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Starfield: A Cosmic Odyssey of Exploration and Adventure

In the vast cosmos of gaming, Bethesda’s Starfield has emerged as a shining star, generating immense anticipation and hype. This triple-A blockbuster introduces players to an open-world brimming with the wonders of space and a deep emphasis on RPG elements.

Your journey in Starfield commences with a humble landing in an underground cave, surrounded by a group of resourceful miners. These early moments serve as a tutorial, gently acquainting you with the game’s core mechanics. As you progress, the true heart of Starfield is unveiled—the awe-inspiring space exploration that defines its gameplay.

Bethesda’s signature open-world style shines brightly here, offering a wealth of missions and quests that are integral to the narrative, yet many can be tackled at your leisure, adding over 70 hours of gameplay to savor. While the first 20 hours may seem somewhat slow-paced, a cinematic shift marks a turning point, rewarding your patience with an increasingly enjoyable experience.

Starfield presents ample opportunities for customization and avatar creation, inviting players to infuse their creativity into the game’s universe.

The addition of companions adds a unique dimension to your interstellar odyssey. Early on, you can enlist the likes of Sarah Morgan, Barret, Sam Coe, and Andreja to accompany you on your adventures. While more recruits await as you progress, this initial constellation crew becomes a vital part of the story.

In retrospect, the true highlight of Starfield lies in its exploration and traversal. With 18 main quests intertwined with the narrative, an abundance of side quests, and the enticing prospect of new game+, the game offers a galaxy of content to pilot through.

In a universe teeming with over 1000 planets and a sprawling, immersive open world, Starfield beckons intrepid gamers to embark on an unforgettable cosmic odyssey. Slow beginnings give way to epic adventures, making every moment in this celestial sandbox a journey well worth taking.

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Meet Al, the intergalactic wordsmith hailing from the wilds of northeast England. Al is a dedicated father of three adventurous boys, navigating the cosmic chaos of parenthood with style. When he's not busy herding his young padawans, Al dives headfirst into the thrilling worlds of science fiction. When the universe beckons, Al transforms into a strategic mastermind, conquering galaxies in real-time strategy games. Join him on his cosmic journey through words, wonder, wine and the occasional strategic triumph right here on Eat Sleep Game Repeat.

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  • Lemmy 29 September 2023

    I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to say that Starfield is Bethesda’s best game yet. So much to see and do, so much freedom to explore. Game of the year contender.

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