One of the most important parts of a game is the story. Sometimes this is the only important part of a game. It helps makes a game worth playing. Gameplay can only get you so far. This year saw some of the best told stories in years and it was hard to choose what to put here. A great story doesn’t just mean a twist ending, but it has to be interesting and well-told all the way through to the end.
Cyberpunk’s story is amazing in a sense that it’s characters, lore, and setting bring the main story together in a very beautiful way. There are multiple stories to tell here and they are quite memorable. It’s one thing to craft a single long story with key points, but to create stories for numerous characters and make us care about them? That is a serious achievement. Cyberpunk does this through its entire game. It’s not just one amazing thing but a multitude of factors that come together to make an amazing thing happen in this game. It’s very unique and no other game has done this in such a long time.
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