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REALLY LONG YES I KNOW (TL: DR GOOD GAME, GOOD PRESENTATION, MINIMALISTIC GAMEPLAY, WOULD RECOMMEND BUT IT'S INCREDIBLY SHORT ONLY BUY ON SALE UNLESS YOU GOTS ALOT OF MOOLAH TO JUST THROW AROUND BECAUSE YOU'RE BALLIN)
Jazzpunk is a rather interesting game, I remember the day it came out and I saw it on the front page of Steam. The name immediately brought to mind the anime Cowboy Bepop with its cyberpunk setting and sprinkling of jazz music throughout the series. I looked through the screen shots of its store page and decided that it looked decent enough to keep a tab on and so I added it to my wish-list. Gradually I forgot about it until probably a good few months or so when I was once again looking through the front page of the Steam store and noticed it was on sale for a few dollars. I figured this was as good a time as any to buy it and so I did. Once again however I slept on the game even more leaving it in my Steam library to collect dust while I slumpt back into playing gratuitous amounts of Counter Strike: GO. Earlier this week however I decided I would get around to playing some of the games in my library that I had left untouched for far too long and Jazzpunk was the first I decided to give a try.
Essentially, Jazzpunk is a walking simulator. You complete levels and interact with the world, It's slightly more complex than you just walking from point A to point B but not by much. However I'm not saying Jazzpunk is a bad game by any means. While the actual game play is minimal, the area where Jazzpunks succeeds is it's setting and presentation. You play as a spy, that's really all I can tell you without devaluing the experience for you. Jazzpunk is set in a cyberpunk-retrofuturistic alternate reality where everything is a combination of a conventional cyberpunk setting and a retro-futuristic B movie. There are signs in Japanese and cyborgs roaming the streets as you would expect in a traditional cyberpunk work, and theres also various hints of retro futuristic influence in the architecture and design of things like cars and computers. The game is also packed with references from things such as 60's espionage movies and film noir. There are also various references to video games, mainly in the form of minigames you find in each level. These can vary from a simple game of frogger in Jazzpunk's cyberpunk streets to playing a watered down version of quake with a wedding theme.
Jazzpunk also isn't afraid to not take itself serious, as in Jazzpunk never takes itself serious. From the moment you start the game it's evident you'll be in for a laugh or two while playing through it. Every nook and cranny is packed with quirks and amusing dialogue ensuring that there will never be a dull moment while playing through Jazzpunk. Despite the game lunging its comedy at you from all angles at all times none of it every falls short and I never found myself groaning or getting tired of its humour throughout my time with he game. All the little things in the game make this game incredibly enjoyable to play. You can walk into a theater and watch an old commercial with children spinning some sort of rope thing on their head, help a guy make a pie out of pigeons and listen in on skyscraper window cleaners' conversations that break the 4th wall all in the first level alone.
However despite everything Jazzpunk gets right there is an incredibly large glaring problem with the game; It's mind blowingly short. The game could be completed in an hour if you knew what you were doing and you could easily find time to talk to every NPC find all the hidden quirks and get every achievement in around 2-3 hours. This is the only real issue with Jazzpunk. In all other aspects the game succeeds at being what it was meant to be. A fun, humorous, walking simulator. The fact that Jazzpunk is so incredibly short however means that this game would never be recommend by me at it's full price of 14.99, it simply isnt worth it. However if you ever find that Jazzpunk is on sale for perhaps around 5 dollars then by all means purchase it as it's worth every penny.