This game is amazing! It breathes the steampunk atmosphere. It has some challenging achievements, it is doable in one playthrough to get them all if you follow a guide. Took me 18h to complete the game.
Approximate amount of time to 100%: 18h in case you do all the challenging achievements in one playthrough
Estimated achievement difficulty: 6/10
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1, but 2 playthroughs might be easier
Is there a good guide available: Yes, here
Multiplayer achievements: No
Missable achievements: Yes, a lot. I would highly recommend following the guide linked above
Grinding Achievements: No
DLC-Only achievements: No
Time-gated achievements: No
Does difficulty affect achievements: No difficulty option
Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No
This game is amazing! I think it is because of the theme which you can feel in everything. In the graphics, the sounds and music, and most of all in the story.
It is your first day on a new job. You’re gonna deliver packages in a very busy city. You might need to get used to the city because there are flying cars, named HOVAs. This also means that you’ll have to fly up and down a lot. It feels like the experience as you as player learning the city matches with the main character. She doesn’t come from the city and is new there, and she also hasn’t got used to the city. She starts off with an attitude of how horrible the city is, and while that doesn’t change, her judgment for the people who live there shift during the game.
You’ll meet a lot of characters during the game. some only temporary, others will come back and have a story that continues through the whole game. All the conversations have voice-overs. I saw others having critique on the voice-overs, but I like it and didn’t have any problem with them. Of course, some voices were annoying, but it feels that they were supposed to be that way.
You’re doing 2 main activities in this game. Flying around in your HOVA to pick up packages or deliver them. And running around on foot in city districts. Finding items on the floor and meeting citizens. This may sound boring, but for me, it really wasn’t. There is so much story in this game that you’ll always meet something with a new interesting take on life in the city.
The achievements are quite challenging. Csontzuzo did an amazing job with his 100% guide which I suggest to follow if you want to get everything in one playthrough. There is no manual save and there is only 1 save slot. I did copy paste my savefile a few times during the game to another location in case I would make a big mistake or be on a point where you got a choice to make and both options gave a different achievement. This is also recommended because there is an achievement for completing all the timed missions in the game successfully. There are 3 a 4 of them and they are all very late into the game. The first one can screw you over because if you go to your destination point as you normally would, you’ll not be able to get to the right spot in time.
Another very challenging achievement is finishing the game without repairing your HOVA. This means you really have to drive carefully, but you also can be unlucky because of the other HOVA’s on the road. I was a bad driver in the beginning and damaged my first HOVA quite a lot, which resulted in being very very slow. After a quarter of the main story, you’ll get to choose a new HOVA which comes undamaged. Don’t choose a big one, that will only make it harder not to get damage. Also, get the steel bumper upgrade as soon as you can. I didn’t do the quest for doing a repair because I was afraid it would screw over this achievement. If in a section I got damaged too much I did alt+F4 to quit the game without saving. (It saves a lot of times, for example when you enter or leave your HOVA). They may have made my playtime longer because I replayed some sections a few times.
The combination of not repairing, which can result in a slow HOVA, and having to finish the timed quest successfully make it a bit harder to get all the achievements in one playthrough, but it is doable. Normally I would dislike those achievements way too much to even try to go for completion, but this game is so amazing that I really wanted to complete it. So don’t skip this game because of the challenging and missable achievements. Just enjoy it, or enjoy it in combination with a guide which will tell you what the missable achievements are.
This review is written on 31 May 2020 based on the Steam version which has 79 achievement when I write this review. The information can be outdated when developers add or remove achievements.