Starfield Has Fallen To ‘Mostly Negative’ on Steam
Starfield was released by Bethesda Game Studios on September 6, 2023. It was hailed as being a monumental, enormous open-world game with untold potential, and it was the first new IP from the firm in more than two decades. In interviews, it was revealed that the concept for Starfield was more than twenty years old, and it took this long to develop it because Bethesda Game Studios wanted to produce the perfect game.
That wasn’t the result, unfortunately. Recently, Starfield’s reviews dropped even lower than they already had on Steam, driven by the sentiment around the game that continues to be considerably morose. On Steam, Starfield sits with a recent review rating of ‘Mostly Negative’, a jarring representation of how people feel about the space-faring epic.
Starfield was very well hyped up leading into the game’s launch. There was a fantastic marketing campaign spearheaded by Bethesda Game Studios that took the world by storm, and by the end, more than 13 million players jumped on board with Starfield, but many of those players came away with a sour taste in their mouths, given that the product they invested in revealed itself to be far from perfect.
On Steam, the game boasts 86,425 reviews with an ultimate rating of ‘Mixed’. However, the more recent feedback, which is represented by a batch of 7,302 reviews, suggests a more miserable image, rating the game as ‘Mostly Negative’.
One recent review referred to the game as a ‘big cup of mediocrity’, while another said it is a ‘game that has an excess of nothingness’. In a review written toward the end of November, a user wrote, ‘The story is as generic as it gets and the gameplay gets boring.’
Few redeeming features save Starfield, and that’s coming from someone who invested plenty of time in the game, completed all it had to offer, and bought into the game’s ultimate ‘Constellation Edition’.