That’s weird to me.
Cyberpunk 2077 is a game in a cyberpunk future that starts with an incredibly robust character creation suite that lets you change anything from your cybernetic implant appearance to facial scars to facial scars the size of your tail. Almost every single person in the game is a mechanically altered person. You played within the first 25 minutes New robot eyeballs in your skull. But once you’re actually in the game, you can’t change the look of any of these.
You can’t even get a haircut.
Even Geralt of Rivia, a totally pre-made character who lives in a world where a wooden leg represents the amount of physical change, could get a haircut! Deer crossing lets you get a haircut! But here, in a dystopian future where whole body parts can be swapped out for newer models, I can’t even change the color of my eyes. I can only change outfits. This is strange!
Yes, it’s a first-person game so you don’t see yourself as often as in The Witcher 3, but you still see certain parts of yourself a quantity
The fact that, despite all the promises and expectations that come with the setting, you are stuck with the same look and feel as you were at the start of the game is absolutely wild to me.
I’m not angry besides – the last two Deus Ex Games had a similar mindset and didn’t let you change much either! – I’m just intrigued. Mostly because this is just another example where the developers have shown that it was the aesthetics of cyberpunk that they were aiming for here, not the intricacies of the subject itself and what it is trying to explore.
Anyway, if you haven’t started the game yet, or if you are early enough to be bothered by a restart, do that before you rush through the character creation suite like me, just expecting something to change. Because you can’t.