Cyberpunk 2077 shows the strength of its fiction through the Blistering Love side quest, where identity is blurred and transhumanism is explored.
Cyberpunk 2077 has a futuristic setting that allows it to make full use of sci-fi elements in creating a gripping fictional tale, which is shown in the “lightning love“Side Quest. At First Sight,”lightning loveseems like a pretty normal romance quest. And maybe it would be, but for the fact that one of the characters going on a date can only do so by taking control of Protagonist V.
[Warning: This article contains spoilers for Cyberpunk 2077.]
Cyberpunk 2077 came out in 2020 to a rocky launch, but now that the game has since been patched into a much smoother experience, players are rediscovering many of the little moments that make it special again. Cyberpunk 2077 takes place in Night City, which is full of interesting storytelling moments. The controversy and the disappointing launch of Cyberpunk 2077 means players have come to miss the brilliance of the game world by pushing the boundaries of fictional storytelling in a fun and engaging way.
“lightning love“is available after the side quest”Chipin’ In“, both of which demand that V let Johnny take control of his body to go on a date with Snape. That’s not the only NPC romance in Cyberpunk 2077, but this is perhaps the most unique. Indeed, Blistering Love explores the possibilities of fiction and experiments with the classic cyberpunk theme of transhumanism.
Johnny Silverhand goes on a post-mortem appointment
Johnny Silverhand died in 2023, only able to live because his consciousness was digitized and placed into a biochip that now resides in V’s brain.”lightning lovedemands that Johnny take control of V’s body, which blurs the line of who really goes on the date since the body belongs to V, tying Rogue, one of the game’s major figures, into a type of triangle totally different love interest that offers some interesting dialogue and a memorable moment or two for Snape, V, and Johnny. The quest ends with V regaining control of their bodies while they have a conversation with Johnny. moments like this where the player must reflect on the circumstances of the mission and the importance of identity take the storytelling to another level and show one of the often overlooked strengths of Cyberpunk 2077.
Cyberpunk 2077 Downloadable content and missing space lore could explore more situations like this where there is no clear answer. As technology advances, it is possible that the currently fictional elements of Cyberpunk 2077 could become reality, as it is not uncommon for science fiction media to use the idea of prolonging life by transferring a consciousness to a new body, whether that body is real or artificial. With an expansion in development and DLC on the way, it will be interesting to see how the fictional nature will be used and whether the secret ending will have any relevance to the future of Cyberpunk 2077.
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