Saturday, August 31, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Breakdown

New gameplay breakdown of Cyberpunk 2077 from CD Projekt Red livestream goes deep into character creation and hacking.

Video game fans are eagerly waiting for upcoming highly anticipated role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 from developer/publisher CD Projekt Red to arrive on April 16, 2020 for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Meanwhile, development team of CD Projekt has been giving out new and interesting details every now and then to keep up the hype. Their most recent release is a special gameplay breakdown that comes with developer commentary.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Breakdown

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In a latest deep dive video of Cyberpunk 2077, players are given more in-depth details of gameplay mechanics.




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Though this newly released video is much shorter in length than E3 2018 gameplay reveal, it offers you a better understanding of how everything in your surrounding actually works including character customization and hacking.

In last year's video, entire focus was set on quests and visual design but this newest clip highlights on playstyles. Primarily, two distinct character built is shown above that each are specialized in different approach to situation.

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Welcome to Pacifica

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Our deep dive journey begins at Pacifica district of Night City, which was planned as a tourist spot but most of its establishments were abandoned midway due to a sudden hit on global economy and now is wretched hive for gangs.

Rather than walking around these blocks, players would be wise to travel in an armored vehicle or a fast bike for safety. However, Pacifica local markets will not disappoint you when you are looking for some rare items or illegal cyberware.

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Work With Voodoo Boys

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The set quest takes us to Grand Imperial Mall, where The Animals gang are currently residing and to learn what they are up to, V will be teaming up with their rival group called Voodoo Boys, who are very skilled in using net.

Though these guys usually do not work with outsiders, they agreed to help V and gives out a mission to get into Grand Imperial Mall. The Animals are a deadly gang full of muscle-heads that has occupied that place for some suspicious reason.

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Often times, they deal with illegal substances on street level to bend the existing market or hardcore prize fights underground. This time they are on Pacifica to do business and their ad hoc leader is a woman named Sasquatch.

In beginning of character creation system, players must choose a background for mercenary protagonist V from Corporate, Nomad or Street Kid. Your past will come in handy later when it will unlock features at some vital story point.

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Animals' Leader Sasquatch

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Then instead of choosing a gender or sex for V, you can pick a body type of you preference and go for full customization. CP2077 doesn't offer you a class to choose but lets you create your own with whatever skill set you want to equip them with.

You either follow a solo playstyle that is more combat-focused and handle most situations with punching and shooting down enemies or choose to be an expert netrunner, which is more stealth-based and focused on hacking stuffs.

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Since everything is connected to cyberspace, hacking them will not go unnoticed by a group called NetWatch. At one point of exploring, we meet Johnny Silverhand, played by actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) for a brief time.

CD Projekt Red has made significant change to Cyberpunk 2077 that what we saw at E3 2018 press conference event and added much more layers to its role-playing elements in terms of both character build or story paths.