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Author: fleinn
Posted: October 04, 2010 (03:53 AM)
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What a nice review. I'm kind of wondering if not mentioning William Gibson's book at all was a hint about how much of the book is in the game, or if the game just doesn't have a story-line. That it only is "mercenary", like other similar rpgs, like you write..

But a good review.


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Author: aschultz
Posted: October 04, 2010 (08:00 AM)
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Thanks very much for the feedback! I would have liked to add a line about the book. Basically, the worst part of the game for me was that it inspired me to read the book, which I completely did not understand and which I couldn't particularly relate to the game. I didn't have the patience.

With wikipedia etc., maybe I should give it another shot. I mean, it'd be dumb to expect a perfect correspondence, but the 'net has cleared up other books I was somewhat confused about (see: Douglas Adams's Mostly Harmless.)


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Author: fleinn
Posted: October 04, 2010 (12:04 PM)
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:D Neuromancer could probably be called the beginning of cyberspace on it's own. The Flatline, the computer deck, information overload, all of that turned up in Neuromancer, in a direct way that Asimov didn't - I think - imagine. If you enjoyed the Matrix for at least a few things other than the action-scenes, or think Ghost in the Shell asks a few good questions - you really owe it to yourself to read Neuromancer. ..not a very long book either. You'll read it in a day.. and a few hours into the night :)

..sorry, off topic. I think I'm missing one sentence or something about why you're out there.. is it mentioned in the game..?


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Author: aschultz
Posted: October 04, 2010 (12:59 PM)
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Well, it's a sort of soldier of fortune story. I think I [sh/c]ould have been more explicit about it. There's no "You must save the internet" mandate. Just a general feeling of being watched by Lawbots and knowing passwords to start.


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: October 14, 2010 (01:12 AM)
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You did a great job of making this game sound interesting and gritty. I feel like I have to find a way to play this one. Great review, Mr. Schultz!


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