TL;DR Game was marketed the last two years an RPG that includes content thats no longer in the game, they have suddenly started calling it an 'Action-Adventure' game and scrubbed 'RPG' from many of their marketing material. This is incredibly misleading.
If you go back and look at the marketing starting in 2018, not only did CDPR heavily market this game as an RPG, but there are also a number of features removed/missing. I would like to go back and find the interviews but CDPR themselves hyped this game up as being a better and more deep RPG and narrative experience than the Witcher.
Some missing features include:
Cut Spider bot gameplay
Cut Techie skill tree
Cut Apartment and car customization
Cut subway (now just fast travel with loading screen)
Cut wardrobe, now it all happens in inventory
No haircuts or
visible customizable body augmentations
Just to name a few.
If you look at the marketing materials from the past couple months you might notice that the word “RPG” was almost flat out removed from the messaging despite them referring to the game as such up until a couple of months ago. On CP2077’s own launch trailer on YouTube, Twitter bio, etc. you can see that they're now calling Cyberpunk 2077 as an "Open world action-adventure game".
This wouldn’t be such an issue had CDPR made that very clear years ago. But instead they quietly scrubbed the word from their messaging, dumbed down RPG mechanics, made dialogue options more limited than before, and instead we have this weird mish-mash of poorly fleshed out GTA and Borderlands-esque gameplay mechanics while also attempting to be an RPG. Even though they continued to market RPG mechanics and other cut content that didn't make it into the game.
I have no idea what this game is trying to be, but an evolution of what made The Witcher 3 so praised? I don’t think so. Many of us came into this game expecting an RPG similar in quality to the Witcher 3 - I don’t know about you but that was my only real expectation and that is absolutely not what we got. So much of the marketing over the past 2 years does not reflect the current state of this game at all, and I’m not just referring to bugs. I bought this game because it was supposed to be an RPG, not an action game.
Now what? Can we even consider this an RPG? Is it trying to be one or something else? Does that mean we can no longer compare it previous RPGs when critiquing? Have we been mislead?
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