Cyberpunk 2077 is a good game. It’s not the end-all-be-all game that we were promised half a decade ago, but it is still an objectively good game. Despite even my own impatience for its release, I would have rather waited another few months than have seen it get released in its current state. But here we are.
The original version from Greater Than Games exceeds the digital one an all levels. Sure, the physical product is more expensive and definitely doesn’t travel as well as my Steam library, but there’s a magic in the original game that just doesn’t translate to a screen, and I don’t see myself re-installing it any time soon.
I turned 30 this year so maybe I’m just out of touch with what the youngins want. I don’t know. What I do know is that selling an ad for social media influencers under the guise of feel good, earth friendly, “seize the day” quotes and cheesy bios to young consumers in a half-baked game for $40 is an outright unethical move that undermines every ounce of Slide Stars attempted positivity.
For any fans of the Soulslike genre looking for a new addition to their collection, Mortal Shell is worth the time. While there is room for Cold Symmetry to expand upon their ideas here and make improvements, they have absolutely proved their value as creative minds and talented developers.
To be clear, I quite enjoyed Convoy but I enjoyed the PC version far more. I purchased Convoy on Steam after playing the review copy from the publisher and had a much better experience. Convoy still presents a challenge in its PC form, but it’s the challenge that Convoy Games intended players to experience.