Night City Stories #8: Back from the Dead, Meeting Johnny, and The Plan
Coming back from the dead, escaping assassins, and meeting Johnny Silverhand face to face....
This week we are doing things a little differently. After the heist ends poorly for V you end up in the memories of Johnny Silverhand as he executes his plan to take down Arasaka. We figured it would be a good time to learn more about Arasaka and how it rose to power. We discuss Arasaka’s beginnings in 1915 Japan, how it built its wealth through World War II, Saburo’s vision, and how it was executed.
We also discuss Love Like Fire, the interlude between Act 1 and 2 where Johnny Silverhand [REDACTED] at Arasaka tower. Cyberpunk 2077 does not really do justice to the impact Johnny’s actions, so we also discuss the fallout from the event that left Arasaka, and even the Japanese government, crippled. Finally, we discuss how Arasaka regained its strength and how it got such a strong foothold in Night City.
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