Cyberpunk 2077

released on Dec 09, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world, action-adventure story set in Night City, a megalopolis obsessed with power, glamour and body modification. You play as V, a mercenary outlaw going after a one-of-a-kind implant that is the key to immortality. You can customize your character’s cyberware, skillset and playstyle, and explore a vast city where the choices you make shape the story and the world around you.

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Deliberately didn't play this at launch for obvious reasons, but now that I finally had the chance to check this out, I enjoyed it quite a bit for what it was

The pros of the game are definitely it's characters and it's story. There's a great mission variety for an open world game and even doing run of the mill stuff like the fixer missions never got boring. The game also has great progression. You've of course got your skill trees which can alter the way you can play but the ability to also level up your character with implants really helped to make you feel like a badass

The main problem with the game and what drops it below elite standard in my eyes is how 'on rails' everything feels. The best open world games have loads of organic occurrences in it's world and there's pretty much none of this in 'Cyberpunk'. The game at times could also feel clunky as hell - especially the driving and despite definitely being more polished than what it was when released, there are still annoying bugs (mainly with the UI) and I did suffer a couple of hard crashes

I remember booting this up on launch and being bombarded with some of the craziest bugs I'd ever encountered in a game so I put the disc back in the case and left it for a while for a tonne of patches to be implemented... and now god is it a game worth playing, it has one of the best main narratives I've ever experienced in a game and the majority of the side quests were very notable too.
Would I recommend this game now? Yes I would

Slightly above average.
looks good...

This game is a ton of fun! Using the skill trees you can really adjust how you enjoy combat in this game. There are so many modifications for guns, cybernetic implants, and quickhacks. The city is totally gorgeous at night and the architecture is brilliant. While your choices don't exactly change the story very much, they do in fact change how certain side quest will end. You will hurt people for your own personal gain or could be the one true good person in Night City that helps people. There are also A LOT of data shards and computer messages in the game that really help you understand exactly how dark this future you live in is all while letting you know on some interesting details that you could've totally missed. And the story is amazing, whether it be the main story or side quest stories there are so many moments that truly make me love this game. The music is also perfect, the ost for the story hits exactly in all the right moments and the radio music for when you drive around in a car is awesome. Had so many times where I would rather drive around in the city just to listen to the radio music. That being said there are many noticeable bugs that need to be fixed and still crashes on PS5. I do consider this game to be an RPG but overall it doesn't feel heavy on RPG aspect. There are many missed opportunities that feel like CDPR should've take advantage of, but I can say with for sure this is among one of the best games I played because I had a blast playing this game.

This is such a mixed bag but I still really like the game. I could even say I love some parts - especially the story, characters and world design. Sadly there are so many problems with Cyberpunk that I can't rate it higher.