9. A Limited, Deflating Character Creator - Cyberpunk 2077
The rise, fall and rise again of CD Projekt Red's latest release feels like a tale as old as time.
Cyberpunk 2077 is a game that has had a tumultuous life since it released in the latter stages of 2020, with a botched launch being repaired somewhat as the months have rolled by.
Though the game is in decidedly better shape than it was previously, there are aspects of its design that haven't ben refined. One such example is the character creator, which is somehow both far too in depth and also not customisable enough.
Among the things that can be altered are things like eyelash colour, nails length and genital type, but players are only given two different fundamental body templates that cannot be changed at all.
Being based on a table-top RPG, Cyberpunk 2077 promised the ability to experience its story as anyone, but its character creator feels so half-hearted, only offering the choices that were in promotional material.
V's intricate features can be altered massively, but when the game only gives players two choices of their height, weight and body shape, it ruins the whole role-playing aspect.