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At Least Now You Know Which Video Game Reviewers Are Sellout Clowns

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At least now you know that your next gen console isn't really "next gen" just because it can load games faster. Most games are full of bland walls/environments and have 0 to no bodies on-screen. Cyberpunk looks and sounds alive - and just cos consoles can't hack it, it's suddenly a shit game.

Maybe your PS8 can run it in 2077.

EDIT: I simply can't defend the team for trying to release it fucking everywhere. People need to address that - instead of trying to falsely bring the game itself to its knees.
 
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I mean, I'm playing on PC and though I've had more than a week to try it out I'd say at least 9/10, like I'm only not giving it a 10/10 on principle over issues like the police stuff but it isn't why I'm playing the game.
I'm on PC and the game is the most fun I've had in a long time. Night City is legit bustling, tons of traffic, interesting NPC's (I just watched 2 random passing NPC's battle it out because one shorted the other a bag) and the freaking architecture and variance between the boroughs is awesome. Took me a little to get into it (mid ACT 1) but even though the console version sucked, the game as it on PC is glorious. It should only get better as well. Console bretheren, I am sorry it's so bad for you but rest assured, the game is phenomenal, just will take some time for you.
 
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People are starting to use Message boards as tryouts for games journalism with their clickbait headline thread titles and obscene length that belabors the point. This happens on Resetera even more so. Nobody is going to read your OP and go "wow we need this voice at _". Please stop this shit and stop being melodramatic. These are games you are talking about.
 

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Threads like this essentially (where we have people making the point that the only victim here is CDPR) sit between the response of an entitled drug addict and a Stockholm Syndrome case study.

The company gamed the usually complicit hands-on/early preview/review system to drive pre-order and even forced the footage reviewers could show (they knew how digital console refunds work too so that was doubly irresponsible... “not my problem” philosophy).
Another usual suspect in another cyberpunk thread bitching about a game they have never played.

It's been a week. Move on with your life

"They abused the system." fuck off with this shit 🤣
 
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lucius

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Why don't more review the console versions now its been patched twice already go on record even if they reviewed PC version.
 

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Have to say, the game has more than met my expectations on XSX and it seems like the PC reviews were totally accurate /shrug

I think some people are still upset that the Witcher 3 beat Bloodborne for game of the generation. CDPR must pay :messenger_tears_of_joy: (I know, I know, ‘no they committed the most heinous crime in decades etc’)
 

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Ive played through the game twice now on PC and XSX and didnt incounter any major bugs. It's a good game not great but its far from completely broken on those two platforms at least.
 
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Another usual suspect in another cyberpunk thread bitching about a game they have never played.

It's been a week. Move on with your life

"They abused the system." fuck off with this shit 🤣

Yes, it is us that is the problem. The game is fine, if people believe that the current generation consoles versions were fine they were dumb and it is their fault, poor CDPR... millions of happy player and few loud voices asking for refunds, a conspiracy against a publisher which clearly tried their best and did nothing shady at all. Forcing reviewers to only show the footage they wanted players to see and ask no questions about the base console versions, yeah totally non shady.

Do you have this usual suspect line in a CDPR provided corporate apologist toolkit?
I am game though, how am I specifically one the “usual suspects in a Cyberpunk thread”? Please make your case, should be fun :).
 

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1. Woke People hate CD Project for being Transphob. Check.
2. Most Videogame platforms are Woke Shitholes. Check.
3. CD Project gets all the "hate" from Videogame platformes that no other game (like Skyrim, Fallout 76, etc.) with identical problems got before. Check.
4. Cyberpunk gets critizized for elements that are standard in every other open world game but now they are reallly IMPORTANT. Check.

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It smells like "Woke Bullshit Hate Campaign" against CD Project xD
 
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Valentino

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Just like AC unity, you’ll all be anal fucking this game in 5 years. I think some of you go looking for glitches
 

oagboghi2

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Yes, it is us that is the problem. The game is fine,
I stopped reading here becuase I am tired of idiots who can't read what is actually written replying back to me with garbage.


I never said that the game is fine. I'm commenting on your constant trolling about a game you never played.

Don't listen to the voices in your head. Actually read my posts next time, and then hit reply.

Just like AC unity, you’ll all be anal fucking this game in 1 year. I think some of you go looking for glitches

No man sky turned their game around in about a year, and that game launched in a much worse state than this.

All the people who spents weeks bashing that game now pretend it's turn around doesn't exist
 
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sainraja

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A) Anyone with an IQ over 80 could tell there was a reason CDPR was hiding the performance of the console versions.

You stated that it was EASY to come across information in this day and age (he explained that you couldn't and why that was.)

B) Just wait until noon on the day it releases and see what players on your platform of choice were saying about the game.

So, basically, you should hope that others make the mistake of buying the game so you can verify if the game meets a certain quality standard?

Again, it's waaaaaay too easy to not be burned by a game in 2020. No one's waiting for their copy of EGM to come in the mail on the 25th anymore.

Ok?
 
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That explains why the Easy Allies review came a few days later, they probably wanted to use their own gameplay footage.
 

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They all reviewed the PC version though which works fine.

I’m actually surprised people still have the time and energy to be so offended by a video game that they hated. Take your refund and move on ffs!
 
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At least now you know that your next gen console isn't really "next gen" just because it can load games faster. Most games are full of bland walls/environments and have 0 to no bodies on-screen. Cyberpunk looks and sounds alive - and just cos consoles can't hack it, it's suddenly a shit game.

Maybe your PS8 can run it in 2077.

EDIT: I simply can't defend the team for trying to release it fucking everywhere. People need to address that - instead of trying to falsely bring the game itself to its knees.
Next-gen versions aren't even out, hello?
 
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Orta

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The last of us two have finally been dethroned as the most annoying game to be talked about wtf is this neogaf 2077

Amen brother. I'm sick to my bollocks of seeing constant 2077 threads every time I log on. I've never played it but I hate it!
 

Panajev2001a

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I stopped reading here becuase I am tired of idiots who can't read what is actually written replying back to me with garbage

Lol, so convenient... c’mon, I am waiting to know how and why I am one of the usual suspects here :) (idiot spewing garbage, ok so we start with flattery, but it won’t get you out of explaining the above though)
 

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Polygon's perfect 10 for Gone Home, a walking simulator.
Every review is a subjective opinion. Read reviews, watch the footage, make your own mind.
I find Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines one of the best RPGs ever made but that game was ROUGH when released. Every person here has examples of games reviewed 6/10 they absolutely adore.
 

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I renounce civilization because of this game! I will become a beggar in Mec..Michigan!
 
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It’s not journalism in most cases.

It is self serving with ever increasing egos along with disregard and contempt for the readership/viewership.

Youtubers are going the exactly same, with that Patreon and Superchat money continuing to roll in. A farce.
 
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1. Woke People hate CD Project for being Transphob. Check.
2. Most Videogame platforms are Woke Shitholes. Check.
3. CD Project gets all the "hate" from Videogame platformes that no other game (like Skyrim, Fallout 76, etc.) with identical problems got before. Check.
4. Cyberpunk gets critizized for elements that are standard in every other open world game but now they are reallly IMPORTANT. Check.

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It smells like "Woke Bullshit Hate Campaign" against CD Project xD
The game being shit on consoles/them lying about it isn't polands fault but sjws.

consul ppl r sjws



Christ
 
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Woggleman

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If they reviewed the PC version then the score is justified. Blame CPDR for putting out the terrible base console versions which should have never come out.
 
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Its fine on the PC. CDPR's mistake was trying to have a simultaneous launch on all consoles when they should have released the console version a couple years later and only on next-gen platforms.

Its an ambitious new IP and that brings with it a number of problems on its own without adding 4 older console platforms to optimize.
 

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Well yeah, i became suspicious when some of them started with the comparisons with movies masterpieces and books. There's plenty of praise around for every big budget game. It is what it is.
 

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Uh, what? It took this game for you to realize that reviewers are glorified shills?

Look at fucking Avengers. So much hype and marketing for a game that these hardcore gamer journalists had to know would be a steaming pile of shit. But they sold out for clicks.
 
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My view on the subject.

I still haven't played It. Just watched videos online.

I believe when people say it's a masterpiece on adequate hardware.

However, 2 things: CDPR was scummy as fuck in several ways, that's a fact.

Comparing It to TLOU2 is bullshit. I'm not a fan of TLOU at all but the level of quality in Naughty Dog's games in terms of how the game works and all is undeniably good. They craft their stuff very well and it's a fact. Love It or hate It. I'll never buy into the whole GOTY or GOTG mumbo jumbo but the product is well done and that's a fact.

I'm sure Cyberpunk is really good but people have to recognize CDPR handled It poorly. And fuck reviewers.
 
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The last of us two have finally been dethroned as the most annoying game to be talked about wtf is this neogaf 2077

One came out in June and people are still grasping at straws voicing where TLOU 2 touched them. The other came out two weeks ago.
 

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I enjoyed shitting on this game, but you know what would be best? If we just let it be forgotten. It will be soon enough anyway as it's an average game all said and done.
 
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TheContact

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I normally trust easy allies' reviews but I don't agree with their 7.5/10 for CP2077. It deserves at least a 9, not factoring in the horrid launch
(they're super woke so not sure if they docked points to appease their base)
 
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Which Video Game Reviewers Are Sellout Clowns?
 
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Guys, look.... another Cyberpunk thread. 😴😴😴
12 Days of Christmas...

1. Cyberpunk on PS
2. Cyberpunk on PS
3. PS5
4. Cyberpunk on PS
5. Cyberpunk on PS
6. PS5
7. Cyberpunk on PS
8. PS5
9. Cyberpunk
10. Best Games of the Generation (PS5 only of course)
11. Why Microsoft is bad
12. Cyberpunk running on Xbox (just kidding, its hijacked).
 
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I've always assumed ALL videogame reviewers were sellout clowns to some extent. It's just some are worse than others.
 
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I've always assumed ALL videogame reviewers were sellout clowns to some extent. It's just some are worse than others.
Pretty much. Anyone who followed game and ratings saw this already big time the past 15 years as review scores all skewed to that magical 6-10 scale.

And amazing how none of them ever have the balls to tell gamers that they are even under an NDA. They don't even have to tell the details. Just say you have an agreement, just like many Youtubers over the last few years who start their video saying they worked aith Activision and got an early copy or got flown the head office to check it out.

You never see this shit from websites. Only Youtubers seem to have the balls and honesty to say stuff in a down to earth manner.

It takes someone from Wired magazine to get the dirt, as all the corporate site employees shut their mouths.

Ad banners and free games >>> Ethics

And all these game sites on NDA deals will always claim to be unbiased. Bunch of assholes. Anything for a buck.
 
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Omg, the hyperbolic reaction to this game is to much.
"Even the reviewers playing on PC, where it supposedly performs much better"
There is no "supposedly," about it. Platform of choice matters, patience with bugs an individual experiences is not a universal experience, and this attempt at doxing, or "outing" reviewers for their opinions is despicable.
 

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Does anyone actually live day to day believing most games media folks aren’t complete trash? They’re only reviewing games because they couldn’t get into sports or politics.
 

CamHostage

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And amazing how none of them ever have the balls to tell gamers that they are even under an NDA.

Except, they did.

Go back and look. Disclosures about versions played and even footage restrictions were there on most responsible postings.

(Granted, probably most of those footage disclosures were because the journalists were pissed they couldn't provide anything exclusive/produced to capitalize on the demand, and they wanted to head off the downvotes. It wasn't that they were, or could have been, batsignaling a warning that the console versions they had not yet played maybe might be fucked. )