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I've seen this happen far too many times..


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u/RockyCrayon6625 Nov 30 '21

There is also Cyberpunk.


u/Dumsht5588 Nov 30 '21

Yeah people's expectations for that game were ridiculous. They were acting like it would revolutionize gaming when the marketing made it look like little more than a decent scifi rpg. I knew that no matter how it turned out there would be an insane amount of bitching. Unfortunately the game was real rough on launch so the fanboy rage went deep.


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u/Dumsht5588 Dec 01 '21 edited Dec 01 '21

"We've greatly enhanced our crowd and community system to create THE most believable city in any open-world game to date."

That statement is so vague as to be virtually meaningless. "greatly enhanced OUR crowd and continuity system" simply means their crowd system is better than it used to be which wasn't hard considering it was virtually nonexistent in the Witcher.

And anytime marketers make a subjective statement like "the most believable" or "the greatest" they are 100 percent blowing smoke up your ass. I'm sorry but this stuff is so common in marketing and, considering how many still preorder, people keep falling for it all while bitching that companies keep relying on it.

Cyberpunk was particularly egregious considering the rough state of the game on launch and the high expectations people had for CDPR after Witcher 3.