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News video games 05 September 2023, 12:32

author: Kamil Kleszyk

Planetary Landings in Starfield, NMS, Elite and Star Citizen Compared

A gamer compared the landing procedure on planets in various space-themed games. How did Starfield compare?

Source: Bethesda Softworks

When hyping up Starfield as a groundbreaking game, Bethesda took on a lot. Since the game's release in early access premium, more gamers have been checking whether the developers actually delivered what they advertised. From the first reviews, it seems that a good portion of these promises have been fulfilled, but there is no shortage of exceptions.

Those who purchased the premium edition of Starfield and thus began space exploration a few days before the official release, are not entirely satisfied with what should be the strength of the title, namely space flight and the very approach to landing on the planets and moons available in the game. Unfortunately, Bethesda has kept these elements to a minimum - they especially pale in comparison to other games of this type.

One gamer shared a video featuring demonstrations of the landing procedure on planets in several of the most popular space-themed games. The user took on Elite: Dangerous, No Man's Sky, Star Citizen and, of course, Starfield.

As is not difficult to guess, out of this group, the least impressive is the landing in Bethesda's work. This is because the player has no influence on how his ship settles on the planet. Everything is done by the game, which, after a short loading screen, displays a finished landing animation of the craft.

The most impressive landing can be found in Star Citizen and Elite: Dangerous. Nevertheless, it should be remembered that in the case of these games we are dealing with space simulators focused mainly on flight, including takeoffs and landings. So this aspect has been greatly refined by the developers.

The official release of Starfield will take place tomorrow, i.e. on September 6. Bethesda's RPG has been developed for Xbox Series X/S consoles and PC.. The title will at the same time become available as part of Game Pass subscription.

  1. Starfield Review: A Stellar Masterpiece
  2. Starfield - game guide
  3. Starfield - official website

Kamil Kleszyk

Kamil Kleszyk

An introvert by nature. Since childhood, he felt a closer connection to humanism than to the sciences. Instead of exercises in maths, he preferred shutting himself up in his world and inventing new stories of his favorite anime – Dragon Ball. After years of study came a time of stagnation, which he preferred to call "searching for purpose." Looking out for destiny during the 58th screening of his beloved Die Hard, he decided – like John McCLane – to fight for a better future. He found the avenue to do this in Gamepressure. Since he's still a freshman in the newsroom, he doesn't have a target subject he wants to focus on yet. So, you can expect news about farming simulators, or the impact of Johnny Depp's trial on the future of Pirates of the Caribbean. If you ever hear that playing console games and watching movies is futile – remember this story


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