The First Five Old School Cyberpunk Minutes Of Dex

The only thing more appealing than blue hair is blue hair surrounding dingy metal neural implants. I love you, cyberpunk. Our mechanically-altered future doesn't get nearly as much play as I'd like. Despite the Shadowrun games, Deus Ex franchise and the actual licensed Cyberpunk game the Witcher folks are working on, I've yet to have my fill of smart guns and mirror shades.

Enter Dex, from the folks at Dreadlocks. This homage to the adventure platformers of the '90s ticks off important boxes right off the bat. Augmented reality hacking, blue hair and metal head bits? I'm in.

Yet still they try and sell me.

Discover the truth behind an enigmatic AI striving to reach the Singularity, a theoretical "event horizon" in which artificial intelligence will surpass human intelligence and all bets about the future will be off. How will you play your part in the story? Explore the futuristic city of Harbour Prime and meet its many inhabitants, answer the challenges the city has to offer, roam the neon-lit streets, and augment your character with skills and implants. Designed as a tribute to the classic RPGs from the '90s, updated for a modern audience, Dex invites you to become part of a living, breathing cyberpunk universe as you decide which ultimate path you will embrace.

It's a bit wonky here and there, but it's hard not to appreciate a game that understands that there is such a thing as too much porn.

The First Five Old School Cyberpunk Minutes Of Dex

"So much porn it's boring." Amen.


Comments

    So much porn it's boring? 'Too much porn'? Nonsense. No such thing. I mean... maybe if it's only the one performer... but variety is where it's at! You would think they would only get better in the future, not worse.

    Also, OK. This one goes on my wishlist imediately. Didn't even need the full five minutes. This is so going to be my jam.

    Designed as a tribute to the classic RPGs from the ’90s, updated for a modern audience...I've always wondered what exactly we're supposed to infer from a marketing spiel that says this. It's the equivalent of saying "Now with less salt", a vagary that sounds good to the consumer but may in fact mean very little changed.

      It means that it's low-fat and sugar-free.

    Good game, but the save system is broken (had to redo several areas because of this), wait for a few patches and should all be good

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