I don’t know if we should start a new Cyberpunk 2077 thread for comments on the game but I’ll go with this for now:
I started playing about two hours ago and I am still barely into the tutorial mission. Not because it is long (I have no idea yet) but because I am busy running around looking at stuff and reading backstory stuff on computer terminals and what not. That and I spent a lot of time in the character creation screen. None of that is necessary at all, that’s just me.
I have seen some minor graphical bugs. Nothing terrible or game breaking. Some refinement is lacking too. That this was made with consoles in mind is very apparent (I’m on PC) and as a member of the PC Master Race the game suffers for it. Not just the interface but the overall look of the game. Compromises had to be made and it shows. (FTR: I also have a PlayStation and it’s great too.)
When I first entered the Witcher 3 world my jaw dropped in awe. Not just at naked Yennefer but walking onto the balcony and seeing that vista. When running around and experiencing the wind and weather and the mood. The characters and their detail. All of that is missing here. It looks nice, make no mistake, but characters and animations are…eh. Not bad but not Witcher 3 (and I use Witcher 3 since same dev and it was made five years ago). There is a lot of detail but it’s missing some of the magic CDPR put in the Witcher 3.
Also, I can’t say I am a fan of the first-person perspective in this. I know CDPR said this was a very intentional choice to let you see the world more fully but then you lose almost all benefit from spending so much time customizing your character. There are a few times you see yourself but mostly you don’t (from minimal experience and what I have read). I LIKED seeing my character get upgraded with spiffy new armor and a shave. Here, you won’t see that. I’m not saying all first person perspective games are “wrong” (DOOM leaps to mind). I just think here, where we want to roleplay our character, it helps to see them.
Performance, so far, has been good. I have a very good PC and I certainly have not been very far yet so this could change but right now…banging along just great at pretty high settings. Of course, YMMV.
I have a loooooong way to go. This is just a first, first impression. Take it FWIW (read: not much).