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Cyberpunk 2077 review
Meh
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.

Negatives:
-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

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

Other reviews52

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»
«Boooring»
ost and presentation elevate this to way higher than it deserves
«OST on repeat»
Good one.
«Time-tested»
«That ending!»
Funny 
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.
I was really not expecting to like this game as much as I did. From the first major mission setting up the main storyline I was on board and everything after was just a great ride. There were a lot of great side missions with a good handful of some fun detective work in a few. There are great companion characters that you will grow to love. Judy is one of my favorite game characters now with her awesome story arc and great VO performance. Speaking of VO, female V was incredible. That actor gave an incredible performance and nailed all the emotion she needed to convey in her scenes. Gameplay is fun but nothing special. It's very fun to just dice people up with mantis blades. I know this game had a hell of a rocky start but after the patch I encountered almost no bugs or crashes and just enjoyed the story and the world as I think they intended. I really hope others had as good of a time as I did with it.
8.5/10
«Blew my mind»
«Liked before it became a hit»
Ugly! Useful! Stupid!
It just didn't come together right. It's not that the game is low quality, but there is no real spirit that would make this game exceptional.
«Buggy as hell»
alright i know what im supposed to say about this game and what i actually feel about it are 2 different things so im just gonna tell you what i actually feel about the game but it must stay between me and you. I shit myself not once, not twice, not even three times. I played and shit myself 4 times in this game and each time i felt like a new character in a fresh new anime. Thats until you pass the intro for each lifepath of course but the gameplay is fun each time. 9/10, not a masterpiece but my god it is fun