Dated cyberpunk action RPG
The cool part of the game is in the story and setting. Back in the early 90s most RPGs were set in Forgotten Realms like settings, as fantasy settings were king! But no, Hard Nova doesn't want to go down that road, it tries something different. It offers the player an alien infested world, slaps a side kick to spike up the game with intense action portions and then serves a rather interesting but not too diverse story. By today's standards, of course, the story would feel rather like a sketch, but back in the day it must have been something rather compelling. At any rate, the game plays nicely; it has ok graphics, within the bounds of a 256 color palette scheme. So, if you want to experience an ok RPG with shooting sequences for a change of pace and style, Hard Nova sure has what it takes. Don't expect, however, a too intense or moving experience, though there's nothing in the game that's particularly flawed. But the game is simply just dated, as it is the kind of game that just doesn't age that well.