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Despite some bad press, I couldn't resist so I picked this up.

Have yet to experience a bug after the first hour, fwiw.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 10 December 2020 05:48 (two years ago) link

what's the bad press saying?

have to admit, as a Witcher 3 fan I'm psyched

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Thursday, 10 December 2020 11:15 (two years ago) link

ah glitches and stuff, not necessarily the game. i'm sure patches will smooth it out eventually.

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Thursday, 10 December 2020 11:20 (two years ago) link

Seems that it doesn't run very well on original PS4 & X Box

groovypanda, Thursday, 10 December 2020 12:58 (two years ago) link

Literally unplayable on my Dreamcast

Evan, Thursday, 10 December 2020 13:01 (two years ago) link

I know some people had noted that all the advance gameplay released/leaked was from the computer version, which conspicuously was the only version the company provided to reviewers, iirc.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 10 December 2020 13:06 (two years ago) link

little bit funny that this game runs like shit on a console generation that hadn't even been released when they began work on it

, Thursday, 10 December 2020 13:33 (two years ago) link

well, i'm downloading it to my PS4 anyway. Witcher 3 is my favourite game of recent times so I'm psyched

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Thursday, 10 December 2020 14:03 (two years ago) link

let us know which genitals you pick

worzel scampidge (||||||||), Thursday, 10 December 2020 14:07 (two years ago) link

i think word's gotten around pretty well by now but there was a sequence in the game that was giving people seizures so be careful out there if you're epileptic

ciderpress, Thursday, 10 December 2020 14:22 (two years ago) link

I hear it's not much of an RPG, as in: it's even more scripted/cinematic/railroaded than the usual AAA fare. I'm still going to play it, though – just not now. When the GOTY edition with all the DLCs goes on sale in December 2022, that'll be my cue. Hopefully I'll also have a better rig by then.

pomenitul, Thursday, 10 December 2020 14:25 (two years ago) link

yeah most of the impressions i've heard are that it really doesnt have much shared dna with witcher at all and that it's more like a bigger fancier version of the later deus ex games. plus some GTA in the open world design

ciderpress, Thursday, 10 December 2020 14:30 (two years ago) link

will hopefully have patched in further dong sliders by then too

worzel scampidge (||||||||), Thursday, 10 December 2020 14:31 (two years ago) link

also lots of broken animations and characters t-posing even in major story scenes

ciderpress, Thursday, 10 December 2020 14:32 (two years ago) link

I'm hearing that the driving is not so nice, which concerns me.

Two Meter Peter (Ste), Thursday, 10 December 2020 16:47 (two years ago) link

Can’t be worse than Roach

mildew and sanctimony (soda), Thursday, 10 December 2020 17:27 (two years ago) link

I will not be playing this:

1. I find Witcher 3 wildly overpraised for its rather rudimentary writing (I'll grant that its dialogue has personality).
2. It's a first-person game, and as someone who's sensitive to motion sickness, seeing the game's driving instantly made me dizzy.

Stone Cold Steve Ostentatious (Leee), Thursday, 10 December 2020 18:12 (two years ago) link

driving on pc kinda sucks, i wonder if it would be better on console. although CDPR primarily develops for PC so i dunno

global tetrahedron, Thursday, 10 December 2020 18:13 (two years ago) link

For my money, there's maybe a couple of CRPGs (Planescape: Torment, Disco Elysium) that top TW3 in the writing department (well, as far as the side quests are concerned – its main quest was middling at best), so which ones did you have in mind, Leee?

pomenitul, Thursday, 10 December 2020 18:19 (two years ago) link

eh, footage I've seen is third person driving and first person walking/fighting. You can't do the latter in a third person view?

Thinking to try this, it's the first time I've had the hardware to run the hot new thing. And the motif is cool. I'm generally witch averse.

Multiplayer apparently isn't coming til 2022 or even later. Lots of time to get decent at it!

maf you one two (maffew12), Thursday, 10 December 2020 18:23 (two years ago) link

i will play this when i get a ps5, sometime late next year

up until recently i was planning on being an early ps5 adopter, but then my macbook pro exploded so that ps5 became a mac mini. life is so hard

Karl Malone, Thursday, 10 December 2020 18:26 (two years ago) link

Depending what part of the MacBook exploded, that could've been a nice Mini

maf you one two (maffew12), Thursday, 10 December 2020 18:28 (two years ago) link

Maybe get it on Stadia?

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 10 December 2020 18:28 (two years ago) link

They reportedly hit more than a million simultaneous players on Steam. I can't remember the last time a game was hyped this hard.

pomenitul, Thursday, 10 December 2020 18:29 (two years ago) link

shame to see another death march rewarded

ciderpress, Thursday, 10 December 2020 18:50 (two years ago) link

it's 2077. Ashton and Dax are up to it again.

we can dance forever at covideotheque (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 10 December 2020 18:53 (two years ago) link

so which ones did you have in mind, Leee?

Not any RPGs I can think of, tbh (though if we broaden to narrative-driven games, I'd say anything from Naughty Dog would be an obvious improvement). I mean, I'm probably cherry-picking, but there was one Skellige sidequest that just made me give up on the game entirely: Geralt helping the daughter of the thane (or whatever his title) exorcise a haunted place that involved cooking a baby but no not really.

Stone Cold Steve Ostentatious (Leee), Thursday, 10 December 2020 19:39 (two years ago) link

Fair enough! Btw that one didn't especially bother me. I get the sense that very few players actually went through with Cerys's plan, which is so obviously batshit that it's almost an Easter egg. Anyhow, I think Hearts of Stone is the best-written yarn in the whole series..

pomenitul, Thursday, 10 December 2020 19:54 (two years ago) link

lol didn't know we had this feature

Two Meter Peter (Ste), Thursday, 10 December 2020 20:24 (two years ago) link

speaking of stadia, has anybody tried it?

now that i'm working from home, i.e. sitting in my office on zoom for 6-9 hrs a day, i'm using a wired "gigabit" connection that reliably gets 300-500 Mbps (depending on the time of day)

maybe it would make sense?

the late great, Thursday, 10 December 2020 20:25 (two years ago) link

there was some discussion on the google gaming thread but it didn't seem like anybody ever gave it a shot

the late great, Thursday, 10 December 2020 20:26 (two years ago) link

i'm thinking since i don't really care at all for multiplayer gaming maybe the lag wouldn't bother me as much as it does other ppl

the late great, Thursday, 10 December 2020 20:29 (two years ago) link

If I hadn't upgraded my computer recently I definitely would have considered it to play this game. But not for an extra $100.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 10 December 2020 20:37 (two years ago) link

a pal of mine has stadia and said it works. have to have 'fuck you' internet though, which it sounds like you do

global tetrahedron, Thursday, 10 December 2020 20:39 (two years ago) link

90% of the commentary on this on the web has been “it runs like poop.” Is the *game* any good ?

calstars, Thursday, 10 December 2020 20:40 (two years ago) link

you can have two dongs

worzel scampidge (||||||||), Thursday, 10 December 2020 20:45 (two years ago) link

you can make ur char a sex offender

worzel scampidge (||||||||), Thursday, 10 December 2020 20:46 (two years ago) link

lol barcode, I admire your commitment to the dong.

pomenitul, Thursday, 10 December 2020 20:47 (two years ago) link

smash that mf'ing RB

worzel scampidge (||||||||), Thursday, 10 December 2020 20:49 (two years ago) link

you can choose whether you have nipples but you can't be fat

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 10 December 2020 20:54 (two years ago) link

— Rob Keyes (@rob_keyes) December 10, 2020

worzel scampidge (||||||||), Thursday, 10 December 2020 22:21 (two years ago) link

Having never bought a big AAA PC title digitally... it makes no difference where I buy it, right? I guess the developer has some tie with, and the game's subreddit is yelling at people to buy it there. is prominently advertising "100% of your money goes to" the developer as if they are starving artists. No doubt it's pretty wild at that studio right now but it's weird to see the Bandcamp-style promo for such a huge release.

I use Steam in-home streaming sometimes, but I can just add it in to Steam and it'll be the same as if I bought it there, right? Don't care about Steam achievements and all that.

maf you one two (maffew12), Thursday, 10 December 2020 23:29 (two years ago) link

GOG is DRM-free, which means you don't need their launcher to run the game.

pomenitul, Thursday, 10 December 2020 23:33 (two years ago) link

it's weird to see the Bandcamp-style promo for such a huge release

not only that, they made public the fact that developers get 10% of revenue ... for 2020 sales only. buy the game now or the dev gets it!

lukas, Thursday, 10 December 2020 23:36 (two years ago) link


maf you one two (maffew12), Thursday, 10 December 2020 23:36 (two years ago) link

yeah cd projekt owns GOG so they obviously want you to buy their game on their own site so they dont have to pay steam the 30% cut or whatever it is

ciderpress, Thursday, 10 December 2020 23:41 (two years ago) link

lol cdpr has been doing that "100% of proceeds go to the CDPR fund" thing for years to make you feel like you're donating to charity and not a company that famously underpays and overworks its employees

, Thursday, 10 December 2020 23:52 (two years ago) link

valve sucks too just buy it on whatever you want

, Thursday, 10 December 2020 23:52 (two years ago) link

Don't buy it on PS4 or XBox One though

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 11 December 2020 00:01 (two years ago) link

I was so lucky to get a 2060 before the miners went crazy and the scalpers got organised.

This game is very RTX ON with all the puddles and wotnot but I'm not sure I'm into the design of the world at all. Outside of the metal on everyone's face I'm not sure its even a well imagined future city/world. The last Deus Ex game had way better world design, and its not even that good! And even in terms of GRAPHIX, I'm playing RDR2 right now and it looks way better, as well as having significantly better gameplay. I know it's nor fair to compare, but if you're an open world game in 202x you're either gotta beat RDR2/BotW/H:ZD or come with something new, and I just don't think CP77 does on either front.

I have no couch and I must stream (NotEnough), Thursday, 25 February 2021 21:52 (two years ago) link

This game runs fine on my 1070

Oh I’m sure it’s fine at mid-settings. Truth be told, even if I had an RTX 3080, I’d probably hold off until the game is fully patched anyway.

pomenitul, Thursday, 25 February 2021 21:59 (two years ago) link

is this w/ a big fancy rtx rig? mine looked p good but that looks REAL good
(btw most of my graphics complaints are directed at hud and menus. rly feel like they'd have benefitted from more... something)

2014 MacBook w/ GeForce now RTX

calstars, Thursday, 25 February 2021 22:41 (two years ago) link

Virtual dream plaza

calstars, Thursday, 25 February 2021 22:45 (two years ago) link

Are the Johnny sightings around town pre determined or based on your current path? He was critiquing this busker’s guitar skills and I was like nah

calstars, Sunday, 28 February 2021 19:56 (two years ago) link
Kowloon vibez

calstars, Saturday, 6 March 2021 03:37 (two years ago) link

how far through are you? i just shook down Fingers

maf you one two (maffew12), Saturday, 6 March 2021 13:36 (two years ago) link

2nd act I guess (garbage dump loading screen) with Keanu popping up now and then
I’ve been grinding on contract missions to get some better gear and level up before I continue with the story
Lot of places to explore and get familiar with
I like the idea of just hanging on a street corner for a couple hours

calstars, Saturday, 6 March 2021 13:52 (two years ago) link

ha, does anything happen or you're just taking it in? i have to take some time off the story next play

i get reminded of Hong Kong a lot too. Wife is from there

maf you one two (maffew12), Saturday, 6 March 2021 13:53 (two years ago) link

On the roller coaster with Johnny

calstars, Sunday, 7 March 2021 21:06 (two years ago) link

The modders are having fun with this.

Another playthrough in (on Stadia, as a new GPU has been on order since December). I don't get the lovely ray-traced reflections/shadows, but also very few bugs (mostly audio looping requiring a reload), none of which are game breakers.

The good is pretty obvious: Night City looks great, especially some neighborhoods like Kabuki and Japantown; fine story & dialogue, good voice acting (Keanu and male V are actually the weakest, here), great character animation (and in 10 languages), good original score and diagetic music, quest design permitting multiple playstyles. And the bad is pretty obvious: poor NPC AI; poor game balance, wherein if one engages with much open world ("side") content, there's no challenge at the highest difficulty; a paucity of meaningful player decisions; and non-immersive presentation of open world content.

Aside from the poor performance on last-gen consoles and most PCs, the pros and cons are pretty similar to those for Witcher III at launch. I think this game will get sorted, and may attract an audience as more migrate to current systems. But CD PR isn't as modder friendly as Bethesda, and the NPCs don't have the rich characterization of a golden age Bioware game. So I'm not sure this will have legs.

A Like Supreme (Sanpaku), Tuesday, 9 March 2021 21:37 (two years ago) link

calstars, Wednesday, 17 March 2021 12:38 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

Haven't had much chance to look into this one just yet, but even with ps1 graphics I'm very interested from what this trailer is showing us

Diggin Holes (Ste), Thursday, 12 August 2021 18:22 (two years ago) link

"Without Judgement" is the name of the game btw

Diggin Holes (Ste), Thursday, 12 August 2021 18:23 (two years ago) link

Was hoping this would be the Action Button vid for this finally going up, back to waiting I guess :(

"Spaghetti" Thompson (Pheeel), Thursday, 12 August 2021 20:02 (two years ago) link

I have been playing the Cyberpunk game

mixed feelings, but it's definitely visually dense

mh, Friday, 13 August 2021 15:41 (two years ago) link

six months pass...

Guess now is the time to give it a shot if you’re on next gen. Free 5 hour trial.

circa1916, Wednesday, 16 February 2022 01:51 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

Now that the patch is released (and I have a dozen or so “quality of life" mods installed), I’ve picked this up and am having a blast playing it like an action game with open-world elements rather than the "next gen open world game" the developers pitched it as. I’m playing a "hack and slash" build (i.e., weaken with quickhacks then go in with my katana) and it’s pretty satisfying when the combat music kicks in and I’m leaping out of stealth with sword swinging.

As an open-world game, I don’t find it as satisfying as Red Dead Redemption 2; the world doesn’t feel as “alive”. That’s a vague descriptor, since I don’t really know how to articulate it; it’s more of a feeling, I suppose. For example, the people on the street in Cyberpunk feel more obviously like bots, whereas I was content to stand on a balcony in RDR2 and just watch folks go about their day, or follow a random walking merchant in The Witcher 3 as they wandered the roads. Or I’d stumble into little scripted events when traveling in RDR2 happening in the background. I imagine that’s easier to script in a more sparsely populated setting like RDR2 than Night City, though. (Granted, I’m one of those nerds who appreciates unnecessary, mundane things in RPGs, so wish V could sit at a noodle counter to pass the time before a mission, rather than just “using” from the inventory etc.)

That aside, it looks gorgeous, and I dig driving around at night a lot. I find the side content more engaging than, say, Ghost of Tsushima. There’s valid criticism that it doesn’t feel “new/futuristic” enough in its expression of cyberpunk, but I don’t mind that at all. I read all Gibson et al in high school, and even played a session of the tabletop game back then (around 2001 or so), so it suits me find that it still feels rooted in 80s/90s. I even leaned into it by installing a mod that switches one of the radio station to play stuff like this.

blatherskite, Tuesday, 8 March 2022 15:32 (one year ago) link

excellent thoughts, thanks blatherskite

good music choice

mh, Thursday, 10 March 2022 19:01 (one year ago) link

Thanks. Perfect example: I was cruising around yesterday just to explore, and stumbled on this protest at a brain dance studio:

I walk up to it and… nothing. There’s no dialog from the protest leader or any of the crowd members. Not even crowd noise. They’re just mutely pumping their arms. By contrast, I think of a time I was playing Red Dead Redemption 2 and stumbled across a little event as I passed by a clearing: three KKK members were arguing about how to light a cross, which then fell on them and set them on fire. It was a neat little moment that felt like the world was happening beyond my character.

(I think the worst offender I’ve encountered is L.A. Noire, which I should have loved due to its subject matter, but was completely dead: nothing ever happened in the open world outside of missions, despite how beautifully rendered the city was.)

blatherskite, Friday, 11 March 2022 17:03 (one year ago) link

there’s a quest related to the protest you can do, but it starts elsewhere

mh, Friday, 11 March 2022 18:52 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Finally finished this after beginning in February. Opinion didn’t waver much from the above: a blast to play, but some frustration that I could see a better game peeking through if some of it had been fleshed out a bit more. (For instance, after finishing their side jobs, the romance partners don’t really have much to say or do, beyond some texts.)

For those who finished, what ending did you all get, and were you happy with it?

I originally started going for the ending where V joins the nomads, since it seemed a closest to a happy ending. As it progressed, though, I felt dissatisfied. I always played V as lusting after Night City fame, so it didn’t feel right the my level 45 badass would chuck it all to live a dusty tent, even if Judy joined her. I opted for the secret ending, instead, so I could storm Arasaka with Johnny at my side and become queen of the Afterlife. Plus, the final scene approaching the space casino gave me heavy Neuromancer vibes. A shame about being dumped by Judy but, hey, I bet the DLC will include whoever the player romances, even in passing. And if not, well, we only knew each other a few in-game weeks at most, right?

blatherskite, Monday, 9 May 2022 21:46 (one year ago) link

six months pass...

The game uses these blue and green windows a lot

calstars, Saturday, 26 November 2022 15:55 (one year ago) link

they should make a sequel called naturepunk, not sure what it would entail

lag∞n, Saturday, 26 November 2022 16:10 (one year ago) link

I'm not sure why walking around night city is so boring

calstars, Saturday, 26 November 2022 16:36 (one year ago) link

I watched Strange Days for the first time last night—that whole braindance tutorial with the robbery has to be a homage to the film.

blatherskite, Saturday, 26 November 2022 18:45 (one year ago) link


the late great, Saturday, 26 November 2022 19:00 (one year ago) link

calstars, Saturday, 26 November 2022 19:50 (one year ago) link

Maybe the best thing about this game is that it saved rockstar from having to do it (badly)

calstars, Saturday, 26 November 2022 19:51 (one year ago) link

Jig-Jig street?

I feel as bad for this game as one can feel for a AAA mega-hyped beast. The most beautiful open world, so full of work. It’s deserves applause for giving verticality to its world. Up into buildings, down into slums, and thought yeah there are locked doors everywhere, it does not feel like it due to how many inside areas are accessible. It is a game dependent on high-end hardware though. Most of my enjoyment would not exist if I was not playing this on a 1000nits OLED and a 3070 with ray tracing. It has so many flaws, but it deserves credit for the world it created and for how it has pushed video game hardware.

hrep (H.P), Thursday, 1 December 2022 03:32 (one year ago) link

i havent played but that was the one part of the pitch that really appealed to me, so many games just push the map out wider and wider when what i really want is density and verticality

ciderpress, Thursday, 1 December 2022 03:39 (one year ago) link

Honestly that’s the only reason I’m playing

calstars, Thursday, 1 December 2022 04:14 (one year ago) link

That and all the neon in hdr. I popped an eye vessel playing this last night. Worth it

hrep (H.P), Thursday, 1 December 2022 07:53 (one year ago) link

Also, I like when little numbers go over peoples heads when I shoot them. Essential part of any game

hrep (H.P), Thursday, 1 December 2022 07:54 (one year ago) link

All it needed was a good writer and it’d be goty for me. Mix this with disco elysium and I would die

hrep (H.P), Thursday, 1 December 2022 07:55 (one year ago) link


calstars, Thursday, 1 December 2022 12:43 (one year ago) link

I probably mentioned this before but you don’t need a $2k rig to play this with hdr etc. check out GeForce now if you have a good internet connection

calstars, Thursday, 1 December 2022 12:44 (one year ago) link

Night City Wotld Cup team

calstars, Friday, 2 December 2022 23:01 (one year ago) link

nine months pass...

2.0's out and Phantom Liberty is dropping shortly

still making sense of the new skill tree. starting a new character, chooms?

ɥɯ ︵ (°□°) (mh), Monday, 25 September 2023 15:46 (two months ago) link

I never played the base game, but I think I've seen people suggest starting from scratch?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 25 September 2023 18:48 (two months ago) link

that's the general recommendation

ɥɯ ︵ (°□°) (mh), Monday, 25 September 2023 18:49 (two months ago) link

Is this worth playing now? Should I play this or BG3 after Elden Ring?

octobeard, Monday, 25 September 2023 19:43 (two months ago) link

Depends on how long until you're going to be ready, I think. My suspicion is that the base game plus dlc is going to hit the sweet spot as far as functionality goes. The base game is pretty solid now, at least as far as my experience on the PC version goes.

ɥɯ ︵ (°□°) (mh), Monday, 25 September 2023 19:49 (two months ago) link

this game has gotten a lot better but i was charmed enough by it to begin with that i was kinda disappointed when some update or other suddenly fixed the doppelganger problem wherein the dense city sidewalks had surged and teemed with around nine infinite sets of multiple-birth siblings

difficult listening hour, Monday, 25 September 2023 19:53 (two months ago) link

maybe it was my hardware

difficult listening hour, Monday, 25 September 2023 19:53 (two months ago) link

Realistically, probably not until the Christmas holiday - I have ER and TotK to probably keep me going the rest of 2023 for whatever video game time I have left.

But when I bought ER it was either that or Cyberpunk I was choosing from. BG3 wasn't even on my radar. However, I might just cave and get BG3 for Mac OS and Cyberpunk for PS5 and slowly play both simultaneously or something. Or, just maybe, I should give gaming a break for a year and get back into Ableton and write some damn beats again, but that would be crazy talk

octobeard, Monday, 25 September 2023 21:59 (two months ago) link

Had fun finishing this some months after release. But going back to dink around some time after they first had you reset all your character points, and noping out pretty quick, tells me I'm reeally not an RPG guy. There must be some webpage that could tell me a sensible way to spend the points to be an ok all around character right?

maf you one two (maffew12), Tuesday, 26 September 2023 01:49 (two months ago) link

I'm the same way--though I do like RPGs, I don't dig all all that analyzing of point and perk percentages etc. Whenever I start a game like this, I usually just figure out my concept--sneaky sniper, charmer not a fighter, whatever--and just look up builds from those who've already put in the research. If you search "cyberpunk 2077 builds", you can probably find some. I think I used, though those may be too specialized for your taste. Of course, in many games it's almost irrelevant once you get a certain level, and you can slaughter everyone with two hits.

blatherskite, Tuesday, 26 September 2023 16:24 (two months ago) link

What I've gathered from the retooled perks is that they've made it a lot more straightforward. The text tells you exactly what each does, what they apply to (weapon types/hacking/movement speed/etc.) and they're divided into tiers that unlock with skill points allocated to a particular aspect. Just browse around a little bit and you're good. I don't think I'll feel the need to look up any guides.

The other thing they seemed to have addressed is how there was a bunch of overlap once your character got to a certain level and you could just be insanely overpowered with little effort

ɥɯ ︵ (°□°) (mh), Tuesday, 26 September 2023 16:52 (two months ago) link

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