Written and recorded impressions of the latest Cyberpunk 2077 demo are piling up across the internet, and boy does the game sound good. CD Projekt Red is showing the title to both the press and the public at this year's E3, and much like last year's behind closed doors showing, people are walking away from the booth hyped to hell and back.
General impressions seem overwhelmingly positive. PC Gamer writes in detail about the game's scope, which it calls "staggering". The sheer amount of detail in Cyberpunk 2077 sounds crazy, from the environment and characters to things like the user interface. Clearly the developer has gone all-in on making the world feel as realised as possible, but we're especially interested in seeing how it all looks and runs on a PlayStation 4. As far as we know, all of the E3 demos are being played on PC -- an especially beefy one, if we had to guess.
Eurogamer's impressed as well, highlighting the different approaches that you can take when on a mission. Lethal, nonlethal, hacking, brute strength -- it's all here. It comes as no surprise, but it also seems as though the game isn't afraid of gore. We're talking turning gang members into bloody chunks and cutting people in half with white-hot extendable arm-holstered cable whips. Nasty.
Dialogue also plays a hugely important role, as noted in Game Informer's breakdown. Your actions, skills, and background can all impact how dialogue plays out, opening up new options and blocking others off, all depending on who your character is and what they do. RPG mechanics are also key, with statistics like "cool" being vital in defining your character and style of play.
What comes across in all of these articles is that Cyberpunk 2077 is absurdly ambitious. Some thought that after last year's gameplay demo, we'd end up seeing a scaled back version of the game at E3 2019 -- maybe even some downgrades. Apparently, that's not the case -- the project looks as impressive as ever, if not more so. Again, it'll be interesting to see if anything needs to be chopped or reigned in for the game to function properly on consoles.
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