Cyberpunk 2077 is the recent action, role- play video game, launched this year. Its developers and publishers were CD Projekt and CD Projekt RED. The game was designed by Mike Pondsmith and Konrad Tomaszkiewicz. The game was released for some platforms like Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Microsoft Windows on December 10, 2020. For other platforms such as Xbox Series X/S and Play Station 5, the release is said to be done in 2021. The creators of the famous game The Witcher 3 : Wild Hunt used REDengine 4, to create Cyberpunk 2077. The actor Keanu Reeves was casted for the role of Cyberpunk.
The game has derived its content and inspirations from the anime series Ghost in the Shell and the movie Blade Runner which was released in 1982. The show also has connections to video games Deus Ex and System Shock for its innovation and ideas.
The Setting and Story
The game is set in quite an advanced city, Night City. Here, the citizens are allowed to carry arms freely in public due to the threat of any physical danger. The city is under governance by corporations and strict laws. The city also sees frequent war among the gangs there and the struggle for power among the corporations. The city is also one of the reasons for the exciting plot there is. Although the game does not have a very large map as compared to other games but the area is still very significant. The Night City, in particular, is very impressive, the buildings, the alleyways, the marketplace and what not, all of these would make you want to explore more. The game allows from the very start for people to explore the city as per their wish. The player even gets a number of calls and messages for missions to embark on.
Now, as per the story, it is about, the player character V and his partner, Jackie who are contacted by Dexter to steal the chip of immortality from a corporation. The two are able to secure the chip but then things go sideways, and Jackie dies in the escape. Meanwhile, V is betrayed by Dexter, who leaves him for dead in a landfill. V survives due to the chip but is then haunted by a digital ghost, of a person who died blowing up the corporation’s tower.
What’s so Likeable about the Game?
Now, the game has some excellent quests and graphic designs. As was expected from the makers of Witcher 3, they put in some very exciting quests in Cyberpunk. The quests lead you to some unique places and you get to meet a lot of different characters. The game provides the player, the ultimate freedom to play. The GTA- like open world and mission structure is being loved by the gamers. Never has open-world gaming felt so life like, in fact. With RTX, the characters feel pretty alive, as the lighting brings about their shadows and the appropriate shape of their muscles.
The game starts with a character appearance screen where you can alter the details of your character to great extent. There are several styles and optimizations available. You can even choose from one of the three backstories for your character and get the prologue missions accordingly. But whatever story you may choose, they will all lead you to the character, Jackie.
A Few Problems
Cyberpunk has been facing a lot of bugging issues since its launch. There were several issues such as the character’s clothes disappearing, vehicles disappearing, and objects floating. However, there are updates being made to fix all of these issues.
Clearly, Cyberpunk is one of the greatest games out there when taken for is graphics and quests. The game is very ambitious and a lot of things are expected from it.