I often think about what the future might look like. Technology as it is today is moving fast. It is even moving so fast that the average person cannot keep up. I am quite tech savvy and am able to help people around me, but knowing how technology is moving forward with things like robotics, AR and AI, I’m afraid everyone who has no interest in tech will simply be left behind.
Cyberpunk 2077 is one of those (slight) dystopian futures where technology has taken over society, but it also tells a story of how technology is normal for everyone. People have implants, advanced prosthetics, are constantly connected and therefor have no need for extra devices. You want to call someone or transfer money? Use your AR heads-up display to make a call or transfer money. Lost a limb or born without one? Get yourself fitted with a bionic arm, leg or even a torso. In this future it is possible to get an artificial liver so you can drink more…
So what happens to the world we live in if everything is replaceable? What happens if everything that you replace is better than the real thing? What then becomes the purpose of life?
In the case of V, the character you are playing in Cyberpunk 2077, the goal is simple, become a legend. This all begins with a simple quest, which of course takes a turn for the worse, sending you on a wild ride to fix all and everything… and depending on how you play it, has a good, bad or horrible ending.
Cyberpunk 2077 isn’t your traditional RPG. What makes it unique is the first person story telling. You could compare it a bit to the Elder Scrolls series, but the way CD Projekt has executed the first person perspective is something I haven’t seen or experienced before. You really become V and feel what he/she is feeling.
Every bit of the story, whether it is through the main quest, side quests or the random gigs, left such an impact on me that I have often caught myself waking up in the middle of the night dreaming about a quest I’d finished just a few hours ago. The emotional attachment I had with the various characters in this game made me do every storyline there was. Except for 3 small quests, which I could not finish due to some bugs, I have done them all. I have put in over 60+ hours in the game and all I can say is that it was worth every single minute. Does the game still have bugs? Yes and at times can be annoying, but as with any open world game, learn to save at every step and you’ll be fine. Saving this much also brings a bonus near the end, when you want to experience the 6 endings the game has.