Thanks for upgrading my brain! I have never been much into cyberpunk myself, but likes the visual feast of Tetsuo and similar. I had never considered this, but the body horror in Japanese cyberpunk fits into the man/machine theme of 'general' cyberpunk.
has anyone played this: http://www.cabrerabrothers.com
I have played it a bit. I wanted to read an electronic note ... so I tried:
> TURN ON NOTE
> TURN ON ELECTRONIC NOTE
please be more specific
> TURN ON THE ELECTRONIC NOTE
Finally I ended up looking it up in the manual. It appear that I should have written:
> TURN NOTE ON
... So the game suffers from a really pedantic engine which caused me to ragequit. I think they underestimated the works required to build a text parser from scratch. Also, some elements only makes sense if you read some .pdf that followed with the game. This is done on purpose, to make the extra stuff supplied and the game itself suplement each other.
This is a shame, because the visuals and the always-on-top location description is really an improvement of the genre. But this game is solely for hardcore text adventure fans.
heh, ive been thinking about trying it out some day. Maybe when/if it eventually ends up in gog...
Onpnp games, you also had Mekton Z that was overlapping between mechas, japanese anime and more traditional sci-fi.
I'd say that Gunnm (Battle Angel Alita I think, in english) would also qualify for cyberpunk. Too bad the anime is crappy...
Alita and the Last Order are very good series in my opinion. But.
High on cyber - low on punk. Gets close, but not close enough for "purist" like me ;)
Alita is pretty superhero sort of character and the cyberpunkish dystopia isnt really there. Well, its sort of there, but it doesnt really play such big part in the overall series. The focus is strictly on Alita.
"Original" cyberpunk (genre) shared alot with noir. Thats also something you dont really see these days.
Dreamweb did that part exceptionally well. We have Bloodnet here on gog, which i assume has lots of cyberpunk in it, but havent yet had the time to try it out nor have i watched gameplay.