Snowflakez;n10502962 said:I actually haven't played The Order. I don't mind story-driven games at all, I just don't really care for console exclusives (mostly a PC guy). Is it good? I might give it a looksie if so, at least via a Let's Play of some sort.
And yes, you're quite right about publishers. That's why generally speaking, companies like CDPR and even Bethesda (and indie devs of course) are who I lean towards the most when it comes to buying my games. I've mostly stopped purchasing from the likes of EA, Ubisoft, Warner Brothers, etc. When you are both your own publisher and developer, you have much more freedom to do stuff that is both financially prudent and pretty good quality wise. Companies like CDPR and Bethesda have proven you can still make boatloads of money without the BS, for the most part (Bethesda ain't perfect).
Yeah, Cyberpunk is definitely, absolutely, 100% going to die down. However, 2077 will almost certainly kick off a wave of other cyberpunk titles in the next... eh, 5-6 years? Other publishers will see the success and want to get in on the action for themselves, of course nickel and diming everyone to death in the process, but still. Then, once consumers get tired of it, they'll move on to "Greener pastures," so to speak.
Heck, I'm totally cool with seeing a Bethesda cyberpunk RPG at some point. That'd be phenomenal. Maybe the rumored "Starfield" game will scratch that Bethesda sci-fi itch.
I am definitely a PC guy. It's the superior experience machine.
I've never played The Order:1886 myself, but I did watch a Let's Play. It's fine, but very short.
I agree. It's such a risk buying games from the likes of EA, Ubisoft or WB. I'd add Square Enix, Blizzard and ActiVision to that list. This is why I always stress the importance of supporting companies like CDPR. If we want to change the gaming industry we need to support devs like CDPR, particularly during hard times (it's a cutthroat industry). The gaming industry have to learn that CDPR's business model actually works. They have to witness that it's financially prudent to care about the quality of a product; and they have to witness that it's financially prudent to treat gamers with respect.
If only the majority of gamers had some measure of self-respect and discipline. It's way too easy to manipulate and exploit gamers.