Famed Game Developer Daniel Vávra Falsely Claims That Cyberpunk 2077 Isn’t Garbage

Daniel Vávra is a Czech video game maker, famous for heading up the writing teams of Mafia and Mafia II, as well as Kingdom Come: Deliverance (for anyone who doesn’t know, these are considered some of the better written video games; he was only 27 when Mafia was released, so it was quite an accomplishment).

For whichever reason, he is currently out there shilling Cyberpunk 2077.

He even claimed, absurdly, that the game is better than Red Dead Redemption 2.

And – wait for it – better than Grand Theft Auto V!

There are really only three reasons he would be saying this stuff:

  • He wants to be edgy and transgressive, going against the general consensus that Cyberpunk is garbage
  • He’s literally being paid to shill, or
  • He was drunk and just trolling people (note the number of typos in those tweets)

The basic fact of reality is that even totally aside from the technical problems, Cyberpunk is just not a good game. I have a very good gaming computer (bought for me by readers), and my bugs were very minimal, and I found the game to be utterly draining. It is terribly written, and the gameplay is tedious and bad.

Thankfully, these people are getting their comeuppance, in many different ways.

A recent post on Niche Gamer explained that CDPR is literally telling people to finish the game as fast as possible in order to avoid corrupting their save files, then went on to list some of the many problems that the company is experiencing in the wake of this horrible game’s launch:

As previously reported, the game’s numerous delays and leaked footage were not the end of the woes for CD Projekt Red. One reviewer suffered a major epileptic seizure, and accused the developer on basing the Braindance headset off a medical device designed to intentionally induce seizures.

Despite high praise from initial reviews, the Metacritic user score was far less. Currently the Metascore for the PC version of the game is 86, with a user score of 7.1 (out of 10). Meanwhile, the game’s PlayStation 4 and Xbox One user scores are 3.3 and 4.5 respectively (with Metascores of 55 and 54 respectively).

It should be noted that those who have not played the game may also be submitting user reviews, as Metacritic does not verify if a user has completed or played a game. In February for example a user of Reset Era orchestrated the review bombing of AI: The Somnium Files.

Metacritic placed a 36 hour grace period on user reviews for video games in July of this year. Metacritic would later insist this decision was not motivated by reactions to any particular game. That year also say low user review scores for Warcraft III: Reforged, and The Last of Us Part II.

Users complained of Cyberpunk 2077‘s numerous glitches and bugs, along with poor optimization and the console version having inferior graphics. Even critic reviews that praised the game also discussed those issues. Since then a hotfix has been released, but CD Projekt Red stock value dropped by 29% in a week.

CD Projekt Red apologized for not showing Cyberpunk 2077 running on last-gen consoles (though they did show the game running on PlayStation 4 Pro), and for the unstable launch of the game. As such they offered full refunds. However, one investor has begun a class action lawsuit.

A Q&A investor call reportedly had CD Projekt Red denying they had any special agreements for refunds for Cyberpunk 2077 on consoles, and that they were working on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game “until the very last minute.”

I hope the company collapses.

Frankly, they should be taken to The Hague and tried for crimes against humanity.