Ok, I get it: it's a dystopian future, people have dilapidated the planet, they generate a huge amount of waste that is not recycled with no thoughts for the consequences for the environment; but who wants to live among heaps of trash? It's not only in the back alleys: it's everywhere. In some parts of Night City, like Rancho Coronado, there are inhabited houses surrounded by mounds of trash!
Nobody complains about the smell? What about rats and other pests? It's not credible that they've been obliterated (actually, in an environment like this, rats would live and reproduce much better than men!). And even if they got away with all evolved lifeforms, insects should thrive. Not only bugs but ants and, worse, lice that can bite humans and carry diseases. And yet people seem to be completely indifferent to the squalor.
I believe trash bags are to CP2077 what boxes and barrels were in old 3d games: a cheap filler content that doesn't look out of place anywhere. The problem is that CDPR went a bit overboard with the trash everywhere and suspension of disbelief is put under severe strain.
Yep. Or maybe the grotesque representation is done on purpose, just like evil characters are always overdone in comics strips. I don't know enough of the source material to say if Cyberpunk aimed at a plausible alternate future or more as an allegory of a dystopian society where everything is pushed to the extreme.I also thought the “trash” was over done in this game.
Now that I think about it. There’s a lot of over compensation in this game.
Actually looks like San Fran when no one goes on strike lolLooks just like a San Francisco, or New York when the sanitation workers go on strike.
Also parts of Los Angeles, Chicago. Piles of trash underneath the overpasses, the desert around Las Vegas, trash bags and appliances strewn all over. Not as over the top and you think.