Of course it's naive to believe that the corpos did the refund out of goodwill, as do Cdpr.I think it's very naive to believe that any of these places would be bending their refund policy for this game if CDPR didn't specifically instruct unhappy customers to demand refunds.
It's not whataboutism to mention these other games, it's precedent. People were mad about these games. They wanted refunds. They didn't get them. What was different this time was CDPR's response not that these companies grew a heart or that the CP2077's bugs were a bridge too far.
This is a eurojank studio. They made two subpar witcher games, then lucked out with Witcher 3, which also was busted at launch. This is only their 5th game and a pretty big departure compared to their previous games.
They wanted to do too much with not enough time, released a game in an unfinished state, where even without bugs features would still be missing like the non existent AI etc.
Despite being a big company now, they are still releasing typical eurojank games that are never polished, no pun intended, on launch.
Everybody hails them as some fucking heroes in this industry, which is undeserved. They successfully scammed and marketed their way through to another big sales success.
I hope they take the money and fix all the broken stuff, which I am sure they will. Then they need to rework fundamental things like AI and add new stuff in etc. and I am sure in 6-12 months it will be a great game, not just a fine one.
And hopefully for their future games they will have better management, deadlines and true transparency with their customers and games media, not just a fake put on facade so fanboys can defend them blindly.
The refunds are never a large portion of any product, which is why so many companies are pushing ‘money back guarantee’ and ‘lifetime warranty’ thing.I bet the refund numbers aren't as high as some people would expect. I'd be willing to bet most people just shelved the game anticipating it will be in a better place in 6 months or whatever rather than refunding it.
witcher 2 was amazing so i don't know what you are talking about. and they are not releasing "typical eurojank" games. if the witcher 2/3/cp77 are eurojank tell me what bethesda or obsidian games are.
People really need to quit saying shit like "CDPR only made one good game" especially when they obviously only played The Witcher 3.
So I will make this clear for everyone.
EVERY GAME CDPR EVER MADE IS REALLY, REALLY GOOD. That includes first two Witcher games and Cyberpunk.
And no, the fact that these games are not on Playstation doesn't mean they are bad.
This really shows how much of a market there is for adult games. The story and content matter really are very adult. This doesn't mean violence and boobies. It means that you have to have some life experience, some mileage on your soul to even be able to appreciate this story. Someone too young in years or experience wouldn't be able to appreciate it.
Dark, serious and sexy is a winning combination.
ALMOST EVERY other video game story seems amateur and even silly compared to Cyberpunk. The story and characters are simply on another level.
Its fine if u didnt like it(did u play it tho?) But yeh, its ur opinion and definitely majority of players/critics doesnt share it, i think u should post it 20 more times tho.Witcher 2 is subpar.
I guess it turns out the combined forces of Reestera and gaming "journalists" weren't enough to cancel The Great Satan of developers CD Projekt Red and the Hitler of video games Cyberpunk 2077 after all. Imagine that.