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Cyberpunk 2077 review
by ChallahBread

I have played over 100 hours and am STILL discovering unfinished or swept away chunks of game. Probably thought I was going to say "I'm STILL finding cool stuff to do" but... eh. I know I said I finished this but I'm glitched out of a few missions... If this were complete and reliable, it'd still be a 7/10, though, let's not get it twisted. Deus Ex in an open world with real consequences this ain't, check out the youtubes and see for yourself that it's not any more deep than just a good FPS with loot and sex scenes. It's an RPG like Borderlands was is what I'm saying - not a terrible game by any means, just nowhere near as good as anyone expected. Mission Giver 1 tells you to go to Place 1 and shoot Guy 1. Repeat 100 times. Maybe they had to cut the really fun parts out because there doesn't seem to be anything of value in the non-mission critical areas of the map. Is there even a point to the swimming outside of one mission (which itself was one of many several escort and listen scenes)? Is there a point to having any contacts in your phone when you can't do anything with anyone? GTA IV was released in 2008 to put things into perspective. Remember that video about all the dope cars you can drive? You grind to save money to buy them from people you never meet but somehow know your phone number and call you to say "hey, V, got a sweet ride that'll cost you all the money you've earned so far stashed by a dock! Bye!" So why did I play it for so long?

Well, the game is 7/10 so there's no reason to snub it, nothing special, but Keanu and the soundtrack really do make up for a lot of its problems. Hacking and shooting is better than Watch_Dogs and Syndicate so if you liked that combo kill style, this game has it. Maybe some of it was denial, though - I mean, all those reviewers couldn't have been lying to us! YongYea and Alanah Pierce looked so happy when they talked about it months before it dropped, right? That's why it's more fun to watch it being played than to flatline every 50 minutes on your own, honestly. Get it in a year when they fix most of it.

update: kinda fixed. All the next fixes have been pushed a year. It's cheap now and this is the most final version we're getting so go for it.
«Buggy as hell»
«Disappointment of the year»
«Reviewers bribed»

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