The faces of Starfield

When Starfield was announced I wanted to play it, however paying €75 for the base game is just too damn high. Luckily I found a 'demo' ;)
Anyway, the game is basically Fallout in space (and on planets). It actually looks like Fallout 4 with HD graphics, and thus runs smooth on my pc.

The thing that irks me are:
- The faces when speaking lack emotion
- The writing of characters & scenes, so far, feels bland
- Simple fetch quests without any surprises (yet)
- Simple story
- Answers don't matter
- The wastelands (and there are plenty) look just like Fallout 4 only more alien-esk
- Some weird grayish filter inside buildings
- Ship is unable to access anything but pilot seat in space, only when landed you can walk inside and access more stations.
- Load scenes galore! Luckily not too long though
- Baldur's Gate 3 looks better (probably cause it's isometric)
- The Witcher 3 (2015) & Red Dead Redemption 2 (2019) looks better!

But it has good things too:
- Ship can be build into any shape and size
- it uses less cpu & gpu resources than Baldur's Gate 3
- Mods are easy to install

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EVA mod

Already have a couple; different 120fps interface, better walk/jog/run speeds, less spongy enemies, crafttable ammo, Better lighting, more reactors on ships, and a few more.


Sweet Ship!

I think mods will come thick and fast to enhance this game.

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My first ship

That or just use a console command ;)

Space 'exploration' does feel a lot like No Man Sky (NMS) and Star Citizen (SC) as there's not much to do. So yes you can travel very slowly between planets but it's a lot quicker to use the 'grav' drive (something like warp), similar to NMS & SC.

As for mods I found the 'No Color Filters' which removes the grey wash among other things pretty good. Also found a mod that adds 60fps in menus as native is 30 fps, and one that deletes the enemy bullet sponges. More to come!


"...and essentials can't be killed :(" - Yet! I have faith in modders.

I've seen some coverage of it on twitch. I think it'll be a fun game, but it clearly has plenty of room for modders to make it much better. I've heard many people say the visiting planets and flying in space annoys them as it's a lot like no mans sky but just not as good at those same things.

I'm still rocking my 1080 laptop and while I think Starfield will run, it may not be great. I've seen it run on a 1060 and even a steamdeck, but it wasn't great on either.

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This is the depressing voice acting plus facial animation you see all over the place.
Sure the faces move but it just lacks the right vocal emotion, and sometimes vice versa. And this happens all the time.
I wish I could just murder everyone but some are essential, and essentials can't be killed :(

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The cockpit view (SF)

Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy it but it's not the best game in 2023. Baldur's Gate 3 has more depth in story, character emotion and voice acting, hell I even don't mind the dice roll.