[Spoiler Alert] About the endings

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Do you want more RPGs with happy endings?


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A 6 month left message for a character that is just 27 years old, if i remember correct, is just to hard. Live just started for V.
10 years aren't great but better and finding a cure will get way better chances. At least for my headcanon.

Isn't that point? 6 months is to encourage you to....not die?
 
A 6 month left message for a character that is just 27 years old, if i remember correct, is just to hard. Live just started for V.
10 years aren't great but better and finding a cure will get way better chances. At least for my headcanon.

V is 23 years old.

Isn't that point? 6 months is to encourage you to....not die?

I assumed that maybe, hopefully no doubt, one of the expansions would deal with V attempting to find a cure.
 
I assumed that maybe, hopefully no doubt, one of the expansions would deal with V attempting to find a cure.
So the xpac is just rehashing the same story as the main game? That is just really really terrible planning and story telling.

Not saying you are wrong, just saying if true the lack of creativity from the devs in that plan is staggering.
 
So the xpac is just rehashing the same story as the main game? That is just really really terrible planning and story telling.

Not saying you are wrong, just saying if true the lack of creativity from the devs in that plan is staggering.

Not really. The story is very bare bones at present. Expanding on it a bit would help things considerably.
 
So the xpac is just rehashing the same story as the main game? That is just really really terrible planning and story telling.

Not saying you are wrong, just saying if true the lack of creativity from the devs in that plan is staggering.
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Actually I was thinking more along the lines of Blood & Wine and how that essentially provided you with another ending.
 
Not really. The story is very bare bones at present. Expanding on it a bit would help things considerably.
The bones of the game are "you got a chip in your head killing you, find a way to save yourself" and the xpac is going to be "the chip you had in your head is still killing you, find a way to save yourself". Maybe they should have expanded on it in the main game, hmm? :shrug:

Just irks me that they (maybe) are going to use one of the main xpacs just to rehash something they already should have concluded in the main game. If they don't though the game will be forever marred by the ending. Pretty stupid rock and hard place they wrote themselves into.
 
The bones of the game are "you got a chip in your head killing you, find a way to save yourself" and the xpac is going to be "the chip you had in your head is still killing you, find a way to save yourself". Maybe they should have expanded on it in the main game, hmm? :shrug:

Just irks me that they (maybe) are going to use one of the main xpacs just to rehash something they already should have concluded in the main game. If they don't though the game will be forever marred by the ending. Pretty stupid rock and hard place they wrote themselves into.

The importance is how characters react to it, not the results.

Mind you, the ending of the Johnny Silverhand ending has, "Aw shit, not good!" So there's something going on there.
 
The importance is how characters react to it, not the results.
That might be satisfying in a book or movie. A video game however you aren't just long for the ride as an outside observer.

:shrug: Think I've about reached my limit with the endings as the discussion just goes in circles at this point. The endings clearly aren't popular or satisfying for the majority of players. I ever do another playthough without them updating the endings think I'll just skip the MQ as much as possible.
 
Switching Topics:

I am torn which is my "canon" ending for V.

Giving up his body for Johnny so that Johnny might live and V can redeem himself for letting Jackie die or V going with Panam.

It's a tough call because my V is a self-sacrificing hero type.

Rare in Night City.
 
Spoilers follow, so beware. I notice some posts have them and some don't. Participating in an endings thread implies spoilers to an extent, I think.

I'm undecided so far on the endings I've done. I did the corpo life path. I tried toss pills ending, Arasaka plan, and Johnny plan so far. My choice so far is the Johnny plan with V in Cyberspace. The Arasaka ending was a mind job. Both for the character and the corp itself. It also feels the least satisfying to me personally.

For me honestly, Johnny is the most compelling character in the game. That probably has to do with the amount of character development they gave him. I went from being eager to cast Johnny off in the beginning, to having him really grow on me and ultimately working for an ending where both of us could survive. I wanted for him and Rogue to have a chance to settle their score with Adam Smasher. The point of the story being really about Johnny as told from the perspective of V is really quite brilliant. It reminds me of John Carpenter's film Big Trouble in Little China. Hideo Kojima was a big John Carpenter fan also, I'm trying to find his cameo in Cyberpunk.

I need to try the nomad ending yet and the variations of each ending. One ending I would have liked rather than just V dies is maybe have him just permanently disabled. He gets his life back, but at great personal cost, and will depend on his love interest for the remainder of his life to support him.

In hoping for a sequel, I'm looking for options that keep both V and Johnny alive or viable in some capacity to give hope for a better future outcome.
 
Switching Topics:

I am torn which is my "canon" ending for V.

Giving up his body for Johnny so that Johnny might live and V can redeem himself for letting Jackie die or V going with Panam.

It's a tough call because my V is a self-sacrificing hero type.

Rare in Night City.

Considering that Johnny doesn't want your Body and that he is not happy with your scarifice. That there is a version of that end that makes Rogue angry and wishes Johnny never coming back to NC and Panam wants to hunt and kill Johnny. Not sure if thats the way for a self-sacrificing hero type.
 
What did everyone think of the Johnny ending, anyway?

It's interesting that Johnny is so emotionally devastated by V's death. It's clear that not only does he feel that his friend giving up their life for him wasn't worth it but that he didn't actually have any plans to live himself. He has no idea where to go, what to do, and when he hears about Yorinobu planning to start his war with Militech, well, Johnny says, "Fuck it, I don't care. It's none of my business."

Plus Rogue hates him and he can't bear to tell V's friends that he's dead.
 
What did everyone think of the Johnny ending, anyway?

It's interesting that Johnny is so emotionally devastated by V's death. It's clear that not only does he feel that his friend giving up their life for him wasn't worth it but that he didn't actually have any plans to live himself. He has no idea where to go, what to do, and when he hears about Yorinobu planning to start his war with Militech, well, Johnny says, "Fuck it, I don't care. It's none of my business."

Plus Rogue hates him and he can't bear to tell V's friends that he's dead.
It's interesting as far as character development goes, it just feels like there's not much story left to tell at that point. It becomes a question of "was it all worth it?"
 
It's interesting as far as character development goes, it just feels like there's not much story left to tell at that point. It becomes a question of "was it all worth it?"

That's another issue of the game, really. If the game is a one-shot with V then yes, this really is meant to be THE END.

However, I think a lot of people want way more from this.

I will note that Johnny reacts like V does at the end with his last word being the "brain overwriting" gasp. You might argue that's a sign V is going to return.
 
What did everyone think of the Johnny ending, anyway?

It's interesting that Johnny is so emotionally devastated by V's death. It's clear that not only does he feel that his friend giving up their life for him wasn't worth it but that he didn't actually have any plans to live himself. He has no idea where to go, what to do, and when he hears about Yorinobu planning to start his war with Militech, well, Johnny says, "Fuck it, I don't care. It's none of my business."

Plus Rogue hates him and he can't bear to tell V's friends that he's dead.

It is interesting to see how much he has changed, that he even changed his thinking about life and stopped smoking and how he suffers from Vs sacrifice. I had expected a bit more happiness in it, like i am back ready to party, but the overall tone is sadness. He is just alone, still thinks about V and lives an ordinary live, ready to leave NC behind, because there is nothing left for him.
 
O you know you must to enjoy the max of the game because; from the PNR it is hell. I will start over and over again without thinking about the end.
in our life, do we think of our inevitable death or rather of making the most of our time before falling into old age and the grim reaper?
 
O you know you must to enjoy the max of the game because; from the PNR it is hell. I will start over and over again without thinking about the end.
in our life, do we think of our inevitable death or rather of making the most of our time before falling into old age and the grim reaper?

If you enjoy to play the same stuff over and over again, with just minor and meaningless changes, to get to the exact same endings, everytime, no matter what you do. Why not, that's just nothing i could enjoy.
 
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