Starfield was nominated for an Award of Innovation for Gameplay Innovation.
Starfield was nominated for an award that recognizes its “innovative” gameplay – something of a surprise but nonetheless welcome development.
Starfield has had an unfavorable debut this year. What should have been an epic celebration quickly dissipated as players came to realise it is simply Fallout with space elements added on top.
Many imagined it’d be similar to No Man’s Sky with that iconic Bethesda charm sprinkled throughout, offering tons of quests, planets you could turn into sprawling bases, and exhilarating space combat – it seemed too good to be true! Unfortunately it just never worked out that way.
No doubt about it – this game is certainly great and made our Game Of The Year list, even if its arrival was unexpected by many.
Even though Bethesda RPG Starship Builder did not win anything during this year’s Game Awards (only being nominated), Bethesda could find redemption through Steam Awards’ Innovative Gameplay Award nomination despite many complaints regarding how its gameplay doesn’t stretch any boundaries other than building your own starships.
Starfield excels at starting new games. While most RPGs feature some sort of New Game+ system, Starfeld takes it one step further by treating each new game like its own universe where characters might act differently than you’d expect and unpredictable events happen – potentially recruiting your alternate self into Constellation as part of it all!
No one knows whether that meets the criteria to earn it the Innovative Gameplay award; but at least it merits consideration.
Starfield may only receive one award this year; unfortunately this cannot be avoided when up against Baldur’s Gate 3 and other amazing RPG releases released this year.