Gamers are not happy about Gamespot's baffling review of Cyberpunk 2077
After almost a decade in the oven, Cyberpunk 2077 is now finally available for users everywhere to play and even stream via Google Stadia. Reviews have been pouring in with near universal appraise for the game's production values and virtual world while slamming the laundry list of initial bugs. One or two "bad" review scores are inevitable for a title of this size, but the review from Gamespot has struck a nerve with gamers for its final score and also for the author's seemingly lethargic attitude toward the game's cyberpunk themes and activities.
The unpopular 40-minute long Gamespot video discussing Cyberpunk 2077 in detail was uploaded two days ago and it was only this morning that the comments section was disabled. Upvoted user responses at the time attacked the reviewer Kallie Plagge for, in her own words, "not being interested in typical combat" or "not fully exploring" the weapons system which are all major gameplay elements of the title. At one point, the reviewer complained about avoiding a side quest involving fistfights because she "didn't want to do brawling" and that she wasn't familiar with "half the things" in her inventory because of the massive scope of the game.
A major downside to the game according to Plagge reads:
"The incorporation of different cultures and backgrounds is wildly inconsistent, from good to inaccurate to downright offensive"
Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, of course, but this appears to have been a mismatch between game and reviewer. Perhaps a writer who was more willing to fully dive into all aspects of the gameplay and explore the dystopian open-world cyberpunk streets would have been a better fit to review the CD Projekt Red title for Gamespot.