Steam has Starfield on their store, even though it wont be out for a year.

shortylickens

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Its bethesdas shot at a space RPG. And it looks nice, but we all know how their games work at launch. Playable and buggy. Also they got purchased by Microsoft and its possible their development changed. If we're lucky, for the better.
OH, and its being made with the Creation Engine 2, which is really just a Gamebryo Engine with lots of upgrades. They really see no purpose in moving to something like the Unreal Engine. And its possible the thing won't let you climb ladders.

 
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DigDog

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wasn't The Outer World, Bethesda's shot at space RPG?

ah no, it was Obsidian. Same same.

idk man, in my experience of old skool pen & paper rpgeeer, lasers and RPG just dont mix. Good RPGs have your *character* do the combat, not the player.
RPGs are strictly stats-based. The player is given a resource - the character's abilities - and then through the magic of Decision(tm), uses that resource to beat the challenges of the adventure. The character's stats .. "how many Fireballs per day can Zoxorn The Great cast?" .. should not be dependant on the manual skill of the player. On the SMARTZ of the player, yes. On the pewpew Quake skillz, no.
 

KMFJD

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wasn't The Outer World, Bethesda's shot at space RPG?

ah no, it was Obsidian. Same same.

idk man, in my experience of old skool pen & paper rpgeeer, lasers and RPG just dont mix. Good RPGs have your *character* do the combat, not the player.
RPGs are strictly stats-based. The player is given a resource - the character's abilities - and then through the magic of Decision(tm), uses that resource to beat the challenges of the adventure. The character's stats .. "how many Fireballs per day can Zoxorn The Great cast?" .. should not be dependant on the manual skill of the player. On the SMARTZ of the player, yes. On the pewpew Quake skillz, no.
it will be a buggy broken mess that a lot of people will be playing and complaining about when it's released
/can't wait
 
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