Disclaimer: I like Cyberpunk 2077, I am not as negative on it as some people are but I do acknowledge it does have it's problems and does fall short in more than a few areas.
Does anyone else find it a little funny though how Youtubers like YongYea were all too happy to hype the shit out of the game but as soon as outrage starts they turn about face and jump on the fuck CDPR bandwagon? Kind of shows you the nature of video game reviews and that the "social media influencers" that have taken the space of the "video game journalist" are really no better, only difference is that the video games journalist was more beholden to the publisher while the social media influencer is only there to tell the fans what they want to hear, it is kind of why Angry Joe usually waits a week or 2 or maybe even a month before releasing his review, plenty of time to gauge what the fans are saying and tailor your review according, Yong made the mistake of releasing his review early to get it out there while the iron was hot and to get those clicks while he thought CDPR was a darling among the fans and would always be a darling, instead he just exposed himself and showed everyone what I already know about these "social media influencers".
Sure there is some degree of sucking up to the publisher, well actually there is quite a lot of it as it nets you free merch and early access previews, but this is only when the fans who give you the bulk of your views and money are on board with the publisher, but if it is somebody like EA or Ubisoft then feel free to shit all over them because everyone hates those guys.
If you watch YongYea's review you can see it is pretty much all just CDPR talking points, and while he does put the occasional negative in to try to maintain the image of honesty and credibility he does gloss over how bad some of these bugs can be and even fails to mention major flaws such as the police AI that any reviewer worth anything should have picked up, if had knew there was going to be such a backlash I am sure we would have seen a far more negative review.
But hey, if you were ever one of those people who wondered why game publishers do closed door preview screenings to game reviewers and social media influencers instead of just making the footage available to everyone then this is why, they know that these people aren't going to give an accurate representation of what they saw as they overhype and misconstrue certain features, technically it isn't the publisher lying about what is in the game but the influencer giving their own skewed impressions on what they think they saw while hyping things up in order captivate their audience. The publisher knows this and I know this, maybe you did not know it but now you do know it now that I have told you. In the end the only person's opinion you should listen to is mine because I am not afraid to say things that piss off both the fans and the publishers.