Shroud compares Starfield to Baldur’s Gate 3
According to Shroud, Baldur’s Gate 3 differs from Starfield in how much freedom it offers to the players. He emphasized a specific quest in Starfield during his streams, describing it as a straightforward fetch quest with no obvious alternate ways. He stressed that players’ options for completing these objectives are constrained, which can make the experience less immersive.
Baldur’s Gate 3 offers players a wide variety of alternatives for completing quests, in contrast. It provides a really immersive and engaging gaming experience while fostering innovation and rewarding players for imagining outside the box.
Shroud boasted of having spent 80 hours in Baldur’s Gate 3 universe during his discussion of the game’s extended experience. There were only two occasions throughout this time when his unusual tactics didn’t work as intended. The degree of freedom provided by most other video games is continuously exceeded by the game, which consistently challenges players to make important decisions and adapt to varied settings.
“That’s why Baldur’s Gate 3 is by far the game of the f***ing decade.”
Shroud compared Starfield to Baldur’s Gate 3 pic.twitter.com/vdjCIx20Q3
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Shroud contends that Bethesda games, like Starfield, frequently give players the impression of having options rather than actual player activity. They may provide some choices, but they fall short of Baldur’s Gate 3’s level of player-driven plot and freedom.
As a result, considering the freedom of choices and the overall gameplay experience, Baldur’s Gate 3 is regarded by Shroud as a masterpiece, earning it the coveted title of “Game of the Decade” in his opinion.