It was only in an unplayable state on the last gen consoles… while still a buggy mess it was playable on next gen consoles and good PCs. Try playing this game on a mid range android device from a few years ago and you’ll have a similar experience here. And honestly it’s not just a cyberpunk thing the whole game industry has gotten away with launching broken games for so long it’s now the norm. Whether it’s outriders deleting your gear. The miserable package that was Fallout 76 when it released. Heck, wildcard put out a patch this week for Ark that managed to delete single player saves on xbox if you try to load it during a two day window. I lost 2 years of work in that one. So no Ludia isn’t alone in the bug department.
The original gameplay loop of this game wasn’t stale for me. I still try to enjoy hunting but Ludia decided the actual ar game wasn’t the path they wanted end game progression to matter with.
If someone asked me to describe the game I’d be like, “well it’s kinda like pogo but when it launched and your screen is full of rattas, pidgey and caterpies. But you wanna dart them mostly just to case they ever buff them and to come plate your daily’s and alliance missions. So your mostly just hunting for green stops with event Dino’s. Then their is pvp which is broken and unbalanced. Theirs these boosts you can grind or buy and their kinda pay to win but more like pay to advance fast. Then when you finally do all that to hit end game you get to fight these matches against other players and if all things are equal the match is determined by draw, boost builds, and rng none of which you have much control over during a battle.”
That’s the long description, the short one would be like “let me tell you about this games speed tie system the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen in a competitive game”