Alternative Cyberpunk: Transient Review | GameMAG

Small Turkish studio Stormling Studioswho gave us projects Conarium and Darkness within, decided to try her hand at cyberpunk, combining fashionable style with history in the spirit of Lovecraft’s works.

Developments Transient take place in the distant post-apocalyptic future, when the remnants of humanity live after an unknown disaster in isolated cities. These megacities are governed by artificial intelligence, and people are in isolated apartments, from where they go to virtual worlds, where they communicate with others in cyberspace.

The protagonist of the story, Randolph Carter, together with friends from the ODIN hacker cell, decides to rob the biolaboratory of a large corporation, but suddenly loses his memory and soon learns that part of his team has died, and the survivors are hiding from the authorities. Taking up the investigation, he finds records of his own memories left by his girlfriend Alice, which lead to unexpected discoveries.

Transient connects the spirit of cyberpunk, reminiscent of the investigation and use of implants a game Observer… The protagonist can scan the environment for anomalies using the OVI – an implant that sharpens the perception. In addition, he is able to analyze the crime scene, discovering evidence, go into the subconscious and dive into cyberspace to hack servers. The latter is made in the form of a mini-game, where you have to bypass the protective emitters, moving along the lines on a large board, and collect pieces of information. If found, you have to guess the correct password by selecting letters from several options.

You will also have to solve simple logic puzzles in Transient and take part in two retro games that refer to the classic worlds System Shock and Alone in the Dark… Separately, there is the task of mixing different herbs to sharpen the feelings of the protagonist, who is one of the best hackers in the city.

The game actively moves the hero between virtual spaces, sends him to distant worlds, similar to fragments of Lovecraft’s works, and feeds technical failures, which are expressed in damage to the screen in the manner of a project SOMA