Starfield fans have been sharing their biggest grievances about the game so far
Starfield is a critical and commercial success, with millions of players now seeking adventures and mischief in the populated systems. However, this d...
Starfield is a critical and commercial success, with millions of players now seeking adventures and mischief in the populated systems. However, this does not imply perfection, as every game has its vexing flaws that can accumulate and slightly diminish an otherwise flawless experience. Starfield is no exception, as even the players who adore the game the most share their greatest grievances, hoping that Bethesda or modders will address them in the future.
The question was posed on the Starfield subreddit by u/Nervous-Mind-5113, who inquired about the critiques of other fans of the game. With nearly 6,000 comments at the time of writing, there is a multitude of minor inconveniences that players have brought up, with the majority of them revolving around inventory issues or shipbuilding concerns.
A player named u/CheesecakeCareless44 mentions being bothered by the fact that Digipicks are placed in the "Miscellaneous" category within the inventory, alongside all the other stuff one collects during their travels. This particular issue seems to resonate with some individuals, and it can be frustrating to sift through all the clutter just to see how many Digipicks are left.
Another major criticism concerns the map and menus, as u/cin0nic argues that "every menu is terrible" and that it requires too much effort to view the planet and star maps. The city maps in Starfield are particularly frustrating, as they display a large flat blue surface with markings indicating shops, rather than showcasing any specific intricacies. They serve as a general guide to know where one needs to go, but they do not prevent getting lost in some of the game's larger settlements.
Many fans are also frustrated by the absence of features that were present in previous Bethesda games. The ability to consume food and read books without having to first place them in the inventory are two significant quality-of-life improvements that Starfield players are hoping will come with a new patch. These two features were included in Fallout 76 and Skyrim, respectively.
There is a way to read a book without having to pick it up, but that leads to another complaint, namely that many players are frustrated by the lack of tutorials for the menu shortcuts in Starfield. This forces players to search online for answers when all they want is to immerse themselves in the game.
Of course, these are merely minor annoyances, and the majority of people are having a good time with Starfield. However, there are indeed some distinct issues, and expressing opinions on social media is actually the only way for players to potentially achieve the desired changes.