Backup

By Gregory Weir.

You are the third backup unit for the Eastern Cascade Facility computer network.  You are capable of multitasked processing, natural language communication, fuzzy crisis management, and full-sensory drone immersion.  Self-diagnostics reveal that 92% of shared resources are unavailable to you.  You feel a bit ill.

You shouldn’t even be switched on. Something big’s happened to this facility, and you need to find out what!

This game includes a combat system, of sorts, though killing NPCs is not necessary to progress. It is extensively implemented, though the bulk of the story is revealed in a lengthy monologue from an NPC, without much in the way of anticipation. This made the story component feel like an almost-last minute addition, even though due attention was paid to detail in other parts of the game. Despite this, it’s enjoyable to play and pretty straightforward, with some story branching.

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