Starfield has undeniably achieved monumental success for Bethesda Game Studios, as it has not only attracted an extensive player base but has also solidified its position as a significant gaming phenomenon.
Following its launch in early September, the gaming community began drawing comparisons to other RPG titles such as Baldur’s Gate 3 and Cyberpunk 2077. However, the intensity of these comparisons has escalated significantly in the past week, fueled primarily by the release of Cyberpunk’s highly-anticipated 2.0 update.
A prevailing sentiment has recently emerged in the gaming community that, while enjoyable, Starfield exhibits a sense of antiquity when juxtaposed with the modern aesthetics and features seen in Cyberpunk 2077.
This sentiment was highlighted in a recent post when a fan took to Reddit and shared a comparison between Starfield and Cyberpunk 2077. The fan revealed that their extensive time spent within the universe of Starfield has led them to appreciate Cyberpunk 2077 even more. In their perspective, although Cyberpunk 2077 may not match the grand scale of Starfield, it compensates for this by delivering a deeper sense of immersion within its meticulously crafted world.
Cyberpunk recently received a 2.0 update, injecting a renewed sense of positivity into the game. Furthermore, the newly released expansion, Phantom Liberty, has diligently worked towards fulfilling CD Projekt Red’s aspiration for redemption in the eyes of players and fans.
Some fans highlighted issues with character models in Bethesda’s games, which have been described as robotic and lacking in realism. Players find that in Bethesda’s RPGs, character models seem to resemble mannequins, and their interactions come across as rigid, particularly during dialogue delivery.
In contrast, Cyberpunk’s NPCs exhibit a heightened level of awareness, readily noticing the player’s presence. Moreover, they seamlessly transition into engaging in meaningful dialogue even as they remain engrossed in other activities such as eating or smoking.
Players have also pointed out that, when playing Cyberpunk 2077, they enjoy the fluidity of seamlessly traversing various locations within the sprawling Night City. In contrast, when navigating through cities in Starfield, players are compelled to endure the inconvenience of multiple loading screens when transitioning between different areas.
This distinction in loading experiences underscores one of the key differences between the two games and highlights the more immersive and uninterrupted exploration offered by Cyberpunk 2077 in its vibrant urban setting.
It’s important to recognize that Starfield is at the beginning of its journey. There is hope that its major issues will be improved through future updates by the studio, ultimately resulting in a more enjoyable and immersive gaming experience for all.