'Cyberpunk 2077' Is Being Flooded With Positive Reviews Following Recent Updates
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A CD Projekt Red developer has expressed their gratitude for the rush of positive player reviews for Cyberpunk 2077, showing that the recent patches might be giving the maligned RPG a second chance at success.
When I say Cyberpunk 2077, certain associations and images may appear in your mind’s eye. Catapulting cars that would give Christine a run for her money, decapitated NPCs strolling the streets like nothing is the matter, characters who left their pants in the wash, and police officers with the power to apparate and disapparate.
“My overwhelming feeling after all that time is one of disappointment that it wasn't given more time in the oven,” said Ewan in his review of the game when it was released in December of last year. “And yet, I can't stop coming back to it. When Cyberpunk 2077 hits, it really, truly hits.” Evidently, the game had a lot of potential, and perhaps in another timeline, the dystopian RPG went down in history for different reasons than those here.
We assessed Cyberpunk 2077’s performance across a range of platforms — here’s what we had to say for each one!
It’s not like CD Projekt Red has left Cyberpunk 2077 to flounder under the sea of crashes, glitches and general ill will after the catastrophic release. Five patches were out before the end of 2020, addressing bugs in a significant number of main and side quests, visual errors and technical compatibility problems. These fixes have pushed the progress on DLC and the next-gen versions backwards but players are having a good time with the game now.
On Twitter, CD Projekt Red quest designer Paweł Sasko said that he was floored by the surge of positive player reviews for the RPG on Steam. “You can’t imagine what it means to me,” he said, attaching a screenshot of the game’s score increasing to 83% positive from almost 12,000 reviews.
Given the historic launch of the game and the immediate cleanup campaign that scrambled to contain the shambolic state of Cyberpunk 2077, it is cheering to see opinions shifting. That’s not to say that the missteps of the past should be negated, only that an enormous number of people worked and are working on the game and they deserve a pat on the back.
"I don’t see an option to shelve Cyberpunk 2077," said CEO Adam Kiciński in April. "We are convinced that we can bring the game to such a state that we can be proud of it and therefore successfully sell it for years to come." Watch this space, I suppose.