I’ve just been made aware of the fact that after over six months from being banned from the PlayStation Store, Cyberpunk is not only back, as it has been for a couple months now, but it’s actually on sale on PlayStation for a steep discount.
For whatever reason, CDPR decided to price Cyberpunk 2077 at $50 on the PlayStation store, maybe as some sort of apology/extra draw to players once it returned after the ban.But now that has been further discounted, with a third knocked off that price.That means Cyberpunk 2077 is all the way down to $33.49 , pretty much half what you’d pay for a normal $60 game.This price is live until 10/14/21.
I’m often asked whether you should buy this game or that game on sale, if it’s “worth it” or not.And despite my extensive criticism of Cyberpunk over the past year, ultimately yes, I would recommend picking it up at this price.I do think the value is there for a number of reasons.
The game is indeed in a much better state than it was at launch, on both PS4 and PS5.It is never going to run “well” on a PS4, but it’s not borderline unplayable like it used to be, and I know a number of people have made it through on their base PS4s just fine at this point.
On PS5, it runs perfectly okay (you’re running the PS4 Pro version, upconverted), and thousands of bugs have been fixed since launch (though many remain).
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3.I would say 60% of my main issues with Cyberpunk are related to how CDPR has handled the release, not the quality of the game itself.CDPR outright lied about the game’s performance on last-gen consoles, and has said unbelievable things like they just didn’t catch the (thousands) of bugs people were experiencing in testing.But the game itself? While yes, I think it’s lacking in many areas (life paths, police AI), there is a core story here full of twists, turns and memorable characters that I genuinely think has some of the best RPG writing of the past generation.
This is an interesting, engaging world and Cyberpunk has created a new stable of classic characters from Judy to Panam to River to Jackie to even V herself, who is surprisingly great despite being a first person character.I think there’s a lot to like within the game, despite its problem.$33 worth of stuff, certainly.
So yeah, that’s my recommendation.I will keep badgering CDPR until they deliver what they promised and full fix the game and flesh it out, but simultaneously, I can also recommend the game in its current state, for that price.For a “fresh” run, however, you may want to buy the $33 copy now, and wait until the PS5 version comes out (if you own a PS5) for a better first experience, though we do no have a date on that yet besides “maybe 2021.”
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I’ve been writing about video games, television and movies for Forbes for over 10 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.I cover all manner of console and PC games, but if it’s about looting or shooting, I’m definitely there.If I’m watching something, it’s usually science fiction, horror or superheroic.I’m also a regular on IGN’s Fireteam Chat podcast and have published five sci-fi novels.