RedEye9 wrote on Dec 18, 2020, 19:51:
There was zero downside and nothing to lose by delaying the release until the game was ready.
And now they're paying the price.
Ehhh.... does that mean delay the game until December 2021? I mean, after a certain amount of time, all that advertising money is wasted, all their lined up deals with the consoles are wasted, etc. etc.
I'm sure there was a huge push, financially and otherwise, to get the game out the door.
That said, I'm at the last quest, doing side quests, and yes, there are quite a few bugs. It'll probably take 6 months of patches to get rid of all these minor bugs on PC, and who knows how long to fix the console versions. More importantly, some systems, most notably the item crafting/upgrade system and the police spawning system, could use major reworks, from a fun/usability standpoint. As it is now, items are 'fine' but they could be ten time better, and unless you have 18-20 point into Crafting/Engineering/Tech, you are not going to be able to keep your favorite Iconics and Legendaries from early game usable into late game. You can still BEAT the game with lower level items, but they will be decidedly lower level compared to stuff you find later. Insane power levels in any tree is kind of a bonus in my opinion, but I will say that combat got markedly easier once you get deep into almost any of the skill trees.
Reading various forums, plenty of people have completed the game, with a variety of skill setups. Overall, the game is very playable, and it is fun, in my opinion. It'll get patched, people need to calm the fuck down. It'll also get modded, probably more than any game ever, so there will be a ton awesome changes to the weaker systems, even if CDPR does nothing. Too bad about the console players, but they are getting their refunds if they can't wait.