Cyberpunk 2077, where even in the future, we suffer through technical glitches.
Well I was certainly happy when I heard of the release of Cyberpunk 2077, because it kept getting pushed back, and people were all gossiping it’d be the next year for its actual release. That wasn’t the case, but, depending on how you handle glitches, it might’ve been for the best.
But I won’t get into that here.
Instead I’ll say this game has been amazing so far to play. I’ve truly enjoyed all the missions and all the sights and all the people you meet along the way. It’s a pretty huge world that doesn’t look huge when staring at the map but…there are quite a lot of things to do and as gamers, we’ve got quite a lot of time to waste.
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Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay
What’s the shooting like?
Honestly, I don’t play a lot of shooters, because I’m not that great of them, and I haven’t played on in a long time, so after jumping into this game, the FPS style just fascinated me.
I know a lot of you won’t think the same, especially if you play a lot of FPS games, but whatever.
You have to admit though…when Johnny reloaded his pistol near the start of the game it was a gamechanger from that point on. I wish our character could do that with every weapon. Let me just say I love the reload animations of the guns as well, especially the big guns.
Anyway, that’s not entirely gameplay mechanics, so I’ll say instead that the motions of the gameplay in the sense of shooting is really smooth. I like how you can run and crouch for a distant slide from one place to another. I know it was done in the Division games, since my boyfriend would always play them, but I haven’t really played a game where it was a nice feel.
There’s no jumping from cover to cover, though. You’ll have to make your way on your own from one blockade to another.
How do enemies react?
When you’re at the edge of a blockade you do peek beyond it to enemies. That’s the same when you’re peeking above blockades as well. Sometimes they notice you, other times not.
Unless you’re in a hostile environment–in which case the enemies will be alerted to your presence via a yellow box, then red–they won’t actually consider you a threat until you get too close. Like, you’re not six feet away anymore kind of close. Just walk away and they’ll continue ignoring your existence.
Do the cops chase you?
Up to a point. If you hide from them for a while, they’ll give up. And if you get in a car and just drive away from every cop location, they won’t bother chasing you at all.
You just can’t run into any cops while you have warrants on you.
Are there achievements?
44 of them.
Cyberpunk 2077 Navigation
Sometimes I get a little lost with the navigation, because the blue line showing you where to go will lead out of the way in order to get to the destination, when in reality it’s close by, you might just have to climb.
And that’s another thing–climbing.
Occasionally there are things up on a building or ledge and you’ll have to figure out how to get on top of buildings and scale them to get to the destination.
What’s the map like?
The map…has a lot on it.
There’s a legend you can choose from on the left side, but it doesn’t stay on that specific choice when you close out the map and reopen it. So if you don’t want to see all the quests, all the assaults, all the crime areas and more, then you’ll either need to do them to get rid of them, or just suffer their existence.
Cyberpunk 2077 Graphics
Sure there are graphical bugs to deal with, like clipping, but overall, the graphics in Cyberpunk 2077 are amazing.
The way the different characters look, and how you can make your own character look just gives you a sense of your own. Different from everyone else, without every looking exactly like one another.
But the environmental detail is where it’s at. It’s Night City, and by golly does it look like a city when you take everything in as a whole.
Cyberpunk 2077 Soundtrack
I absolutely love the soundtrack.
Like when you get in the car, you’ve got radio stations to choose from. Some of the songs talk specifically about Night City itself, so they’re completely made for the game. Other times the song choices are just jams to your ears and like listening to an actual radio station song.
They didn’t skimp out on the music.
Plus, the music changes when you’re in combat, making things a bit more intense in the moment.
Cyberpunk 2077 Final Thoughts
Despite the glitches and bugs the game has from releasing a little too early (had to get those Christmas sales), Cyberpunk 2077 is amazing and I love it. There’s a lot to do in it, so it’s not a bread and butter do this and this and this. There are assaults to take care of, crimes to deal with, random people to talk to and more.
If you don’t mind having to deal with the occasional technical screw-up and love FPS action games, I say it’s worth it.