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Cyberpunk 2077 - How it could be Better

Discussion in 'Game/SP News & Comments' started by RPGWatch, Jan 16, 2021.

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    [​IMG]CogConnected share their five pet peeves about Cyberpunk 2077.

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    2. Menu Mismanagement

    Who would have thought navigating menus in a game would become a full-time job? In Cyberpunk 2077, it is. I'm not going to break down all the in-game menus - trust me, I originally did that and it ended up looking like a massive wall of painfully constructed text. There's just no way I can be concise about Cyberpunk's menus, and therein lies the problem. This game is so deep you're likely to drown just trying to figure out all the different systems and subsystems. The Character menu - where you tweak your abilities - has a bunch of Attributes and Perks you can fiddle with. Yet all these perks and attributes just add minor, incremental enhancements that really don't add much to the overall game. The Inventory is a disorganized joke with non-sensical icons denoting each item category. The Journal is an ever-growing honey-do list of missions you can tackle. The Map is a disorientating Jackson Pollock painting. And finally, there's Crafting, which after all my time with this game, I still have zero idea how it works. In talking with some of my colleagues, they rarely, if ever, used Crafting either. To compound this problem, the menus use a cursor system - which makes sense if I'm using a mouse and keyboard - but is a pain in the ass when using a controller.

    The Ripperdoc suggests: First, scrap the Crafting component, it's useless. Second, add proper tutorials for absolutely every aspect of the menu. And no, not those stupid on-screen prompts that show up at the worst possible moment or the "help" option that displays vague information on screen. I want full tutorial videos that I can watch within each menu that clearly lays out what everything does and how I can get the most out of this game. And finally, drop the annoying cursor navigation and come up with a system that works well with a controller.

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    Twinfinite have suggested five ways Cyberpunk 2077 could be improved.

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    Better Economy and Money System

    Cyberpunk 2077 is a pretty massive game, with tons of different perks to unlock and attributes to level up. You'll definitely want to level V up quickly to start getting better equipment, but you'll need to make sure you have the cash for it too.

    One of the biggest problems we've encountered in this game is just how hard it is to get, well, anything. You can get a fairly steady flow of income from doing main missions, side gigs, and other optional quests. However, equipment and upgrades are extremely expensive, and just trying to get a couple of Ripperdoc upgrades will certainly deplete your bank account in the blink of an eye.

    Money aside, getting experience for specific skills can also be a slog. Crafting, in particular, feels extremely unrewarding once you get to the mid-game stages, as it's hard enough to gather crafting components to craft more valuable items, and it only stings more when you realize how little crafting experience you get from it.

    The same can be said for pretty much any non-combat skill as well, making the game feel a little inflexible overall. It's no wonder that players have been quick to find money and experience exploits to speed up the leveling process.

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