Too sum it up easily... The title is resemblant to TombRaider but in a twisted future of an Ai driven society.
I'm not sure why so many cirtics have knocked this title as being, incomplete or not good enough. Perhaps, those few critics do not have the capacity to understand what the story is about. Not understanding the whole cyberpunk genere would really leave anyone aimless or confused.
If you are familiar with TV series, "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone complex" You would instantly love this title. It has that rich sense of future outlook of inetegrity of human and system.
You play as Nilin, a memory hunter that is patching her life and catastrophe together with data.
Based in a distant future where man and machine are seamlessly integrated with a credit/system, SENSEN. Sensen is the technology that every human is plugged in with, before they can even walk. Humanity often shifts into not understanding itself and memory holes are plauges of human intellect. Nilin is a memory hunter... Being the best she is able to rewrite entire segments of a person's mind and exploit it at her very will. Tied to conspiracies of corruption Nilin finds herself, lost and nearly mindwiped. It becomes, up to Nilin to patch everything together to see what has become of herself.
The surrealism of the game is amazing. I have not ever seen a game that had so much thought placed into the storyboard. The philosophy of cyberpunk, of soul and machine integration is all refined with a erry, twisted Sci-fi plot that is almost as good as some of the top horror titles out there.
The game world is very linear but well designed, there is something new around every corner.
Capcom has done a brilliant job bringing the world of Cyberpunk to life in this title. Some may not fully understand, the story... But if you like Ghost in the Shell -- A popular TV series... You would enjoy this game.
posted by JohnnyDark (SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA) Jun 7, 2013
Member since Oct 2010
I give it a 10 for its innovation, a 10 for its future world portrayal, a 10 for its graphics, a 10 for not being a guy with gun shooting people, I would have given the game a 10 if it had been and open world you could freely explore but I have to give it a 9 overall as the combo system is a bit confusing and distracting and the first memory altering experience could have been easier and quicker the first time around pun intended. As a former game artist and now a disabled gamer who looks for games that can take me out of my room and escape into other imaginary worlds I give this an A for effort, its part Bladerunner, Total Recall (old and new), Fifth Element and I, robot all rolled into one.