I'm absolutely loving my time with Starfield. There's not enough time in the day to truly get in and get my fill of this incredibly vast game. I am finding that it is scratching the same itch I felt with Skyrim, Fallout NV, Fallout 3, Oblivion & Morrowind before that. I feel that a Bethesda RPG just does something for my imagination that no other western RPGs accomplish. Yet, so much of the games media coverage of this game seems to skew so negative and nit-picky in a way I haven't seen since CyberPunk 2077. Yet, I feel like the game is in such a different state than that was at launch, and that it resembles a Bethesda Game Studios game far more than Cyberpunk did in comparison to the Witcher 3.
What do y'all think about the way this game is being covered, and do you think it comes from many pundits moving on from this somewhat old-school style of storytelling and role-playing in games to a more checklist, ubisoft-like or Sony cinematic style games?
I'm curious to hear your thoughts.