and paid for 10/10 review.

ravens52224d ago

Seriously. Even most people playing it say they'll give it an 8 at the most. I've watched multiple streamers play this game, not one has praised it as a perfect game.

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talocaca224d ago

Disjointed is the biggest offender IMO. The mediocre space travel, the loading screens, etc really make it look and feel like a re-release of an old game.

Extermin8or3_224d ago

Yes, I'm really enjoying it but that doesn't change the fact thst this is the case and is the honest truth.

Extermin8or3_224d ago

@ravens52 I would probably give it a 7.5/10 maybe a 7.8. But a 7/10 is a solid good game in my scale none of this "8 or higher or it means its shit" nonsense.

mkis007223d ago (Edited 223d ago )

30 or so hours in and the loading is really grinding on me. One thing that annoyed me is that all they had to do was have a proper take off and landing sequence from the cockpit to at least give some realism. Getting forced to 3rd person sucks.