Since its release earlier this month, Starfield has proven to be a great success, managing to bring together a large circle of fans. Unfortunately, as happened with other titles with great success, with the success also came a certain tendency towards polarization which is not good for anyone.
For many it is Starfield a masterpiece or a flop. No nuances are allowed, but it is precisely the nuances that fuel a quality debate on works of great importance.
There are cases, and Bethesda’s space-themed RPG is among them, in which an opinion on a product is developed even before the product itself is releasedbased on trailers, advertising material or simply on a personal sense of identification with the reference community, which is accentuated especially in the case of exclusives.
The question of the exclusivity of a game that lands on a unique ecosystem is undoubtedly one of the most delicate in terms of polarization, especially when it comes to praise or destroy a game by bias, with the sole result of not encouraging a constructive debate.
Ignoring the so-called half measures, the gray area, is in itself the biggest mistake that arises from polarization, because between “masterpiece” and “flop” lies a wide spectrum of shades which give meaning to the criticism of the game itself, both from the specialized press and from the thousands of players.
Starfield is one of the most recent cases in this context, a work whose players’ evaluation was formed many months before its release, dividing itself between those who praised it as announced masterpiece and who how imminent disaster, forgetting that the game-narrative mosaic and the amount of content that the game offers requires first of all a substantial amount of hours for a player to be able to develop a judgment with effective knowledge of the facts (here you will find our review of Starfield). A judgment that can also be somewhere between the two.
What do you think about this worrying thing tendency towards polarization? What is your personal opinion on Starfield in this regard?