December 10, 2022

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It’s about time someone made a musical RPG that puts the ‘punk’ in cyberpunk

Keylocker is a Brazilian indie RPG that poses a mind-scrambling query: what if Daft Punk hadn’t just been the composers of Tron Legacy’s extraordinary soundtrack—what if they’d been the protagonists, far too?

That… would have been much better, suitable? I have a gentle spot for Tron Legacy many thanks to its slick reimagining of that ’80s within-the-laptop aesthetic—and Jeff Bridges declaring “bio-digital jazz, male“—but you have to admit the complete flick would’ve been enhanced by explicitly weaving that extraordinary soundtrack into the story. It took me about three seconds to nod an emphatic certainly to Keylocker’s premise: you play a punk rock character on a futuristic Saturn colony in which songs has been outlawed, so in a natural way you use a guitar to rebel and mess shit up.