The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion fans are taking shots at Cyberpunk 2077’s technical shortcomings. CD Project Red’s massive open-world RPG is, well, overflowing with comical glitches right now, making much of the internet nostalgic for Oblivion, which cultivated its share of hilarious glitchy memes back in the day.
Over on The Elder Scrolls subreddit, fans are having a field day at Cyberpunk 2077’s expense. Taking popular meme formats and shaping them into hilarious comparisons between Bethesda’s 14-year-old RPG and what was touted as the next big step for the genre. The best of the bunch has to be the virgin Cyberpunk 2077 NPC versus the chad Oblivion NPC.
You can check out the meme for yourself in the post below. Perfect belly-laugh yielding material if you’re feeling down at all.
This image is a work of art, quite frankly. And all snark aside, it kind of perfectly encapsulates many of Cyberpunk 2077’s faults. How NPCs from Oblivion, an RPG from 2006, can have dynamic routines while Cyberpunk 2077’s NPC mostly run around with no goal in mind is astonishing. There’s no person out there who played Oblivion who didn’t try to steal a loaf of bread, only to have guards chase you down 10 hours later in the middle of nowhere demanding you pay the court a fine or serve a sentence. Meanwhile, in Cyberpunk 2077, NPCs are too afraid or incompetent to do anything about your criminal activities.
Of course, it’s a bit reductive but fair game all the same, honestly. With a global pandemic going on, one of the last things people should be spending money on is video games. So if Cyberpunk 2077 happens to be something you picked up, and it doesn’t work well, venting those frustrations through funny memes is valid. Plus, you know, we all need a laugh these days.
Perhaps in time, Cyberpunk 2077’s NPCs will stack up to Oblivion’s heroes of Kavatch or those that would dare stand up to Mudcrabs (dreadful creatures). For now, though, the new open-world kid on the block will have to endure and grow from the hazing.
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