You can chart that up to "unjustified expectations". I just hope that the DLC at least expands on what we already have because it is so barebones.
Every single time I play through the game I keep going "all this potential...." and I wouldn't say "wasted" but it comes close. Mike Pondsmith has effectively made new lore specifically for this game in close collaboration with CDPR. I mean, he's even in talks right now for the DLC doing .. probably the same thing.
It sucks because there's just so much interesting stuff. And they don't explore it. The further you get into the game the more apparent that becomes. I expected just that little bit more. Even if it's two big DLC's it might not even be enough.
The city itself, the romance options, the corps, the gangs, the nomads, the mercs at the afterlife, Lizzy Wizzy / the 0.1% and their opulence The braindances.. etc etc etc. All of it is there. And some of it is explored, but so much of it is left alone or only skimmed through. And that's so sad. Everything they do focus on is amazing. "Sinnerman" is... something else. They can do it.
Mike made so much Cyberpunk, and allowed no-one to make a game about it until now. There is just too much Cyberpunk to fit in Cyberpunk 2077. Even with DLC I doubt they'll be able to do it justice.
no video game can be that deep. Best chance might be some franchise that lasts decades, or a live service.
But mostly to get that deep you need other types of content, books, movies, shorts, etc.
Thank you, now i have one question less.
And how can you explain a clear contradiction in biochip operation in the epilogue? If chip could successfully rewrite body for chip's inhabitant (Johnny), why the very same chip couldn't rewrite body again for a new chip inhabitant, V? To create cheap, late and unjustified drama of death in 6 months?
my take is different from some others here.
The difference is, the body learns how to fight the relic.
the relic is essentially a artificial nano virus, rewriting the DNA of the host to rewrite and accept a new neural framework, then adding old data from the engram to a close approximation of the type of brain that engram needs to still be itself.
however, the body does notice this and actually tries to prevent this. But when successful, the changes are too fast, the changed body no longer sees the new brain as the enemy, but it still recognizes the relic nano virus as a virus. So next time it tries to alter the body, its already immune. Its a once per body type thing.
the things in game that suggest this is that they still have problems with diseases with autoimmune responses, they still haven't cured MS, (radio News discusses this)
the fact that alt says, she underestimated the body's ability to fight/effect the relic,
Takemura says arasaka's current solution, based on data from patient zero(v) is they can avoid certain issues by having a certain level of genetic matching with host and engram. (a common way to avoid body rejecting an implant)
Alt also says aggressive antibiotics and immune enhancing stuff (often injected when getting cyberware, dots on V's arm) are part of the issue.
And takemura speaking for Arasaka, suggests the only viable option was to put V in a new body, they never mention re relic ing V
short version, Vs body is now immune to the DNA changing facets of the relic, and Vs new hybrid DNA immune system rejects their old neurology. Relic is a once per body tech.