To be fair, I don’t think Gibson knows CD Projekt Red games. They aren’t at all like GTA – if they can be compared to anyone’s, it would be Bethesda’s Eldar Scrolls – among the best of computer RPGs
Seriously – none of that appeared to be gameplay footage. Last time I checked, that explicitly meant not cinemas.
I hear it plays like Deus X (note - I haven’t played any DX games past the very first one [so blocky!]) and if so count me in. I’d love lots of story along with open world (yes those seem diametrically opposed) but just having 3 or 4 routes towards solving the same puzzle was always fun.
Doesn’t Gibson have a history of open contempt for games in general? He’s also got a long history of shitting on any and everything that gets described as cyber punk unless it’s his own work.
CD Project has recently been putting Bethesda to shame. And Bethesda’s games were never exactly narrative or character driven. CDP’s games are closer to (and have some connection to) Bioware. Dragon Age Origins and Witcher 1 are in a lot of ways very, very similar ideas expressed and fleshed out very, very differently.
ETA:Tweaked that a bit for clarity.
Seriously, i don’t think he knows what GTA looks like.
And since when is GTA a bad thing? Don’t know about you but i’d take a “grant theft” anything, be it cyborgs or horses:
and maybe they’re even cyborg horses, you don’t know, WestWorld’s not finished.
I think I agree after seeing this trailer, it’s competent but really familiar art direction.
Not bad, but bland in a strange way because really reminiscent of the genre (like fantasy can be sometime).
They gave a 40-minute press demo at E3 which, against all expectations, still hasn’t snuck out onto the wider web.
Descriptions of it sound pretty rad though.
Oh, this isn’t a table-top RPG? Shame.
On the plus side, we’re not exactly short of cyberpunk ttRPGs to cover all flavours of the genre. You ever check out Fates Worse Than Death?
not pedantic at all, there is no gameplay.
It’s based on a rather famous table top RPG.
I presume that’s part of the dig/joke. They were hoping for a new tabletop version.
I imagine if the video game is a sucess well get that. The witcher games lead to the novels being translated and released faster and in far more countries than was otherwise planned.
I’ve never played Cyberpunk but i’m definitely hopeful it leads to more from the pen & paper version. The more people are interested in role playing games the better
Well, I think I mostly agree with folks about the looks of the game. Sort of standard for the genre, based on movies and other mass media. But… big but… it’s still different than 99% of the other 1st person RPG’s on the market today, and is single player. No more Battle Duty Call of Halo for me! Seriously, I do hope it turns out to be a good game, I’d definitely consider getting it. I’m pretty picky these days as I enter my old age.
There are visual shout-outs to CP2020 throughout the video, from the almost recreation of the pink Chromebook cover to the close similarity of their respective logos. If Mike Pondsmith doesn’t have anything to do with this project, he should be consulting his lawyer.
I presume that the game developer has all the appropriate rights related to the tabletop game. They even have the popped collars with lights built in featured on the original game’s cover.
Has it really been 6 years since the first announcement?
pen and paper’s not my thing. But its got a good rep.
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