Hello! New player, and unfortunately also former player, who quit the game after accidentally spoiling act 2 and 3 for myself today.
So... my V was lvl 6 when I accidentally spoiled myself about acts 2 and 3 and I lost all will to continue the game. (Not an exaggeration, I feel complete apathy for starting the game again, or pretending to give a reason to care for clothing, or cars, or more importantly story or the NPCs anymore).
This is not "a CDPR are mean and / or incompetent" post at all, but as someone who lost all will to continue the game after finding out what the story actually is about and how it is handled I am still very frustrated; at least I didn't pay full price (Black Friday sale on Steam). I literally spent 4 hours of my gaming session yesterday finding an outfit in act 1 that I was pleased with, not to mention the hour an a half I spent in the character creator. Or to put it another way, I have 38 hours spent in the game as a single character who is now lvl 6. (Which is how I usually play RPGs. I care about my character to the Nth degree; voice (if possible), clothes, tattoos, friendships, everything. There's a reason I have 1900 hours in Fallout 4 over just a few characters for example and it's not only base building).
And now it just feels pointless. Why should I care what she wears, or what choices she makes? Nothing matters, so who cares?
I have read a number of posts regarding the endings, and the story, after spoiling myself, and the "But this is Cyberpunk! You are supposed to be miserable also something about human condition and stuff" mindset seems to be very strong here, probably because this game is based on the tabletop. However it is not a truth set in stone if one pushes beyond the actual tabletop.
Of course my personal mindset matters. I tend to, for some reason, to always be on the fringe of any game community I'm a member of; for example I am convinced to this day that the Railroad are the true heroes of FO4, I consider JDM cars to be posers in Forza Horizon 5...
But above all is a personal mental heath guard: I don't indulge in things that makes me feel bad for no reason. And misery "pron" goes right out the window. So no, I have never watched Breaking Bad, I have never played TLOU 1 or 2, and I do consider power fantasies essential, because otherwise I could just watch the news instead
So, yes, I would like a more happy ending option, since I see absolutely no reason to start up act 1 of the game again without one.
(Oh and if someone could recommend a game that is like
cyberpunk but isn't cyberpunk
that would be great? (only half joking)).