Cyberpunk outfit


#1

I was really exited to see the Cyberpunk outfit but…

Imo I don’t think the outfit is that much.

I want to hear other people’s opinions:

Thanks for the responses so far, I didn’t realise that Cyberpunk was a much bigger genre, I feel so stupid forgetting about the Anime side of things :sweat_smile:, I used to watch shows like cowboy bebop and that style falling into the so called “Cyberpunk” thanks for letting me remember this stuff lmao! :joy:


#2

I liked it. But then that actual outfit (Kaneda’s) was the very first outfit I tried replicate in-game with my first character.

I’d just like the pill decal. :wink:

Oh. And that bike.


#3

When I thought of the cyberpunk outfit, I thought it was 2077 style… To be disappointed :frowning:


#4

Outfit/bike does look cool tho [image]


#5

Its Cyberpunk 80s style, not 2077 - it’s more BladeRunner Cyberpunk than CDPR.


#6

I see what you’re saying, but for some of us older players Akira is the very definition of ‘cyberpunk’ the genre.

Originally released as a Japanese comic in 1982 it predates the Cyberpunk paper RPG that Cyberpunk 2077 was based on by six years.

The movie released in '88 was probably the biggest pop culture Cyberpunk release of all time, paving the way for anime in the west.


#7

My definition of Cyperpunk isn’t the same as it is for devs. Mine is like the apparel/looks in Deus Ex series.

In any event, here are screens of what you get in-game:


#8

It´s not cyberpunk outfit, it´s either Daft Punk “Old style” outfit or as it´s been said “Akira” outfit.


#9

Again, while Deus Ex (particularly Human Revolution) is one of my favourite examples of Cyberpunk, it wasn’t ‘cyberpunk’ in the 80s.

80s Cyberpunk is Akira, Bladerunner, Terminator, Buckaroo Banzai, Escape From New York, RoboCop, Total Recall. All of which have a much plainer look.


#10

Akira is cyberpunk.

It’s just not Cyberpunk ™


#11

Cyberpunk theme keeps evolving, the idea of cyberpunk we have now is different than the one that existed in the 80´s, 90´s, even 2000´s.
Like many concepts of the Future, things keep evolving, and so do the concepts.
So no, it´s not cyberpunk, it´s “past” cyberpunk.
I´m having in consideration many types of the latest cyberpunk theme and design, not just the latest game “cyberpunk 2077”

In the end the outfit is not even that close to “Old” cyberpunk theme.
4/10 if we would review it.
The devs sure could have done better.


#12

The game is set in the 80s and Akira was one if the most iconic cyberpunk works in the 80s.

For those of us that were teenagers in the 80s (i.e. the same age as the protagonists were supposed to be playing as) and into sci-fi / genre fiction back then, Kaneda’s outfit is as iconic as it gets.

It totally fits the time period, aesthetic and the genre in a way that more modern interpretations of cyberpunk don’t.

I’m not saying I wouldn’t have preferred something a little flashier, but this looks like something teenagers in the 80s might cobble together to look like Kaneda. Which I think is the aim.


#13

What makes Akira early cyberpunk is the futuristic tech he uses. Just look the bike, it’s futuristic looking even today.

However, Akira’s outfit isn’t futuristic. It’s regular pants, shoes, jacket, gloves, all in red. For the outfit, i might see punk part of it but for sure, there isn’t any cyber in it. So, i wouldn’t say outfit itself would be cyberpunk.

In that sense, is The Stig (Top Gear) outfit Cyberpunk as well? Since it’s essentially same, only in white.


#14

It’s not necessarily about the tech. Harrison Ford or Rutger Hauer in Bladerunner didn’t look especially tech-laden but you couldn’t argue that their outfits aren’t iconic cyberpunk costumes… but we can go round and round on this.

Basically I think the devs here have used the term ‘cyberpunk’ as basically shorthand for ‘Akira’ to specifically reference a film rather than the genre; in exactly the same way that “Adventurer” is shorthand for Indiana Jones, that ''Ecto scientist" is Ghostbusters, “Xeno-specialist” is Aliens and “Interceptor” is Mad Max.


#15

Cyberpunk , a science-fiction subgenre characterized by countercultural antiheroes trapped in a dehumanized, high-tech future.

The word cyberpunk was coined by writer Bruce Bethke, who wrote a story with that title in 1982. He derived the term from the words cybernetics , the science of replacing human functions with computerized ones, and punk , the cacophonous music and nihilistic sensibility that developed in the youth culture during the 1970s and ’80s. Science-fiction editor Gardner Dozois is generally credited with having popularized the term.

The roots of cyberpunk extend past Bethke’s tale to the technological fiction of the 1940s and ’50s, to the writings of Samuel R. Delany and others who took up themes of alienation in a high-tech future, and to the criticism of Bruce Sterling, who in the 1970s called for science fiction that addressed the social and scientific concerns of the day. Not until the publication of William Gibson’s 1984 novel Neuromancer , however, did cyberpunk take off as a movement within the genre. Other members of the cyberpunk school include Sterling, John Shirley, and Rudy Rucker.


#16

It looks more like a bikers outfit to me.

Dito! I thought about something even Matrix stylish but this is just not cyberpunk to me.


#17

yeah like Cyberpunk clothing can really be different from each other in style. But this outfit doesn’t try to look something like cyberpunk aside from Akria maybe. But a Deus ex styled outfit would be pretty nice ngl I love me some Deus Ex.


#18

@Aesyle
@JoJo_the_memedealer

Regarding the new outfit, Adam Jensen would surely say

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#19

Yes. Adan Jensen would ask for a sick coat.