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Journalist who rated Cyberpunk 2077 a 7 out of 10 gets trolled viciously on Instagram

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Rishabh B.
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Modified 10 Dec 2020
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Recently, a journalist who criticized Cyberpunk 2077 and gave it an above-average rating allegedly received death threats and harassment messages online.

Kallie Plagge of GameSpot recently posted a review of Cyberpunk 2077 and rated the game 7 out of 10. While she appreciated various aspects of the game, the journo found quite a few things that she did not like.

Kallie Plagge criticized the game’s main story and said it did not gel with the incessant number of unrelated side quests that the game demands players to complete. Regardless, the overall review and the 7 out of 10 rating saw the writer allegedly getting death threats on Instagram.


Journalist apparently gets death threats for criticizing Cyberpunk 2077

While most gamers on Twitter and Instagram made it a point to express their disagreement with the overall review, some allegedly sent death threats to the journalist. Quite a few people brought up her previous reviews and questioned them.

The issue was talked about by hundreds of gamers on Twitter as well. The thought was that her criticism of Cyberpunk 2077’s large open world did not make sense, and the game deserves a better overall rating.

A few people brought up her past reviews, where she handed out controversial scores to other games. Others felt Kallie Plagge did not play the game as much as she should have before putting out the review.

Gamers also argued that even if the side quests in Cyberpunk 2077 do not tie up too well with the main story and are too many, that is no indication of how good the overall game is.

Image via Kallie Plagge, Instagram
Image via Kallie Plagge, Instagram
Image via Kallie Plagge, Instagram
Image via Kallie Plagge, Instagram
Image via Reddit
Image via Reddit
The death threats have since been deleted on the journalist
The death threats have since been deleted on the journalist's Instagram account (Image via r/cyberpunkgame, Reddit)
Quite a few people condemned the death threats that were received by Kallie Plagge (Image via r/cyberpunkgame, Reddit)
Quite a few people condemned the death threats that were received by Kallie Plagge (Image via r/cyberpunkgame, Reddit)
Some users talked about a similar review from another male journalist who did not receive the same kind of hatred (Image via r/cyberpunkgame, Reddit)
Some users talked about a similar review from another male journalist who did not receive the same kind of hatred (Image via r/cyberpunkgame, Reddit)
The difference in the way women are treated in the "gaming industry" has often been discussed in the past (Image via r/cyberpunkgame, Reddit)
The difference in the way women are treated in the "gaming industry" has often been discussed in the past (Image via r/cyberpunkgame, Reddit)

People on Instagram appeared a bit more antagonized, and some ended up allegedly issuing death threats to the writer. As seen in the above pictures, quite a few fans had problems with her review of Cyberpunk 2077. People also claimed that the entire “gaming world” was laughing at her!

It shows that gamers worldwide have rallied behind Cyberpunk 2077 despite the number of controversies involved. For now, the game has been received well by fans, and it will be interesting to see if it ends up fulfilling the vast expectations.

Published 09 Dec 2020
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