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Cyberpunk 2077 review
by NafaryusDestiny

I had my expectations set low and this still let me down. I'll be shelving this for a few weeks while I wait for CDPR to (hopefully) fix their broken game.

-No support for standard virtual surround sound. I had to uninstall my audio driver and install Dolby Atmos to fix it.
-Awful performance, poor optimization, texture quality option is hidden once in game, extremely poor looking for how difficult it is to run. Reaching 60fps is impossible on my hardware (GTX 970)
-Information overload, awful visual clarity
-Poor UI design, clearly designed for consoles, character creator is particularly bad with strange mouse sensitivity issues
-Unremarkable city, GTA but with neon lights
-Key bindings can be changed, but not all of them. Notably, you can't change the "Use" key from F to anything else. It's stuck there. -Extreme lack of polish.
-Highlighting and selecting objects in the environment fails when they are close together.
-Poor gunplay, bullet sponges and no impact
-Poor stealth mechanics
-Poor driving mechanics

-There's some degree of effort put into the characters and voice acting so far.
-In depth augment system

Other reviews58

the main and side quests are definitely worth playing. there is some smaller copy+paste content that isn't worth it
It is very good as you can enjoy the game in the future where you can live your fantasy :) teehee
«Sit back and relax»
Good story writing
Having played release and now on 1.6 the difference is night and day. This Game really shines now the bugs have been ironed out and the story is a genuine joy to play. If you never played it at release I urge anyone who was interested to give it a go now as this is now the experience we all wished we had at release.
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
I have no idea why everyone rated this game "exceptional" but sure isn't. The story might be "good" but the gameplay is bad, repetitive and boring asf. I wouldn't recommend this game to anyone but of course, this is just my opinion.
«Buggy as hell»
ost and presentation elevate this to way higher than it deserves
«OST on repeat»
Good one.
«That ending!»
I started playing a long time after release and I didn't experience many issues. I saw a car flip into the air for no reason, that was fun. I had to clear out all enemies from an area and one of them was in the group, that was not so fun. Ultimately, I enjoyed running around Night City and meeting some interesting characters. I didn't much like the FPS style combat and didn't feel like my character upgrades were doing much of anything.

Date Completed: 2022-08-21
Playtime: 30h
Enjoyment: 7/10
Recommendation: It's no Witcher but, at this point, I think it's worth a run through.