Despite being fairly well-received upon launch, Starfield has been suffering a death of one thousand cuts ever since. Now that all the new release hype has faded away and fans are left with the game as it is, opinions appear to have shifted somewhat, as even those that liked the game back when it first launched are starting to turn. It recently became Bethesda's lowest-rated game ever, it had a fairly disappointing number of nominations at The Game Awards, and now it's dropped to a 'Mixed' rating on Steam.
Head on over to Starfield's Steam page, and you'll see that both the Recent Reviews and All Reviews tabs are now Mixed, the latter dropping after a total of 75,898 reviews at the time of writing. A pretty dismal 48 percent of the game's recent reviews were positive, contributing massivley to the drop, while just a grand total of 69 percent of those 75,898 total reviews have positive things to say. Definitely not great compared to the rest of Bethesda's catalog.
To make matters even worse, a lot of fans of the game aren't even that surprised. A recent Reddit thread talking about Starfield's new 'Mixed' rating is chock-full of people complaining about several aspects of the game now that they're reaching up to 100 hours of playtime. You have some complaining that the game is "completely uninteresting" or "too large in scope". You can find similar complaints in the Steam reviews too, with one person going so far as to say they're not excited about The Elder Scrolls 6 anymore.
At this point, I’m just trying to finish the main quests so that I can move on to a new game or two.
Others have more technical gripes, complaining about the long and constant loading screens, and a feeling that they're wasting their evening becauseRead more on thegamer.com