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  1. 4 months later, with patch 1.21, I have finally finished Cyberpunk 2077, with small periods when I tried the patch of the day to see if they had solved my particular crash. It is infuriating, because you can see the tons of work, the potential, the sparks of glory, and it is surrounded by unbreakable railroads, countless bugs and performance problems, and missing opportunities that were well established in other games ten years ago. It is the excellent writing in some side missions and the great atmosphere you get at times what makes it worse when it fails. I tried all of the endings and I am happy that the most satisfactory one was the one I picked first. Quite fitting with the No Future, No happy endings of Cyberpunk literature, but still quite bleak. Keanu clearly invested a lot in his Silverhand role, and it helps, even if you hate him most of the time. The main story is a shambles, you have long pointless conversations, the character progression is random, and the crafting and improvement parts seem bolted in late. But the details really make it for me. How many gigs connect, how events appear in the conversation afterwards. And the non-combat scenes are welcome, at least for me, except for car races. The interface is so buggy and random that it becomes a chore. It has many details of a graphic novel, interspersed with a limited FPS and broken down RPG elements, with astounding visuals and attention to small details. I still like to ramble for 15 minutes in my car, taking the sights and watching the landscape and the people.
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  2. The new Street Fighter season, which ain't cheap. And it's Dan! (By far the worse character in SFIV, as agreed upon by everyone.) Also victim of translations from English to Japanese and back again for # of iterations. I remember the character watching over the girl martial artists on some kind of cruise ship, around Brazil was it? And... apparently the new Dan is actually awesome, at least for the next while. This is going to read really weird. Sure, I personally own Capcom OTC stock (here in the US), because I bought it back when you actually were allowed to. Street Fighter has always interested me, despite the fact that I can't play well, because it might actually have the most diverse playing community online, and daily active. (COD could be argued.) Which makes this recent POG CHAMPION thing with GOOTECKS baffling. (I normally give someone who might be related, say, to a part of Asia which might have a unique perspective, given the last seventy five years, extra translation time. Not that I watched a lot, but enough where, if you are familiar with this, what?) (And I've been drawing question marks on Mike Ross for the last couple years. Now I really don't know.) But just because I own in Capcom doesn't mean I can't say this: If I believed in the joystick, that working the moves was legit, I would put more time into playing. I'm moving from PC keyboard to XBOX controller for PC. Maybe the trials will work. Regardless of the tightness needed to hit a button, if you do it quicker then slower, for hours, you should be bound to get lucky sooner or later. Nope on trials, for something simple. Yes, online is always different. I'm just saying above the table makes more money. This surprises no one.
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  3. Yes, there is a similar vibe, but with a clear feeling of hurry that is not present in the Witcher 3. At first I felt it had a resemblance to Sleeping Dogs, that I liked a lot, but here what is missing is a faction and reputation system, as it was missing in the Witcher 3. I have been hitting a lot the Tyger Claws, but they are still civil to me and offer also gigs. I had a fatal crash two thirds into the game (after the Oda fight). It is a reported but apparently rare event, so I doubt it will be patched soon. Even backtracking a couple of hours did not help, so I started a new character with all I had learned. Much easier when you know what you can and cannot do. Doing also a lot of gigs, with the pleasant surprise that they are linked and some give you alternate options in dialogue in the main quest. At street cred 10 and saving for a new deck (available at 11). I usually always play in the same way. Caught up in the game I usually answer to events in the same way, so the replay factor of games like this is not very high. I will never avoid the wake, for instance (the cool gift is just the icing in the cake), and it is still my favorite event in the game. There is a silly streak running through some equipment, however, that may be offputting. I confess I may sacifice a few armor points if the piece is hideous or ridiculous, such as when my best leg armor were extremely cut off shorts, or a minitop for the chest. I have some that I really like together, including a glitzy disco outfit, so I upgrade them all I can. The only time I have seen people react to your outfit is when you are naked, and it is not a big deal (though quite suicidal after the prologue).
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