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06-21-2018

Cyberpunk 2077

Six hours after my hands-off hour-long demo of Cyberpunk 2077, I finally got a chance to sit down to write out my thoughts. That quarter of a day, those 360 minutes, have done nothing to quell how goddamn fucking excited I am for this game.

It helps a lot that we've known next to nothing about Cyberpunk 2077 for years and now we suddenly know a ton about it. There's an information overload capable of frying circuits -- and that's so perfectly appropriate. I'll try to coherently convey everything I learned today.

The demo starts with the character creation menu and it's our first introduction to the many ways that Cyberpunk 2077 is so very big. There's basic character stuff like hair, skin color, and facial attributes. But other tabs paint a deeper picture of who you play as. There's birth record, background check, biometric scan, and biostates. Life events like "death of a sibling" and "ran away from home" are said to influence your demeanor and maybe how others perceive you.

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