The video game industry depends on hype, even more than cinema, and gamers looking forward to the galaxy of titles from leading studios in the world. Someone craves furious drama The Last of Us Part II, someone can’t wait when finally we will return to the world of The Elder Scrolls, and someone who clings to every bit of information from revered Polish Studio CD Projekt Red, who had his famous fantasy blockbuster “the Witcher 3” for the whole world.
Despite the fact that the company has been known for a long time, it is the latter of their title made them the gods of the industry. All that will come after the masterpiece about the adventures of Geralt, must be even better. A lot of pressure. Do the poles? Yes. Anyway, according to many journalists who showed a closed demo of the latest Cyberpunk 2077 , the game that was on everyone’s lips, but about which nothing was known. And may we still know little, the veil of secrecy was ajar. “Cyberpunk” more is not a myth but a reality. I saw it live saw her only elected at parts no one was generous, and it is already possible to draw a certain picture. Let’s look more closely and find out what awaits us in the future.
In Cyberpunk 2077 we assume the role of VI (V) is a mercenary and “cyberpunk”, which is not afraid of even the dirtiest jobs if the money is worth it. No, this is not the famous crime fighter from V for Vendetta, although in this adaptation we would have played. Unlike “the Witcher”, you can create a VI from scratch as you want. For example, you can choose a male or female. However, it is difficult to say how much gender affects the story, but certainly, it is clear that it would have an impact on relationships, including romantic. In the game world, there are a variety of residents, including “a lot of bisexual characters.”
Customization is very important – no wonder it’s an RPG. The player can change the hairstyle and tattoos and set up various skills like Strength, Constitution, Intelligence, Reflexes, techniques, and… Coolness. What this means is hard to say.
As in, for example, Mass Effect, we can choose, backstory. VI works in night city, but it is up to us. This can be a story of love or revenge. The predefined classes in the beginning – the bodies can be customized and configured as the game progresses. Perhaps, as in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning?
The game has three classes – Solo, a Techie and NETRUNNER. You can focus on one thing, or combine skills. Solo focuses on the combat skills, Techie understands gadgets and technology, and NETRUNNER hacks into computers, robots and even people. Here comes to mind the gameplay of Watch Dogs, where you can also hack enemy weapons, and manipulate the outside world from the shelter.
Perhaps the main difference from “the Witcher” (not counting, of course, the futuristic setting) is that we play from the first person, not third. Accordingly, instead of swords and crossbows, we wield the sci-fi guns. Shooting suddenly reminds Destiny in the sense that the enemies have a health gauge, and that you can see what damage each shot. But not to worry: Cyberpunk 2077 is a non – linear RPG and not a multiplayer shooter that requires a Network connection.
Also pleased with the promised freedom to choose their own approach to dealing with enemies: you can go to an open confrontation, and to resolve conflicts in a word, or to manipulate the enemy through other means. Like Deus Ex, a conversation with each NPC may affect the further development of the game. The dialogue is displayed on the screen, and choose the answer carefully.
The scene is Cyberpunk 2077 – night city-city (Night City). The name straight from the DC comics, but how large the city is difficult to say. CD Projekt Red promises that this location is huge and filled with people. No loading screens – just like in God of War, uploading happens in the background, unnoticed.
“Cyberpunk” is different from “the Witcher” and the fact that the world is more vertical. In knight city full of skyscrapers, and often we will move not forward, but upward.
In the future world, there is no place for horses, so our faithful companion can be a car or motorcycle. Out of the car, even you can play, leaning out of the window. And, you can push people. The unexpected decision from the Studio, whose new game is more like Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.
In knight city, six different areas with its unique atmosphere. The demo showed reporters the area “Watson” (Watson), grown around the abandoned headquarters in the past, powerful corporations.
The city itself is highly interactive: you can interact not only with people but also with advertising. Find things you can use advertising and buy – with a currency called “Eurodollar”, or, as they call them here, “Eddie.”
In Cyberpunk 2077 there is a full cycle of day and night and different weather. VI spends a lot of time in his apartment, where he changes outfits, sitting at the computer, his Arsenal of weapons and fun with friends. Discernment, thus, often of the “adult content”. On the earned money you can buy the additional base.
As you play you can buy different skills. For example, after having loaded the skill of the engineer, it is possible to disassemble the panels on the walls and create additional paths. Again, as in Deus Ex. Have VI also has a companion – like a spider bot that is able to explore the area. The player can collect information about objects and the world around, and boat to climb on walls and crawl through the ventilation shaft. He is always accompanied by VI, often in the trunk of a car.
All actions VI affect his street reputation, which, in turn, opens up new dialogue affects prices in stores. Some quests may not even open if the reputation will be insufficient.
As in any fantasy, VI jacket is very important. In particular, she gives him an additional 5% of the image.
The combat system is extremely important in Cyberpunk 2077. In the demo you can see 3-4 different guns with its own characteristics. Also demonstrated “epic” “smart rifle” that is capable of auto-aiming. With the rifle hard to miss, because the bullet is pointed at the enemy. All the weapons you can customize and modify.
It is particularly important to highlight the unique system of ricochets. As if in a deadly game of Billiards, the trajectory of the bullet can be calculated taking into account the rebounds from the surface. The player sees the path that will make the bullet and can calculate the bounce from the walls. VI also has a scanner that allows you to see enemies through walls.
Enough fantastic? Vee’s got a double “blades of the mantis”, which allows to climb the walls and cripple enemies.
When the weapon is not helping, VI can hack enemies. After a break to upload a virus that will disrupt communication and damage the weapon.
The world of Cyberpunk 2077 is not completely destroyed, but the glass and body are fragile and can be damaged in several places. For example, you can strategically shoot at arms and legs.
Cyberpunk 2077 – the adult game. The developers have done everything to justify the 18+ rating, which it probably will. This means that there will be a lot of foul language and explicit scenes. You can… “make friends” with the NPC and invite to his apartment. You can and visit brothels. Moreover, there are drugs that the inhabitants of night city breathed through a special inhaler. In the demo VI used such substances in order to improve the response during the battle. In different situations, to use drugs can be different: for example, if a member of a gang offers its own inhaler, it is better to agree.
Most of the quests in the Cyberpunk 2077 is a “job” for VI. As in “the Witcher”, to order can be different. CD Projekt RED promised that the missions will be woven into the fabric of the game organically. For example, VI may intervene in the conflict on the street and start a new quest.
As expected, Cyberpunk 2077 is a single player game without multiplayer. However, the developer can add a multiplayer mode after the release of the title. By the way, not all missions will have to perform alone – there is no system of companies, but we can join the NPC.
The game remains a mystery. “At this” time the developer expects to release the title on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, but more new hardware is not excluded. Microsoft is already working on a new console, and if you believe the rumors, the PlayStation is ready to show PS5 in 2020. Most likely, the title will be a transition and will be released on old and new platforms.