It’s not being pointed out since it’s usually irrelevant, or at least, it could’ve been.I've read a few 1st impression articles from people who played the game. Is anybody saying the game is great in FPP? That they wish they could see their character? A lot of controversy with that decision, just curios why its not being pointed out.
In the dozens of years I’ve gamed and in the hundreds of reviews I’ve read, I’ve never heard anyone say, “this first person game would’ve been better in third person”, or vise versa.
People tend to accept the perspective that a game takes, then complain about a wonky camera in third person titles, or claustrophobia in first person ones. Once perspective is set, you mostly accept it as just a thing, almost like a management game not being a shooter, or that modern movies shooting in black and white is a particular choice that would’ve precluded colour as a cinematic choice.
I can almost guarantee that the only reason why CP77’s perspective is a controversy, is because CDPR opened a can of worms by admitting that either/or was ever an option.
Had they been mum on the thing and never revealed they ditched third person, this would not have been a controversy, or such an often debated topic. I’m sure there would still have been people who would’ve been disappointed for the very legitimate reasons often discussed (motion sickness being the one I have most solidarity with), but their consensus would’ve been, “well shoot, pity that CP77 isn’t Third Person. That makes it less my game (but I’ll try).”
However, CDPR admittance has turned it into, “this game could’ve been third person! Why isn’t it third person? It would’ve been a better game in third person!”
That’s why reviewers don’t point it out, but it’s a hill to die on in this forum. Most people just accept it, and then there’s a passionate group who feel legitimately deprived of what could’ve been.
The difference a camera angle makes is vast however. Most TPP games have completely different use of architecture and spacing than a FPP games and it kinda informs your entire design philosophy for a title. The two really aren't as interchangeable, which is why - again - the two are usually regarded as completely different genres and nobody talks about it, since it's irrelevant. Usually. CP77 being First Person is what it is and none of the impressions think to even mention it. It being a controversy is a peculiarity that's endemic entirely to these forums, because CDPR caused it to be that.