I'm all for a fucked up future setting that satirizes capitalism and advertising, but this isn't satire. The advertisements look like they were pulled out of, like, Idiocracy, and are just pathetically dumb. Personally, I've played quite a bit of the game and mostly had a good time, but I'm still able to recognize this game's failures in specific areas. 2020 has taught me that practicing empathy is vital. My honest reaction to every piece of "shocking" media in the game was, "really?" Giant Bomb 68,470 views. What makes it so easy for me to go back to it was the developers and writers took the stand to identify it, show the player who did it (Nazi, Nazi-apologists, I mean yeah), and tell you to stand up against the monstrosity. @ragnar_mike: I agree that the posters and generally the “fake advertising” of this world is a huge detriment and actively works against it. From what I've seen and heard of it sounds like immature jokes and a lackluster attitude toward trying to make a point. ... Popular on Giant Bomb 14 Mary Kish's Top 10 Games of 2020. Genres are so spineless these days because they want to sell a red lightsaber to the dopes that make the third "Empire was right" forum post for the week, or a collectable Infinity Gauntlet to the "Thanos did nothing wrong" crowd.Cyberpunk 2077 sounds exhausting to me. It does remind me of Blade Runner even if that's not entirely what they were going for. @efesell: I'd say that it is sometimes intentionally edgy, especially around sexuality (not really around race) but I don't think it intends to offend or upset people, it's just more of a juvenile "hell yeah, a game where you can just pick up a hooker and we actually show you explicit sex, anything goes in Night City, no limits bros" attitude. I'm watching my roommate play it from time to time and yeah I'm not overly offended by anything in it but I do have to agree with some in here, it's so edgy. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake. I'm desensitized to violence and nudity, but the game treats its women characters mostly pretty badly, and one in particular gets fridged in a really nasty way. Really? Since long before Gerstmann split to make Giant Bomb. I'm surprised more wasn't made out of the "Whore of Night City" (I think it was a specific neighborhood but I can't remember) lore text tied to the ads for the TV show with a trans woman vomiting into a toilet while her balls are arguably the most prominent part of her body considering how much hay was made over the woman with the huge dick throughout the year. That said I couldn’t disagree more about your comment regarding Altered Carbon, which itself had a ton of gratuitous sex in it for the sake of some T&A. So in order to make things right and honor CDPR's pledge to honor refunds, they almost have to delist the game. Menu Menu. That only serves to discourage others from taking similar risks. Best of Giant Bomb 170 - Gamer Fuel - Duration: 19:58. I haven't had any major issues. Rob Zacny's Vice review captures this really well. I grew up in New York City where you have entire parts of the city very much subdivided into ethnic majority neighborhoods “like a bad video game trope” if you will. There are vivisected corpses in various places in the game. I find it immersive when I had not thought it would, expecting little things to bother me. If you can't be offended by this game then you have absolutely zero regard for people and zero imagination about where life can take you. This practice of lying your way through cert. Jesse from The Last of Us (which stood out to me more in retrospect after hearing their approach to Manny's hispanic accent and general loverboy approach to life), most of the men in Tsushima (in their English VO) and now the guy from the corpo that helps you out in Cyberpunk. @bigsocrates: Yah it would be nice if it had any sort of depth to it but for the most part it is just Saints Row 3 humor interjected into an ostensibly serious game which is why it's so jarring at times. That said, I am conflicted about it because in a way, I kind of like some of what it adds to the atmosphere. Admittedly I was never particularly sensitive to these issues. If that's not taking the violence all the way I don't know what is. consists of 6 releases. At some point it crossed a line into the hilarious and I could only shake my head and chuckle at the absurdity of it. You can refund digital purchases on Xbox already, they had their process in place already. 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