Cultured Vultures: Cyberpunk 2077's buggy launch has disappointed lots of players, so Ash unintentionally showed solidarity with them by playing through Mafia 3.
Yeah, I really tried to enjoy Cyberpunk, but man I can't help but be dissaponted in the whole thing. Playing on consoles is such a kick in the teeth because the makings of a great game is buried deep in there somewhere. Anyway, I've officially abandoned Cyberpunk and I've been playing 13 Sentinels. FIrst time I've played a game like it, and so far I'm really enjoying it. Much more than I did Cyberpunk 2077 anyway.
I had the same issues playing Mafia 3, not so much with the glitches, but the repetitious mission gameplay. I put it down after about 8 hours and haven't been back. I did enjoy the story and now that I have been reminded of it, I'll probably give it another chance. As far as CP2077 goes, I am playing on a Xbox One X and haven't run into many issues yet. I tend to play games pretty slowly, so they may just be patching bugs before I run into them, but so far it has been a fun game. A bit tough to get into as it's a bit overwhelming, but I'm starting to get into the flow now that I have completed the prologue. I think that this is an extremely "deep" game with much to discover. Unfortunately it seems that they just ran out of time and had to make compromises in both content and gameplay. I am just hanging onto the fact that this is much how Witcher 3 went to, and that eventually developed into one of my all time favorite games. Give it another 6 months and I think it will be a very good to great game. Obviously it will always play much better on high end PC's and next gen consoles. If you are running a base console and plan on upgrading, you will probably want to wait to buy this. Remember this isn't even the final game for next gen, it is just playing the old version on older hardware. When the optimized version launches in a couple of months, it will be time to judge the next gen version. This is a lesson about preordering games. I almost never do it anymore, there really is no reason, it's not like there are a shortage of games available with digital downloads available. Preorders are a dinosaur from the past, but 8 million people plopped their money down early. I don't know, maybe have a tiny bit of patience and wait to see how things shake out a launch? What other things are we willing to put down money for months in advance for a promised but ultimately unknown product? I'm not letting CDPR off the hook for this, but as a consumer you have to take a little bit of responsibility to protect yourself. While everyone likes to say CDPR is consumer friendly, etc., which I think for the most part is true, they are a publicly owned company whose first responsibility is to their share holders. Now as it turns out, this cluster of a launch hurt the shareholders as well, and they are pissed to the point they are filing a lawsuit, so this worked out for nobody, but they were attempting to satisfy shareholders by not delaying...again. Remember, as a company, CDPR is not a very experienced AAA developer. They had a big and somewhat supprising hit with Witcher 3, and now they are playing with the big boys, EA, Ubisoft, Sony, MS, etc., companies with massive staff, management and experience. Even with all of the experience the big boys have, they frequently screw up as badly as CDPR. The good thing is that I think they really care about their reputation and will really try to right this ship. Will it satisfy everyone? Of course not, nothing ever does, but I'm hopeful.
I played this instead again: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, love that game.
I deleted it from my PS5, gonna do a new playthrough when the game gets fixed (hopefully by this summer).
Both of these are fantastic games. Too bad the world is full of superficial gonks. "I'd rather a shit idea well-expressed, than astounding, sick concepts with technical issues" - everyone [about both Cyberpunk and Mafia iii].
Weird coincidence I decided to play the first Mafia definitive edition instead. Stunning looking game but i can play Cyberpunk @1440p with psycho graphics settings and get higher frame rates than Mafia. I think it seems to be the DRM that’s causing it to chug. As it starts as soon as the game launcher does. A kind of microstuttering. And the game seems to be locked to 29fps for some reason. ...Mafia 3 was also a great game though!
Yeah something seems wrong. I played Mafia DE on my old rig and experienced nothing like that. Should look up a YouTube video with similar specs to yours to compare.
I get what you're trying to say but Mafia 3 wasn't hyped nowhere near in the same level as Cyberpunk 2077, CDPR literally said it would be a "next gen" open world and it was far, far from that, nothing next gen about it at all
So I've finished the main storyline of cyberpunk and although it didn't hit the heights of other story games it wasn't boring it was frustratingly broken in places and there was often a weird silence between lines of dialogue which makes interactions seem stiff when playing on ps5. The problem with mafia 3 was simple it's boring as bat excrement this is coming from someone who gambled, hunted and fished their way across the map in rdr2 to unlock a platinum trophy and someone that took the time to achieve 100% happiness for my town in fallout 4. I'm not stranger to monotony or collectathons I did spend a lot of time playing wow back in 05 when it was a grind fest. But in all my life I've never played a game more boring and devoid of purpose than Mafia 3 however it had a payoff what an excellent ending that no one saw because everyone probably quit after the 300th racket takedown. But as for bugs.i saw nothing major in mafia 3 nothing close to what I'm seeing in cp
Been playing Mafia 3 on PC all month and loving it. Is it repetitive? Yes. But is the repetition a good time? BIG yes. Doesn't hurt that the story and performances are top-tier.
Cyberpunk >>>>>> Mafia 3 tho
My biggest gripe with Mafia 3 was with the difficulty settings. Easy was WAY too easy, just a slaughter house, and I really struggled on Normal. I know, I just need to "git gud", but I just don't have the extra time in my life for a frustrating game. Probably just because I'm old, but there are a lot of old gamers out there.
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