Cyberpunk 2077’s dystopia is a perfect illustration. Mega Corporations have long outgrown governments’ ability to contain them; a hyper capitalist future. Everything is commodifiable; nothing is sacred. Cyberpunk’s greatest achievement is its adherence to this tenet.
Because the stories stem directly from Cyberpunk’s setting, no other open-world game can tell them like this. A highlight of the Cyberpunk story is its main narrative, in which capitalism’s ultimate profanity is explored: the appropriation of the soul itself. In the process, the megacorp resurrects its greatest opponent: the legendary rockerboy Johnny Silverhand, played by Keanu Reeves, whose digitized psyche finds a new life in your own brain.
Silverhand is a brilliant character, deployed brilliantly. For him, the ends justify all means, so he is arrogant, acerbic, and unapologetic about his determination to bring down the system at any cost. His refusal to sell out redeems all manner of sins in a world where everything is for sale in a sane world. Silverhand is where you can find the ‘punk’ in Cyberpunk – a game in which you can help the police crack down on mohawked street gangs.
Night City and its surrounding lands are explored at a leisurely pace, allowing you to explore them at whatever depth you prefer. There is an amazing scope to the setting. There is more to it than just horizontal sprawl. When you upgrade your jump ability, you can go up and up and up. Being able to climb all sorts of buildings gives Cyberpunk 2077 a more immersive feeling than most other games.
Cyberpunk 2077 has so many interesting aspects, but not enough time or space to cover them all.
Lightning round of words to sum it up:
- Abundant Loot but it’s frustrating that Legendary loot I cannot loot
- Diverse Cyber upgrades
- Uncomplicated Crafting and Harrowing Driving
- Amazing super-jumping
- Tedious task to wait for NPCs to walk somewhere
- Best relationship dialogue and great music
Should I Go for Cyberpunk 2077?
To answer the question honestly, it depends. Play this game if you’re looking for a well-realized world with unique characters and an engaging story, and have a powerful PC to play it on. For everyone else, I cannot recommend this game. Though the game doesn’t perform well on consoles, if you have a Sony PlayStation 5 or an Xbox One S console, you might want to try it. Even though CDPR keeps saying that fixes are coming for the game, one can only judge it based on how it plays right now. Anyone who hasn’t played the game and is interested in it should consider picking it up during a good sale if they are really interested in it. Everyone else would be well advised to wait until the game is finally fixed and pick up the “complete edition” or its equivalent.