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Decline CDPR ruined the games industry by exposing what it truly is.

Zenithsan

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"Old man yells at AAA industry"

I mean yes, but besides the retarded news sites/reddit, and other gay forums, I assumed that every intelligent individual just saw the Witcher as a stupid action fantasy game to waste a couple of hours, there's no need to get angry about water being wet.
 

Zenithsan

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I mean yes, but besides the retarded news sites/reddit, and other gay forums, I assumed that every intelligent individual just saw the Witcher as a stupid action fantasy game to waste a couple of hours, there's no need to get angry about water being wet.
Yeah, I guess you're right. No self-respecting RPG forum would ever claim The Witcher 3 was a masterpiece of the genre.

Embarrassing.

But then again, everyone has flaws. Even the big H himself with that vegetarian shit. So, don't throw the first rock and all of that.
 

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Nothing described here is unique to CDPR. You can swap out CDPR's games with Bethesda's and Bioware's recent offerings and make the same post. The only thing unique about CDPR is that FOR SOME MYSTERIOUS REASON this forum likes their games more than ones by those other companies.
 

Robotigan

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Nothing described here is unique to CDPR. You can swap out CDPR's games with Bethesda's and Bioware's recent offerings and make the same post.
Disagree. Call them casual, normie shit all you want but Bethesda and Bioware at least succeed at designing an intelligible, easy-to-navigate user interface. They also don't add shallow mechanics just to say they have them, they take care to make sure any system they have feels good and cut it if it's not working right.
 

Zed Duke of Banville

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Nothing described here is unique to CDPR. You can swap out CDPR's games with Bethesda's and Bioware's recent offerings and make the same post. The only thing unique about CDPR is that FOR SOME MYSTERIOUS REASON this forum likes their games more than ones by those other companies.
Perhaps an argument that Codex Game of the Year voting should collect information on respondents' nationality. :M
 

JamesDixon

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Nothing described here is unique to CDPR. You can swap out CDPR's games with Bethesda's and Bioware's recent offerings and make the same post. The only thing unique about CDPR is that FOR SOME MYSTERIOUS REASON this forum likes their games more than ones by those other companies.
Perhaps an argument that Codex Game of the Year voting should collect information on respondents' nationality. :M

A more pertinent question is if the person believes that Wizards of the Woke D&D is real D&D or if it is D&D In Name Only.
 

Faarbaute

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I really wanted to like Witcher 3. The production values were top notch, barring the initial buggy release. I really liked the art direction, the graphics, the sound production and so on but it's all in service of such a bland and boring action game.

Slap an actual RPG on there instead and it would have been great.
 

somewhatgiggly

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I can't compare it to the Witcher as nothing in the Witcher apappealed to me and I never played any....

But I think we can all agree CDPR fucked up with Cyberpunk. They're already moving teams to the next Witcher project. They'll shit out one half-assed dlc or expansion to Cyberpunk, probably just Radiant Quests and Radiant Gigs and a Garage and more clothes and repeatable dates, and then leave to never look back.

I swear, too many games made or designed heavily in the 10s were absolutely fucking cursed. I hope this changes for the 20s.
 
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Cleveland Mark Blakemore

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The light showers of retardation you could feel falling 20 years ago culminated in the tsunami of fail that is the millennial waterloo called CDPR.

No game says better that "we still live with our parents and have never kissed a girl and only got into gaming because we were unfit for any other line of work."

It's given hope to millions of mediocre people throughout the world that they too can become multimillionaires by shilling fake games they have no capacity to produce and at the last second just shifting in some generic FPS sheist GTA-style engine they purchased from a third world coder mill with only weeks to go to the release date.

Once again, they cashed the check (as with NO MAN'S SKY) before confessing all the early footage was faked FIVER bought cutscenes from a poor slob in India. Crocodile tears of repentance streaming down their faces as they count the money. "We'll make up some good DLC ... I mean ... hire some other slob to make teh DLC!"

Nowadays, everyone plans to fake it until they make it. Everyone.

This game left me with a deep compulsion to drag Keanu Reeves into an alley someday and beat the sh*t out of him.
 
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The Witcher 3's combat system and other "role playing" aspects were appalling but I don't see what CDPR did that ruined the games industry more notably than other developers.
 

Harthwain

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I love these non-troll threads from non-alt posters. They really get your noggin joggin'. :martini:

tl;dr Thread sucks, OP is a faggot.
Yeah.

Talking about "a bunch of teenage edgelords" when most people are having kids (therefore having less time, which leads to further casualization of the games. Seriously, how blind one has to be to not see this?) shows how fake the poster is. Also, "Obsessing over >maturity< is ironically a very childish disposition" is pure bullshit and shows how divorced from reality this take is - people like "maturity", because they find gritty settings to be more authentic than the sanitized ones. This was true to The Witcher saga and Game of Thrones, so this really isn't anything new.

But I guess obvious troll is obvious.
 

Kruno

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I am just playing old games with mods. AAA has been cancer for a long time and CDPR got too big for their britches, fired their experienced talent and fucked up.
 

Drakortha

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I'd actually argue that From Software have done more damage than CDPR. Similar to what Activition and Call of Duty did to the online shooter genre, From Software games have influenced a never ending torrent of Dark Souls clones.
 

Zed Duke of Banville

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I'd actually argue that From Software have done more damage than CDPR. Similar to what Activition and Call of Duty did to the online shooter genre, From Software games have influenced a never ending torrent of Dark Souls clones.
Half the Souls clones were developed by From Software itself, though. :M

Demon's Souls (2009)
Dark Souls (2011)
King's Souls (2014)
Blood Souls (2015)
Soul Souls (2016)
Ninja Souls (2019)
Elder Souls (2022)
 

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