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Cyberpunk 2077

Platform(s): Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: RPG/Action
Developer: CD Projekt RED Studio
Release Date: Dec. 10, 2020

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1. 'Cyberpunk 2077' (PS4/XOne/PC)

by Judy on Jan. 27, 2019 @ 12:00 a.m. PST

Cyberpunk 2077 is a narrative-driven, open world RPG set in the most vibrant and dangerous metropolis of the future — Night City.

Chris Barnes: I've watched that E3 reveal trailer over a dozen times ... OK, it's 13 times now.  I just watched it again after typing that sentence.  It's a rare treat when a game reveal gives me goosebumps, but that E3 2018 demo was epic.  The only thing I'm not looking forward to is dropping $1,000 to get a new GPU to enjoy this game in all its visual glory.

Cody Medellin: CD Projekt Red has already proven again and again that it knows how to deliver an engaging action-RPG experience. It also knows how to treat The Witcher world with respect, so fans of the book aren't looking at it with disdain. Mechanically, this should be fine, but it will be interesting to see how well they play with both a first-person perspective and with a brand-new property based on a board game rather than literary roots.

Tony "OUberLord" Mitera: Shut up and take my money.  Much as I try to be level-headed when it comes to pre-release information, we're talking about a CD Projekt game with a cyberpunk tilt.  I watched the big 48-minute gameplay video from a while back and pretty much knew then that I was going to be picking up the game.  I'm already a sucker for first-person RPGs, so it's been an agonizing wait to get my chance to romp through Night City as V. 


Adam Pavlacka: Getting a cyberpunk-style game right is no easy feat. The high-water mark to date is Eidos Montreal's Deus Ex: Human Revolution. CDPR aims to do one better with Cyberpunk 2077. An open-world game with multiple paths, multiple characters, and multiple storylines, Cyberpunk 2077 promises a deep world without any limits on exploration. It's an admirable goal, but it's also one where many things could go wrong, especially with CDPR's promise of a "mature" story. This is one of those big, bold bets that is either going to pay off handsomely or crash and burn in a glorious fashion.

Andreas Salmen: There is hype, and then there is hype. Cyberpunk 2077 has lived off of high expectations without even showing any serious gameplay. Mixing the feel of a grand RPG adventure akin to The Witcher 3 with Deus Ex augmentation and sci-fi elements, this project seems almost unbearably large and ambitious. I can't wait to see how CD Projekt will improve its formula of small but meaningful storylines and decision-making that shaped the narrative of The Witcher. I'm still skeptical as to how well the individual elements of this game will blend together, but it's fair to say that it's currently one of the biggest games to arrive this year.


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