I wanted to love this game so badly! Everything about it screamed “awesome”, that is, until I actually bought and played it. I don’t mind that it’s a text game in the year 2012. I don’t mind that it’s extremely derivative of other cyberpunk works. Hell, I don’t even mind the extremely demanding parser that spits out “syntax error” right and left. What really destroys this game for me is the complete butchery of the English language! There is not a single page of text that isn’t completely littered with misspellings, grammatical errors and downright poor word choices. The ironic part is that 90% of the time I know what they are trying to say or what they meant, which is all the more insulting, because it means they put so much work and effort into creating this immersive experience, only to get lazy or cheap with the translation. I CANNOT ENJOY THIS! I want to become immersed in this world, but I can’t, because I’m constantly tripping over the language every other second! Language is supposed to be this game’s strongest asset, but instead it becomes a crippling liability.
Time Played: 10-20 hours
Difficulty: Just Right