Overall: CYBERPUNK 2077 is a good concept and a good game, but it needed a bit more quality control work before release. I’m not being facetious, by the way: I know that the console versions were disastrous. But since I bought it for PC (and made sure I had a machine that could run it), I’m pretty much shrugging that off.
The asterisk represents the unfortunate* truth that CYBERPUNK 2077’s DLC will likely be effectively for just the PC. This is merely a guess – the website doesn’t say anything – but I imagine that CD Projekt Red is going to be more interested in first fixing the main console versions before they get around to adapting the DLC, too. They do it the other way, they’re just making more work for themselves later.
Well, the good news here is that there’s going to be free DLC. CDPR did it up pretty nice in WITCHER 3: everything from tweaks in appearance to actual new quests. I’m glad they’re keeping that up in CYBERPUNK 2077.
I dunno how far along I am in terms of the CYBERPUNK 2077 storyline: I’m at level 25 or so, and I’ve unlocked the entire map, and I’m starting to get the good stuff. So I’m that far along. I should also note that CD Projekt Red didn’t give me anything for this review, more’s the pity. I don’t like that I have to give that kind of disclaimer, but that’s the world we live in now.
Short review, so far: I’m playing it on a PC, so it’s great.
I guess that means it’s… good? Also: it is remarkably easy to get into the habit of slaughtering gang members (after checking them for NCPD bounties, of course) in order to fund your cyberware debts. I realized this only after being surrounded by a pile of corpse parts in an alleyway. Am I a serial killer for the police? I asked myself, and was mildly troubled when I considered the answer.
PS: Cyberpunk 2077 runs real smooth on my machine, by the way. I dunno, maybe the Day One Patch was included in the reinstallation.
The current release date for CYBERPUNK 2077 is December 10, supposedly. We’ll see. Personally, I’m wondering how close to Queen of the Girl Scouts I can get my character. You’d assume not very, but my Geralts were all squeaky clean in the Witcher games, so I have some hopes of subverting the genre here, too.
This one is about the actual band (Refused) that they’re using to be the band (Samurai) for the game. It’s very interesting! CD Projekt Red is going for a specific sound, which I guess is something that you can do when you’re writing a AAA game whose budget might break nine figures*. I also suspect that the non-gamer lead vocalist that they interviewed may not be entirely sure just how monstrously big CYBERPUNK 2077 might get.
More videos at the link above, including a look at lifepaths. I suspect that I will be going corporate for my first run. I’m wondering whether I’ll want to run the other two, afterward.
*It’ll make that back, though. Shoot, I can’t be the only person who pre-ordered.