Fan reception has been divided about Cyberpunk 2077. Popular streamer, Shroud greatly enjoyed the game and gave it a glowing review where he also took the time to go over a few things that he wished were different.
Cyberpunk 2077 finally released a full 8 years after it was first announced. The game’s console version has been widely criticized for the massive performance issues that plague it. Reports of these issues grew to the extent that Sony removed the title from the PlayStation Store.
The game has seen fewer problems for players with high-end PCs and next-gen consoles like the Xbox One. There have been far fewer bugs and crashes, and many of those have been patched up. For these fans, the game has lived up to expectations.
Youtuber Michael Grzesiek, better known as Shroud, reviewed Cyberpunk 2077 after completing his first playthrough. He loved the game but suggested changes in a few areas.
Shroud enjoyed Cyberpunk 2077 so much that he was willing to deem it the “best single-player game of all time.” He further elaborated that his favorite aspects were the scale and the fact that player decisions shape the story’s narrative.
“I think… the best [part of the] experience… was the sheer scale and decisions truly affecting your actions and outcomes and stuff like that,” he said. “I think that’s what they were going for.”
He expects the game’s experience to become much smoother after he plays it again with different characters. However, he did have problems with two things in the game. The first being that you can’t continue playing after you reach the definitive ending.
“The only thing that I wish was a little bit different was I wish there was a way to continue. Like, the end wasn’t the end. But that ruins the whole point of the story, right? The whole meaningful part of everything is for it to end.”
His second major gripe was with the NPCs. He drew up a comparison to the ones in Red Dead Redemption 2 and how alive they feel because of the interactions you can have with them. He felt that the random characters in Cyberpunk 2077 felt “meaningless.”
“Another thing that could have been better is random characters,” he said. “A game like Red Dead Redemption 2 made you feel like every character, not just main characters, just any person that you see in the world felt very real.”
“In [Cyberpunk 2077], it felt like the people that you see in the world… they’re meaningless. There’s no point to them. They’re just there to fill some space,” he said. “The only characters that mattered were the main characters.
You can hear this from the man himself in his review below:
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Considering the divisive reception of Cyberpunk 2077, it’s inevitable that some people will disagree with his opinion. This game has many glaring issues, but many players can still find something to appreciate in it.
This title had built up so much hype over the years of its development that the game would find it extremely difficult to live up to expectations. The game still has many issues that the PC and next-gen versions will hopefully fix with a few updates.
Shroud is one of the many players who were satisfied with their experience in the game. The world of Cyberpunk is huge and filled to the brim with content. He will be doing a second playthrough, in which he’ll explore anything that he missed the first time.
Image Credits: CD Projekt Red/Shroud
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