One Cyberpunk 2077 Developer Defends Critical Reviews

CD Projekt Red initially revealed Cyberpunk 2077 nearly seven years ago, and since then the game has had its ups and downs. After getting delayed more than once, the action RPG is finally ready for launch. It’s expected of a highly-anticipated title to receive a variety of reviews, which is essential for gamers to read and evaluate if the game is worth purchasing or not.

The game was initially announced in 2012, while its first teaser trailer was dropped in early 2013. Just like The Witcher, which is another series in CD Projekt Red’s repertoire, Cyberpunk 2077 is also based on another franchise that has already existed years ago. More specifically, the game is inspired by Mike Pondsmith’s tabletop game series entitled Cyberpunk.

Even though most of the reviews so far praise Cyberpunk 2077 and its incredible world-building, characters, as well as gameplay in general, there are still a couple of negative reviews here and there. More often than not, these poor reviews criticize the game for having game-breaking bugs.

In addition to that, critics are confused as to whether or not the glitches are a result of technical issues or the game’s features. While a game receiving critical reviews isn’t a surprising thing to take place, what IS surprising is the fact that Cyberpunk 2077’s senior quest designer and coordinator, Philipp Weber, defended these unfavorable reviews even though he played a huge role in the development of a game that took years to finish.

Weber took to Twitter to voice out his thoughts regarding these negative reviews, and his perspective is such a breath of fresh air amidst a time where people get into heated arguments over opinions.

Negativity almost always catches the people’s attention more than the positive aspects, and this fact doesn’t change even in the gaming community. As for Weber, he says that fans shouldn’t focus on the headline or the score, but should instead take a closer look at the words being spoken or written.

After all, an expansive game like Cyberpunk 2077 requires potential players to really dig deep in order to see if it’s the kind of game they would enjoy playing. Weber finishes his series of tweets with “don’t come after anyone just for having a different opinion and experience,” and that kind of understanding and empathetic spirit is truly one-of-a-kind.

These days, many gamers simply look at a game’s score and then shrug it off as a “bad” game for simply not reaching the number or score they consider a worthy game to have. A game that receives a 7 out of 10 rating is often viewed as a mediocre game, whereas that kind of number would be deemed a high score in any other rating system.

In addition to that, the reviews out right now were not played from consoles, so the kind of platform used could also be another factor to keep in mind.

Without a doubt, Cyberpunk 2077 is a massive open-world title that is jam-packed with content, so it should be expected that the game would have a few bugs here and there. In any case, thoroughly read as many reviews as possible — both good and bad — in order to fully know if Cyberpunk 2077 is a game you’d enjoy.

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