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ImmortalFaust lurker troll from a spaceship in hell Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
lurker troll
Jun 22nd 2016 at 8:40:09 PM

this came out yesterday and i picked it up on a whim. the title is a bit of a misnomer since it's really a visual novel and the bartending is hilariously easy.

aside from the "action" being not really there (so far; i haven't played all that much yet), it's pretty much exactly what it says on the tin, with the added interest that you get a bunch of different stories from the various patrons. it looks like it's going to tie some of them together in various ways.

was wondering if anyone else had picked this up yet.

the binary text on day two of the augmented eye reads "THE RETRIBUTION IS CO-"

edited 22nd Jun '16 8:40:33 PM by ImmortalFaust

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An Eternal Moment, With You
Jun 22nd 2016 at 9:16:29 PM

I'm enjoying it, it's incredibly comfy. I want to create a page for it once I finish the game, I'm on like Day 5. Some people may be annoyed that the game has more than a few 4chan references, but most of them don't feel obnoxious (as most of them are from reading the all-female 4chan that apparently exists in the future).

Considering that the devs of this game are from Venezuela and what's been happening there, I'm surprised this game got finished at all.

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ImmortalFaust lurker troll from a spaceship in hell Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
lurker troll
Jun 22nd 2016 at 10:26:59 PM

thankfully, the 4chan references are passing over my head since i'm so unfamiliar with it.

i'm somewhat surprised that the game is fairly mature with all the topics people bring up, but i'm not against it; after all, cyberpunk is a genre that may use flashy robots and kickass cybernetics, but at its core it's still a genre that's about the human experience.

all in all, for not being, and i quote "Papers Please - Cyberpunk Waifu Bartending Edition" (-sedmikrasky), it's quite enjoyable. not what i expected, but fun nonetheless!

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Jun 23rd 2016 at 4:20:00 AM

While I am greatly enjoying the story, I will admit some of the references are rather forced. My main complaint is how almost every character design is a direct shout-out to something with almost no subtly. At least they all have original personalities.

Also, as someone who browses 4chan regularly (yes, I do hate myself), I can say that a majority of the danger/u/ threads feel almost copy and pasted from /v/ threads. It's actually pretty funny, especially because the people on /v/ aren't too happy about it.

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Serving Crits
Jun 23rd 2016 at 4:35:53 AM

I enjoyed it a lot. The fact that I missed the last target was incredibly frustrating (I was, like, less than a hundred bucks short!), but it was because I went on a shopping bender so I have no one to blame but myself.

I liked the story and most of the characters, but I'm ultimately not thrilled about the bartending. It felt samey, so much so that I don't really have the patient to tries for another ending.

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ProfessorDetective Investigator of Incidents Mundane, Arcane, and D from Oak Ridge, TN, USA Relationship Status: And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson
Investigator of Incidents Mundane, Arcane, and D
Jun 24th 2016 at 8:22:36 PM

I've been watching a let's play on youtube of this and it looks really good. I'd have already bought it, but $15 is a touch steep for me and it's too new for it to be on the Summer Sale. It is definitely on my list. Also, thanks to whoever is doing the Works page, I was planning on starting it myself before you said anything.

ImmortalFaust lurker troll from a spaceship in hell Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
lurker troll
Jun 24th 2016 at 8:25:04 PM

uninstall and i both had interest in it and i got one started myself in google docs, but haven't had as much time to play the game as i would like, due to my schedule.

help would most definitely be appreciated on my end of things.

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World's biggest wannabe
Jun 27th 2016 at 3:49:55 AM

I just finished it, and I have no qualms about combing it over again for the sake of troping. Someone else would have to detect all the 4chan references, though, since I know nothing about that stuff.

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EndlessSea LEGENDARY GALE from oh no you don't Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
LEGENDARY GALE
Jun 27th 2016 at 2:44:54 PM

Found it in my Steam queue. It's on my wishlist now. Soundtrack seems fun.

but HOW?
MetaflarePrime DNC from cashmoney Relationship Status: Chocolate!
DNC
Jun 27th 2016 at 11:39:45 PM

I remember playing the demo way back when and I was all "man this is neat and pretty comfy"

it still is

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Jun 28th 2016 at 2:06:41 PM

So is there a TV tropes page for this game?

ImmortalFaust lurker troll from a spaceship in hell Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
lurker troll
Jun 28th 2016 at 3:37:49 PM

son of a bitch, someone got to it before i did.

oh well, there's plenty to do on that page.

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MetaflarePrime DNC from cashmoney Relationship Status: Chocolate!
DNC
Jun 28th 2016 at 4:39:36 PM

normally im chill as fuck about spoilers, like if i know a game is gonna take a while to beat i wont care if i see shit on its page here

but im strangely reluctant to look at anything for this one

its so nice

edit:

FUCK YOU VIRGILIO YOU RUINED MY PERFECT ORDER STREAK YOU PRETENTIOUS PRICK

edited 28th Jun '16 7:13:02 PM by MetaflarePrime

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MetaflarePrime DNC from cashmoney Relationship Status: Chocolate!
DNC
Jun 29th 2016 at 7:05:34 PM

Know what I love about the characters?

They're fantastically real, but all of them still have a touch of cyberpunk fantasy to them that keeps them entertaining even when they're talking about mundane things.

I wish this didnt come out right when the summer sale started, because everyone is talking about everything else.

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ImmortalFaust lurker troll from a spaceship in hell Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
lurker troll
Jun 29th 2016 at 7:40:28 PM

i'm appreciating the same as well, especially with sei, given that she isn't a dick like the rest of the white knights and the game does go that distance to remind people that there are good individuals within a crappy group.

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MetaflarePrime DNC from cashmoney Relationship Status: Chocolate!
DNC
Jun 29th 2016 at 9:32:53 PM

oh my god the title screen changes when you beat the game

im crying again

FIGHT CRIME IN A CASUAL WAY
May 22nd 2018 at 6:58:11 AM

That's good to hear. I hope the creator of the game is doing fine since his country isn't in a good state.

Nap1100 Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
Sep 18th 2018 at 7:25:39 AM

Well this is a pleasant surprise. VA-11 HALL-A is getting a standalone sequel in the form of a new game, titled N 1 RV Ann-A!

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ImmortalFaust lurker troll from a spaceship in hell Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
lurker troll
Sep 18th 2018 at 6:42:03 PM

hallelujah!

i'll be keeping an eye out for that one, for sure.

no use making a new thread when it comes out though

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Nap1100 Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
Sep 18th 2018 at 7:53:58 PM

Might as well rename this thread. Seems like "Cyberpunk Bartender Action" is going to be the name of the series going forward.

For Those who Seek the Thrill of Death: A Dramatic SMT3 Hard Playthrough
Sep 3rd 2019 at 10:26:07 PM

N 1 RV Ann-A demo from Pax West 2019


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