Up For Debate - How are you finding Cyberpunk 2077 so far?

Written by Chad Norton on Sat, Dec 12, 2020 12:00 PM
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Cyberpunk 2077 is finally out after an 8-year-long wait. It has quite possibly been one of if not the most anticipated game in the past few years, mostly due to CD Projekt Red’s known caliber of quality thanks to the success of The Witcher 3. So with the game finally released, we wanted to know how are you finding Cyberpunk 2077 so far?

With the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 this week we wanted to explore this big hype release with lots of Up For Debates so we can explore a bit of our gamer psychology and to see if it holds up to our expectations. You can find a list of the other Cyberpunk -related Up For Debates at the bottom under the "Cyberpunk 2077 launch" group tag.

Whether Cyberpunk 2077 lives up to your expectations, exceeds them, or falls flat on its face; whether you think it's good, bad, or somewhere in between; we want to hear from you exactly how you’re feeling now after a few days of playing.

Are you enjoying the story? How do you feel about the game’s graphics? Is there something that you really love about it already? Or is there something you can’t stop thinking about because it bugs you?

And just for a little fun, let’s hear what lifepath you chose! Did you choose Nomad, Streetkid, or Corpo? We asked you a while back when lifepaths were officially revealed in a Night City Wire with some equal split results, but now that the game’s out let’s see if everyone stuck to their original plans…

Obviously let’s keep this spoiler-free for all the folks who are still slowly making their way through the game. We just want to hear your first impressions and feelings.

So what do you think? How are you finding Cyberpunk 2077 so far? Are you enjoying it? Does it meet your expectations? What lifepath did you choose and how far into the game are you? Let’s debate!

How are you finding Cyberpunk 2077 so far?

Has it met your expectations?

Which Lifepath did you choose?

How many hours into the game are you already?

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Honestly at first i was ADAMANT on not using almost ANY low settings, and my framerate suffered for it. Then i randomly decided to do some benchmarking and found that the Low Preset actually still looks rather good, aside from some of the shadows. So now im usually riding around a smooth 50FPS experience with my customized settings, and so i've been enjoying the game alot more since the frame times also improved alot which let me aim and shoot better.

VCooLX

Dissapointed. I feel absolutely no immersion in this game. I hate the main character - all the dialogue options are so annoying that I usually find myself not wanting to choose any.

mORTcube

Didn't bothered buying after finding about all problems and how demanding it is. I will try it in 6 months when I have new hardware and game is patched.

pandeyrahul309

If you have a powerful PC, the game is totally worth it. Graphics are mind-blowing and gameplay is very enjoyable. Had only few minor bugs so far. Recommended!!

Karpfen

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11:12 Dec-15-2020

Buggy mess doesn't even begin to describe it, but there have been 3 or 4 times already where i've completely lost track of time and just played for like 8 hours straight which is nice. Been a while since i've been able to get so immersed into a videogame. The story just felt a little short though, but again i lost track of time a lot so maybe it wasn't as short as I thought.

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11:15 Dec-15-2020

My only other complaint(game-breaking bugs and insanely demanding reqs aside) is that the stupid "chip malfunction" thing happens too often and often in critical moments when I really wish it didn't. Like i get it's part of the lore or worldbuilding and to give you a reason to progress the main story, but,
After beating the campaign I can't even just run around the world without it happening.

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00:59 Dec-15-2020

I'm loving it and i'm playing on ps4 pro. lol
FPS RPG?! I love those!
I'm actually thinkin' on building a new rig to play this in 4k and 60fps.

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11:07 Dec-14-2020

I'm giving it a wide berth for at least a few months, probably til I upgrade, then I guess I'll sail the high seas

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00:17 Dec-14-2020

If you have a powerful PC, the game is totally worth it. Graphics are mind-blowing and gameplay is very enjoyable. Had only few minor bugs so far. Recommended!!

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22:17 Dec-13-2020

Finished the game.Took about 15 hours on Street Kid.Aside from 3-4 bugs,the game was fantastic for me.Hats down CDPR for a game well made.

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07:01 Dec-14-2020

15 hours

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21:19 Dec-13-2020

I'm following all the news and try to avoid spoilers. I had the game in pre buy. But have not finished upgrading my rig yet.
I don't want to ruin my first run on bad graphics.


This news about all the bugs and the experiences people are having is bad.
Maybe I wait a bit longer till everything is patched and bug free.

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17:22 Dec-13-2020

I'm waiting for patches, so I get decent first run experience, haven't installed the game yet, but looking forward to :)

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18:37 Dec-13-2020

It is a good game behind all those bugs and glitchs, has not crashed on me once, im enjoying the game so far it is really detailed and story kinda engaging

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11:44 Dec-13-2020

Well at least game is not as buggy as Fallout 76.
And they left the funny bugs like when calling car it comes flying through walls and crashing on its own (laughed crying) and if only car would have said "beep beep mf" KEKW

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11:52 Dec-13-2020

lol true

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11:27 Dec-13-2020

Freakin Loving it!

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04:49 Dec-13-2020

30 hrs with no crash , just 1 game breaking bugs with viktor but solved with reloading save

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03:39 Dec-13-2020

How am I finding it? Honestly it's kinda hard for me to figure out where exactly did they spend all those 9 years of development. I believe most of us expected it to be revolutionary but it really falls short in so many aspects. Is it a decent game? Yeah it's pretty cool. Optimization? Not cool at all. The world feels kind of lackluster and barren, spotted with your occasional thug or ncpd here and there. Then a few of your average game breaking and visual bugs. Just my feels from the get go.

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23:40 Dec-12-2020

Honestly at first i was ADAMANT on not using almost ANY low settings, and my framerate suffered for it. Then i randomly decided to do some benchmarking and found that the Low Preset actually still looks rather good, aside from some of the shadows. So now im usually riding around a smooth 50FPS experience with my customized settings, and so i've been enjoying the game alot more since the frame times also improved alot which let me aim and shoot better.

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01:32 Dec-13-2020

The framerate matters a lot when it's a shooter game. Glad you managed to sort it out!

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22:25 Dec-12-2020

Haven't played it. I usually wait 6-12 months till any major releases get patched up and let other people beta test games because that's the state they've been released in recent years.

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22:17 Dec-12-2020

I'm just waiting a couple of weeks to see if they patch out some of the major bugs :D
Until then - I've not bought it yet.

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21:55 Dec-12-2020

I love the game so far, though I didn't get too much time into it, like 8h or something like that. As for expectations, since I didn't really go with whole hype and didn't have much in terms of expectations, I could say game met them just fine, minus few bugs I encountered. As for path, it is corpo for me. As for settings, medium gets me to around 50FPS and I am fine with that,...

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21:58 Dec-12-2020

... yes, it is not 60FPS I would ideally want, but low isn't worth it. Plus I just pulled out some of that though skin we used to have in old days, you know, when it was all about cranking quality up and 27FPS was fine. I would do ultra if it wasn't having too many dips. Kind of shame, but medium runs well, it is smooth enough and will do till craziness with new cards settles down.

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21:15 Dec-12-2020

tbh, i cant imerse myself in this game. the performance its just atrocious i just cant deal with the frame drops. also, doesnt look that great as i was expectin

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08:51 Dec-14-2020

Damn, that's a disappointing read from someone with an RTX 3080. Especially at 1080p I would have thought your rig would be smashing it?

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19:53 Dec-12-2020

Dissapointed. I feel absolutely no immersion in this game. I hate the main character - all the dialogue options are so annoying that I usually find myself not wanting to choose any.

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19:00 Dec-12-2020

I'm completely addicted. 20 + hours in hasn't crashed once and runs great. Defaulted to Ultra but knocked it down to high to get a few extra frames and to make my rig work less hard. Getting about 40-60 frames which is fine for me. I forgot how well CD Projekt Red does immersion and story. Haven't played a game this good since....er...Oh yeah, Witcher 3.

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18:47 Dec-12-2020

Well, I'm doing what i did with Witcher 3. I'm 10 hours in and haven't even met with Dexter yet. Just exploring the city, making some cash in side quests and getting a feel for it all. Game is looking great as well as playable between 40-60 fps on my 1080, so I'm ok for now, but it sure has got me looking at gpu prices again. This feels like a slow-burner, so I think I'll just take my time and enjoy it that way. Also, zero crashes for me so far, just a few small bugs. One annoying one is whenever i look in a mirror, my hair, hat, and any face coverings are absent. Makes me look weird.

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17:12 Dec-12-2020

the scripted missions are fine, but the open world... the AI...
I can't even beign to imagine what state the game had to have been in april if the current one is release ready...

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Can They Run... |

Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1650 8GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 2600 Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB 16GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-Core 3.3GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
Core i7-2600 4-Core 3.40GHz Radeon HD 5770 1024MB 8GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-6800K 6-Core 3.4GHz GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition 32GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 2600 Radeon RX 580 4GB 8GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i7-920 Quad 2.67GHz GeForce GTX 970 4GB 24GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core 3.7GHz Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB 16GB
| Ultra, 1440p
Core i9-10900K 10-Core 3.7GHz GeForce RTX 3090 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 24GB 32GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1440p
Ryzen 7 5800X 8-Core 3.8GHz Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB 32GB
Ryzen 5 2600 GeForce GTX 1660 Ti MSI Ventus XS OC 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i7-11700K 8-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1060 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 6GB Edition 32GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-11700K 8-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1060 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 6GB Edition 32GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 5 2600 Radeon RX 580 4GB 8GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 5 2600 Radeon RX 580 4GB 8GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-7400 3.0GHz GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 8GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 5 2600 Radeon RX 580 4GB 8GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-10400F 6-Core 2.90GHz GeForce GTX 1650 MSI Ventus XS 4GB 16GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-10400F 6-Core 2.90GHz GeForce GTX 1650 MSI Ventus XS 4GB 16GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Ryzen 7 3800X 8-Core 3.9GHz Radeon RX 5700 XT Sapphire Nitro+ SE 8GB 16GB
50% Yes [2 votes]