Anyone that has talked to me about Starfield likely knows I am not a fan. I'd go as far as to say Starfield is a bug-ridden mess of loading screens. With my disappointment in Starfield it has had me on the look for other games to scratch the space opera itch. The two that come to mind are No Man's Sky and Star Citizen. Itching even harder today is Star Citizen after I watched a mind blowing tech demo video!
Does this mean I am a Star Citizen fanboy now? Am I drinking the kool-aid? Am I upset about a major financial investment I've made in Star Citizen? No x3. I am honest when I say Starfield sucks and there is a serious itch I want to scratch for a space exploration game.
Also the more I've learned about Star Citizen the more I realize the general "Star Citizen is a scam and will never release!" sentiment online is way off base. First off, there is a valid Star Citizen alpha that is online and playable. Just watching a few videos I'd argue it has numerous aspects that beat out games like Starfield by a mile.
I think the sentitment about Star Citizen comes from its ever-growing scale and watching this video I can see where that comes from. But this video is in their engine. This is in theory a literal path a player could take without ever hitting a loading screen. Jump in your ship, fly to a planet, explore, hop back in that ship, zip off to a space station.... and it goes on and on and on. Consider me impressed, if not mind blown, by where Star Citizen is at. I shall watch it with much more interest now.