Cyberpunk 2077 – My Thoughts and First Impressions

If you are interested in videogames or just scroll through the web, you’d certainly know that Cyberpunk 2077 is the main topic of these days. CD Projekt RED has always been a synonim for quality, but the launch of this long awaited game was a disaster.

I actually decided to buy Cyberpunk 2077 on Day One for PC. And I’ve been playing without many issues (almost none) even though I don’t have the ultimate computer build.

However, I think I should talk about the whole situation and my two cents about it, as well as my first, personal impressions about the game!

The Drama

Cyberpunk 2077 was first announced in 2012. After many years of waiting, the official launch date, after being delayed many times, was on December 10th 2020. After launch many gamers experienced many issues with frame rate, glitches and bugs, especially on Playstation 4 and Xbox One. However, that was not the beginning of the drama.

A month ago CD Projekt RED’s employees received death threats following the latest delay of about three weeks. Looking at what was happening from an outsider perspective, I was disgusted by the behavior of those players who crossed the line.
I am not talking about the death threats as a way to excuse the game studio for its mistakes. We, however, need to look at the whole picture.

The pressure on CD Projekt RED was abnormous. From the studio itself. From the publisher. Even from the players. Cyberpunk 2077 had to come out one way or another.

And that was the culprit of the issues at launch: the pressure.

CD Projekt RED started releasing patches one after another. They know that mistakes were made and quickly apologized for it. offering refunds to the players that want to ask one. Does this delete what happened? Of course not, but we are talking about a game studio that always did its best to satisfy their players. We also need to remind ourselves that the publisher also has a part in the release.

I understand the delusion and anger of many players who were waiting for Cyberpunk 2077 as much as me or even more. If someone wants a refund there is nothing wrong about it, but some of those gamers need to tone down, because we are talking about a company made of people.

My Experience So Far

As I wrote in the beginning of this article, I have experienced almost no issues. The only ones of note were a crash of the game and the need to reload my save because I could not enter in a place or pick up something. The rest of my fifteen hours of playtime were smooth and without any other problem.

Here are the specs of my computer, which is far from being the most updated:

  • RAM: 16 GB
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 8700K
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

Of course I am not running the game with ultra settings, and also without Ray Tracing and other settings for high-end PCs. However I still managed to run it with a high quality and I am more than satisfied with it.

Af for the game itself, Cyberpunk 2077 is a gem. The gameplay is solid and the plot is getting more and more interesting quest after quest. I sometimes just like to get lost in Night City and explore a bit. The distopic future pictured in the game is both fascinating and unsettling.
After finishing it properly, I will talk about it more in a proper review, but I can already say that I am loving almost everything about it.

Here’s my V one hour into the game

I am very happy with this purchase and I am having real fun with it. I hope that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions (and also the next-gen ones) will be more playable in the near future, so that many other players (and some friends of mine) can experience Cyberpunk 2077 first hand.