A short RPG with a cyberpunk theme. It has such an interesting story that keeps intriguing because the game doesn’t overstay its welcome. No missable achievements and 100% takes between 3 to 8 hours.
Approximate amount of time to 100%: 8h Without accessibility options/ 3h with accessibility options
Estimated achievement difficulty: 1/10
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
Is there a good guide available: You don’t need a guide
Multiplayer achievements: No
Missable achievements: No, they are all story related
Grinding Achievements: No
DLC-Only achievements: No
Speedrun achievements: No
Time-gated achievements: No
Does difficulty affect achievements: No, you can turn the battles off and still unlock all the achievements as they are all story related
Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No
Jack Move is the type of RPG I’m more interested in the older I get. Not only does it respect your time and doesn’t add hours and hours of filler content/grinding, but it also tells an interesting story that never gets boring because the game doesn’t take that long to finish.
The story is different than most RPGs, it takes place in a cyberpunk future where AI stuff has become very big and the difference between the poor and the rich is huge. It reminds me a bit of the Dutch Young Adult book “Slaap Zacht, Johnny Idaho” by Auke Hulst. It seems this book hasn’t been translated into English. I haven’t read many cyberpunk books, so maybe that is why it just reminds me of this book.
A feature Jack Move offers and what we see more and more in RPGs is that you select the option of how many monsters you’ll encounter. I’m glad this has become a thing now for games with random encounters because in some areas you link to fight monsters and get experience and at other times you just want to keep moving and don’t get bothered by them.
The achievements are all story related. None of them is missable and I would not recommend looking them up as they will tell you a lot of spoilers.
This review for Jack Move was written on 22 May 2023, based on the current Steam version of the game which has 10 achievements at the time of writing this review. This information can be outdated, for example, when the developer adds or removes achievements or releases (new) DLC.