Cyberpunk has been heralded as a stunning achievement
The game experiences issues with glitches and underwhelming story arcs
Cyberpunk 2077 Review Round-up
Cyberpunk 2077 Review Round-up shows that despite the inevitable launch glitches the scores are in and they are … okay. The long anticipated and much delayed game launch has stormed the game scene and is trending high on Twitter but will some of the more mediocre reviews and initial bugs manipulate its release hype with erroneous concerns.
Cyberpunk 2077 may be shorter than you'd expect, but its beautiful cityscape and staggering amount of choice make it a remarkable RPG.
— IGN (@IGN) December 7, 2020
Cyberpunk is a buggy mess. The game wasn't as bad for me at the start, but toward the end of the game, it started to collapse. Every main character was touched by hilarious bugs. The last frame before credits was bugged, I thought it was the actual endinghttps://t.co/1H6SEWOb90
— GenePu̶̗͇͆ń̵̲́͜k 2077 (@GenePark) December 7, 2020
Cyberpunk 2077, developed and published by CD Projekt and released on December 9 & 10, is considered a stunning achievement of game design and the open world format. Many have praised the games world and in-game decision making opportunities however there are also concerns that the game doesn’t take its narrative far enough and there are some that feel the games overall arc is based in past perceptions of our future rather than creating something truly unique and new.
I played Cyberpunk 2077 and enjoyed cruising around Night City and electrocuting people with my brain. But there’s nothing incredibly interesting about the game, either — it’s a big open world, a lot of disconnected mechanics, and a cool-by-numbers vibe. https://t.co/IvYJsqK5y9
— Adi Robertson (@thedextriarchy) December 7, 2020
There are those that have taken to social media to herald it as a triumphant role-playing game and a new standard for the gaming genre as a whole however others have expressed a feeling that the overall experience wains under the weight of its own lofty ambitions which don’t quite deliver to expectations. Similarly, there are those gain that have also noted that there are narrative problems with the overall writing and the overall story arc being considered underwhelming at best.
I was thinking you didn't have enough Cyberpunk 2077 discourse in your life so I wrote my own review-in-progress. It is terrific in many ways -if not groundbreaking- and has a lot more heart and humanity than you may think. It is, however, incredi-buggy.https://t.co/Gea6zmf97L
— Tomagotchi (@TomHoggins) December 7, 2020
The somewhat negative tilt towards the story arc appears to have often been expressed as the experience of those that have not played Cyberpunk 2077 for long periods in one sitting whereas those that have played in relatively long sittings appear to have mainly heralded the subtlety and warm-hearted story arch overall.
Ultimately everyone appears to agree that Cyberpunk 2077 will enhance and influence future open world RPG’s for years to come and none say they regret their experience, but there are many gripes with the game that have been repeatedly highlighted through both critic reviews and tweets from players.
Here are the Cyberpunk 2077 Review Round-up scores for some of the most prominent reviews currently available.
Stevivor (9.5/10) – “The most important thing that everyone needs to know about Cyberpunk 2077 is that while it’s imperfect, it is without a doubt a superb game.”
PCGamesN (9/10) – “Cyberpunk 2077 doesn’t surpass its brilliant influences, but in Night City, Johnny Silverhand, and its chilling vision of hyper-capitalism, it claims territory of its own.”
IGN (9/10) – “Cyberpunk 2077 throws you into a beautiful, dense cityscape and offers a staggering amount of flexibility in how you choose to take it from there.”
Game Informer (9/10) – “The wait is worth it for CD Projekt Red’s next open-world RPG, but it’s an uneven playthrough that shines in particular areas and struggles in others.”
PC Gamer (78/100) – “Some nice characters and stories nested in an astounding open world, undercut by jarring bugs at every turn.”
GameSpot (7/10) – “Cyberpunk 2077 has standout side quests and strong main characters, though its buggy, superficial world and lack of purpose bring it down.”
VentureBeat (6/10) – “I think that Cyberpunk 2077 delivers the big-budget gaming thrills that many people are looking for. But it falls short in a few key areas for me, and a lot of that comes as a byproduct of its ambition.”
GamesRadar (5/5) – “What Cyberpunk 2077 lacks in core campaign length, it makes up for with depth and soul, offering a world of intrigue and violence unlike any other.”
The Gamer (5/5) – “I’ve had it a week and played 70 hours, which is probably about as healthy as scooping out my face and replacing it with electronics, but it didn’t feel like work. Like a digital personality loaded onto a biochip, it felt like stepping into another life for a while. It’s a life I can’t wait to relive.”
Windows Central (5/5) – “Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world masterpiece that features some of the most immersive and liberating storytelling this industry has to offer.”
VG247 (5/5) – “With so much to see and do, Cyberpunk 2077 is the kind of RPG where you blink and hours go by, which is just what we need to finish off 2020.”
VGC (5/5) – “An immersive and stunningly crafted RPG, which has raised the bar for cinematic quality in open-world games.”
The Verge (no score) – “Cyberpunk 2077 is a frequently satisfying and sometimes impressive game, but despite its setting in the fast-moving future, it’s almost never a surprising one.”
Polygon (no score) – “I can’t deny that Night City wowed me with its scale, its verticality, and its sense of history. But I wish I could see people like me on its streets as something more than objects. I wish that the game’s politics were more radical.”
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