Cutter wrote on Jun 11, 2018, 11:35:
Well that's not good. It doesn't have to have Bladerunner's glacial pacing but I don't want anything near as spasmodic and shallow as a Tarantino flick. I'm not heavy into the genre and only really read stuff by Gibson and Stephenson so I don't know really know how Pondsmith comes down on all of it. I do think that we all have our own ideas about what Cyberpunk is however. I fully admit I see a more dark, neogothic, neon world where it's shiny on the surface and seemy underneath. And where those two worlds intersect is where your character should be with one foot in each. Shadowrun-ish in other words.
It's good in the sense if you understand that CD Red is interesting in adapting well known creations as perfectly as they can, they are obsessed with that. We all know that this game is based on a PnP by Pondsmith by now, and they are obsessed with bringing that to life in the same way the Witcher games are almost an exact recreation of the Witcher novels in a video game format to the point where the characters in the game are nearly exactly as they are described from the novels.
That's why 2077 is not pure Blade Runner, it is based on the Punk 2020 setting, which was not described as purely bleak and instead borrows from multiple settings. CD Red also said they are borrowing ideas from all of these: William Gibson, Blade Runner, Deus Ex 1 (they mention the first specifically) and System Shock 1&2, and Ghost in The Shell, plus mainly Cyberpunk 2020 PnP. Basically a melting pot of all retro-future fiction up to this point.