This article will review the good, the bad, and the ugly side of the Cyberpunk 2077 PS5. Some bugs that ill discuss are prevalent, and if you have played the game, you will agree with me. But some are pretty not so known. We will come to that later but first, let’s talk about some interesting facts. As you can read more reviews of PS5 games, this review will also be helpful to read and learn about the game facts.
Cyberpunk 2077 is no doubt the most anticipated game of 2020. Well, a lot has happened in Cyberpunk land. Despite various delays, Cyberpunk 2077 had a rough launch to the point that it has been removed from the PlayStation Store. You cannot download it in some countries as I could play the game for a reasonable amount of time before it was taken down. So, I guess I am eligible for giving an unbiased opinion on this game because I am playing it on a next-gen console.
I will appreciate the efforts that the developers have put into the storytelling. Cyberpunk 2077 ps5 is the story of an open world that is dominated by technology and robots. From the name, it is self-evident that the story involves a lot of action and adventure in a night city. You play the game as a V, a character whose primary purpose is to make money, even at the expense of ethics. Who in search of immortality goes after a one-of-a-kind implant.
The game had a relatively disastrous launch. I am saying this based on a very famous quote from a gaming legend. If you take a few moments to let this quote sink in, you will understand my critique.
“A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad,” – Shigeru Miyamoto
We have seen many game launches go on a downfall only because the game was published too soon. Anthem, Fallout 76, and No Man’s Sky are just a few examples of the games that witnessed the downfall because they were half-baked and weren’t ready to be in the mainstream. Cyberpunk 2077 had a similar decline. To the point that the game was removed from the PlayStation.
The Cyberpunk 2077 is a PS5 version, and the exciting thing is that the Cyberpunk 2077 PS4 Pro version of the game is also available on the new console, which shows good backward compatibility. The experience that I will share in this article is of a PS5’s internal SSD-installed game. Anyway, please sit back, chill out, and let’s get into it right away.
The game has gone through a long journey of 7 years to reach its final shape. 7 years of effort are clearly shown in the storytelling and have a stellar reputation. The stories have no ending and engage and sustain the player’s curiosity, like The Witcher 3. The same is the case with the story of Cyberpunk 2077.
At the very beginning, the player can decide on his playthrough. You will eventually come to the same path of stealing a chip with Johnny Silverman. The journey will take you down into the world of the unknown, where unexpected things could happen with consciousness combined with your own.
The fun things about the multiple endings include checking out the various projected options, depending on the path you choose. So I will recommend you to give a try the various options that open up to you. Also, the multiple endings promise to provide a different playthrough of the game.
Who should play
Also, if you like to play GTA or if you are really into that open-world games. I reckon you will like Cyberpunk. The open-world theme provides scenarios like organized crime syndicates and helping out the night city department of police. You can also stop crime in its tracks by moving stolen merchandise and identifying missing persons.
Not for the sensitive souls
Cyberpunk is an R-read game in a country like Australia, and it’s not for sensitive souls. The nudity in the game is off the charts if you are underaged. The game has a high sexualized content in this game that sometimes borders on the pornographic. It does provide you with the option of turning off nudity. But still, the content is going to be highly sexualized.
With that said, one of the most exciting plotlines so far in the game is helping out the unionized sex workers of night City.
While the world of video games is not entirely synchronized with the real world. Still, players can spend hours and hours playing with the side quests. And the things that will keep them busy before you restart your journey with the game story. As I have already mentioned and recommended, the benefits keep doing the side quest as much as possible. I will emphasize that again because not only will you get to have a better ending, but it also helps you level up your character faster.
The Chaotic World
At first, I was unsure if I loved this game, partly because I didn’t feel like it was living up to what I would have been promised. But now that I have been wandering around it for a little while, I have started liking it. Strange but true. I had enjoyed this game world. It is chaotic, which no order at all; it’s crazy and beautiful. Because this symbolizes our natural world too. There is a mix of order and chaos.
The game sure has received criticism for being a first-person game, which I didn’t like much. But credits where credit is due, the one thing I love seeing from the first-person perspective are the gun animations.
From reloading a handgun, then simply putting shotgun shells in a shotgun. Also, I will especially consider pointing out the reloading of different assault rifles. These animations are sublime, and unique, and influence me as Kratos remembering the Leviathan ax in God of War. Let me know your views on experiencing Johnny Silverhand handling his guns.
The load times on the PS5 are awe-inspiring. It only takes about 15 seconds from cold boot and 10 seconds in any deaths or fast travel. So we can say that the loading times are over finally. To sum up, be it the narrative, the gunplay, or even exploring the chaotic world, Cyberpunk 2077 is a joyride. But is it perfect?
There are more than enough bugs in the early release to audition for Starship troopers. You read it right. There were a total of at least six bugs that could stop the game in the first 45 to 50 hours of my playthrough.
The bugs in the game are frustrating. Especially for a person like me. Because it could boot me out, and then I have to repeat the process all over again and again, jump back in. Some bugs place me somewhere completely different when I jump around walking freely.
That is why most players and experts suggested delaying the game’s launch rather than launching it in a rush with bugs in it. The bugs and glitches are awful, but they are just the beginning. The low-resolution and HDR on the PS5 have a horrible story of their own.
Talking about the resolution, there are times when the faces of the characters and the surroundings look blurry. Compared with the close-up scenes or when you watch the cutscenes or in an area that doesn’t demand too many resources from the console, they look sharp and in high resolution.
When you jump to the open world on a mission with the same character, you experience a clear difference. The avatar will look blurry and in a low-resolution world. This sucks the fun out of it all. Not only because of the low resolution but because you have seen the potential.
The HDR on the PS5 is off by default which shouldn’t be. Because the console is always in HDR mode by default on compatible TVs. It creates a problem that even after switching it ON in the game, it doesn’t improve the images much. It seems as though the HDR is not correctly adjusting on the PS5 in the game.
Also, altering the brightness in the settings has little effect on the visuals of the game. The blacks don’t look deep. Also, the highlights are not up to the mark of the dynamic range. I have played the game on the PS5 connected to the LG B9 OLED TV.
I have no hesitation in saying that despite all the problems mentioned above. The game is still in a good position and playable. If you are among those who can’t wait for the fixes, I encourage you to give it a chance and enjoy playing it.
But what makes me sad is the beginning of the game. When I started laying the game, I chose the Corpo avatar. I spent two hours figuring out the route to Jackie that did not appear on the mini-map as I was doing as many side missions as possible before starting the story of Act 1. I finally gave up and started the game from the start. This time I selected a different avatar, i.e., a street kid’s life path. The mission ran smoothly this time.
The other difficulty which lifted me entirely from the game was that it crashed almost every hour during my play. The speediest way to crash the game was to travel from one region to the other, and wait for a fixer to contact you in the game. But the game crashes. I’ve completely forgotten the number of times the game has crashed on me.
While I see the potential of the world, the efforts developers have put into the story. I cannot help but ask you to hold off just a bit more. In your own heart and mind, think the game has been delayed for another 6 months. Hopefully, the game will return to the PlayStation Store by then, and we could have a native PS5 and Xbox Series X version.
These are just these little things that make you want to kind of wait until the bugs are fixed. So I will recommend you wait before the release of Cyberpunk. And that is a thing that I would like to talk a bit more about. If you are playing this on Playstation 5, the graphics and, most tellingly, are not always executed beautifully. With that said, there is quite a lot of pixelation.
So I would recommend for Playstation 5 owners wait until the updated version of PS5 is out. And hopefully, they would have not only gotten rid of some of those exhausting bugs. And those graphics are going to look the best they possibly can.
I am confident that there is nothing wrong with the environment itself. It is indeed a thoughtful game to look at, but it just doesn’t stack up if you compare it to a different Playstation 5-specific release. And if you are playing it on a television with a 4K resolution, you can notice the difference.
The game has some incredible designs and some beautiful cityscapes and is fantastic to look at. Moreover, my favorite among the theme is the night theme. It is not a shock that night city comes alive at night with all those neon lights. Folks, that is all for the Cyberpunk 2077 PS5 Review.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Cyberpunk 2077 better for PS5?
Cyberpunk 2077 takes full advantage of the next-gen hardware of PS5. It runs buttery smooth on PS5 at 60 FPS. But on PlayStation 4 Pro, it performs at 30 FPS. But one thing that should keep in mind is that PS5 doesn’t have its version of Cyberpunk. It plays PlayStation 4 Pro version.
Will Cyberpunk 2077 be on PS4?
Yes, Cyberpunk is available for PS4. But it’s still a buggier Cyberpunk PS4 Pro version with a lot that needs to be fixed. I hope they will launch the PS5 version of Cyberpunk with issues resolved that we are facing in the PS4 version.
Is Cyberpunk 2077 PS4 worth buying?
There’s no version of Cyberpunk available for PS5. But also on PS4, it comes with a lot of bugs. It only will become some frustration for players. But it would help if you waited for Cyberpunk PS5 version. Maybe it will be released with bug fixes.
What is your opinion on Cyberpunk 2077?
This game is an imposing open-world type of game.
Why are so many people disappointed in Cyberpunk 2077?
Because they think it is not as great a game as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Also, due to some bugs and issues.
How would you improve Cyberpunk 2077?
It can be improved by making lots of GUI, Gameplay, Story, and Beauty Improvements.