Cyberpunk 2077 offers particularly advanced customization options for your character. Yet, unlike many titles, it seems that CD Projekt Red failed to allow changing (at least a little) look along the way. For example to change your haircut like in real life…
Omission, deliberate choice, or yet another bug? As you know, Cyberpunk 2077 has been available since December 10, 2020, and the first returns are multiplying. Feedback, it must be said, is mainly dominated by the many bugs that are currently riddled with Cyberpunk 2077, especially on console. But beyond these issues – which will eventually be fixed via an update in the coming weeks – our colleagues from Kotaku point out that it is not possible to change the look of V along the way.
You cannot have new tattoos, change the color of your hair, your nails, or have a gold tooth installed. Even though your character's customization options are particularly advanced here, since theyou can choose… up to the size of your penis. This absence is all the stranger because the appearance of the character evolves all the same in the plot, even if it is a little rigid. For example within the first 25 minutes you have new cybernetic eyes inserted into your sockets.
In addition, players are used to being able to change their appearance in the latest games of the moment, as for example in Rivia or Animal Crossing. And even though the game is primarily first-person, we can see V's face many times, whether in a mirror or in the reflection of the windows. So it seems that allowing a few elements of your look to be changed would have been a good idea in a graphically very polished game. Kotaku notes, however, that this type of somewhat rigid mechanics exists with other publishers.
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This is indeed also the case for example in the last two Deux Ex which also offer advanced customization options at the start of the game without allowing you to change anything along the way.