Starfield could be a generic sci-fi equivalent of Skyrim, and I still can't wait to play it! :)

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#1 Posted by sanghelle56 (225 posts) -

I've been waiting for a game like this to come out for years now.

My top expectation for Bethesda's Starfield is for it to be like TES at least as far as choosable species and side quests. Thus, I'm hoping it'll be more like a space opera. Only thing I don't want in practicality is NO EXTRA PLANETS TO TRAVEL TO. It's not No Man's Sky. And the planet shown in the trailer should be central to explore.

Based on what I've seen in the below video, I'm even more hyped. This guy is talking about character creation and playable aliens! And Todd Howard from Bethesda hinted that this will be a core mechanic. Yes, it should have humans as an option. But the other species (five of them?) I can't wait to pick from. RPGs with default human protags backed up by macho voice actors bore me. With the exception of Mass Effect.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8pjhono4uA

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#2 Posted by RSM-HQ (8610 posts) -

And what does Todds word really tell us?

Todd Howard once said great things prior the release of Fall Out 76, Bethesda Studios last project. After release stated we should have expected what players got. . .

When looking at a portfolio rationality, one should eye what was most recent. Not what this developer did during some glory years of old (Skyrim was 2011 folks)

The Elder Scrolls VI and Star Field will still use the Gamebryo engine, with the same people who worked on Fall Out 76. "Get hyped" ain't happening from this user till shown they have a product worth investing in.

Bethesda can no longer rely on reputation for the larger gaming demographic, seeing as majority fans are angry at what Bethesda Studios has been selling. They need to show they can play with the big bois, not tell us, as they're loyalty card is all but drained.

The Outer Worlds> Star Field

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#3 Posted by sanghelle56 (225 posts) -

@RSM-HQ: Um, I wouldn't use Fallout 76 as ammo for my reasoning if I were you. No offense. I can understand if you mean that by it was the last game they made that hit shelves. But I doubt SF will have 76's problems.

Isn't 76 a controversially bad MMO? *Shrugs.* Star Field's supposed to be a big budget single player RPG. And TES VI will be pushed to the time 5 and Project Scarlett come out. It doesn't bug me if the former mentioned ends up being less or more than Skyrim.

The Outer Worlds, I'm not that much anticipating. Basically Fallout 4: In Space and the sole reason Iggy Pop is popular in 2019.

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@sanghelle56 said:

@RSM-HQ: Um, I wouldn't use Fallout 76 as ammo for my reasoning if I were you. No offense. I can understand if you mean that by it was the last game they made that hit shelves. But I doubt SF will have 76's problems.

No offence taken but it's a more reliable game of reference than Skyrim. Many of whom have already departed the company probably over five years ago at least. Skyrim is old and not a note worthy game to use for praise in 2019 for a developer_

Stating "won't have the same problems" is just not a phrase I have much faith in. Lying about a product to customers is a very bad sin, but you be you.

Isn't 76 a controversially bad MMO? *Shrugs.* Star Field's supposed to be a big budget single player RPG.

One can throw money on a burning heap but it'll still burn.

Duke Nukem Forever also had a big budget (AAA). Don't think that really has much weight. If the developer releases trash, one should expect trash; till proven otherwise. And believe me I would want nothing more than to be wrong and Bethesda Studios to make a good game.

Stating it was an MMO also means little consider Todd himself described Fall Out 76 as a "true Bethesda Fall Out experience". And honestly you are taking his words to heart which is the most concerning.

The Outer Worlds, I'm not that much anticipating. Basically Fallout 4: In Space and the sole reason Iggy Pop is popular in 2019.

Not really sure I'll even buy The Outer Worlds honestly, yet looks far more appealing to Todds teams offerings of late

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If we look at recent years Obsidian has a far superior portfolio, reputation, and honesty to its loyal demographic. Bethesda Studios can make non of these claims.

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#5 Posted by warmblur (3028 posts) -
@RSM-HQ said:

And what does Todds word really tell us?

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#6 Posted by Lembu90 (601 posts) -

Too bad The Outer Worlds will be an Epic Games Store exclusive for PC version.

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#7 Posted by RSM-HQ (8610 posts) -
@lembu90 said:

Too bad The Outer Worlds will be an Epic Games Store exclusive for PC version.

Not really, and don't think enough people view it as an issue. Just the vocal minority; usually Steam fanbois.

Install launcher, buy game. Not really a problem. Most P.C. Gamers probably already have it as well.

Only distribution platform I even like on P.C. is GoG, yet I have six of them.

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#8 Posted by Archangel3371 (28553 posts) -

I’m pretty hyped for Starfield myself. I really enjoyed Fallout 3, 4, Oblivion, and Skyrim so the one disappointment which was Fallout 76 is heavily outweighed by what I did like. Sometimes devs stumble so I typically cut them some slack unless it starts to become a trend.

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#9 Posted by thereal25 (1832 posts) -

Neither Skryrim nor Fallout 4 were that good imo. And the last (and only?) great game that Bethesda studious made was Fallout 3. And that was what - 12 years ago?

Since then nothing but disappointment.

As others have pointed out Bethesda can no longer ride on hype, advertising or reputation. They'll have to actually deliver this time. I'll wait for reviews.

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#10 Posted by bussinrounds (3179 posts) -

Knowing Bethesduh, it probably will be the same crap they've been doing, 'but with a sci-fi skin'.

...and Bethtards will rejoice.

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#11 Posted by Litchie (24346 posts) -

Pretty unhyped for this. I just want Starfield completed and over with so we can have ES6 already.

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#13 Posted by johnd13 (9789 posts) -

Despite Bethesda arguably losing their touch more with each new game, I believe they can still create an open world RPG worth exploring. So yeah I'm moderately hyped.

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#14 Posted by Shantmaster_K (1524 posts) -

I'd love to have a Skyrim-like space sci-fi game. I'm more excited for TES6.

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#15 Posted by Yams1980 (3608 posts) -

ya this game will be great probably. I hope it has always online drm and lootboxes I can buy.

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#16 Posted by RSM-HQ (8610 posts) -

ya this game will be great probably. I hope it has always online drm and lootboxes I can buy

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#17 Posted by watercrack445 (1843 posts) -

Meh, I will still play the game eventually. Its not on my priority games list but something fun to play later on.

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#18 Posted by lucidique (597 posts) -

@sanghelle56 said:

I've been waiting for a game like this to come out for years now.

My top expectation for Bethesda's Starfield is for it to be like TES at least as far as choosable species and side quests. Thus, I'm hoping it'll be more like a space opera.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8pjhono4uA

Considering how Fallout 4 turned out, I hope you are also excited for a healthy helping of Minecraft on the side.

God, Fallout 4 turned out to be something else.

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#19 Posted by mrbojangles25 (44402 posts) -

I expect it to be what the original Prey 2 was supposed to be; open-world sci-fi action-rpg. But truthfully, I don't really have any expectations right now, I just hope it's less of what we've been seeing from Bethesda of late.

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#20 Posted by warmblur (3028 posts) -

@mrbojangles25 said:

I expect it to be what the original Prey 2 was supposed to be; open-world sci-fi action-rpg. But truthfully, I don't really have any expectations right now, I just hope it's less of what we've been seeing from Bethesda of late.

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This cancellation still hurts :(

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#21 Posted by mrbojangles25 (44402 posts) -

@warmblur said:
@mrbojangles25 said:

I expect it to be what the original Prey 2 was supposed to be; open-world sci-fi action-rpg. But truthfully, I don't really have any expectations right now, I just hope it's less of what we've been seeing from Bethesda of late.

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This cancellation still hurts :(

It really does.

I liked the universe of the original Prey, was looking forward to exploring it.

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#22 Posted by Ish_basic (5027 posts) -

really hinges on if modding is still free. If not, **** it. I mean, I've logged so many hours in bethesda games and literally bought DLC solely because of community made mods. If they make me pay them beyond the retail price so other people can make their game better, i'll just pass, I think.

but if it's like it is now, the idea of a moddable space opera with multiple worlds is pretty fascinating.

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#23 Posted by npiet1 (2528 posts) -

@bussinrounds said:

Knowing Bethesduh, it probably will be the same crap they've been doing, 'but with a sci-fi skin'.

...and Bethtards will rejoice.

That's not a bad thing IMO. A lot of sequels try to innovate and make it worse. At least we sorta know what to expect.