8. Cyberpunk 2077 Is Not The Game You Were Looking For
When an open world game launches we expect a few certainties. There will probably be bugs, sections we wish were a little more fleshed out, and plenty of exciting surprises that just couldn’t be packed into pre-release trailers. Unfortunately, in the case of Cyberpunk 2077 there were a few more surprises than players bargained for or wanted.
All that to say, plenty of people reported the marketing for the game just did not represent the game they ended up playing.
Over a year in and many fixes later, the game is still riddled with little bugs and glitches that undermine the beautiful and rich cityscape we’d been promised. Most disturbingly to fans, is that if the gorgeous game we’d been pitched doesn’t exist now then it certainly didn’t exist in any way shape or form when we got those awesome pre-release trailers. These trailers promised features that never eventuated, a sprawling lifepath system that was ultimately pretty insubstantial, and a whole bevvy of things that had people lay down their pre orders for a version of a game that didn’t and may never exist.
Once again, that doesn’t mean Cyberpunk 2077 is a bad game, but it’s not the one players thought they were buying, leaving plenty of people feeling duped.