NMS comparison doesn't make sense because as far as we know, Godd Howard hasn't been blatantly lying about Starfield's features and the game was delayed rather than launching incomplete. Kudos to HG for how they turned NMS around, but it's still not really an apt comparison, outside of being in space. NMS is like a survival exploration game. Starfield is an RPG with an actual narrative. Fallout in space, except instead of walking across a map to find a new city and resources, you fly to a new planet.