Cyberpunk 2077: After One Year, Is It Nice Now?

by Bradley Tan
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For us gamers, Cyberpunk 2077 was a game that promised a lot but didn’t deliver. And if you haven’t noticed by now, I tend to only write about the things that I enjoy. That’s because I feel that life’s too short to be spending my time telling someone about the things I dislike; unless I’m creating a dating profile. Anyways, long story short, I didn’t like Cyberpunk 2077 when it first came out. I’m not bothered by the story nor was I bothered by the concept of the game. What I hated about Cyberpunk 2077 was the number of bugs and glitches I had to go through to play a game. It wasn’t as seamless as all of us thought it would be, and I was playing it on my desktop.

However, one year and a couple of patches later, has CD Projekt Red finally redeemed itself with the underwhelming Cyberpunk 2077 (which was hyped up to be a Game of the Year contender)? 

Maybe, maybe not, but they have done several improvements worthy of praise.

Cyberpunk 2077

Pushing Back Major Updates

It may be a love it or hate it move, but I believe that one should always fix something before creating, or in this case, releasing something new and incomplete, which is the case for CDPR. The studio that also worked on The Witcher III, Wild Hunt, recently announced that Cyberpunk 2077’s next update and DLC expansion will only launch early next year.

Though I don’t know what the contents of the updates will be, I’m confident, given CDPR’s past projects, that it’ll be an amazing improvement with fantastic content and I’m all in for it.

Fixing What’s Broken

One of the biggest turn-offs for me towards Cyberpunk 2077 is the bugs and glitches. Yes, those bugs where out of nowhere a car can pass through buildings or that your bullets won’t hit your enemies, etc.

But when I dove into the game after its recent update, it feels like what Cyberpunk 2077 should have been last year. In fact, I don’t think I came across any major glitches during the missions.

The update has also received several positive reviews from both new to the game and those returning. But, while CDPR has been working on fixing these bugs, they had to push back their updates and free DLCs until next year. This is a move in which I applaud them for fixing what is wrong before jumping to something new.

You can read about the CDPR press release here to find out more about their plans for Cyberpunk 2077.

 

Going On A Joy Ride With Keanu Reeves

If you are going into the game fresh, then one thing you need to know is that the storytelling is fantastic. It’s not a linear game where you need to follow a straight path, there are main storylines but you can complete the side quests first. Of course, once you commit to a quest, you should finish it or follow its instructions before going into the next one.

The immersive storyline makes you feel like you’re V and that you’re completing these quests with your friends.

The best part of it though, is the fact that Keanu Reeves’ Johnny Silverhand will be following you throughout your journey, until the end of the game. Safe to say that it’s the closest you’ll get to spending time with the wonderful Keanu Reeves.
Plus, not having the unnecessary bugs and glitches that I hated is a huge bonus.

Overall

After a year of condemning Cyberpunk 2077, does it finally reach its potential as the Game of the Decade? Maybe not yet. I believe that there are more things that CD Projekt Red can work on, add and improve on before they can compete with games like Mass Effect or God of War, but it is a much more fun game to play.

Am I excited for next year’s major update? For sure! I can’t wait to see what CDPR has in store for us fans and what we can explore next. They truly deserve every bit of praise a year later.

What do you think about the latest Cyberpunk 2077 update? Are you enjoying it more now or do you still hate it?

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