It’s hard to quantify the hype surrounding the release of Cyberpunk 2077
, out later this week on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. With the release of The Witcher 3
back in 2015, developer CD Projekt Red
became a studio synonymous with greatness - a fact bolstered by that game’s excellent expansions. And so, here it is - Night City. Although we’re far from finishing V’s journey - we’re more than happy to present our Review In Progress.
And how, even with what we’ve seen to date, nothing can prepare you for sheer detail and awe that comes from visiting Night City.
Being overwhelmed can have a negative connotation when viewed purely from the perspective of, well, digital stuff. And that is a large world to explore; an expansive story to experience; a map littered with characters and activities and quests and things to do. Icons everywhere -- where being pulled in so many directions, whilst still trying to figure out mechanics, means that even after a dozen or so hours there’s a sense that you’re still in ‘Intro Mode’.
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That moment -- the one alluded to above -- is how you begin your Cyberpunk 2077 adventure. And the ensuing hours thereafter, well, they’re indeed overwhelming (though not for the reasons mentioned above). Instead it's a feeling akin to visiting a new sprawling city for the first time. Where your eyes and brain activate their own organic form of CyberWare™ in order to process the sights, sounds, signage, vehicles, people and fashion. The bustle. Night City is quite unlike anything we’ve ever seen, with detail and a sense of scale that is truly awe-inspiring.