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Will Cyberpunk 2077 meet expectations?

It'll be even better than expected. 1 2.50%
 
It will meet expectations. 10 25.00%
 
It'll be a great game, bu... 23 57.50%
 
It'll be a decent game, b... 6 15.00%
 
It's probably gonna suck. 0 0.00%
 
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Considering the massive success of The Witcher 3, and the years of marketing leading up to the launch of Cyberpunk, the expectations for the game are sky high.  Can CDPR actually deliver a game that meets these expectations?  

I loved TW3.  But, the game was buggy at launch, and has some technical issues that were never addressed (as far as I know).  I think people forget about that stuff when looking back on the game.  We all just remember it was super fun.  But, when Cyberpunk launches, we'll see reviews, DF comparisons, and other stuff that points out all of those flaws.  

Then there's the normal risk associated with any game, especially a new IP.  Some games just aren't great, even ones with big budgets and long development times.  

So, can the game actually meet expectations, or have they been set impossibly high?

Edit to add - I'm thinking about gamers' expectations.  But, feel free to talk about whatever expectations you want.  

Last edited by VAMatt - on 05 September 2020

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In what regard?

Gaming media's expectations? Definitely. Just look at some of the games they've thought have been amazing in the past. It could easily live up to media expectations, or not, either way wouldn't really be indicative of its quality though.

Sales expectations? Hard to tell without knowing how much CDPR expect it to sell. But I'd be very surprised if it didn't sell at least 10m, so I expect it'll meet sales expectations.

Gamer expectations? Yes and no. It's going to have people proclaiming it as the best game ever and people that call it trash regardless of how good it is (or isn't). So for some people it will, others it won't.



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Ultimately, everyone sets their own expectations, and mine are pretty reasonable.

As long as it's one of the 5 best games I've ever played, I'll be perfectly satisfied.



It has to be damn near perfect to live up to its expectations. I'm expecting it to be in my top 25 games of all time, and if its in my top 10 games it will exceed my expectations. Since we have waited this long, I probably won't pick it up until I pick up a PS5. I'm not sure what kind of extra graphical features will be there, but that's where I will pick it up.



So I was gonna say something in the lines of "sure, CDPR are expected to make quality games but the cyberpunk genre is not popular and I dont think the anticipation for this is anywhere similar to a Witcher game". But then I read the comment above and yeah, no, its not gonna meet those expectations.



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It's gonna be a good game, not sure what one would expect beyond that.



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Don't think so, frankly lost all interest in it. Setting is uninteresting the more i see it



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Angelus said:
Ultimately, everyone sets their own expectations, and mine are pretty reasonable.

As long as it's one of the 5 best games I've ever played, I'll be perfectly satisfied.

"pretty reasonable"

"one of the 5 best games I've ever played"

I think you might be high, because you're definitely not being reasonable by any stretch of the word.



Zones said:
Angelus said:
Ultimately, everyone sets their own expectations, and mine are pretty reasonable.

As long as it's one of the 5 best games I've ever played, I'll be perfectly satisfied.

"pretty reasonable"

"one of the 5 best games I've ever played"

I think you might be high, because you're definitely not being reasonable by any stretch of the word.

Oh....

Maybe you're right.

Top 3?



based on the hype? probably not
based on just being fucking cool? yes



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