Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Technobabylon by Technocrat Games and Wadjet Eye Games.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game for review purposes in 2015 when it came out. This new/updated review came about for my playthrough video series on YouTube. The original review no longer exists as well.
Technobabylon is a very entertaining cyberpunk themed adventure game that follows 3 unique characters. The first character you’re introduced to is named Latha Sesame and happens to be a Trance-addict and winds up just narrowly escaping with her life at the start of the game. The second and third character you’re introduced to are highly trained CEL agents named Charlie Regis and Max Lao. Both characters are partners and they spend most of the game investigating crime scenes and helping each other out.
The game takes place in a fictional and highly advanced city named Newton. The city is a bastion of technology but it’s also home to some rather lax laws. There’s even a restaurant that cooks people (Albeit cloned people but still). The city is dark and you’ll get to travel to quite a few locations over the course of the game.
Newton is also controlled by the world’s most advanced AI ever conceived named Central. CEL agents report to Central and everyone’s movements are tracked by the AI. There’s no true way to escape its gaze and some of the criminal underworld doesn’t like that and they come up with a scheme to take control of the city.
The game’s story has a lot of twists and turns and all of its characters were very well written and acted. The game covers some pretty dark material so it might not be the best game to let children play. It also features some impressive pixel art graphics and its backdrops are colorful and pretty to look at. Also, it’s soundtrack is superb throughout too. Be sure to check out my playthrough of the entire game below to see if it’s something that you’d enjoy.
If you’re a fan of adventure games, or even cyberpunk themed games, then I highly recommend picking this game up, it’s great.
Thanks for taking the time to read the review folks. I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers Out!