Cyberpunk 2077 has come a long, long, long way since we gave the initial PS4 version the most disappointing 3/10 review this website has ever seen back in 2020. We'd go as far to say it's been a great game since its release on PS5, and now, having spent over 50 hours with the title's highly anticipated 2.0 update (prior to its public launch on the 21st September, 2023), we're confident in calling it an excellent open world experience. This really is a game-changing patch that significantly improves Cyberpunk 2077 as a whole.
Moment-to-moment gameplay has been given the most impressive overhaul. We always enjoyed the title's crunchy, bloody brand of action, but it could definitely feel a bit sloppy at times, with loose controls and a degree of jank holding it back. With 2.0, the screws have been noticeably tightened. Movement is more precise, and aiming has a much better snap to it. This is obviously something that's hard to explain in writing, but the game just feels… firm.
Combat is now powered by completely reworked skill trees, which are split between major abilities and minor perks. The idea is that the abilities fundamentally shape how you play, while perks bolster their parent abilities under the hood, with stat modifiers and additional effects. For example, the Body tree has an incredibly fun ability that lets you pick weakened enemies up, hold them over your head, and then fling them with enough force that they explode on impact with a hard surface. That's a character-defining trait, right there.
On the other end of the spectrum, there's an ability that allows netrunners to queue hacks on a singular target, utterly overwhelming them in an instant. Another ability replaces your standard dodge with a blisteringRead more on pushsquare.com