I can't stand shopping and I couldn't care less about designer labels. I think it's a relaxing, enjoyable pastime. So much so, I can spend hours window shopping in the city centre with my friends. I also like going to the cinema and I try to catch a film at least once a fortnight with my friend, Tom.
Everyone my age is crazy about mobile phones and texting has become a new national pastime! The countryside is beautiful around here and I go walking and horse riding a lot, but life is generally boring. I don't fancy living here when I'm older and dream of going to live in a big city. On Saturdays, I usually hang out with my friends down at the shopping mall where we check out the shops for new clothes, grab a bite to eat and watch a movie.
On Sundays, I usually go for a trip to the countryside with my parents. I love that. I hate TV. I find sitting in front of a TV screen a waste of time. I'm fascinated by the great outdoors. I'm a skateboard fanatic and get to and from school every day on one. At the weekends, I try to get out of the city and go rock climbing or paragliding.
Extreme sports are my passion! I love going out clubbing with my friends at the weekends - we dance all night. I have two younger sisters, but we fight a lot because they always want to wear my clothes. That's so annoying -1 hate it when they do that! Use the phrases in Ex. B: Yeah A: Really? I don't enjoy it very much. I like listenins to music. Use the texts on pp. Make sentences using them. Close your book and tell your partner. Think of your best friend. What makes them special to you?
Never does it die. True friends stay together, f And never say goodbye Anon. Which do you look for in a friend? Which do you try to avoid? What do you think? B: I agree Reading 3 0 Read the first two exchanges and answer the questions. What do you mean? But she looks so sweet and caring Oh, come on!
Oh well Forever Friends. Oh, perfect! Complain to your partner. Use the dialogue in Ex. Record yourselves. Listening d Read the list of statements. Which do you agree with? Give reasons. A I can make friends easily. C Friends help us to express ourselves. D Friends will always help out with money. Number the statements above in the order you hear them. There is one extra statement. Say it right Socialising Q Choose the correct response to the statements.
Listen and check. Everything alright? See you later. Yeah, fine. Not too bad. And you? Thanks, so are you. Nothing much. What could the other speaker say? Idioms Fill in: nerves, back, eye, shoulder, neck, head.
Check in the Word List. Are there similar idioms in your language? They gave me the cold. He drives me crazy. Get off my He really gets on my when I Words often confused 10 11 Choose the correct word. Then make a sentence with the other word. You can rely on her to help you if she can. Speaking Portfolio: Prepare a two-minute talk about friends. Record yourself. B: No, I A: How long B: Since they met at university. A: My friend B: Never mind. Why are you in such a hurry? B: Because the film A; What B: We A: The weather B: Yes, I B: Why Look at the Grammar Reference section and say.
Find an example where a stative verb is in a continuous form. What does it mean? Use: always, usually, often, sometimes, rarely, seldom, never.
How often do you B: Not very often. I usually go window shopping once a month. Complete the sentences. She has Ask and answer questions. Use yet or already. Has she b Make a list of things to do today. Swap papers. Use just, already or yet. B: Yes, for two hours. Choose one phrasal verb and draw a picture to illustrate its meaning. I was really I hate the way he Each correct sentence gets one point. Dependent prepositions Use Appendix 1 to complete the paragraph vdth: at, with, on, about.
Use the phrases to make sentences about yourself and your friends. My best -frUwci. He's teeen. Word formation 10 Read the theory box. Form adjectives from the words in brackets to complete sentences Forming adjectives To form adjectives from nouns, we use -able comfort - comfortable-ese China - Chinese-ful beauty - beautiful-ical economy - economical-al brute - brutal-ish self -selfish-ous fame -famous-y fun - funny-ed talent - talented.
To form adjectives from verbs, we use -ive act -active-ing care - caring-ed confuse -confused-less count - countless. Use the word in bold. Use two to five words. I last travelled abroad two years ago.
I haven't met him before. He started work in Grammar Checkl 15 1 Look at the picture and the title. What might the book be about? Read the biography and check. It is about the loves and lives of four young sisters growing up in New England during the American Civil War.
The four March sisters. Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, work hard with their mother to have a happy and peaceful home while their father is away at war. Where are the sisters? What time of year is it? Which of the two music extracts best matches the description? Listen and say. Which sister Meg, Jo, Beth or Amy What parts of the text helped you find the answers? Then use your dictionary to explain the words in bold. It was a comfortable old room, though the carpet was faded and the furniture very plain; for a good picture or two hung on the walls, books filled the 10 shelves, chry.
Amy, though the youngest, was a most important person - in her own opinion at least. A regular snow-maiden, with blue eyes and yellow hair curling on her shoulders, pale and slender, and 40 always carrying herself like a young lady mindful of her mourners. What the characters of the four sisters were, we will leave to be found out.
Meg, the eldest' of the four, was sixteen, and very pretty, being plump and fair, with large eyes. Fifteen-year-old Jo was very tall, thin and brown, and reminded one of a colt-; for she never seemed to know what to do with her long limbs, which were 20 very much in her way. She had a decisive mouth, a comical nose and sharp, grey eyes, which appeared to see everything, and could be fierce, funny or thoughtful.
Her long, thick hair was her one beauty; but it was usually bundled in a net. Jo had round shoulders, big hands and feet, a fly-away look to her clothes and the uncomfortable appearance of a girl who was rapidly shooting up into a woman and didn't like it.
Elizabeth - or Beth, as everyone called her was a rosy, smooth-haired, bright-eyed girl of thirteen, with a shy manner, a timid voice and a peaceful expression, which was seldom disturbed. Meg stopped lecturing and lighted the lamp, Amy got out of the armchair without being asked, and Jo forgot how 50 tired she was as she sat up to hold the slippers nearer to the fire.
Find two examples in the text. How would their appearance be different? Where could they be living? Exchange with another group. Compare your ideas and check for mistakes.
Endings Beginnings Hi Jane! Sorry to hear that you're not getting on very well with your brother. Maybe I con help! I really hope you feel better soon. Give me a call some time! Best wishes, Sam Anyway, that's all for now! Write and tell me your news! Love, Andy Hi! I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am about what happened last Monday.
Thanks again for the gift. Once again. I'm really sorry. Dan 5 Hi Jamie! Congratulations on your graduation! We are all so happy for you! In fact I'm having a real problem studying for my exams this year. You always do so well Could you please give me a few tips? Please write back as soon as you can. Kathy 2 Read the theory box and the plan.
Which type of tetter is each pair from? We write informal letters to friends and relatives we know well, or to people our own age. How are you? Write back soon. Each paragraph should have a topic sentence followed by appropriate supporting sentences.
Informal letters should be written in an informal style. That is: everyday vocabulary e. Underline the key words. These will tell you who will read your piece of writing, why you are writing it and what you should write about. You recently moved to a biQ city and have decided to write a letter to vour friend back in vour small town. Write a letter describing life in the city and vour feelings about the change.
There are lots of interesting people here, too. What I miss most though is my old friends - especially you! Say hi to the rest of the gang! Yours, Fiona Use the words in brackets to rewrite the sentences. If t were you, You should n't. This way you'll lose weight. A You are about to visit a school exchange partner in another country and you are not sure what clothes to take with you or how to get to their house.
Send an email to your friend asking for information words. Her name is Ann. Write an email to her. I hope you enjoyed your birthday party. What did you do? Did you have a nice time? What's your best friend like? What do you do together? I can't wait for the winter holidays! I've got lots of things planned. Write an email to George.
Write a letter to Michelle and give her some advice on how to overcome her problem words. What can we do? Before handing in your piece of writing, review and revise it. Use the questions below. Is it simple, everyday English? Vocabulary Do you overuse any words? Would synonyms make your letter more interesting?
Do you write with your left hand or your right hand? I writeN. I usually wear comfortable clothes that show a little bit of individuality. I'm not really bothered about brand names or logos. I tend to stick to cheaper clothes that won't rip when I fall off my skateboard!
I spend too much time and money in all of them, but they are full of trendy, affordable clothes! So, what's a girl supposed to do?
Hit the shops of course! Britain is a very multi-cultural place, so you see lots of different styles and trends all the time.
I like picking up bargains at the street markets and second-hand shops. Then, I put these clothes together with things I have found on the high street. That way, I always stand out in a crowd! Young people today are so creative when it comes to fashion that pop stars are influenced by their style and not the other way round!
Check in your dictionaries. Use your dictionaries to explain the phrases in bold. Then, list all the words related to places teenagers buy their clothes. Are there similar places in your country? A: So Amy, tell me, do you like to keep up with the latest fashions? B: Oh yes! Portfolio: What do the teenagers in your country like wearing? Where do they go shopping for clothes?
How much money do they spend on clothes? Write a short paragraph. What kinds of discrimination can people suffer from? Who is discriminating against each person?
Paolo is teased at school because he is Italian. He has to have extra les. He often feels nervous about going to school. Meg was made redundant from her job Pineapple Faces Big Day - Revenge - Pineapple Face (Cassette) a secretary last year at the age of She loved her job and would like to find a similar one. She keeps applying for secretarial positions and has joined a placement agency. She suspects that employers are looking for younger secretaries. She loves the outdoors and docs a lot of extreme sports.
She often wears combat trousers and trainers and i. Unfortunately, the girls at school don't talk to her and never invite her out. They sometimes even make fun of her. Call a helpline for advice or share your problem with a friend, a teacher or someone you trust.
A problem shared is a problem halved! Remember; discrimination is illegal in Great Britain in employment, education, housing etc. Schools, police and employers have a responsibility to protect you! If you're feeling brave, start an anti-discrimination group in your school, university, youth group etc. You could provide a counselling service or invite guest speakers along. If you're finding it difficult to get a job, keep on applying.
If you're being bullied because of your race, keep on fighting! What should Paolo, Meg and Julie do? B: t agree. He can also He was such an idiot that it made me want to laugh. Saw Ai spun around and marched out of the room, notebook in hand, heading into the bushes with the boys. Saw Ai emptied the textbooks in her schoolbag onto an old newspaper, then piled a stack of newspapers on top, until her history, Chinese language, and math books were completely buried.
Saw Ai nestled into another stack of papers, behind a big pile of wood. Her sister was inside and poked her head over the windowsill to watch us, her hair so messy that she looked like a hedgehog. As soon as she got it there, her sister found a gap in the wood and continued to stare at us with her huge eyes.
We walked off to the other side of the house, where there were more newspapers and piles of wood, along with sacks of lime, a gas barrel, and a pair of mud-caked trousers. She had been stripped naked and thrown into the gutter, her whole face covered in blood. Life was very stressful that month. My mom had to escort me to school, and every day the newspapers and TV channels ran all kinds of rape and murder stories.
The most famous one was about a female architect from America, who was burned to death in a sewer pipe by the side of the expressway, not so far from our house. The police were all out looking for the culprit. My cousin said it was a shame. Saw Ai was sitting on a fruit box now, looking furious, arms crossed. I peeled strips of wood off the box, thinking that if I peeled off long enough strips then maybe I could twist them into a rope like people used to do in the olden days.
The narrow road up the slope was covered in muddy footprints and tracks from bike wheels. The air smelled like car exhaust. We could hear the metallic shriek of the welding yard in the distance, mixed with the rap of a spoon against a metal window bar, both sounds cutting sharply across the dull roar of the traffic.
Her sister started swearing at us, using really filthy words about my mom and dad. My arms were breaking out in little bumps from mosquito bites.
It was quite a lot to take. But neither of us could understand why a person would suddenly become so greedy.
They had attached an extension cable and moved the fridge into the woodshed on the other side of the house. Saw Ai locked the door bolt in place and jumped down the front steps with the key chain dangling from her hand, shaking it in a rhythm, like one of the bells that count the beat in folk dances.
Rays of sun broke through the clouds, landing in a bright halo on her hair. Her skin was dark and shiny with sweat, like the skin of the boys at school who had to stand in the sun every day. She had successfully locked her sister inside the house; the grownups were out, so she had to deal with the fat-pig ox-woman all by herself. Saw Ai went into the woodshed and took a bottle of water out of the fridge. She drank a big gulp, then passed it to me.
We worked together to stack up wooden crates, pushing them over toward the window, which we opened to let the breeze in. The traffic on the expressway provided fuzzy ambient noise. Light bored in through cracks in the wood and the holes left by nails, making a kind of starry stage backdrop. An old calendar was pasted onto the zinc wall opposite, the bodies of the featured female celebrities distorted by ripples in the sheeting.
Saw Ai did a sexy catwalk across the fruit crates; my job was to raise the curtain. Stand out from the crowd, create a new you. Pair this tasseled shawl in coffee-colored wool with a long linen slit skirt for a romantic, bohemian look.
Saw Ai narrowed her eyes and sashayed across the stage. When she waved, her spread fingers looked ready to shoot beams of light, and I clapped loudly. It was amazing. The messy junk transformed into our rapt audience. I picked up a newspaper and folded it into pleats, then started to play it like an accordion.
Each time the curtain went back, we skipped to a different season, or jetted across the Atlantic Ocean to stroll the streets of New York. Saw Ai was in heaven. She said she was definitely going to be a model.
She started to dance. We were both wearing vest tops and jean shorts. Saw Ai shook her long, shapely legs, showing me how I ought to dance on Saturday nights, and I laughed until I could hardly breathe. She spun around and around. What could they have said? No boys appeared, but the goldfish man did. The gross goldfish man came and ruined our fun. He stood behind the woodshed window watching us, laughing so hard it looked like his eyes were really going to pop out of his head.
He scared us. I felt like I was seeing a ghost. We started to scream. I called him a pervert, and Saw Ai was so high-pitched she could have shaken the roof off. He dodged the water bottle I threw at him. When he turned back to face us, he seemed really angry. This is no good at all. I need to have words with your dad, leaving two girls at home by themselves is incredibly risky.
This is not a safe place. What were we supposed to do? He had a big hard-backed folder under his arm and when we ran out of the shed we knocked it to the ground. The papers inside scattered like leaves. He chased around behind us but it was no use, the wind blew them away. Still, after a couple more steps he caught up with me.
I kicked him as hard as I could. Let me in to have a little chat with your big sister. There have been so many victims, many many many, you need to stick together, stand up, have the courage to speak out. He talked faster and faster and his eyes were all red, as if his puffy goldfish eye sockets were going to spurt tears at any moment. Maybe his sadness was real, but I was so scared I was screaming for my life.
Maybe he just wanted to listen to us scream. In one, a policeman was pulling a totally naked woman out of a freezer. Each picture was like a comic strip, showing us crime scenes in different settings, from different angles.
The back of the door and all the walls were splattered with blood, and a group of policemen was there investigating. Did he just want to be our friend? Or was he some weirdo who wanted to scare us? We got down on our knees and tried to collect all the photos instead.
The wind was strong that day and blew the photos so far that we had to go down into the bushes at the bottom of the slope to find them. In this fictional story from poet M.
Navin, an antiques dealer faces a personal and professional dilemma when presented with a lost recording by real-life pop singer and assassin Mona Fandey.
After scanning around him, the man pulled a cassette out of his green cloth bag. He put it back discreetly. I already had an RCA cassette on me, a total flop when they hit the market. Probably I also had a zero value Philips from I waved him away. Interested parties call ahead and figure out the specifics. But the man looked old, and I kept the window open out of respect, if nothing else. He wore a songkok—he must have come from Friday prayers. His stringy silver beard accentuated his narrow features.
But this cassette is more valuable. I invited him in. Is he still around? Perhaps death is nothing more than one more bit of news after a certain age.
It was very dusty, and rusted. He thought cleaning it would decrease its value, so it remained caked with earth. Some were rented out to exhibitions but never found their way back. It was tiring to explain myself. Who can I trade with, in a place like this, the Jerantut hinterland?
In years past, my father had foreign tourists as customers, those that came to Taman Negara. After he passed away, they stopped coming. The house is up for sale, too. He bought the land on this hill to build a house for that very reason. The doors of this house were always open then, as if it were a gallery. It brought in a nice breeze. Besides, I have another job. He was turning over an antique iron in his hands when I brought him his water. He frowned at the answer. I started to get annoyed with my agents, but once again kept my thoughts to myself.
Though they look like roses. The Chinese will pay far more for the peonies. I was really losing my patience now. Dad would spout the same nonsense, had for thirty-five years. In interviews on television, in newspapers. With a big smile. Keep them, he said, till their time. The added value of time was a tenet of the business.
The man stared at me with an odd look. He was a good businessman after all. I checked my watch—it was nearing three. Driving out and back in the dark jungle was dangerous.
And apparently there were elephants about. The architect who built Kuala Kangsar's palace without nails. Built this with the leftover wood. He was a genius. Cornered, I joined him on a metal chair nearby. Up close, his eyes had a milky glaze. Probably cataracts. I was a boy then. She cut the corpse into eighteen pieces and buried them around her house, yes? It gives me the creeps to think of the way she smiled on the way to court. Every time. It was the same smile as the day she was arrested.
She beheaded Mazlan with a single swing of the ax. And before she did that, she asked him to lie down on the floor and imagine himself being showered with gold. Apparently she was plucking flowers from her garden just before the murder. Our offices only had SLRs. Actually I prefer selling old tech. Most profitable these days. The ax, the long parangs, the sharp knives. This was no rush job.
Mona and her husband had really seen to the details. The right and left hand had been chopped off at the exact same point. The right to three pieces, the left to two. Same with the legs. The head had been split open.
I captured them all, one by one. I then got permission to take photos of her bomoh sorcery wares. A police officer came in with me. The house was really big.
I took as many as possible. That was when. He was working up a sweat. I switched on the fan and went to open the door. Everything in the room screamed that she was a singer. He looked quite different without it.
The top of his balding head was smooth, with some dark spots. He was still sweating. I offered him some water again. In those brief moments, I searched the whole room. Given that the police were going to investigate, I tied a piece of cloth to my hand, to cover my prints. I saw a pretty glass box. Hard to open without leaving prints. Inside, there was a smaller wooden box. I put that in my pocket and returned downstairs. And these were massive headlines.
Nobody questioned anything. I decided on the headline images. I began to run the numbers in my head. Such a thing could fetch a good price on the black market.
It would be as easy as a wire transfer. I hid my greed and let him speak. But you know, the man arrested with her, Affendi, was her third husband. There were special rates for things that came with letters. Sometimes handwriting can quadruple rates. She says she wrote the lyrics herself and had sung the songs with genuine feeling. She also wrote that she would die soon, and that she wanted the songs released as an album after her death, in case there were still fans out there.
I lived with work colleagues at the time. I was afraid my secret would be found out if I played it. I was afraid of arrest. Her songs were always on the radio. The public knew her voice. Plus, I was just too scared to listen. I watched Ismail with renewed keenness.
Inventing stories to jack up the price—a common trick. I hid the cassette in a cupboard. I only kept the letter in my shirt pocket. I read it and reread it. It was always with me. Can I see it? The letter robbed me of my peace. So over time, it tore, with a hole in the middle. One day, overcome with anxiety, I burned it.
Yes, now the letter is in me. I read them, but none of them stuck with me. Perhaps she had studied calligraphy. The missive had roman letters written in an Arabic form on an unlined sheet. Surrounded by musical notes. The words were separated, as if torn apart. But seeing that many Malays like Hindustani music, I thought it might be the case with her.
I researched that raga just so I could perhaps understand the letter more. Get it out of my system that way. But no, too late, memorizing the letter through the raga only made it a part of me. I rued the loss of a few thousand ringgit. She was quite the bomoh—perhaps this was her revenge. I kept reciting the letter to myself. It went from poem to song in me, always resonating from within.
I thought it might spill over to others when I spoke to them, and began avoiding people. I eventually quit and began farming in my old village. After her hanging inI totally lost it. I felt her soul was waiting for the cassette. How do you intend to prove these are her songs? He stayed silent. His eyes were red. I have no other reason to come and tell you such crazy things about myself.
My daughter is getting married. My son-in-law is a high-ranking police official—the wedding needs to be grand. And then, maybe, I could also have some peace. And if it is really Mona on there. But I have no idea how to do these things. I spent a couple of nights here, interviewing him. You were still a boy then.
Your father was interested in music. I calculated again. Past that, we were talking millions. The Malay music industry would snap it up. The competition would drive the price higher.
People made up all sorts of things for a payout these days. His breathing quickened, he was clearly enraged. Nothing I could do about that though. I took out the Saloma LP that he liked. As he frowned, I pointed to the middle of the disc. But the information in the middle here is typed, not handwritten. The previous editions of this LP had handwritten details in the middle—they are now worth more than five thousand. Tears began to form at edge of Ismail's eyes.
We need to check if there have been other recordings or copies of this. The selling price can only be determined after a thorough vetting process. First, removing evidence from a crime scene. And a cassette, at that. The letter could have revealed further suspects. I glanced at my watch and feigned surprise. Ismail sat very still, eyes downcast. I could see his hand trembling slightly, nerves maybe.
The sight of him that way gave me great joy. Significant profits awaited. I can tell stories too. More logical ones that increase value. During her heyday, whenever Mona smiled, the public became frightened and curious. A smile free of regret. Derived from "klep", see above. Monochrome - A corporate executive.
Derived from the prevalence of black and white in corporate fashion styles such as Neo-Militarism, primarilyas opposed to the more colorful streetwear.
Far more charged and derisive than "monochrome". Pineapple Faces Big Day - Revenge - Pineapple Face (Cassette) - Junk, garbage, crap, detritus. Calling someone a "scopmuncher" is exactly as insulting as you think.
Also the label for a synthetic protein supplement, standing for Single Cell Organic Protein, and considered to be poverty-level food of last resort. Most Rippers also act as trauma surgeons and primary care physicians for those who, for various reasons, don't want to seek aid from a corp-owned medical facility.
Funny Background Event : Johnny tends to hang in the background in most main plot and more important sidequest missions. Only V can see him, so he can pretty much do whatever he'd want without anyone else noticing him. In "Life During Wartime", he paces around the hotel room V and Hellman are talking, lying down on one of the beds and walking over another one.
In "Gimme Danger", he will appear lounging on a railing, and will drop down the building V and Takemura are on when he gets frustrated with Takemura's loyalty to Saburo. Futuristic Jet Injector : Gun-like jet injectors appear to be ubiquitous in the Night City, particularly with ripperdocs like Viktor, who uses one early in the game to sedate V's right arm while he grafts a ballistic augmentation onto their palm.
Gaia's Lament : Much like in the original source material, the planet is in rough shape, especially around Night City. Desertification is common, the rain is more acidic than not, and pretty much every natural body of water in and around Night City is some form of biohazardous. On the fauna side, animals are almost unheard of, due to the environmental devastation and several wildlife-borne diseases that started several human pandemics as well, and resulted in deliberate exterminations that essentially wiped out the few animals that managed to survive the pollution and diseases.
The worst part? No one cares. When an environmentalist tries to explain the horrific side effects that have been caused by killing off all birds, the talk show host brings out a woman who lost her children to Bird Flu and makes the environmentalist confront her. Game-Breaking Bug : It came to light that there's a hard cap of eight megabytes for a save file. Hitting this limit can and will cause your save data to become corrupted and irrecoverable. This is caused mostly by hoarding items, as the game has to note how many items you have and each item's individual stats, which adds up fairly quickly.
The issue was fixed in one of the first post-release updates, but the fix wasn't retroactive, so those players who had already lost their save data at this point were still out of luck. Gameplay and Story Segregation : One side mission has a Fixer send V after someone after they went out of control and killed all the guards and the driver during what was supposed to be a hijacking, claiming it drew too much attention and ire.
And a lot of the time they just ignore it. At no point can V point out they're a One-Man Army that might have already killed everyone there on their own, including the old owner, the last time they went and that they don't need any help.
Just like any open world RPG the player is free to make V run around killing innocent people and cops during free roam. Outside of getting the attention of cops for however briefly they bother to attack you there's never any lasting consequences for this and none of V's friends and acquaintances ever mention them going on a killing spree. Missions that require you to remove your weapons always ignore all models of V's potentially cyber-weaponized forearms or a cyberdeck full of hostile quickhacks and act as if they're disarmed once they toss their weapons.
Particularly noticeable in Konpeki Plaza where, with enough grinding, the player can purchase said cyberware but when put through a weapons scan comes up clean. It's especially egregious when you remember that in the Cyberpunk lore, combat cybernetics are actually more dangerous than guns themselves, and even someone with just a single cyber-weapon can stil mow down swaths of gun-toting citizens before being brought down.
If you go for the Temperance ending with the Aldecaldos' help, the game gets confused and treats Rogue as both alive and dead at the same time - Johnny-in-V's-body goes to the cemetery to mourn Rogue's death, only to get a call from her during the credits in which she verbally rips into him for what he allowed to happen.
It's possible that this ending was originally restricted to Johnny's version of the final mission before it was made available as an option for all choices except The Devil.
In gameplay V can heal from Pineapple Faces Big Day - Revenge - Pineapple Face (Cassette) wounds, explosions and melee attacks by inhaling a Maxdoc or injecting a Bounceback, which are in plentiful supply all around the city. In the story wounds are portrayed far more realistically. Jackie bleeds out after the failed heist with V desperately yelling at Delamain to take him to a ripperdoc rather than just injecting Jackie with either of the two drugs.
Attacking gangs never leads to any long lasting consequences. While every other gang member in the area will be hostile the faction as a whole never seems to hold a grudge against the lone merc who kills dozens if not hundreds of them in NCPD missions or free roam.
During the scene where V gets his or her first implants besides the Militech cyberdeck that he or she starts the game withV may comment on the Kiroshi optics, gushing over how they are "top shelf tech". In gameplay terms, however, these are the most rudimentary optical implants the player can receive, and they can be traded in for a superior version at almost any ripperdoc in the city. Whether they're further upgraded or not, the supposed quality of V's optics is never brought up again by anyone.
It gets even weirder when you realize that Kiroshi is the only optics manufacturer whose products V can purchase; there's literally no in-game competition.
The game has a huge problem with keeping Johnny's and V's relationship consistent between the main story and sidequests. It's all too common to get into massive bitching contests with Johnny during a main quest, only to turn into instant best buddies in the next sidequest because quest dialogue doesn't change regardless of where in the overarching narrative you choose to do the side content.
Even if you choose for V to kill themself, Johnny just accepts it after a moment of anger. Even if you chose Arasaka and never said a bad thing about the company and only vocally disagreed with Johnny at every choice at that point, he acts like you're betraying yourself even if you really are the V you started as. Various characters and news casts point out how toxic the water in and around Night City is, but no matter how long V swims or even dives in lakes, river or the Pacific, they never suffer any ill effects.
Gangbangers : The "Gangs of Night City" featurette showcases several of the gangs, including the ones revealed earlier: the MaelstromVoodoo Boyzthe Animals and the Moxes. Gang of Hats : The gangs are visually, ideologically and criminally distinct: The Animals are roided-up bodybuilders used as muscle for hire. The Sixth Street are gun-toting Eaglelanders clad in military gear who started as a Vigilante Militia before falling into crime themselves.
The Tyger Claws are Yakuza who behave more like Japanese Delinquents favoring melee weapons dabbling in prostitution and rackets. The Maelstromers are augmented to the point of being grotesque and take their names out of the Norse Mythology, fittingly dealing in illegal cyberware and assorted activities. The Valentinos are stereotypical Central and South American gangsters with added gold-plated cybernetics. The Scavengers' rank-and-file behave like gopniki Russian hoodlums while their higher-ups take more from The Mafiya.
The Wraiths are a gang comprised of Raffen Shiv; Nomads exiled from their clans for heinous acts. They have a Desert Punk style to them. Gas Mask Mooks : Trauma Team personnel always have masks on to ensure they won't be afflicted with any potential airborne poisons, pathogens or illnesses while treating incapacitated patients.
You can also hook up with joytoys regardless of yours and theirs genders. Meredith Stout is available as a one-night stand for any V, which is completely missable if you don't speak to her correctly.
Gayngster : Same-sex romances and sexual encounters are available to the player for both male and female V, allowing you to play as a deadly hired gun operating in the Night City underworld who just happens to be gay or bi.
Gender Bender : In the Temperance ending Johnny takes over V's body, which leads to this if you're playing as a female V. Man, I Feel Like a Woman can be averted or played straight, as Johnny can tell his new sidekick in the ending that he won't be a woman much longer, implying some corrective surgery is already lined up.
Gender Is No Object : Women, men, and people of other genders seem to be about equal in the grand scheme of things: There are female ripperdocs, edgerunners, policewomen and soldiers.
The most respected fixer in the city, Rogue, is a woman. Alt was a brilliant and well-known netrunner when she was alive, and Judy is considered one of the best braindance editors out there.
Female V can be everything a male V can be. Nobody has any objections when Saul appoints Panam as the second Pineapple Faces Big Day - Revenge - Pineapple Face (Cassette) to the Aldecaldos, nor do they have any issues if she starts leading them by herself after his death in "The Star" ending. Even a company very heavily tied to traditions like Arasaka has no problems with Hanako taking over after her father's death in "The Devil" ending.
Amusingly, even all the gangs have male and female members and seem to allow everyone to rise in the ranks on the same terms and allows women to become leaders Suzy Q is the leader of the Moxes, Ofelia can become a leader of Maelstrom, The Voodoo Boyz are led by Mama Brigitte and Tyger Claws and Animals have high-ranking female members. That being said, women especially sex workers do tend to be victims of various forms of sexual assault by a wide margin; the Mox were explicitly formed by sex workers who felt it was safer look out for one-another.
Ghost Town : Rocky Ridge is a direct example: planned development of suburban area that was swiftly abandoned when construction was deemed no longer economically viable. Other, smaller examples can be found around the Night City Badlands. Dialogue with Panam while en route to Rocky Ridge mentions that there are thousands such abandoned settlements dotted across North America.
Pacifica is a former luxury oceanside resort that was left abandoned in the wake of the Unification War. Now part of its luxury hotels are filled with gangs and homeless squatters while a significant portion is walled off and known as the "Combat Zone". Gilligan Cut : In the E3 gameplay, V denies Jackie's prediction that they will spend everything on a three-day bender. In the next cut, they are shown waking up Another one happens in "The Gig" trailer: after T-Bug says "Preferably no bodies, not one", Jackie and V are shown going guns blazing through a bar.
Glowing Mechanical Eyes : A shorthand for the characters using the Net is their eyes glowing blue. Other colors are possible, like the Afterlife's bouncer's eyes glowing orange when he contacts Dex DeShawn over the local subnet.
Golden Ending : Averted. Despite the game having multiple endings, none of them can be considered purely "good" without any drawbacks. V will always either die, or will have six months to live, with unclear probability of finding the cure. What most players would consider the best ending would be "The Star", with Judy or Panam romanced and all the other character sidequests finished.
There's also the "Temperance" ending, where Johnny takes over V's body with their consent, but even that ending is very melancholic and bittersweet. The Valentinos' visual style revolves entirely around gold. Their guns, their cyberware, their jewelry, even their cars are gold-plated all over. Some high-ranking Valentinos have more gold on their body than any other color. Gone Horribly Right : Richard Night envisioned Night City as an enviroment of a new age of enlightened capitalismcompletely planned, self-sufficient, safe from crime and multicultural.
He didn't take into account that "new age capitalism" turned out to be anything but enlightened, making Night City ugly, poorly planned, and torn apart by crime. At least it is multicultural Good Prosthetic, Evil Prosthetic : the Maelstrom favor red, black and silver cybernetics with an inhuman look including glowing Extra EyesV prefers flesh-colored cybernetic arms and discreet optic implants with subtle, scar-like wiring on the face. One advertisement around the city shows some BDSM imagery with the slogan "Zeig dich" - "show yourself".
Grenade Spam : Enemies that carry grenades have an infinite supply of them, so either take them out quickly or prepare for having assorted explosives chucked your way every couple of seconds. On the other hand, with grenades being cheap to craft and able to stunlock just about everything including bosses, this is an easy way to beat almost any Boss Battle with a minimum of fuss.
Groin Attack : Skippy is a smart pistol that can be tuned to Puppy-Loving Pacifist mode, where he only shoots people in the groin. This Crosses the Line Twice when he sometimes shoots prematurely and apologizes for it. One early-game side mission is about an unfortunate dude who's suffering a constant and very painful version thanks to his defective Mr. Stud penis implant. Black Comedy at its finest. Guide Dang It! During the quest where Takemura kidnaps Hanako to talk to her about her brother's betrayal and murder of her father, he takes her to a hotel that gets raided by Arasaka soldiers and the floor collapses under you.
V says that they need to save Takemura, but Johnny says that it's too late and that V needs to get out of there. There's a secret objective where you CAN go back to save Takemura, but the game in a rare instance doesn't give you ANY hints about this. You just have to go looking for a way back through purely your own volition or by accident.
There are certain strands of sidequests that, when completed, will unlock additional endings. Unlocking the secret ending requires not only completing a certain sidequest, but selecting a very specific set of dialogue options throughout it. There is absolutely nothing in the game to indicate any of this. There is a very powerful Epic Iconic Smart Pistol with an AI attached, Skippy, that is picked up in an alley on one of the locally triggered sidequests. In Stone Cold Killer mode, his Smart tracking aims at the head, making him one of the most powerful pistols in the entire game, and in Puppy Loving Pacifist mode, his smart tracking aims at the legs, making him one of the worst Iconic weapons in the game.
Any normal player would obviously pick the far superior headshot mode at the start. The catch? One of Judy's missions involves a sleazy scumbag of a ripperdoc called Fingers. You get multiple very tempting opportunities to beat him up during his interrogation, but doing so even once prevents you from using his services later on, and he sells several unique implants and cyberware upgrades you can't find anywhere else.
Almost all cyberware including the legendary variants can be found in the world for free, saving you a lot of cash and SC grinding, but the chances of tracking them down without a guide are remote.
And then Update 1. The trademark perk of Power weapons is their ability to ricochet their projectiles off of any solid surface. One of the two starter implants you get from Viktor is a Ballistic Pineapple Faces Big Day - Revenge - Pineapple Face (Cassette) in V's palm that allegedly allows you to see the ricochet trajectory.
Nowhere is it mentioned that you also need a specific eye upgrade to actually enable this feature. The relative obscurity of the cyberware upgrade menu while trading with ripperdocs means that many players don't realize these upgrades even exist, extending the problem to almost all cyberware in some way. The player can go through the entire game without meeting Kerry and River, two out of four romance options with their own arcs and sidequests.
River's sidequest gets added to your questlog automatically after a certain point in the main story, but you have no obligation to actually fulfill it. Kerry's questline is even more hidden, because it requires completing almost the entirety of Johnny's questchain, with no indication that it will unlock Kerry.
Kerry's questline also comes very late in the game, at the tail end of act two, right before the ending.
After discovering them, romancing them is fairly simple doing their questline and choosing a few dialogue optionsbut many players missed them entirely.
Unlocking "The Star" ending, widely considered the best one by the fans, requires completing Panam's entire questline. This is the only other ending that has to be unlocked that drastically changes the game's epilogue since " Don't Fear The Reaper"'s one is a slightly modified "The Sun" epilogue, to the point where the two are often lumped together and simply called "Path of Glory".
While Panam is an important character to the plot and one of the romance options, the player will likely do many sidequests for tons of different characters, with no indication that this specific questline will unlock something so significant. It's also worth noting that the three other love interests don't unlock any other ending's, it's just Panam. The game contains several legendary outfit sets, each following a specific theme like cop, media or fixer.
Not only is this mentioned absolutely nowhere, most of the outfit pieces are also fiendishly well-hidden in places few players would ever look. If you complete the sidequest before your stats are high enough to open the door, you have no reason to ever go back there again and will never know there was a legendary item on the other side.
Worse, some of these items are found during main missions in locations that are impossible to revisit after the mission concludes. Gun Fu : The actual name of an achievement you get for quickly killing three enemies with a handgun at close range note specifically, within 3. The devs all but confirmed that the whole thing is yet another tribute to Keanu Reevesparticularly John Wick.
Guns Akimbo : The weapon of choice for Jackie Welles. V can eventually obtain Jackie's guns, both of them, but can only use one at a time, which makes them the only iconic gun you can wield and display on V's Wall of Weapons simultaneously. Guns Do Not Work That Way : Real Life revolvers, barring some very rare exceptions, are generally incapable of mounting a suppressor due to their lack of sealing between the cylinder and the barrel making it useless anyway.
CP not only ignores this completely, it turns revolvers into the best stealth guns in the game thanks to a combination of massive single-shot damage and often enormous headshot damage multipliers enabling easy One-Hit Kills on all but the most elite enemies. However, this can be explained by suggesting that in all revolvers have some kind of gas seal, Nagant-style or otherwise.
Ajax assault rifle supposed to have 5. Said magazine is very long with noticeable curve, similar to Real Life round 7. On the same note, Johnny's Malorian pistol is stated to have enormous 14mm caliber. It's magazine placement makes sense, but its size way to small to hold 10 rounds of such dimensions.
Hacker Cave : The Voodoo Boyz' base of operations, full of computers, screens and, of course, hackers. Hacking Minigame : Breach Protocol is a gameplay feature that plays an important role in the quickhacking mechanic; so much so that one of the two Intelligence skill trees is entirely devoted to it.
Benefits range from crippling enemies in a variety of ways as soon as combat breaks out, to drawing large sums of money from the countless access points around Night City. The minigame itself consists of a square matrix of double-digit code snippets on the left side of the screen and a randomly generated list of code sequences on the right side that correspond to whatever daemons you have available for upload into the target network.
The input sequence always starts from the topmost line and must alternate between lines and columns after each code snippet. How many daemons you can upload is limited by time, but primarily by your cyberdeck's buffer size, which provides one of the main incentives for buying better cyberdecks. The random sequences are usually generated in a way that allows you to chain them together for maximum efficiency, and figuring out how best to accomplish this is key to mastering the minigame.
Thankfully, Save Scumming is a viable option in all but a handful of situations. Hand Cannon : There are quite a few massive handguns in circulation in Night City, but the most impressive examples are the Burya and the Liberty, respectively a bulky tech revolver of Soviet origin and a power near-exact copy of the Automag V that fires slowly but with tremendous power.
Honorable mention goes to Johnny's Malorian Arms pistol that, while not looking particularly huge, is chambered in a custom 14mm caliber, meaning it has a larger bore than a. It's closest real life equivalent would be Pfeifer Zeliska revolver, chambered in. Hard Truth Aesop : A single person or a small group can't reform a corrupt system that spans the entire globe, because they simply lack the means and power to do so, and even if they'll put a dent in it, it will be patched up sooner rather than later.
Some people are their own worst enemy. While the system or an outside agent might make a tempting target for blame, the fact is that sometimes the only one who is to blame for your bad situation is you and your poor choices. While they are arguing over it, a silent alarm goes off and the police catch both of them red-handed.
They are later released by a sympathetic officer and decide not to hold a grudge against each other. Heroic BSoD : V gets two over the course of the game. The first is at the very beginning of Act 2, when they learn that they will eventually die by having their personality overwritten by Silverhand's and that Vik, one of the best ripperdocs in town, can't do anything to save them. The second is at the very end of the game, when V learns that after all their troubles, all they did to still find a way to save themselves, their brain has already suffered too much damage and that, even after being separated from Silverhand, they only have months at most to live.
This is actually foreshadowed somewhat at the end of the tarot-collecting quest "Fool on the Hill," but with significantly less angst; V doesn't know this for sure yet. Hired Guns : Night City has an entire class of deniable mercenaries, so-called "edgerunners", who do dirty jobs for whoever pays enough. V and their companions make their living this way, and while brute force isn't necessarily on the agenda, design or circumstance often conspire to turn any job into a shootout.
Hollywood Hacking : Comes with the setting. With Netrunner skills, you can use hacking not only to break into computers, but also to hijack your enemies' cybernetics and force them to perform Psychic-Assisted Suicideas demonstrated in the Gameplay Deep Dive.
The same video has Sasquatch, the leader of the Animals gang, grab V, plug a cable into her and upload a virus, causing Interface Screw.
Hollywood Silencer : The detachable suppressors V can mount on many Power weapons play the trope completely straight. The only one that at least skirts the edge of realism is the one that's part of Panam's iconic Overwatch sniper rifle. Unlike the normal ones, this suppressor merely reduces the report instead of making it inaudible, so unless you're several dozen meters away from any witnesses, the shot will be heard.
Homing Projectile : The "Smart" weapons can lock onto opponents, allowing you to hit them with minimum aim. They are essentially gyrojet weapons, with projectiles guided wirelessly by the smart gun's targeting computer which interfaces with the shooter through a piece of hand-mounted cyberware built for smart gun interfaces. Hover Tank : The Basilisk armoured transport you can help the Aldecaldo nomad clan steal is one of these - a floating hexagonal lump of metal with a 25mm autocannon turret on top.
This makes it useful for passing over rough terrain and Militech minefields, which is one reason the Aldecaldos who make a great deal of their money from border smuggling want it so badly. The other reason is that it's a Normal Fish in a Tiny Pondwhere the tiny fish it's up against are Raffen Shiv marauders and their ramshackle Desert Punk vehicles. Hyperactive Metabolism : The easiest and cheapest way to heal V is to have them eat any of the food items one can find absolutely everywhere.
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