this is the first time I've ever been intrigued by a photo mode. I can honestly say that I've never used it in any other game, however, the first scene of them altering an action shot had my jaw on the floor, CDPR once again has taken a not some fluff approach to fill the game with useless features, but instead applies the ability to allow creative freedom and immersive gameplay to entrench us deeper in the world that is cyberpunk and stoke the fires of creativity in our imagination.
As good as this is, it is not same as 3rd person view, it is just fancy screenshot option, considering you can make screenshots with launcher or just print screen, Photo mode is just gimmick many stop using after few trys.
It is good if you want to make artificial screenshots.
Its not intended to be a placation for people who still want 3rd person. Its supposed to be a feature that, yeah a lot probably wont use but many also use a lot and love.
I know, but many time when we ask about 3rd person view, CDPR said mirrors and Photo Mode if you want to see your character in 3rd person, that is just not same as 3rd person gameplay, and as i say this is just fancy screenshot mode where you make some artificial screenshots.
Best thing about screenshots is to take a screen of some cool effect or great photo of land/setting you see, where stuff happend say as you play the game, not to stop all and take photo like you doing photoshoot in studio for some new movie or tv show.