Back in the hayday of my gaming years I was gaming at least 8 studios in about 5 genres. Today, I mainly play just open world fantasy RPG's such as the Elder Scrolls and Witcher Series. So in a way I wasn't thrilled that CD Projekt Red was going to do something sci-fi. I mean I absolutely loved the Mass Effect Series, but Bethesda's Fallout series didn't really give the same satisfaction. I never could really articulate why that was, I'm just a lot pickier about my sci-fi I guess. I grew up on classic Star Wars and prime Star Trek so Mass Effect was definitely going to be a good fit. Blade Runner, however was not my favorite sci-fi movie and not the type of futuristic setting I've been accustomed to. Couple that with the fact that my run and gun FPS days have long past and you can see why i had concerns about Cyberpunk 2077. If it wasn't for CDPR doing this game I might have just gave it pass the same way I've given Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto series a pass. Some of the main things that draws me to the games I like to play is the exploration of large, beautifully detailed and believable environments and interesting and believable characters. These are areas where CDPR really shines and I think they're one of the best studios in the industry right now. If anyone is able to sell me on an untried flavor of sci-fi, I think they're the ones that can do it. After watching both the trailer from E3 this year and the 48 minute gameplay walkthrough, I have to admit I'm very intrigued and plan to keep my eye on this one.
Here's a 48 minute gameplay walkthrough of CD Projekt Red's new game 'Cyberpunk 2077' with my reaction and commentary. Click here to watch the video without the commentary.