You know, I was planning to review a different game this week, but then Cyberpunk 2077 came out and bashed me upside the head. Has this game lived up to its hype? What do you think?
I find myself struggling with the way that we do things when it comes to reviews. With the whole controversy about what game won what award, who got paid what and all that over video game reviewers’ ratings. Ratings… Not what they said, but what number they put down. No matter what good things or rough things they said, it all came down to the number. With this information, it makes me struggle with whether I should use an actual number rating on my reviews. For now, I will keep with our star rating, if for anything but a format that flows from review to review. Feel free to send me your opinions to our social medias and lets discuss, but for now on with the show!
Silurian’s Rating: (4.5 / 5)
|Game Play:||(5.0 / 5)|
|Story:||(5.0 / 5)|
|Visuals:||(4.5 / 5)|
|Audio:||(5.0 / 5)|
Gameplay – 5
Gameplay even for the PC has been pretty seamless. A little weird quirks here and there with running and getting used to scanning and locked scanning. It all takes some time getting used to, but by the time the prologue is over you are net-running like a pro. I assume the controllers are the same way. I’m not a fan of trying to hack and shoot at the same time, that has flat lined me more than once, but comes with the territory I guess. The one thing I really hate. It bugs me to no end. You have to hold Alt to unarm yourself. If I can scroll through my weaponry with Alt, then I should be able to scroll into being unarmed too. That alone would make my Night City life so much easier.
Story – 5
I haven’t gotten through all the story yet. Has anyone? But so far, I’m in it. I love having a character that I can mold, get into and really experience the story as my own. I’m not usually one for first person perspective, but this game definitely made me forget about it. It is so easy to just tune the world out and just be in Night City. I love those clashes with your mind and Johnny’s. He’s the older brother you never wanted…or did you? I love him… *spoilers* I don’t care if he might be…slowly…killing…me….it’ll be fine…right?
I don’t want to be that person that gives away the whole plot in their review since it’s still such a new game, but suffice it to say its a rich story that is told extremely well.
Visuals – 4.5
One has to admit that the graphics are crisp and clear. Some characters are more lifelike than others, which makes me wonder if that is due to the time taken upon them. So many rumors about the time crunch that happened with this game does make it possible that some areas got more attention than others. Johnny Silverhand is breathtaking! A lot of his scenes I could swear Keanu is right there down in Night City with me. It helped pull me into the game even more. The fact that they chose first person perspective to this game only intensified the feeling of this game being your life.
The biggest problem I had was when I first booted the game up. While my husband had a tree that wouldn’t go away, being a nomad, I had grasses and cacti that wouldn’t go away. A quick update to my video drivers and all was well in the visual department. There are still a few visual bugs here and there. I’ve had guns fall through floors and I have heard of full players falling through floors on the consoles.
Cancer sticks that multiply even after you put them out.
And don’t forget my aquatic cat….yes, he is happily sniffing the ground…underwater.
Audio – 5
Are there really any faults with the audio? Graphics sure…but audio? The voice acting is smooth and natural. The music is hardcore and immersive. I can’t even think of any real sound effects except for gunfire, vehicular collisions and pachinko machines….good thing I can’t play them, I guess… That is what this game is missing! All these little arcade machines around and you can’t play them! The minigames would be great. I also have to mention that the music for combat has a great effect in even getting my adrenaline pumping. With that roaring theme you know something is about to go down if it hasn’t already!
Cyberpunk 2077 Summary:
I know people are returning this game for being ‘broken’, and sure it does have its problems. I’ve had plenty of little bugs at one point I couldn’t even see my character’s pants in the inventory screen even though they were equipped. Personally, I don’t see that as a reason to return it, especially since a reboot of the game fixed it. A lot of the bugs need just that. Sure it can be annoying and sometimes it is off the wall, but it is what it is. As long as the devs are putting out free updates to patch the breaks, then I don’t mind. Job security, right?
And how many easter eggs have you found in this game? Oh, my. Demolition Man, Portal and John Wick, just to name a miniscule amount.
I’m also dying for a multiplayer, but do it right. I want this exact game but to be able to go ransack some AI gang with my friends and go partying after!
All in all. If you love the cyberpunk genre, love sci-fi, love the grit of a dark future story, then this game is your game. Pick it up and tell me what you think on Twitter or Facebook! Go check some of our other reviews too!