Cyberpunk 2077 is a action role-playing game with lots of character as players are free to explore the bustling futuristic setting of Night City. Inside this place where a runner can get rich or become a legend, players have a wide variety of quests to complete in order to earn a few extra credits or even a friend.
Unfortunately, CD Projekt Red bit off a bit more than it could chew during this project, which shortened many scenarios available in the game so it could get out. This has left many in-game quests, albeit entertaining, unfulfilled with abrupt endings that many players want to learn more about.
8/8 River finally gets his revenge
A disappointment that many players have had with Cyberpunk 2077 that they hope to be improved is how long the romances or links to character quests continue. River Ward is an example. After helping him free his nephew from a sadistic kidnapper and killer in “The Hunt,” many players expected to help River deal with this killer once and for all.
Instead, River does it alone and the next time the player sees this man is when dining with him and his sister’s family. It’s unfortunate that the players couldn’t be there for him during this situation even though he ultimately decided not to kill the person and be able to see River more after this quest.
7/8 Come back Takemura
As a key part of the main story helping V search for clues on how to safely remove the biochip from his skull, it’s surprising how he suddenly disappears mid-stream. Players have been warned that the story of cyberpunk was discontinued due to complaints that The Witcher 3 was too long, though it left many wondering if it was for the best.
The player has a choice to go back and save Takemura in the “Search and Destroy” quest, though it all seems pointless because after that point V and Goro Takemura part ways. It would have been nice for him to have his own side quests separate from the main story so players could learn more about Saburo Araska’s ex-bodyguard.
6/8 Kold Mirage could have been more
Bartmoss is the tradition of Cyberpunk 2077 was a critically acclaimed and infamous netrunner who was known for the DataKrash as well as the one who killed the Net in the 21st century. However, when the player finds him, he is dead in a refrigerator amidst a pile of trash.
While it’s comical, when returning data to Nix, all the player gets in return is a few quick hacks for their serve. Nothing of value is gained from this quest, suggesting this might be one of many that had to be shortened as few quests crawl the net.
5/8 The clouds deserved more time
Another instance where a character’s quest line is shortened is with Judy in relation to the dollhouse called Clouds. That doesn’t mean players didn’t enjoy Judy’s questline, as it’s by far one of the most fun activities to complete, especially due to its connection to the main story, even if it could have been longer.
After helping the dolls earn their freedom from the clutches of Tyger, players find out from Judy that this was short-lived as the Tyger Claws got their revenge by killing some of those in the building. Players would expect to help Judy with this problem, but instead nothing else is done about it and V has to continue with the main story.
4/8 What Happened to Lizzy Wizzy
The full chrome conversion has its issues according to the “Violence” quest, where V is hired to find out if singer Lizzy Wizzy’s boyfriend is cheating on her. Players instead discover that he attempted to save a copy of Lizzy’s mind, and he worries that it has been altered by her metal body.
It seems he’s not wrong, as telling Lizzy the truth will later lead to her calling V to help dispose of her boyfriend’s body, as she killed him. That’s where the quest ends, though many were hoping for more to do with this iconic character as they wonder what was really happening to him.
3/8 The organization behind the polls
Mr. Blue Eyes is a man who is only mentioned twice in the entirety of Cyberpunk 2077Nevertheless, its mystery makes it incredibly interesting for gamers, especially the organization he works for. While helping Jefferson Peralez, the player will learn about Mr. Blue Eyes and his organization that controls the minds of Jefferson and his wife.
They threaten V not to play with things they don’t understand. However, the player is never able to figure out who he is because that’s exactly where the quest ends. Players were hoping that this questline would continue to meet Mr. B instead of one of the game’s endings.
2/8 VooDoo Boys Vs. NetWatch
Pacifica feels incredibly underutilized in Cyberpunk 2077. While many other areas of Night City are filled with countless concerts and other side quests for players to enjoy, these are rare in Pacifica, home of the VooDoo Boys.
Players can only experience a brief moment of the tension between this gang and the organization known as NetWatch during the main story. Many players wish this had been developed further, especially in the case of Placide, a member of the gang who many believe would have a bigger role to play besides returning to NetWatch.
1/8 Live another way of life
In the early days of Cyberpunk 2077players expected that the life paths they could choose would have an even greater impact on the game. As development progressed, these life paths became less and less important to V and only changed some dialog options instead.
Besides the game’s prologue, this lifepath was still allowed to do a quest in Night City, even if it didn’t lead anywhere. Players want more chances to discover their life path in Night Citylike getting personal revenge on Araska as a Corp or learning what happened to the Bakkers as a Nomad.
Cyberpunk 2077 is available now on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and PC.