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I probably shouldn't have read that, but that's OK. Totally agree though, the world is next level attention to detail. So start of Act 2 I need to get to the taxt AI place, and just from my exploring thus far the nearest transit/fast travel stop is like 900m away. So I walk and it's just breathtaking. And with apologies to Pob, screw the framerate on the XSX, the people density when you're in shiny mode is absurd. In fact, I was walking along the pavement to get to the taxi place and involuntarily apologizing to people as I bounced into them, as full stick forward meant I was walking faster than everyone else. I also want to give a shout out to the technical effort in making the XB1 version not completely shit. But for the lack of people (like, it's barren), it still looks good.

 

The walk/don't walk signs embedded in the road are genius. I always pay attention to them!

 

Finally, they were right to make this first person. When someone a bit shifty gets close to you, or you have to sit by them or whatever, you feel close. Weird thing to call out but I think we're all just used to 3rd person and you don't get any of that. Even if the camera moves from the 3rd person into some special view for a cutscene, it rarely feels as in your face as interactions in this game.

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I do wonder if we'll get a little bit of 'proper' raytracing in the course of this console gen as devs get a better handle of what corners they can cut bouncing rays around and reconstructing low res images.

 

I've seen what the demoscene are doing with the C64 these days, I know there's always a bit more juice they can still coax out... :blah:

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7 hours ago, MK-1601 said:

I do wonder if we'll get a little bit of 'proper' raytracing in the course of this console gen as devs get a better handle of what corners they can cut bouncing rays around and reconstructing low res images.

 

I've seen what the demoscene are doing with the C64 these days, I know there's always a bit more juice they can still coax out... :blah:

 

I think these consoles will get pushed to incredible lengths during their life-span. I just wish the understandable pandering to previous gen machines (£££) would end. As good looking as games are, until the shackles are fully taken off we're not going to see this.

 

It'll come eventually though, and all that'll remain released on the old consoles will be Just Dance and Fifa...

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So now that I'm properly into Act 2 and a whole bunch of missions unlocked, I thought I'd better get the lay of the land on side quests and odd jobs dotted about. I happened to be standing next to a cyberpsycho and holy crap, that was a hard fight. Luckily they got stuck in a narrow alley which made aiming with the giant machine gun I happened to pick up escaping the hotel.

 

Thought I'd try something easier and got a gig to take someone down. Cased the joint properly, found all the bad guys visible on the ground floor, tagged. Guy out front quick hack distracted, snuck up and did the business. Just in case one of the guys came out of the garage whose door was wide open, I decided to move the body to a well lit but out of the way corner. As the body slumped to the ground it opened the front door to the club, and a lot of angry people spotted a body. It went downhill from there. My silenced pistol doesn't hit hard enough, and I didn't really want to wake everyone in a 200 mile radius so didn't use the machine gun. Sod it, sword out. OH, CHOPPY CHOP CHOP HEADS AND LIMBS YEAH. OK, now I'm chocolate and charging through this place. I even discover hacking vending machines and winning crafting guff. Guy sitting at a table down the stairwell? Yeah, grenade, bye dude. Oh shit he's a civilian, po po incoming. Loads of red dots appear on map. Bit startled, I ran into a room and was mown down by... I dunno, something.

 

Well, reader, I died 3 more times doing that club but I got the bastard in the end. He didn't get off a shot, I worked my way up to him hacking and with way more finesse and teased the target from out of his locked room while I waited by a wall. Jumped down behind him and chopped his head off before he reacted.

 

Holy shit I love this game.

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On 20/10/2022 at 11:08, TehStu said:

So now that I'm properly into Act 2 and a whole bunch of missions unlocked, I thought I'd better get the lay of the land on side quests and odd jobs dotted about. I happened to be standing next to a cyberpsycho and holy crap, that was a hard fight. Luckily they got stuck in a narrow alley which made aiming with the giant machine gun I happened to pick up escaping the hotel.

 

Thought I'd try something easier and got a gig to take someone down. Cased the joint properly, found all the bad guys visible on the ground floor, tagged. Guy out front quick hack distracted, snuck up and did the business. Just in case one of the guys came out of the garage whose door was wide open, I decided to move the body to a well lit but out of the way corner. As the body slumped to the ground it opened the front door to the club, and a lot of angry people spotted a body. It went downhill from there. My silenced pistol doesn't hit hard enough, and I didn't really want to wake everyone in a 200 mile radius so didn't use the machine gun. Sod it, sword out. OH, CHOPPY CHOP CHOP HEADS AND LIMBS YEAH. OK, now I'm chocolate and charging through this place. I even discover hacking vending machines and winning crafting guff. Guy sitting at a table down the stairwell? Yeah, grenade, bye dude. Oh shit he's a civilian, po po incoming. Loads of red dots appear on map. Bit startled, I ran into a room and was mown down by... I dunno, something.

 

Well, reader, I died 3 more times doing that club but I got the bastard in the end. He didn't get off a shot, I worked my way up to him hacking and with way more finesse and teased the target from out of his locked room while I waited by a wall. Jumped down behind him and chopped his head off before he reacted.

 

Holy shit I love this game.

 

Is that the one in Kabuki? The club in the backalley with the attached garage? If so there's a route using some nearby rooftops and fire escapes where you can enter through a window on the top floor, sneak in, kill the guy and loot the place, and then delta the way you came in. There's a guard watching the window but you can just hit her with reboot optics, jump through, put her to sleep.

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Yeah I think so.

 

I'm picking off random people with warrants and didn't notice they had friends on a nearby rooftop. I spotted a set of concrete stairs and worked my way up and realized there's a whole bunch of stuff up top. I thought everything was going to be flat, hadn't occurred to me that I need to think about ways to work upwards.

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31 minutes ago, TehStu said:

I almost paid Vik back but I'm going to put this 25k or so towards the new legs first. Get my Crackdown game on.

Double jump is the best jump. Don't worry about Vik, you'll be rolling in eddies in no time.

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I decided to go back to this and tried starting again so I could get my eye back in. It's bloody gorgeous isn't it! After I felt like I knew what I was doing I decided to load up my old save and try and finish the story. 

 

It wasn't as far as I thought ! Ended up 

 

ENDING SPOILERS

 

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Rather sadly committing suicide which was a little unsatisfactory. 

 

But I have a save as I'll go back and do side quests for a bit then get on for one of the presumably better endings.

 

It's sublime just exploring the city , and I think it's def improved with all the patches. Though I did see some bugs, and the parade sectioned tanked my FPS completely.

 

Makes me long for a 4090.

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I'm around level 18 but 35 street cred. I haven't really been doing alot of the main story but lots of side gigs and NCPD things. I have about 50'000 in eddies. What should I spend it on ? Bit confused. I do have no Legendary guns or clothes and just the main apartment your given. Cyberware I have the double jump and ok things in most catagories. I am running a Monowire/Reflex build and slicing and dicing everything.

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Just now, Pug said:

Watching Cyberpunk: Edgerunners on Netflix has me wanting to have a 2nd play through. 

It's what prompted my recent playthrough. I told myself I'd do it differently, and get a Sandevistan like David in Edgerunners, but nope:  Sneaky hacker again - Cyberpunk's equivalent to the sneaky archer in Skyrim. 

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18 hours ago, Orion said:

I'm around level 18 but 35 street cred. I haven't really been doing alot of the main story but lots of side gigs and NCPD things. I have about 50'000 in eddies. What should I spend it on ? Bit confused. I do have no Legendary guns or clothes and just the main apartment your given. Cyberware I have the double jump and ok things in most catagories. I am running a Monowire/Reflex build and slicing and dicing everything.


i wouldn’t particularly focus on spending money until you near the level cap, because most everything you buy will be obsolete as soon as you level up a bit more. You can upgrade it through crafting menu but it becomes very resource expensive.

 

Spend money on cars :) buy the javelina or shion coyote if you have unlocked them already

 

of course if you want more money than you can spend you can always take a few hours to watch a short yt crafting video and make some money crafting and selling with a podcast on

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It's all about bikes. I've held off buying the Akira bike until I've loaded up on some chrome, but that's my next buy. Love pootling about on Jake's, meantime. Good way to unlock all the shops, fast travel things, etc. Bit twitchy, but so are cars and you get used to it. Speaking of which, I did my first race, won it, and then afterwards decided to walk when my car spawned. Weird, haven't used it since the beginning of the game. Anyway, I get in and accidentally collide with some of the racers who... just stopped in the street, and they get out and start shooting. They're skull rated, so I'm dead. Last save point was before the bloody race.

 

Anyway, got my double jump legs, amazing. I'm reaching bits of the scenery which make me think the game doesn't really anticipate you'll explore, because there's no obvious way down. Need a good cyberdeck now. I'm going to shamble on as long as I can with the default one because there's some legendary one at 40 street cred which doesn't cost too much. Forget the name.

 

I'd like to mop up as much side quest stuff as I can but every NCPD encounter I come across so far has had people with skull rating. I like to ride out the main story completely imba, having levelled up absurdly doing side quests. Running out of things rated Moderate danger, so that's how I ended up street racing.

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1 hour ago, TehStu said:

It's all about bikes. I've held off buying the Akira bike until I've loaded up on some chrome, but that's my next buy. Love pootling about on Jake's, meantime. Good way to unlock all the shops, fast travel things, etc. Bit twitchy, but so are cars and you get used to it. Speaking of which, I did my first race, won it, and then afterwards decided to walk when my car spawned. Weird, haven't used it since the beginning of the game. Anyway, I get in and accidentally collide with some of the racers who... just stopped in the street, and they get out and start shooting. They're skull rated, so I'm dead. Last save point was before the bloody race.

 

Anyway, got my double jump legs, amazing. I'm reaching bits of the scenery which make me think the game doesn't really anticipate you'll explore, because there's no obvious way down. Need a good cyberdeck now. I'm going to shamble on as long as I can with the default one because there's some legendary one at 40 street cred which doesn't cost too much. Forget the name.

 

I'd like to mop up as much side quest stuff as I can but every NCPD encounter I come across so far has had people with skull rating. I like to ride out the main story completely imba, having levelled up absurdly doing side quests. Running out of things rated Moderate danger, so that's how I ended up street racing.


you just have to be more selective with your neighborhoods as you level up. Corpo Plaza and Heywood should be off limits until you’re sufficiently deadly, but if memory serves Japantown and Pacifica should be doable for you. 
 

When you do explore Corpo Plaza, have fun getting underneath the skyscrapers by the water. It’s all rendered properly but it’s clear they didn’t expect you to explore down there - every photo I took looks like a weird fever dream:

 

 

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On 27/10/2022 at 15:12, Floshenbarnical said:

you just have to be more selective with your neighborhoods as you level up. Corpo Plaza and Heywood should be off limits until you’re sufficiently deadly, but if memory serves Japantown and Pacifica should be doable for you. 

 

Ah I didn't realize, as missions have you going all over the place. Japantown is definitely better for where I'm at right now. Really getting into hacking too, Drop a weapons jam and the first guy has lost his head before his butties realize what's going on. Much easier to do the NCPD stuff. I've been exploring on foot, too. I happened across a sort of alley down in the guts of the city where some Tyger gang members were hanging out. After clearing them out, I found some nifty crafting stuff way, way down in the black rubbish bags, like a little den area. The attention to detail in this game is absolutely extraordinary. Every inch feels hand crafted.

 

edit - forgot to mention, I was doing a mission down by some record shop and that whole marketplace in Japantown, down in a little area by Jig Jig street, is bonkers detailed. Headphones on and it just feels like a market. I don't think I've ever heard such well layered audio, where you can tell you're amongst multiple radios and chatting and all sorts and as you move about they all fade or come in appropriately.

 

I like how varied all the missions are, too. I understand this is a bit shorter than typical CDPR games* but the finale of the Delamain taxis means if they're all like this then it's worth it.

 

I think my next goal is to figure out crafting, now I just unlocked epic, and grind out some cash for chrome.

 

 

 

*although I've only invested any time in Witcher 3, and found the story a bit heavy going.

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3 hours ago, MK-1601 said:

The assortment of ads and shop signs has changed since launch hasn't it? I remember there being lots more "Jacked and Coke" signs. Wonder if they got a legal slap on the wrist there.

 

They've definitely changed.

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They've also increased traffic density and behavior in some sort of sneak update. And they've ruined the clothing stores. They've taken some items out of vendor rotation and added them to the loot pool, and vice versa, although there is ONE jacket I've been looking for for 120 hours and still have not found.

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On 23/10/2022 at 14:06, Floshenbarnical said:


i wouldn’t particularly focus on spending money until you near the level cap, because most everything you buy will be obsolete as soon as you level up a bit more. You can upgrade it through crafting menu but it becomes very resource expensive.

 

Spend money on cars :) buy the javelina or shion coyote if you have unlocked them already

 

of course if you want more money than you can spend you can always take a few hours to watch a short yt crafting video and make some money crafting and selling with a podcast on

 

I bought the Shion Coyote. From what I can tell it used to be unlocked by your street cred level but is now unlocked when you finished all the gigs in the Badlands. So your basically done with all the Badlands and off road stuff when you can actually get it. Bit of a shame but I got that Batman type car for the city stuff.

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Just realized I’ve been playing in RT mode for probably 40 hours. Switched it back to Performance and hated it. I think I changed it to RT for Photo Mode ages ago and forgot to change it back, guess I’m used to it now.

 

So for all my talk about the blurrovision being unplayable it turns out you can indeed get used to it, grow to prefer it, and complete the game with it being turned on :lol:

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With a Sandeviston/Monowire build I have found there is basically no challenge to anything since the first few hours, even if I ramp up the difficulty. I've even stopped using the Monowire but it is still so easy to kill everything with just normal weapons now.

 

Been enjoying it alot though, a stealthy/hacking approach playthrough in the future could be fun.

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So I uninstalled and reinstalled without updates. I’m playing the day 1 PS4 unpatched version on a PS5 and it’s rough as hell. No real bugs to speak of other than lighting glitches, plot NPCs eg jackie talking with their mouths firmly closed, road disappearing, torso disappearing on motorcycle.

 

Theres a lot about it to like. Sure the game systems and balancing are shoddy, the crafting system is terrible, some clothing items don’t appear on your body, the vehicles are almost undriveable.

 

But there is a charm about it. Whatever graphical trickery they used to make a fairly rough-looking low resolution game look moody and artistic is somewhat lacking in the higher fidelity versions and I honestly think the atmosphere benefits from it. It looks like an 80s action VHS played on a CRT

 

Cant wait to find this jacket they patched out so I can update though

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