VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action is a strange game. It’s difficult to describe exactly what it is but the best way to sum it up is as a bartender simulator set within a strange and dynamic cyberpunk city.
The game was made by Sukeban Games and it puts players in the role of sullen bartender working at liquid-selling junction known as Valhalla, a tore-up little place set beside the wired, rundown buildings of Glitch City.
The Steam store page describes this unique little gem in an interesting way, stating…
“VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action is a booze em’ up about waifus, technology, and post-dystopia life.
“In this world, corporations reign supreme, all human life is infected with nanomachines designed to oppress them, and the terrifying White Knights ensure that everyone obeys the laws.”
If I didn’t know any better I would assume that the developers are taking a dig at the socially oppressive stigmas draped over our everyday lives in online media from the politically correct leftist regressives.
Anyway, VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action is designed to imitate the old Japanese computer games from late 1980s and early 1990s.
The gameplay is a mix of character building through player choice, customization, and listening to the whims and worries of the citizens of Glitch City. You can see what the gameplay is like with the launch trailer below.
The game is rife with multiple choices, so much so that there’s actually a branching storyline that alters and changes based on the decisions that you make.
Who knew that pouring drinks and serving up anti-depressant tonics could be so action-packed?
The general user reviews for this lo-fi adventure game are all positive. The overall user rating is “Very Positive”.
Gamers like the graphics, the story, the characterizations and the off-beat gameplay mechanics. If you really want something that doesn’t take itself too seriously and strays well off the beaten path, feel free to grab a copy of VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action from the Steam store for $14.99. For more information on this indie outing you can visit the official website.
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