Cyberpunk 2077 – Review

03 January 2021 12:00 Games

It finally happened: Cyberpunk 2077, the most long-awaited game of all time, is here! The game was first teased eight years ago, and it really has been a long eight years for most gamers. During these eight years, we’ve seen multiple trailers, gameplays, and other “breathtaking” moments, all hyping up for the grandest release of the best game ever created. The game was also delayed a couple of times, and fans have been dying to get a taste of the hyped-up Night City. Now that the game is out, does it really live up to the hype?

Overview of the Game

Cyberpunk 2077 tells a creative and emotional story based on an ambitious and desperate mercenary who resides in the city of dreams: the Night City. This RPG game by CD Projekt Red takes you to a fictional future of mankind that is corrupt and dead, but gorgeous at the same time. You play as a mercenary (V) in the game, which takes you on an emotional rollercoaster just like CD Projekt Red’s last main title, Witcher 3 Wild Hunt. The adventures you can have in this city are innumerable; it’s definitely one of the greatest RPGs ever created. However, as enticing as it sounds, the game still has some major issues which might be quite disappointing to players across all platforms. Keep reading to find out more about the good and the bad aspects of this highly ambitious title.

The Good

CDPR has done an amazing job creating mankind’s dystopian future, relying on technology and very limited resources. The city’s futuristic, vivid look is absolutely mind-blowing. It’s filled with vibrant lights and flashy NPCs. The vehicles in the game also look and feel futuristic and out of this world, and the game’s major strength is its narrative and sound design. CDPR is known for the best of the best stories, and they have done it again. The story is very immersive, with an amazing soundtrack, and you won’t even notice the hours passing by in this beautiful world.

The Bad

Though the game looks very promising, it has some major issues. The biggest complaint is its bugs and glitches. For instance, you might find yourself stuck on a mission or stuck under Night City altogether! Some bugs even make the game crash and render it unplayable. The other main complaints are optimization issues and horrible AI. The game needs very high-end hardware to run smoothly, and the last-gen console versions are unplayable at times. While these issues can be addressed via hotfixes, what doesn’t seem to be getting a fix is the horrible AI and NPCs, which makes it feel almost lifeless.

Overall, the game is pretty amazing, but the bugs make us question CDPR’s decisions. Have you played it yet?

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