Last week, the Cyberpunk brand returned again in two areas. On the one hand, a new Edgerunners update arrived, on the other, the Edgerunners animated series. Both helped in the popularity of the game and it has now grown significantly in the number of players. At least on Steam and Xbox, from which we have graphs, we see big increases. It went from 10 to over on Steam 45 thousand current playerson Xbox from 5 thousand for 15 thousand.
And what is the series itself? Surprisingly high quality, actually mega high quality. At least if we look at rottentomatoes it has 100% in reviews and 98% from viewers. After all, it’s an anime from an experienced studio. The first season offers ten approximately 22-minute episodes that take viewers through Night City from a slightly different perspective than the game. However, they remain in the same environment and see the same locations, famous characters, events and themes.
I personally haven’t seen all the parts yet, but it’s an interesting walk through the city from the “street kid” point of view, where we follow the character of a poor boy studying in Arasaka Academy, that is, in a rich neighborhood among rich children. He goes to school without security, he is despised. Until now, he has been living it as it is, but when he and his mother get into a shootout, his life changes. The mother is injured, taken to the hospital, and he is left alone. We already see how the Trauma Team works, which only deals with bodies and leaves his mother alone. At the same time, since his mother has debts, he cannot get into the apartment, and the street becomes his new home.
However, he has friends, especially one Braindance-oriented ripperdoc. It is with him that he makes a fateful decision. He gets implanted with military cyberware that he found in his mother’s belongings (she traded them) and his journey begins. On the one hand, he gets fighting skills, on the other hand, he is immersed in something bigger.
As for the visuals, it’s pretty static anime style, personally I’d prefer it to be CGI, but anime has its fans in the target. It means a cartoon style, rather fixed images during interviews or even more action scenes, but artistically it is very well managed.
Overall, the series is a very good addition to the Cyberpunk brand and nicely approximates the environment and social system of this corporate-dominated future. The anime style will not be for everyone, but fans of the brand may still be interested
Source: Sector.sk by www.sector.sk.
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