My review of CYBERPUNK 2077 so far.

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.

Slightly longer version: …I’ve been up far too late playing this game for the last week, and I’m only now slowing down. The dialogue is excellent, the storyline is engrossing, and the mechanics are largely fun*. I fully understand that people might strenuously contest that last sentence, on the grounds that they can’t get the game to work on their Playstation and/or Xbox. I also sympathize. But as a PC game it’s worth the money. I understand it works pretty good on Stadia, too. Go figure.

Moe Lane

PS: My current machine is an AMD Ryzen 7 8-core, 3.70 Ghz, with 16 gigs of RAM and a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060. I admittedly bought it with this game in mind, but it’s not particularly tricked out otherwise.

*The crafting system needs work, and some aspects of leveling and hacking money are not intuitive. Neither were smart weapons, but I worked that out on my own.

3 thoughts on “My review of CYBERPUNK 2077 so far.”

  1. Not too much to add here as I would just be repeating a lot of what you said, Moe. I love this game. Few points:

    1) Keanu Reeves. I did not know he could act. Best performance by far since John Wick- and about as far on the character spectrum from Wick as it is possible to get.

    2) Inner Flame Flame Resistant Rockerjack. It is a green recipe you can pick up from the store. Best return on material investment for what you can sell it for I have found so far in the game. It can get over a Thousand ED per sale for the investment of around 25ish each of grey and green components (this is with the upgrades to the number of crafting components needed.) Use that to level crafting, sell results. Not the greatest for leveling on it’s own though.

    3) Use Scorpion’s motorcycle in first person to get around. Awesome. A lot of the vehicles I have found have the problem of poor visibility (which is taken care of by being a motorcycle) plus the throttle in first person on a lot of them are too jerky on mouse and keyboard. This is smooth. Best two others I have found so far for first person driving are actually the Nomad Gecko and the Caliburn. (Spoiler: you can get a better Caliburn free in a cave. Much better paint scheme too. Read the material found next to the car.)

  2. Just saw a Twitter exchange where after William Gibson said he disliked the game, someone else said that Gibson wasn’t a real fan of the genre.


    1. Yeah, people are getting very het up about the game just going by the titles of various youtube videos.

      There ARE things narratively to not like about the game. There is a strong … communist(? was going to say ‘commie’ here) vibe coming off various side quests. It seems odd for a former soviet bloc game developer. The very strong, of course, anti-corporate vibe is actually fine with me as we descend into fascism (Corporate Communism-with apologies to Moe.)

      There is also one side quest ‘Sinnerman’. THAT one is a bit rough and not one I will do on subsequent play throughs.

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