Two weeks ago we asked you to share with us your favourite CyberPunk dish. The response was excellent, and there were some succulently lengthy posts. Here are 5 hand-picked ingredients:
Case: Deus Ex.
“Deus Ex rewards you for solving missions and exploration, not for killing your enemies. That’s why this “do whatever you want” approach works so well.”
Rewarding exploration and passive approach to mission solving – I couldn’t agree more. Rewarding you for killing a bunch of punks is still cool, right?
Edd Potts: ‘the relatively unknown Tom Clancy’s Ruthless.com.’
“In the game you’re the head of a corporation trying to compete with other corporations, whether by outselling them or doing more entertaining things such as hacking their servers, firebombing their offices or kidnapping their CEO.”
Evil Corporations play a huge part of any good CyberPunk worlds and Ruthless.com managed to approach it from a different point of view – Good pick.
Hangmans Tree: Black Light Revolution.
“I’m in love with the design. Its only an online shooter, but it’s the cyberpunk flavor I get high on. It has the essence, the flow, high and low, its razor sharp with fast paced action. You can plan and use different tactics.”
Black Light is a straight up shooter, even more so than say Dystopia (discussed last month) but it’s a fast paced Cyberpunk themed game that should not be ignored, especially since it’s free.
Master_Drow: E.Y.E Divine Cybermancy.
“Had a great atmosphere and allowed multiple ways to complete any objective. Plus you could buy new cyberware and weapons, get drones.
YES! I was hoping somebody would mention this game. Now I know it has magic, and like you Master_Drow we do not advocate magic in 2077 as it would make no sense, but this game definitely had some excellent CyberWare augmentations as well as, as you mentioned, a great atmosphere.
Piotr Skorok: Beneath a Steel sky
“One of best cyberpunk stories ever told. And that is an important thing, if you want to create good cRPG…”
Excellent point. We talk about gameplay, weapons and style but people often forget to mention an immersive story that takes you by the nuts and shows you the real, gritty Cyberpunk universe. By the way, Beneath a Steel Sky is available for free at GoG.com and I would highly recommend you guys check it out.
On a sidenote: If you enjoy it, let the nice people at Revolution Games in York know that you are looking forward to the sequel, I know I am.Tweet