Starfield Players Compare Game’s Companions Unfavorably Against Skyrim, Fallout 4

Players of Starfield voice dissatisfaction with companions' behaviour in the game, comparing them unfavorably with companions from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4.Bethesda Game Studio's RPGs Discussion

Players' Views on Bethesda Game Studio's RPGs

Players of Bethesda Game Studio's RPGs have a host of beloved companions to choose from. Among them, the necromancy abilities of Serana, Cicero’s archery and sneak proficiencies have secured their spots as favorite followers in Skyrim. Meanwhile, the synthetic detective and the friendly dog remain popular partners for many Fallout 4 players.

Starfield's Companions: A Mixed Reception

Despite Starfield now being widely available, some players wonder if the game's companions will leave a similarly strong impression. Out of the game's companions, The Adoring Fan and Vasco the robot seem to be gaining popularity already. However, not every player is content with the new AI companions introduced by Bethesda.

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Player Concerns Discussed

One player initiated a discussion about the in-game partners that seem to irk them the most. The player mentions being irked by what they perceive as constant nagging and lack of variety among the companions. The player expressed discontent that the companion options provided are not compatible with their playstyle, especially when compared to characters like the Vampire character in Skyrim.

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Regarding Companions' Disapproval of Unprincipled Behaviour

The player's main concern revolves around the companions' disapproval of unprincipled behaviour. As an example, they mention how the stealing actions may result in certain characters, like Sarah Morgan, to scold their actions. The player concluded by looking forward to the eventual Expansion DLC, where they hope there will be more variety in character archetypes.

Feedback From Other Players

The thread had others who agreed with the concerns raised by the initial poster. They did, however, point out that some companions like the Adoring Fan were non-judgemental. A sentiment reinforced by another player who shared that despite initial apprehensions, they found the Adoring Fan character to be endearing.

The Consensus

Regardless of the support for characters like Adoring Fan and Vasco the robot, the consensus among the Starfield players is of dissatisfaction with the current AI partners in comparison to those from Skyrim or Fallout 4. One player highlighted how the game's narration can be rather preachy, using the character Sarah as an example.

Companions' Moral Compass Questioned

A separate respondent brought focus to the companions' moral compass, stating that it is discordant with the nature of their raiding party. They did, however, concede that the companion's contribution towards crew stats makes them valuable.

The Future of Bethesda's RPG Games

Whether attitudes towards the companion characters of Starfield change with time remains to be seen. However, as of now, it seems like Skyrim and Fallout 4 stand more favourable in comparison among the players of Bethesda's RPG games.

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