Cyberpunk 2077 review highlights transphobia issues

Advertising is one of many aesthetic choices in Cyberpunk 2077 and has no real meaning. There is one ad that has been the subject of much discussion, especially in the pre-release. A feminine figure with a huge and exaggerated venous erection appears in the leotard, promoting a drink called Chromanticore with the catchphrase “mix it mix”.is wherever.. And the “purpose” of it may be to show what Night City is, a superficial, exploitative place that is crazy about sex, but in the main story and the side quests I did. Has nothing to give that much context. On one of the many computers I logged in to, I found only one message commenting on how vulgar night city culture is. As a result, in games with only one very minor trans character (at least I’ve found), there is a fetish for transgender people every turn and there is no way to play it yourself as a real trans character.

I find and read large amounts of text logs, scrutinize people’s private messages, listen to radio and television shows, random NPC conversations, and justify many of cyberpunk’s more suspicious and superficial world-building options. I had a hard time finding it. In a world where megacorporations dominate people’s lives, inequality is widespread, and violence is a reality, it’s rarely found in main stories, side quests, or environments exploring any of these topics. did. By design, it’s a tough world, a world that’s hard to exist. The experience has no clear purpose and context, so all that is left for you is discomfort.

I may not be able to touch everything because there is so much to cover, but in my experience I feel that some of the games are lost in translation and evoke a culture that is not well researched or contextualized. I am. The quest character on one side uses the word “ofrenda” as if it actually meant “funeral” when it was actually a particular kind of altar, primarily for the day of the dead. I don’t know if this is a translation issue or a general misunderstanding in Mexico. Custom, because you put together an altar during an event called “off-render”. As another example, you can go to a clothing store in Japantown and buy a “yukata”, a wrap shirt that looks a bit like a real yukata. Not everything is wrong with cyberpunk embracing different cultures and backgrounds, but the world is so big and unmanageable that you can find it everywhere and understand the intent behind it. I couldn’t do it-I just came to accept that everything I found could be superficial, at least in terms of settings and world building.

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