After its disastrous launch at the end of 2020, Cyberpunk2077 has slowly but surely started to become the game that many expected it to be. Over the past year and a half, the game has received fairly regular new content every couple of months, such as new gigs, quality of life changes and multiple wardrobe updates. However, since the beginning of September, Cyberpunk2077 has seen a massive influx in content. Their new DLC story expansion trailer dropped, as well as updates to the game regarding their new tv show. And today’s article will talk about the latter of these. Here’s why fans should watch Cyberpunk2077 Edgerunners.
Why someone who never played the game should watch Edgerunners
Starting out with the less obvious of the two groups, here is why Edgerunners is a great show to watch even without having played the game. Firstly, despite the events happening in the same world and at a similar time period, they are not linked in any way, shape, or form. No previous knowledge is required to watch the show. The story and characters are completely detached from the ones who appear in the games, allowing you to pick up on every relevant plot point to the series. Of course, there are small easter eggs that can be easily found if the watcher were to ever play the game. They are very obvious and on-the-nose references. Either that or they hold little to no importance to the grand scheme of the show. This will be explored further down below in the next section.
Secondly, the artistic value of this series is amazing. Art director Mai Yoneyama turned the ending sequence into a memorable masterpiece, with the breathtaking vocals of polish singer Dawid Podsiadło complementing the artwork. The song actually got an animated music video, with the artwork of Kuvshinov-Ilya, as shown above, joining in to make it even more memorable.
And speaking of music, the musical choices for the series was phenomenal. While there were many songs featured in the game, there were other songs not in the game as well. The opening sequence was written by Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinand, who fit well into the futuristic theme of the animated series. All in all, every song choice was a perfect fit for each scene.
Why someone who played the game should watch Edgerunners
And now for the easier part. As shown in the image above, there are two big characters in the game that appear in the series. Both Rogue and Claire make a cameo appearance at the Afterlife. Meanwhile, Adam Smasher is more relevant to the plot. Wakako and Delemain also make smaller appearances, but hold no relevance to the plot. There are also a few weapons that will be quickly recognized, such as the ghost wire arm cyberware.
Speaking of familiarity, there are a lot of locations in the series that players will recognize. From Tom’s Diner, to the Afterlife, to the barren wasteland that surrounds Night City. Most locations should be fairly easy to recognize for fans that have played the game before.
The coolest of these however, is at the Megabuilding H4 in Arroyo, Santo Domingo. Here is the official apartment complex of David Martinez, the protagonist of the series. And if one is to go there, they will still see his mark graffitied on the wall, with a bd scroll beside it with a clip from the animated series. This will trigger a series of text messages, and in the end of it all, the player can get David’s jacket.
Similarly to this, they added one of the weapons used in the show to the game. One of the characters introduced in the series wields a power shotgun, which the game now added as an iconic weapon. It can be found at the Metro Memorial Park in the city center. Look for a group of monks meditating, then look for the gun in the nearby bushes.
All in all, this was an amazing series to watch. For the reasons mentioned above, and for many more, this show should be on everyone’s watchlist. While there is still likely more to come to the game, added as direct references to the show, there are still a few odds and ends left of this article to avoid spoilers. And for those who haven’t played the game but might watch the series, hopefully, they’ll find it to their liking. And who knows, maybe it will even convince them to purchase the game.
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