The game is based on Mike Pondsmith's Cyberpunk PnP game.
which is basically Neuromancer: the PnP game
so OP, of course it's an influence by design. from what i can tell, i would say neuromancer is the main influence of cp77 next to blade runner, in the same way that Deus Ex: HR's main influence was Ghost in the Shell
There were a few "Neuromancer" PC games released aaaages ago if I remember correctly. Neuromancer and the rest of the Sprawl trilogy are awesome books. I'm currently reading Idoru at the moment. It's also fantastic.
OP if you only know neuromancer you should definatly check out count zero and mona lisa overdrive,
I'm happy someone else feels this way I loved Count Zero (although it's more, hmm, Hollywood movie-like, what with a mercenary and a clumsy but genius kid being protagonists). Mona Lisa Overdrive was sooo messy, though, I lost the point of the plot more timed than I'd like to admit. In the end I just wanted it to be over :xi even liked count zero a bit more then neuromancer from a story perspective
If we're going to start talking about Sterling, thread is incomplete without mention of Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash and The Metaverse. Whoooo, Neal! Neal! Neal!
I liked Stephenson's earlier stuff, especially Snow Crash, but I found it a bit too self-referential and wry to be as good as Neuromancer. I like a good smirk, but much of SC was smirk heavy. Cryptonomicon I liked better.
His later stuff is just too obtuse for me. And boring. The Alchemical series especially.