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CD Projekt's CYBERPUNK 2077 Release Thread - The Next Gen Update

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Sapkowski didn't trash Netflix Witcher "adaptation". Does anyone have examples of authors trashing adaptations of their work when they were released (not decades after)?
Sapko was plenty butthurt about the games though.

He was butthurt because he'd made the mistake of underestimating how big games are, and had settled for a modest one-time payoff for the rights to use his work - he didn't get a proper percentage. That was a decision he regretted later, when the Witcher games blew up. It's actually quite funny :) (But I gather CDPR have treated his claim fairly enough, even though they didn't really have to, by rights they could have just lol-ed all the way to the bank :) )
 

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Sapkowski didn't trash Netflix Witcher "adaptation". Does anyone have examples of authors trashing adaptations of their work when they were released (not decades after)?
Sapko was plenty butthurt about the games though.

He was butthurt because he'd made the mistake of underestimating how big games are, and had settled for a modest one-time payoff for the rights to use his work - he didn't get a proper percentage. That was a decision he regretted later, when the Witcher games blew up. It's actually quite funny :) (But I gather CDPR have treated his claim fairly enough, even though they didn't really have to, by rights they could have just lol-ed all the way to the bank :) )
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Reminder that Mike Pondsmith is a massive weeb and he made Teenagers from Outer Space by binging the works of Rumiko Takahashi (the Ranma and Inuyasha lady), then turned it into an RPG.
Reminder that Mike Pondsmith kept shilling this trash game and never had even one issue with it.
Does anyone have examples of authors trashing adaptations of their work when they were released (not decades after)?
Stephen King vis-a-vis Kubrick's adaptation of The Shining. Although he still considered it a good work on its own, but he couldn't stand the bastardization of what was one of his most personal novels.
 

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Reminder that Mike Pondsmith is a massive weeb and he made Teenagers from Outer Space by binging the works of Rumiko Takahashi (the Ranma and Inuyasha lady), then turned it into an RPG.
Reminder that Mike Pondsmith kept shilling this trash game and never had even one issue with it.
Correction - he never SAID that had even one issue with it. Which shouldn't be surprising. George R.R. Martin didn't trash GoT when he had plenty of reasons to. Sapkowski didn't trash Netflix Witcher "adaptation". Does anyone have examples of authors trashing adaptations of their work when they were released (not decades after)?
Sapkowski is a greedy bastard, he didn't have any qualms about criticizing the polish adaptations, probably because they didn't pay him to promote it. If you actually read the interviews with him (that weren't obvious promotion nonsense) about the Netflix production you'd see he didn't exactly have it in high regard either.
 

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Stephen King is a fucking asshole. Kubrick took the work and made it his own, and it is a fucking masterpiece.
 
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It's only an emotional response on King's part. Otherwise the guy has no issue with adaptations not remaining faithful to the source material, such as the film adaptation of The Mist whose ending King considered to be brilliant.
 

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It's only an emotional response on King's part. Otherwise the guy has no issue with adaptations not remaining faithful to the source material, such as the film adaptation of The Mist whose ending King considered to be brilliant.
Shit ending though. Real fucking cheap.
 

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It's only an emotional response on King's part. Otherwise the guy has no issue with adaptations not remaining faithful to the source material, such as the film adaptation of The Mist whose ending King considered to be brilliant.
Shit ending though. Real fucking cheap.
Yeah, the Mist ending cheapens the whole story. It could have worked to a degree if they had waited a while to reveal the gotcha moment instead of it happening immediately afterwards.
 
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Shit ending though. Real fucking cheap.
Personally like its grimderpiness. Kinda cheap, but it makes sense for the characters in that context. And it works with the rest of the story, with other people having had likewise made bad choices throughout the film in dealing with the eldritch disaster occurring. And unlike some of the latter, the protagonist's final decision isn't an impulsive one and is rationally justified without the hindsight of what's going to happen next.
What does cheapen it though is that you as an audience know that they've been driving for hours away from the military troops which makes it silly despite it being ultimately a case of bad luck on the protagonist's part (counterpart to the good luck of that mother who decided to brave the mist earlier on and just happened to reach the troops without getting killed). And it would've been more believable if there was some extra scene showcasing some greater passing of time between the father doing the assisted suicide of the others and the army coming in (e.g. showing him falling asleep of exhaustion in the car and waking up to the noise of the passing troops, with a shot showing how the corpses in the car went purply or whatever).
 
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Sapkowski was butthurt because he'd made the mistake of underestimating how big games are. That was a decision he regretted later, when the Witcher games blew up. It's actually quite funny :)
It was a mistake on par with not investing millions into bitcoin in 2009.

The deal between him and CDPR has been signed in 2002(!). Most of the RPGCodex denizens weren't even alive yet, not to mention the general state of gaming at that time, which was an exquisite pastime for only the smelliest of cellar dwelling neckbeards out there.
 

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Hey, just dropping in to ask, a year and a half later, did this ever reach anything like a playable state? I don't mean the greatest game ever it was hyped to be ... just, is it a game at all at this point?
 
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Hey, just dropping in to ask, a year and a half later, did this ever reach anything like a playable state? I don't mean the greatest game ever it was hyped to be ... just, is it a game at all at this point?
No. It's "patched" in the most charitable sense of polishing a half shat out stool. But it's not a game. It's still awful. It's still broken.
 
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Hey, just dropping in to ask, a year and a half later, did this ever reach anything like a playable state? I don't mean the greatest game ever it was hyped to be ... just, is it a game at all at this point?
Has been playable for a long time on PC (I played it even on release and didn't encounter too many glitches and no gamebreaking bugs, so now there are even less of those and they've likewise added some other QoL features). Still a mediocre experience, but it looks nice as a cyberpunk theme park.
 

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Hey, just dropping in to ask, a year and a half later, did this ever reach anything like a playable state? I don't mean the greatest game ever it was hyped to be ... just, is it a game at all at this point?
At least on PC, it's been in a "playable state" pretty much from release. Gameplay-wise, patches haven't and won't make a substantial difference because what's done is done, but if you can have fun with something like Ubisoft Game™, you can have fun with this.
 

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Hey, just dropping in to ask, a year and a half later, did this ever reach anything like a playable state? I don't mean the greatest game ever it was hyped to be ... just, is it a game at all at this point?

It's not the game we were promised, not the game it could have been and should have been, but playable enough with some modding - e.g. the rebalance mod which gets rid of the MMO-style itemization and the level scaling. As said above, a nice cyberpunk theme park, if you want to soak in that kind of atmosphere for a while.
 

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Does anyone have examples of authors trashing adaptations of their work when they were released (not decades after)?
Frank Miller? I'm pretty sure he gets off by shitting on adaptations of his stuff.
 

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Reminder that Mike Pondsmith is a massive weeb and he made Teenagers from Outer Space by binging the works of Rumiko Takahashi (the Ranma and Inuyasha lady), then turned it into an RPG.
Reminder that Mike Pondsmith kept shilling this trash game and never had even one issue with it.
Correction - he never SAID that had even one issue with it. Which shouldn't be surprising. George R.R. Martin didn't trash GoT when he had plenty of reasons to.

Because the tub of lard got his paycheck and moved on. In fact, he moved on so much he’s neglected to finish the books.

Though it seems clear to me that the man has written himself into a corner.
 

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If it was released for the current generation of consoles only, and in the current state, without all the bullshit hype, the game would be much better received.

It clearly needs a year at least to flesh out interactivity, but I'm still amazed at points by the sheer artistry and design of a ton of the locations, as well as some small surprises in some of the sidequests.

For what it is (a shooter with rpg elements), the game is fine, and if you got the proper computer/display/audio setup with good hdr and Atmos, it's probably still the best looking game made to date, especially considering the sheer scope of its locations.
 
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Hey, just dropping in to ask, a year and a half later, did this ever reach anything like a playable state? I don't mean the greatest game ever it was hyped to be ... just, is it a game at all at this point?
I completed Witcher 3 three times total, and I couldn't finish a single playthrough of CP2077.
The plot is terrible and peaks within the first few hours. Reactivity is low, consistency is bad e.g., you'll be on a mission when your headmate is friendly with you then afterwards he has an open world dialogue and is rude with you because it was designed around the PC visiting the area earlier or whatever. Very jarring.
Mechanically, the game is a joke. There's plenty of "wtf"s like a mission where you have an AI car "drive" you around(it's all scripted, including the traffic) then you realize the game has no actual AI cars because the AI is too poor to drive you around :lol: So then you wonder, how does the traffic work? Well, it doesn't. Cars just magically appear and disappear depending on the player's sight. Half a billion dollars.


Strangely enough, the gameplay loop itself was satisfying and what kept me playing the longest.

Unless you're a big fan of the cyberpunk genre, I see no real reason to play this.
 
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also lol at the wikipedia page
After years of anticipation, CD Projekt released Cyberpunk 2077 for PlayStation 4, Stadia, Windows, and Xbox One on 10 December 2020, followed by PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S on 15 February 2022. It received praise from critics for its narrative, setting, and graphics, although some of its gameplay elements received mixed responses, while its themes and representation of transgender characters received some criticism. It was also widely criticized for bugs, particularly in the console versions, which suffered from performance problems; Sony removed it from the PlayStation Store from December 2020 to June 2021 while CD Projekt rectified some of the problems.
The real issue with cp2077 was transgender representation all along
 

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