Premature Evaluation: Ghost in the Shell Standalone Complex – First Assault Online

Each Monday, Rob Zacny sorts through the complexities of Early Access to see which games are ready to stand alone.

The question I keep coming back to is ‘why this game?’ I understand why someone would want a game based on Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex, the sci-fi police procedural version of the classic film. Standalone Complex takes all those tantalizing details from the movie and started building an entire world around them, and lets you get to see the elite cyborg commandos of Section 9 in action. It’s part detective story, part cyberpunk sci-fi, and part military adventure. It’s the sweet-savory-salty of my nerdy palate: put these things together, and I’m helpless to resist.

What I don’t get is why you’d take all of that source material and make Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex – First Assault Online [official site].

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