Neo Can is ambitious and thoughtful, but it sometimes overshoots into something too bleak.
One of the best narrative-based games of the year, that tackles a number of contemporary issues in an original and entertaining manner and whose main fault is merely a lack of budget.
Neo Cab has a fun gameplay loop, but the customers you pick up are the stars of the show, making it a memorable journey that examines what it means to be human
Neo Cab is a smart visual novel that looks forward, but also feels very current.
Yet, while I had issues with Neo Cab, I will admit that it's worth the fare. It perhaps didn't set my world on fire, nor do I think it's going to climb atop anyone's list of favorite games this year, but it's at least a nice ride while it lasts.
As it stands, it's getting a middling driver rating from me.
Neo Cab is a captivating exploration of a cyberpunk city, not including the pretty visuals and ambient synth soundtrack. However, its satellite stories gripped me and the core narrative feels like a detour.
Neo Cab is certainly strongly anti-corporate. I already agree with that, so I don’t know if Neo Cab has the power to change minds. But it does excel at capturing how messy things are becoming. How it can be difficult to know what the right thing to do even is. How some people have more breathing room to be ‘good’ than others.
Lina's week-long adventure is a brief but intense adventure in technology, human nature, and all the ways those two can intersect. Where it lacks in length, it makes up for with compelling deeper stories about people.
Despite its dark themes, there is a quirky charm in its several dialogues and the game does a fine job of debating relevant societal issues. If you’re into visual novels, then you’re used to doing lots of reading and advancing through simple interactions, which is exactly what Neo Cab offers.
A short but entertaining and beautiful look at cyberpunk dystopia, through the unlikely lens of a gig economy taxi driver.
Neo Cab leaves the illusion of having met someone, human beings in virtual disguise. Chance Agency has hit the spot, simulating that humanity that wanted to praise.
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Neo Cab is a visual novel that touches upon relevant points of interest for the future of society and with its well written dialogues and varied characters, the result is an interesting and engaging effort. While its length is too short, Neo Cab provides strong incentives for players to return to it, despite a main plot that could benefit from more development.
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Neo Cab has its fair share of awkward encounters as you explore the futuristic city of Los Ojos, but more often than not, these will develop into genuinely meaningful conversations that - despite the game’s limited graphical capabilities - make its citizens feel real.
Though encumbered by technical issues and a forgettable mystery, Neo Cab is worth the fare thanks to incisive commentary and a colorful cast of characters.
Neo Cab, a California cyberpunk backcountry investigation, features an intriguing storyline and neat storytelling with an intriguing tale of engaging stories that offer the feeling of sharing with Lina's passengers a real piece privacy. An atmospheric title, just like its synthetic music, in which the conversations with the clients of the VTC are as many elements to advance the plot but reveal themselves to be tracks given to the one who plays there to develop his own reflection on both personal and contemporary issues.
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Neo Cab does it's neo-noir thing, but you'll often feel more like a passenger than a driver.
For everything Neo Cab gets right, there are a few things I wish the game could have done better.
Its several systems gracefully combine to create a cog that you want to keep turning until you reach the end. Ultimately, most of us are just cogs in a larger machine operated by those at the top. Neo Cab chooses to see the importance of the little cogs, and that's why it'll stick with me.
A chilled narrative text adventure set in a dystopian technological future that could be closer than it seems. It may be niche, but it doesn't outstay its welcome.