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Cyberpunk 2077 Steam review score is lower than you might think

Published: 06:52, 10 December 2020
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CD Projekt Red finally unleashed the most anticipated game of the year - Cyberpunk 2077. And yet, it is not swimming overwhelmingly positive ratings from the players, despite wooing them with the massive potential.

Cyberpunk 2077 took a really long time between the initial teaser and the actual game release with the first happening on January 10, 2012, and the latter on December 10, 2020. In other words, it has been eight years and 11 months between the two events. The entire gaming world has been keeping a keen eye on this game's progress and now that it's finally here, those who played it don't seem to be too thrilled. Not at first glance, anyway.

Namely, at the time of writing, the game was sitting at just 71 per cent positive reviews on Steam. This would be a good score for a normal game under normal circumstances but Cyberpunk was 2077 expected to be the behemoth of the year that would blow everyone away and win the fans' hearts.

It wouldn't be fair to just leave that statement as it is though. CDPR did provide a game that pretty much everyone liked so far but the negative reviews are stemming from the optimisation and bugs that are holding back everything CP2077 has to offer.

As an example, we took a few negative reviews that were close by while browsing user impressions, based on having at least a few hours played and a review that is more than just a few words or a meme.

One player noted they can see themselves having over a hundred hours of fun with CP2077 but the bugs are preventing them from having any . Another one was eerily similar, noting a ton of bugs in the first 30 minutes of gameplay but the player  loved characters and got attached to V immediately.

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The pattern of seeing the massive potential of Cyberpunk 2077 and the technical issues holding it back continues through most reviews but some break the combo occasionally, bringing up the point of the game being too hyped for its own good .

It's not all gloom and doom though. Those who followed and played The Witcher 3 back when it launched had almost identical issues and the release was troubled. Five and a half years down the line, it is sitting at a staggering 98 per cent positive reviews. It just goes to show what CDPR are capable of and that Cyberpunk 2077 is bound to reach its full potential eventually.

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