I felt the suspense as I entered Night City from the highways. Skyscrapers towered over me, civilians went on with their day, and the marketplaces bustled with life. Multiple cybernetics walked beside people. It was a beautiful experience until my character started to clip through a building, frame rates started to drop, and the game crashed. One crash after another. It was an experience many players can relate to while playing “Cyberpunk 2077.”
“Cyberpunk 2077” is an action-adventure, storytelling focused, and role-playing game. Released on Dec.10, 2020, it met heavy criticism, especially towards the crunch hours that employees went through and the multiple delays. Players suffered multiple crashes, bugs, optimization issues with consoles, and more. This forced CD Projekt Red (CDPR), the developers, to release multiple patches to improve the experience.
However, “Cyberpunk 2077” is a game with much potential. One of the things I found positive about it is the soundtrack made by Marcin Przybyłowicz, which is accompanied by heavy synths, string instruments, basses, and drums. My favorite musical piece is “Rebel Path.” This piece includes a groovy tune along with multiple beats to emphasize the raw power of each instrument.
Another strong aspect of “Cyberpunk 2077” is the world. Night City, the main area where the game takes place, and its bordering lands are creatively and delicately detailed to show a dark life in the year 2077. Each street, alleyway, and building crafted immersed me into its dark world. At night, neon lights illuminate roads and buildings, adding a nice tone to the game.
The characters of “Cyberpunk 2077” are unique and feel as if they are real people like Johnny Silverhand, V, and Jackie. Of those characters, Johnny Silverhand is my favorite as he creates a strong presence with enjoyable dialogue. The way Keanu Reeves voices the character makes Johnny more likable, bringing a smile to my face whenever Silverhand made an appearance in the game.
Overall, “Cyberpunk 2077” features a detailed world, satisfying experience, and rewarding gameplay, something that is hard to come by and it is unfortunate to see developers needing to deal with the debut disaster. Ultimately, “Cyberpunk 2077” deserves to be one of the greatest games ever created and I want players to just give it one more chance to redeem itself.