The video discusses a comparative review between Bethesda’s newly released title, Starfield, and the well-known title, Star Citizen. While the creator mentions the games belong to the same genre and share some similar characteristics, they differ significantly in various features. Star Citizen is viewed as superior concerning graphics and flight model, but Starfield takes the lead in gameplay and inclusivity. When it comes to presentation of realistic locations, Star Citizen is favoured, but Starfield is preferred for its exhaustive narration and expansive game universe. Combat is better in Star Citizen, while interaction with props is praised in Starfield. Star Citizen falls short due to its unfinished state, whereas Starfield is a finished product. In conclusion, the fun derived from playing these games depends on individual preferences. The aim of the comparison is not to declare one game superior, but to illustrate the different experiences they offer.
In this video, the speaker presents a comparison between Bethesda’s newly launched game, Starfield, and Star Citizen. The former is mentioned to be a game recently released, while the latter references a space game theme. He clarifies that he will not be judging which game is superior overall, as their natures are fundamentally different. However, he expresses his intentions to compare individual features of the two games. The speaker also mentions a competition he is running, in which a Drake Vulture for Star Citizen could be won.
The video starts off with a comparison of the two games’ graphics. Bethesda’s Starfield is considered inferior in this aspect, compared to Star Citizen, which showcases more realistic graphics and incorporates the latest technology. The flight model in Starfield is deemed fairly basic, not providing the player with as much interaction and flexibility as what Star Citizen offers.
The video then shifts to the topic of gameplay. Here, Starfield is named as the superior game as it provides more features, including exploration, mining, combat, and trading. Despite these features seeming simpler than the ones in Star Citizen, the game feels more "fleshed out" according to the video speaker. He also adds that Starfield wins when it comes to inclusivity, featuring various body types and diverse cultures in comparison to Star Citizen’s more British-American centric characters.
Continuing the comparison, the video suggests that realism is better captured in Star Citizen than in Starfield. From more photorealistic graphics to more complex game mechanisms and a functioning in-game economy, Star Citizen provides a more lifelike experience for players. Conversely, Starfield’s superior aspect is its game narration, which is deeply immersive due to its extensive dialogues and quests, which are found wanting in Star Citizen.
The next comparison is of the games’ universes. Starfield’s universe, which comprises 100 star systems and a multitude of planets, surpasses Star Citizen with its varying types of worlds and dynamic weather. The speaker enjoys the exploration aspect of Starfield and finds the environments diverse and unique. Another criterion compared is the game art where Star Citizen is deemed to have an edge due to the depth and believability of its world creation.
The video moves on to discuss FPS combat, hero zones, and interactivity with props. Star Citizen is determined to have better FPS combat because it rewards practice and skill rather than RPG-like bonuses and debuffs. However, the speaker criticizes the scarcity of hero zones in Starfield, being outperformed by Star Citizen’s massive landing zones and planet-like cities. When it comes to interactions with the game world and props, Starfield takes the title for superior player interactivity.
Lastly, the speaker brings up multiplayer gameplay and the finished state of both games. Star Citizen is praised for its multiplayer gameplay, but Starfield is acknowledged as a complete game, whereas Star Citizen is still in development. The speaker concludes by stating that both games are unique in their way and the best game for someone will ultimately depend on personal preference. He asks viewers to comment on what they find most enjoyable in a game for his giveaway competition.