Strictly speaking TW3 didn’t have a Director’s / Enhanced / Etc version? It was an improvement over TW2, which in turn was an improvement over the first game.
All in all, it does seem realistic for people to expect CDPr to get their act more and more together with each new release.
And in some ways, they did manage that: TW2 didn’t work quite as well at a design level, while CP2077 is definitely not a success in the technical department.
What that achieved, in one of funniest curve balls I remember seeing in gaming, they managed instead to make their own Bethesda Hate Crew look positively silly.
It would be strange if someone wasn’t pissed…
2012 is perhaps the year they put together the first team which the game began at a conceptual level? It’d be unrealistic to think that the game itself entered active development at that time.
It would have overlapped with other games: TW2 launched in 2012 and stayed in development for a while more, while TW3 first came out in 2016.
CP2077 is currently an 86 on Metacritic, but I won’t nitpick. For sure some parts of the press are still pretty much in love with CD Projekt, while many critics, and gamers alike, feel strongly about the setting.
I do agree with the general point about pre-ordering, but CD Projekt has made sure the event and FOMO factors was dialed up to 11.
I’m not going to buy the game, but do I feel like I’m living under a rock…?
After the two disappointments that were the first two Witcher games, especially the second, I had no expectation the third game would make a believer out of me.
However Cyberpunk is still Cyberpunk even if it comes out of the gates of a developer that I don’t hold in any great esteem.