Many players who have jumped into Cyberpunk 2077 aren't happy with CD Projekt RED's latest role-playing adventure, pointing to numerous bugs, glitches, and performance-related issues.
CD Projekt RED's President and Joint CEO, Adam Kiciński, said that the RPG ran well on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S in an investor call regarding the game's push to December 2020, after it became clear that Cyberpunk 2077 needed another delay.
If Cyberpunk 2077 did one thing right, it's predicting that when corporate interests take over, everything goes wrong.
What once used to be a passionate indie development team is now a publicly-traded company that makes poor decisions to favor financial benefits over the happiness of its customers.
It's sad to say that Cyberpunk 2077 is making history but not in a good way. The gaming industry has reached a new low.
The huge sums of money spent in marketing should have been better used instead to hire better developers and make a great product, a revolutionary, next-gen, trend-setting, immersive, and unforgettable experience, as it was aiming to be.
Unfortunately, Cyberpunk 2077 feels like an unfinished product with too many issues. While there are some good things to be found here and there, such as the setting, atmosphere, colors, voice-overs, music, art, and overall design, the massive problems take away most of the enjoyment.
If you didn't follow the marketing campaign over many months before the game release, you only get a very lacking introduction to the game world while playing, including characters, story arc, and mission objectives.
The main story is uninteresting. The characters are mostly dull, cliché, forgettable, and lacking development. It's difficult to care about any of them. The main character creation is very limited and doesn't meet expectations for a AAA game in 2020.
There simply aren't enough dialogue options and meaningful choices for an RPG. The game also wants to be immersive but there are too many annoying bugs that break immersion.
The interface is overly complex, some key binds are missing in the menus, and there isn't enough information to guide the player on what to do, when, how, and why.
Cyberpunk 2077 isn't innovative in most parts. There is little originality in the gameplay, combat, perks, or abilities. It could have been a great game but it falls short on so many levels.
Cyberpunk 2077 poor release demonstrates how bad the gaming industry has become.
Hopefully, CD Projekt RED releases patches soon to remedy the numerous issues players are having. Because without them, it's difficult to recommend Cyberpunk 2077 to anyone. If you pass on the game, for now, you won't miss anything.
Cyberpunk 2077 is available to play now on Google Stadia, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
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