It is unrealistic to expect games on any platform these days to release without bugs nor have issues. Fallout 76 is a prime example of a broken release. Cyberpunk is not even close to Fallout 76 in that regard.
CDPR errored with the consoles, massively and should have realistically released the PC version only whilst continuing to work on the console versions or shifted development to the next gen consoles. However that still does not remove the fact that gamers themselves overhyped the game. As stated I personally never get hyped for games nor have expectations.
I own the game on PC and the only issue I have had so far was flatlining caused by Inputmapper. Removing Inputmapper and using DS4 native support (GOG Galaxy version) of Cyberpunk stopped the flatlining.
I have so far only encountered one bug and performance overall is very good.
Are people not tired of using this excuse yet? I guess it needs to be said again, but now to CDPR fans instead of Bethesda fans. No, no one is asking for a bug-free game because that's unrealistic with software. However, there is a minimum quality standard you should be able to achieve with games. a Standard that I'd argue CDPR did not achieve. The bugs I've seen are pretty much the same as the ones from Fallout 76, so yes they released in a similar state. I also play on PC and it's far from perfect. Runs better than console but it's buggy and unoptimized. People with 3080/3090 graphics cards can't keep a steady frame rate.
CDPR takes more responsibility for overhype than gamers. It wasn't gamers idea to include Kenaeu Reeves as a character and have him announce the release date. Gamers also didn't tell CDPR to have incompetent management. And from what I'm reading, the devs had a meeting recently asking management what went wrong. That's not normal.
Do you really think adults with +10 years in video-game business could be pushing around by whiners on the internet? Especially when their devs team were begging them to postpone the release? Please stop making it like they're victims here. They knew what they're doing, yet they decided to do so.CDPR cancelled the release trice, wasn't it? Why? Because the game wasn't ready.
Fans kept pushing for its release asap,, now you get what you paid for, you have to deal with it.
User reviews on Metacritic, worthless, anyone can post. Had a bad day, pizza wasn't great, girlfriend left you, post a review even if you do not own the game. Videos on YouTube, where the channel makes money from uploading such content, again worthless, but not to the content creator. I spent time on Steam forums with one user who had not bought the game but used both for the context of his posts, no hands on experience of the game but jumped on the anti CDPR, Cyberpunk hype train.
What you assume to be an excuse has no relevance to an individual's experience of Cyberpunk. My experience: Encountered one bug so far, had a flatling issue caused by Inputmapper (removed), hasn't flatlined since. Use native support for DS4 and the game runs on my PC with regard to optimisation. Whether you have an all singing, all dancing PC with the latest tech is irrelevant if you do not know your own hardware, nor have your PC optimised. NOTE: I do not have the latest tech. As a sidenote: no quests have bugged out.
As for Fallout 76, Cyberpunk is not even close.
The most anticipated game of 2020, not hyped by gamers? Of course it was. Cries for it to be released. What's the delay etc.
Was I hyped? No, I never am for any game, I form my own opinion of the game when playing and expect a game to be patched over time due to how complex games are these days. In my opinion a great game, not perfect but a great game.
Finally the most buggy game I have played was Pathfinder Kingmaker. Did it stop me playing, no. Was it patched and optimised over time? Yes and just like Cyberpunk a great game in my opinion.
I never mentioned Metacritic, Youtube or Steam forums. That's not relevant to any part of my response. Just a non sequitur from you. I replied to YOU, and what you said. Not your thoughts about User Reviews on Metacritic.
Side note: I stopped paying attention to Metacritic long ago, this game has no baring on me suddenly caring about it.
The excuse I "assume" was used by you and most Bethesda fans. Someone else said it to you but I guess we are going to go around in circles on this: YOUR experience is not indicative of others or the current quality of the game. Just ask any console user at the moment. Your game is running fine? Great, but it's not for everyone and in this instance you are the exception not the rule.
You're right, you have to know your PC hardware. Except those that do know their hardware and it still is unoptimized and doesn't run well. I get the current trend, especially among PC gamers right now is to defend the developer to the end and blame the gamers hardware but that only gets you so far.
I did not say gamers didn't hype the game. I said CDPR shares more of the blame based on how they advertised and teased the game prior to release. Who was asking for movie stars and streamers to added to this game? I certainly didn't and it only serves to build hype, which was CDPR's idea. Full stop.
I never said Cyberpunk is a bad game. In fact I've put 55+ hours into it. But I'm not going to ignore it's problems or those that it's not running well for. Even the more buggy games I enjoy, but that's mostly due to the modding community for Fallout 4 and Skyrim.
It might be presumptuous of me, but I believe a lot of problems stem from the fact that most devs and higher ups stopped playing Video Games. It's just a job for them to make ends meet, not a hobby they're into. Or playing modern games that are generic and uninspiring.
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