Starfield’s ‘Entangled’ Mission: A Mind-Bending Sci-Fi Thrill Ride That Defies Expectations
Exploring Multiverse Theory and Ethical Dilemmas in Bethesda's Latest RPG
In the world of sci-fi games, the true gems are those that challenge our comfort zones and redefine our expectations, venturing into uncharted territories of imagination. One of the climactic story missions in Bethesda Softworks’ highly anticipated RPG, Starfield, titled “Entangled,” does just that. This mission boldly explores one of the game’s most audacious premises, creating an exhilarating set piece filled with unexpected twists and turns.
Spoiler Alert: The following contains spoilers for Starfield.
Amid its emphasis on exploration and hard sci-fi elements, Starfield delves deeply into multiverse theory. It not only features primary antagonists from parallel dimensions but also bestows superhuman abilities upon the player character, rooted in their connection to this expansive multiverse.
The mission begins as a routine assignment to retrieve an alien artifact from the planet Freya-3. However, things take a harrowing turn when you intercept a distress signal from a research laboratory on the planet’s surface. Upon arrival, you discover that this isn’t a distress call from your universe’s research center but from a parallel version of the lab—one overrun by ravenous Cataxi aliens.
This is where Starfield thrusts you into the consequences of its reality-bending central plot. Like a scene from the best horror games, you are involuntarily plunged into alternate dimensions, battling relentless waves of aliens while oscillating between realities. Eventually, a scientist manages to stabilize this phenomenon, enabling you to traverse between the two universes. Doctor Patel, the lab’s chief, assigns you a straightforward mission: seal the dimensional rift.