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The thing is CD Project Red has only ever worked on one franchise until now, it took them three times to make a game that both they themselves and the gaming community happy. 90% of their fanbase never existed until their 3rd game if we're being realistic (going by sales of the games). While I agree that people trashing a game can ruin it before release, also too much love and hype from the community can also do that too, this was initially thought to only be possible for crowdfunding games but proved for non-crowdfunded products as well. People would never thinks that passion and love could kill a product before it's even but it can when it generates certain expectations.

I would assume that if the game is a Deus Ex on steroids then only half people would love it, the other half hating it (for being like Deus Ex and not set apart enough). Both good reasons to love and hate the game. I, myself, am a Deus Ex lover in disguise, if it was like Deus Ex I probably wouldn't complain but looking at how established JC Denton is, it would be like seeing a game like The Witcher pop up, even if it did everything better, people would still be in the right to complain. People will make judgements long before playing the game and rightfully so, since we have youtubers who will get demos and review copies early. I suppose the question "Will it live up to the hype?" will be answered then but I'm not holding my breath for the game. It didn't make top 10 E3 trending games and with good reason. The Witcher 3 is one of my top rpg's ever but so far there's no indication to why this game will be decent or good other than "It's made by CDPR so hype!" Which isn't very much to base the crazed hype off in the first place. I need to see more but I'm not expecting to be blown away with anything but pretty graphics.

I wish I could join the hype and say "It's going to be the best game ever" but I need a reason to, more than two cgi trailers I mean, which explain absolutely nothing or could mean anything - depending on how you look at it. I'm normally the glass half full type of guy but I'm waiting for something to be poured in first. I'm interested in what others have to say though.

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I think this game will appeal much more beyond Deus Ex and will probably be far better for it, I'm just saying if it only manages to be a suped-up version of OG Deus Ex's more open-world zones, then I'd be happy. Guerilla Games only ever made Killzone, then pulled Horizon Zero Dawn out of nowhere. I don't think companies stretching beyond themselves is unheard of, especially when they can hire to target a specific vision. This game had been in it's hiring stages longer than any game I can think of to date.

 

I think you must be forgetting the love that CDPR's early fans had for The Witcher 1 and 2, even if it was a small fan base. They had to grow from somewhere. I also think TW3 does show their chops, even if they've only pulled that off once. (Though I guess their DLCs which are larger than some dev's games, could count as a repeat success.) They've only ever improved I think demonstrates the sort of technology and production investment that they have been building out. Why wouldn't they be able to make a yet another appealing game.

 

Honestly if you look at the big AAA games today, most all are fairly good. What's left is whether the content is a good deal for the price, whether the consumer is respected, and whether the sort of game appeals to you. People have expectations sure, but a lot of people also like experiencing something new and having their taste's challenged. The Witcher 3 certainly did that.

 

I don't think the idea is to get unnecessarily hyped, just that It should be clear why people are highly anticipating this. I don't know if you've read any of the mechanical features list, but it's enough to convince me that they've thought things through in a manner that this game will be engaging and not just some collection of cardboard cutouts. I really don't know why you' wish to join the hype. Honestly your befuddlement seems to be from taking in second hand impressions instead of just digesting the meat of what's been revealed, waiting hoping to be impressed is probably the best way to approach one's interest.



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I have no idea if Cyberpunk will be good, and I'm not really a Witcher fan, but CPDR has apparently improved with each title they have released, so they've earned their street cred. 


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Street cred is a mechanic in their new game. lol.


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I agree that most AAA titles are good. It's pretty hard to find a bad one but I guess you'll always have those peeps who think it's cool to hate something for being something popular (It's really no different from hating CoD as a franchise or EA as a company). We seem to be in a generation where almost nothing is good enough, The Witcher 3 is damn good though, I was so happy to see it got raving reviews even from those who hate rpg's and only played open world action games. Chance says that a repeat of that favor is highly unlikely. I mean Mass Effect Andromeda wasn't by any means a "bad game" but it promised much and didn't live up to the first 3. Track record means nothing to me because of it, even Obsidian is an example.

And I totally agree with CDPR games getting better with every release. The Witcher 1 was horrid, The Witcher 2 was good and The Witcher 3 was great. What makes CDPR unique is that most of their had no interest in The Witcher series before The Witcher 3 became a thing. As I said, 90% of CDPR's fanbase didn't exist until the third game was released or shown at E3. Sadly, most fans still aren't even aware that there is a Witcher book series nor have ever played/have any interest of playing the other 2 games but they may just be what shapes the development decisions of CDPR as they further develop the game. Who knows, they may squeeze that third person mode in the end since they are nice people and they love to please fans - why it would be bad is because it's not what they really wanted to do and when they stray from that path, it's never really a good thing so while there's no point for me to worry about that right now, it still worries me of that possibility may come into play at some point in the cycle.

I have no doubt Cyberpunk 2077 will be huge and sell well though - not that sales or popularity ever mattered to me anyway. I can't wait to see the game play but don't want to set myself up for disappointment. I wouldn't be disappointed if it was Deus Ex or a first person Omikron. I'll be disappointed if it's like an rpg version of Perfect Dark.

I would really love it if it was a healthy mix of Deus Ex and Omikron The Nomad Soul lol

As far as what's been revealed, I've read everything I could find on the game and that's also what sacres me. It almost sounds too good to be true, I can almost smell in the back of my throat, a hellish repeat of No Man's Sky (or even worse - Star Citizen in terms of release date maximization only I mean). It's far more easier to mess a game up than to make a great one. Even with all the hype removed, I still need to wait and see the actual gameplay before getting excited but I'm glad you and everyone else here is. If it turns out to have great things going on and the devs show some gameplay, I would pe-purchase it asap.

Will Cyberlunk 2077 revolutionize games as we know it? If course not but it is certainly welcome to try, I will not say no to it. Now, I command CDPR to keep up the great work and with confidence believing that it will be at least decent to that regard - one would think it cannot be worse than the first Witcher anyway. I'll drink to that :)

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Add to that all the efforts that Steam puts in their sales that nobody else does.


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Add to that all the efforts that Steam puts in their sales that nobody else does.


Like ?

 

 

Yeah, everyone, including Sony, has summer sales and Sony dgaf.



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All the people who complain about first person Cyberpunk game haven't even seen real gameplay yet. This is all completely pointless and should be ignored entirely.


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