“Designed by people who have never been to a nightclub”

“Designed by people who have never been to a nightclub”

Many games have nightclubs, including Cyberpunk 2077 and Starfield. But while one RPG is praised, the other receives criticism.

What kind of comparison is this? Starfield and Cyberpunk 2077 are two extremely ambitious sci-fi RPGs. In both titles, players can visit various locations such as clubs or bars and check out the nightlife of NPCs.

Now a video is available on the Mordor YouTube channel that compares the clubs of the two role-playing games. While the “Totentanz” occupied by the Maelstrom enters the ring of Cyberpunk 2077, Starfield is represented by the “Astral Lounge” club, located on the planet Neon.

You can see the video comparing the two clubs here:

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How does the comparison work? Cyberpunk 2077 clearly wins the nightclub comparison. Many comments speak positively about the clubs and bars in Night City. The attention to detail, the atmosphere and the behavior of the NPCs are particularly appreciated.

Overall, Starfield doesn’t fare well in comparison. One player perfectly sums up the difference between nightclubs on YouTube in a comment, writing:

  • “The main difference is that in Starfield the NPCs constantly emphasize in dialogue how much fun they are having, whereas in Cyberpunk the NPCs are actually having fun.”

Overall, there’s a lot of praise for Cyberpunk 2077 and criticism for Starfield’s Astral Lounge:

  • “Starfield nightclub was designed by people who have never been to a nightclub.”
  • “The way they muted the music in the CP2077 and then made it clear when you walk in is amazing and very immersive!”
  • “Starfield nightclub feels like the end of the night when the lights come on and almost everyone leaves because the nightclub is closing.”

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But it wasn’t just gamers on YouTube who discussed the comparison between the clubs. There are also numerous comments on the topic on Reddit. Many of them follow a similar line and mainly praise Cyberpunk 2077.

  • “I spent a lot of time in this cyberpunk nightclub. It felt so realistic […]. Everything from the music to the darkness to the smoke/fog somehow made me nostalgic for my rave days. A really cool wallpaper (via Reddit)!”
  • “CP2077 looks a lot more fun. It reminds me of the underground raves in our city 15 years ago (via Reddit).”
  • “Starfield nightclubs are what 12-year-olds imagine nightclubs to be. “Cyberpunk 2077 looks like it was made by someone who has ever done drugs in a nightclub (via Reddit).”

Shortly after the release of Cyberpunk 2077 Update 2.0 and the Phantom Liberty DLC, players compared the two RPGs to each other. Cyberpunk 2077 was the winner of the comparison, which is also confirmed by looking at the discos.

One gamer wrote at the time that Cyberpunk 2077 and Baldur’s Gate 3 were must-haves for RPG fans, but Starfield could be skipped without missing anything.

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