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Starfield from Bethesda - coming 11/11/22

Started by Syt, June 13, 2021, 12:11:24 PM

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Syt

I'm wary of the "1000 planets, land anywhere" thing. I wonder how much procedural generation is in this. And how many planet are actually worth checking out or are just lifeless rocks of various shades of grey to brown. I also assume that "civilized" planets will be a hub you visit, but without the rest of the world to explore.

The opening it with the shooting was a bt ... weird as gameplay selection. That looked generic as heck shooting. Not a good way to sell me on this. :D
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I don't get why they would highlight such a high number of worlds. Clearly many/most have to be procedurally generated which will make them less captivating.

edit: Just saw your latest comment, Syt. :)
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Quote from: Syt on June 13, 2022, 06:58:54 AMI'm wary of the "1000 planets, land anywhere" thing. I wonder how much procedural generation is in this. And how many planet are actually worth checking out or are just lifeless rocks of various shades of grey to brown. I also assume that "civilized" planets will be a hub you visit, but without the rest of the world to explore.

The opening it with the shooting was a bt ... weird as gameplay selection. That looked generic as heck shooting. Not a good way to sell me on this. :D

Yeah pretty much. I am probably going to check it out no matter what because  it's Bethesda, but it looked like a Mass Effect mod made in the Fallout 4 engine (just better graphics maybe)

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I'll play it when it goes on MS Game Pass. Not paying 60 bucks for it.
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After reading Kokatu's piece last week on how Fallout 76 turned Bethesda into the Killing Fields, I for one look forward to seeing the bodies pile up in the ZeniMax parking lot.

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Quote from: Syt on June 14, 2021, 10:50:45 AM
Quote"It's like 'Skyrim' in space."

That's how Bethesda Game Studios Executive Producer Todd Howard described the upcoming game "Starfield" in an exclusive video interview with The Washington Post. 
It means it is filled with buggy and incomplete quests, but highly moddable so unpaid volunteers can finish the work of Bethesde as it runs out of money to complete it before it releases some special edition?

Or does he mean you randomly roam everywhere on the map doing some stuff that does not seem to impact what you believe is the true finale of the game, the civil war between two similar factions, but instead simply prepares for the final fight with some flying beasts?

Hmm.  Not sure I'm buying this on release.
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Syt

Quote from: Syt on June 13, 2022, 06:58:54 AMI'm wary of the "1000 planets, land anywhere" thing. I wonder how much procedural generation is in this. And how many planet are actually worth checking out or are just lifeless rocks of various shades of grey to brown.

RPS has a similar take. :D

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/bethesda-could-have-shown-us-anything-with-starfield-and-they-chose-grey-rocks-again

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Now, keep in mind that this game is set in outer space, the vast expanse and wonders of which we cannot ken. You could do any cool, awe-inspiring thing you want with space. Crystal waterfalls that flow backwards into the sky. Aurora borealis-like lights but so low down they whip along at ground level. Deserts of hot-pink dust sprouting deep blue rock spires. Destiny 2 has some cool planets, for example. Imagine my confusion, then, when the footage of Bethesda's brand new IP made it look like they've accidentally done Fallout or Elder Scrolls again.

[...]

At the end of the video Howard says that you can land on and explore the planets in Starfield wherever on the surface you want, and that there are over a thousand of them. In a brief montage of other planet vistas there were some more interesting ones - some different coloured rocks, some big crystals, a few palm trees. It's not like each one of those thousand planets is going to be meticulously authored by a team - at least, I hope they're not.

So being honest, watching that video, and listening to the dark voice of experience that lurks in your brain... How many of those 1000 planets do you reckon are mostly grey rocks?
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Syt

PC Gamer's reaction in their "Biggest Disappointments of E3" was that it's "No Man's Sky, but ugly." Hard to argue with that. When I saw the bit where the demo player was mining ore with a laser early on, I was immediately reminded of that game and kept seeing parallels after my mind was primed accordingly. :P
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