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  • Summary: Technobabylon takes place in a dystopian cyberpunk future where genetic engineering is the norm, the addictive Trance has replaced almost any need for human interaction, and an omnipresent AI named Central powers the city. Its all-seeing CEL police force keeps tabs on everyone... includingTechnobabylon takes place in a dystopian cyberpunk future where genetic engineering is the norm, the addictive Trance has replaced almost any need for human interaction, and an omnipresent AI named Central powers the city. Its all-seeing CEL police force keeps tabs on everyone... including three people who are about to meet their maker. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Sep 18, 2015
    90
    A must-have for any fans of cyberpunk, point and click, and/or great storytelling.
  2. May 21, 2015
    90
    This is a game that shows there’s still plenty of power in punk.
  3. Jun 29, 2015
    85
    Yet another jewel in Wadjet Eye Studio’s collection. Their games became synonymous with quality in point and click genre and Technobabylon is no exception.
  4. May 24, 2015
    80
    Technobabylon is a beautiful, compelling game that fans of the cyberpunk genre will devour, as long as you don’t mind a bit of story confusion along the way.
  5. Jul 20, 2015
    80
    Minor problems aside, it is refreshing to play an adventure game that offers up a creative science fiction story while providing an optimal amount of challenge.
  6. Jun 4, 2015
    80
    Very nice old-school adventure game, that offers an intricate story, interesting characters and really impressive atmosphere.
  7. Jan 20, 2016
    70
    Technobabylon's cyberpunk world isn't groundbreaking, but there's still plenty to love in this point-and-click adventure.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Apr 5, 2016
    10
    I played this game with my girlfriend. Both her and I have played a lot of point and click games, and we agree this is one of the best, bothI played this game with my girlfriend. Both her and I have played a lot of point and click games, and we agree this is one of the best, both puzzle and story wise. Expand
  2. Oct 17, 2015
    9
    A great point-n-click adventure game in a Cyberpunk setting with decent story, several playable characters and fairly logical puzzles. If youA great point-n-click adventure game in a Cyberpunk setting with decent story, several playable characters and fairly logical puzzles. If you liked other WadjetEye games, consider buying this or at least trying the demo on Steam. Expand
  3. Dec 3, 2015
    9
    As someone who got turned off of adventure games ages ago, this game did a great job of reminding me what they can achieve. The writing hasAs someone who got turned off of adventure games ages ago, this game did a great job of reminding me what they can achieve. The writing has some really interesting ideas and the puzzles were tricky but never made me use a walkthrough, which might be a first for an adventure game. Great game. Expand
  4. Sep 24, 2015
    8
    Very polished point and click with an original story and great voice acting.
    Typical Wadjet Eyes game therefore.
    Playtime: 28 hours
    Very polished point and click with an original story and great voice acting.
    Typical Wadjet Eyes game therefore.

    Playtime: 28 hours (though I had it open in the background a lot so scratch some 5 hours from that)

    The story revolves around playing 3 different characters with interconnecting stories. Unlike Resonance though it doens't get super complicated with different locations and what not.
    The game is pretty much doing sections with some good puzzles, nothing too cryptic really but what can set you back a lot is that occasionally it doesn't really tell you what to do. You gotta run around then asking people or going into the trance (virtual reality) to get that info.

    While it has a good balance between talk and actually doing stuff I sometimes felt like the dialogues were too dry and boring.
    The setting is also pretty serious all the time and there's hardly fun moments. The most memorable thing is probably the kitchen that serves human flesh... legally.

    All in all the game is very polished and nicely executed.
    It's just that something, and I couldn't even say what it is, is missing that would make it a great game.

    It's really good though and I'd quite recommend it - especially since it's only 15 bucks.
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  5. Apr 13, 2016
    8
    If you liked Gemini Rue and Resonance to a lesser extent you will enjoy Technobabylon, we simply need more games like this on PC, greatIf you liked Gemini Rue and Resonance to a lesser extent you will enjoy Technobabylon, we simply need more games like this on PC, great setting, great story that makes you ask questions of your own existence and the people behind the scenes running the show, like the part about corrupt news media. I will admit there are some puzzles that defy logic and understanding but there are walkthroughs for those situations ;) technobabylon is simply an enjoyable point & click cyberpunk adventure game with a believable story and Characters that you can always relate to in some form, it is a nice break from all the brain numbing triple A pew pew shooter games we seem to be drowning in these days, i simply want more games like this on PC, plus Technobabylon has the Wadjet Eye Games stamp of point & click approval :D

    Buy it, if you enjoy Cyberpunk themes and point & click games you will not be dissapointed.

    GG Technocrat Games

    8/10

    **This review was taken from my Steam review**
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  6. Jul 13, 2015
    7
    Here's my breakdown for the game:

    The cyberpunk setting the game has is amazing. I could really connect with the characters. Their
    Here's my breakdown for the game:

    The cyberpunk setting the game has is amazing. I could really connect with the characters. Their motivations were clear, and the decisions they faced were well-executed. The whole story was put together well and kept the intrigue going, apart from maybe the big plot twist, which I saw coming from a mile away, and when it was revealed, it only left me disappointed that there wasn't more to it than what I already figured out.

    I also really like the old-school pixelated art style. The art is beautiful. Most notable were the character portraits. Brilliant artwork. The voice acting was also really well done.

    So, a great story, beautiful art, and solid voice acting. What's the catch? Well, just like most point and click games, this game suffers from convoluted puzzles that often make no logical sense, and at times even require you to have the knowledge of how things in the game's fictional setting work, like wetware or trance. Don't get me wrong - some of the puzzles were fun and executed well, but many others require you to have a walkthrough on hand, especially in the last two chapters. It just horribly breaks the pace of the story.

    The game also offers some choices. It was a great touch, though many don't seem to make much of a difference to the story. I was especially annoyed by the ending, which felt like a false choice (for spoilers sake I'll say no more).

    So to conclude, although I enjoyed a lot of parts of the game, it left me feeling disappointed. If you don't mind the outlandish puzzles that will force you to consult a walkthrough, then by all means, get the game. Otherwise, eh, just watch the story on Youtube or something.
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  7. Nov 10, 2015
    0
    Breaks. Dialogue when I check Baxter's body doesn't appear, making it impossible to leave the room... And the music level keeps resetting,Breaks. Dialogue when I check Baxter's body doesn't appear, making it impossible to leave the room... And the music level keeps resetting, what is up with that? Expand

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