daniel verastiqui

Science Fiction. Austin, Texas.
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Jason Roy

Cyberpunk and Virtual Reality Meets Snapchat

REVIEWED 2016-06-03
My favorite thing about Xronixle was definitely the concept of the immersive virtual world and it's ramifications on society. It was interesting to see Verastiqui's early views of such a world and the toll it would take on those most involved with it. I can see a great number of parallels between the inhabitants of the virtual reality and the world of today's smartphone-addicted citizens.

While the plot and story were interesting albeit amateurish (definitely to be expected with a very early work like this); I definitely enjoyed the way the characters and the world were brought to life. I could see the imagery playing out as if it were a "birth of the internet" era cyber-thriller blockbuster a la "The Matrix" or "Johnny Mnemonic". It brought back fond memory of the younger me's interest in cyber-punk novels and my time playing Netrunner.

I'm looking forward to starting the next one.
  3.9 out of 5
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