constant escape

winter withered, warm
Much more thorough character creation that I was anticipating. Playing as a seemingly heavily modified nomadic female. A couple family members were watching, so I bypassed what was likely a robust nude figure customization phase.
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
So heavily modified that race is unclear. In any case, I think it can be a useful exercise to play these games under demographic parameters different from your own.
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
It could be the most ambitious game I've ever played. In absolute terms, not relative to whatever tech was available during development.
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
It could be the most ambitious game I've ever played.
That said, it clearly wasn't ready to be released. Crashed a dozen times over the course of the storyline, plus numerous other recurring bugs. So yeah I'd advise any prospective buyers reading this to wait it out, wait for some sale or something. Hopefully it'll get all patched up, cause its a wildly promising game.

Keanu Reeves was fun in it. He played a rockstar/terrorist named Johnny Silverhand.
 

version

Well-known member
Apparently it's mostly stuff composed for the game. They have black metal stations and stuff, but then there's also a jazz station which plays On the Corner.
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
Yeah I haven't really listened though them all yet. Theres an electronic station I opt for that seems to frequently be playing the same music.
 

Dusty

Tone deaf
The licensed music is on the whole, awful. Such a missed opportunity. However the atmospheric, incidental soundscape is really well done. Until combat kicks in, then it sounds like i'm in a cybergoth club in the Matrix.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Staff member
Until combat kicks in, then it sounds like i'm in a cybergoth club in the Matrix.
I've not played it, but I'm going to take a wild stab in the dark that it sounds like "NIN feat. Rob Zombie remixed by The Prodigy ca. 1996", right?
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
Also just realized that Cyberpunk has a sort of John Wick vibe to it. A network/milieu of mercenaries in an overdeveloped urban setting.
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
I'm a lesbian in Cyberpunk 2077, but thats a different talk. In any case, undoubtedly some rich data to get from these consumer experiences.
Never mind that, in Fallout 4 my character was romantically active with several figures, male and female. Don't believe there were other options. Maybe synthetics. Anyway, good opportunity for interdemographic sympathy there.

I consciously went about it in Cyberpunk as an exercise, to see if my gaze was thrown out of equilbrium. A family member expressed confusion as to why I picked a female character. And this was likely exacerbated by, again, the robust nude body customization stage that immediately followed my choice of female.

Ah, strange to be a young dude right now.
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
Although this is a game where gender and sexuality are already drastically impacted by cybernetic implants. Enough metal and gender's moot.

Also major themes of sex work in the game. Multiple missions involving bloodbathes at brothels, beating up sleazy pimps, POV sexual encounters - one time even assuming the perspective of Keanu Reeves' character.

The protagonists sexual fluidity is cupped within the potential of your dialogue choices. Also pretty sure you can approach sex workers in the manner of approaching a vendor. Next time I play I'll try it, report back.

It does feel like everyone's hard 'n perky for everyone in this game. It really is a red-bull-sponsored hyperlibidinal take on cyberpunk, rather than the more melancholic and nihilistic take I tend to think of.
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
Red Bull ought to venture into aphrodisiacs. Its marketing momentum would only need minor tweaks.

I know you're reading this, Red Bull gnosis scout. Go ahead and take this one for free.
 
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