Starfield 🚀🧑‍🚀

Yup, no fucking. Looks like you need to put 2 skill points into the perk but then yes.

Some of the trickier ones can still take me a couple of minutes to figure out but it’s much easier. I really struggled with them before, my brain just doesn’t work like that.

Been getting back into this.

You can’t shake the suspicion while playing it that the whole thing is an experiment to see how big of a game you can make with AI generation without anyone noticing. In every system there is so, so much and I have found myself repeatedly sucked into exploring planets or random dungeons… that all feel like they exist for the purpose of existing. It’s not to say it isn’t enjoyable. I have found scanning and exploring planets dull in a strangely comforting manner. You see another signal on the horizon and think ‘ah, will I go check that out? Yeah why not. I’ll stroll up that ridge and see if I can’t get a nice view on the way’. But throughout you find yourself pondering the sheer pointlessness of it all.

In a weird way I think Bethesda might have captured some essential essence of space exploration, but probably not in the way they wanted.

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i’ve started avoiding Abandoned Biotics Labs because a) i know what they are b) the layout is the same and c) the final room with the fucking MK6 turrets just chews up my ammo.

and the results are kinda annoying

Bethesda’s writing is so weird, too. The NPCs certainly look more human now, but they still don’t act like it. It’s like you’re on heavy painkillers, or you’re being told the story secondhand in a different language. A typical interaction will go like

NPC: Hey I know we only just met, but I’m going to give you a dangerous mission that I could only give to someone I really trust.
Me: Why are you asking me?
NPC: I’ve just got a good feeling about you.

Bethesda will allow you to ask the obvious question and then in answer will look at you blandly and shrug. It’s a game! Why are you asking? I know almost all RPGs are like this at their core, but I don’t think there’s any that sort of gesture towards the potentiality of absorbing interactions and then briskly blows through it in the most gameified way possible. The existence of No Man’s Sky and BG3 hurts this game a lot.


I do like a game that nudges you to go look things up though. Today I learned that shotguns would in fact work even better in space, and all about beryllium.

When I first saw this I assumed it was some sci-fi gubbins that was meant to be floating up there but no, it’s the door. Good stuff Todd

The average temperature on this planet is -45C.


Planet of the Geordies


I capped this guy from half a mile away and the game decided he died this way. I envy him.

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Don’t lose your head over this, Andreja




They’ve just released an update where you can eat things immediately. How I rejoiced upon hearing the news (it’s actually been pissing me off)!