Finally, the game that we’ve been waiting for this past decade is here: Cyberpunk 2077. Play in this post-apocalyptic experience with Keanu Reeves
The world has been thirsty for Cyberpunk 2077 since its first teaser in 2012, a Grand Theft Auto-like game set in Mike Pondsmith’s pen-and-paper world. When CD Projekt, the makers of Cyberpunk 2077, redefined open-world role-playing games with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, our expectations grew. Lastly, after months, nay, years of speculation, is it worth Cyberpunk 2077?
The reply is an enthusiastic yes.
Publisher + Developer: CD Project Red
Price: 2,499 on PC; 3,999 for Playstation 4, Xbox One; Xbox Series X will soon be available on Playstation 5 as a free upgrade.
You’re playing as a mercenary known as V, stuck with the ghost of a dead anarchic rocker played by Keanu Reeves. As 100 sci-fi movies rolled into one with the explosive force of an ’80s Hollywood blockbuster, the story of Cyberpunk 2077 plays out. In the things to do around Night City, which is home to all kinds of vices and violence, a lot of the magic of the game is (the game is for adults only).
As you have a large number of choices while creating the character, you can get an incredibly detailed version of V. For your character, there are three potential lifepaths or origin stories: Nomads, Street Kid, and Corpo. The dialogue choices with other factions in the city are mostly affected by these modes. The original missions are short, but as you dive deeper into the world, it makes for better replayability.
The neon-clad street corners and mega-corporations of Night City are a tribute to movies such as Blade Runner. The game can get a bit overwhelming, wearing its inspirations on its sleeve. It makes bold statements about corporate exploitation and technology that is used to make works of art in unnatural ways. It is, along with its people, one of the most fascinating aspects of the game.
Ready player fun
There’s sleek gunplay. So it’s fun to get into fights. As well as a familiar stealth scheme, there is an easy-to-use hacking system. But most of the time the game pushes you into gunfights inadvertently. So for maximum carnage, you may wish to optimize your abilities. Driving in the game is top-notch and you want the unique cars in the game to get behind the wheels. Driving around, taking in the sights, and plunging into different quests are some of the best experiences.
Cyberpunk 2077, with every scene designed to draw you into its world, looks breathtaking and edgy. However, there are bugs and glitches. The game looks ghastly with blocky foes on older-gen consoles. I did experience a lot of clipping and artifacting problems while I did not run into game-breaking bugs. Enemies crumple sort of in a weird way when shot. After a year of delays with the excuse of making the game perfect, I was not expecting this.
Without the hype machine, Cyberpunk might have done so. With well-manicured PR videos, drumming up those expectations has in part, contributed to that underwhelming feeling. So make sure that you de-hype yourself properly and wait till problems are sorted. In their enhanced editions, CD Projekt is recognized for going to any lengths to fix things.