I grew up in a small town in the midwest where the electrical background was largely non-existent. Most of the time, we just used a battery operated flashlight. I went to school for a few years after high school so I was able to learn how to operate the battery powered flashlight. One day, my grandma was sitting in her recliner watching the evening news with a book and she had a question.
The question, if asked by a complete stranger, is a little more difficult to answer than my grandma’s. The answer, however, is that as a result of the lack of electricity in the town, there are no lights. It’s not that they’re not there, it’s that people have no need of them. Our town is very old and only recently has started to be updated with lights, so a lot of the town has no lights.
The town of Blackreef is quite old, and that’s one of the reasons why there are no lights. It takes a lot of energy to maintain a town that old, so people often don’t want to use electricity. That’s why there are so few lights. I’m not saying a town without electricity is a bad town, just that it is a little harder to grasp.
People who complain about being without electricity often miss the point. Without electricity, we cannot watch movies or read a book or take long walks in the woods. Without electricity, we have no music, no TV, no internet, no phones, no electricity, and no movies. All this stuff goes on without electricity. All that stuff goes on without electricity.
The lack of electricity in a town is what makes it hard to find a job. Without electricity, you cannot find a job and so you have to work as a doorman, fireman, police officer, secretary or some other job that people find easier. A town without electricians, electricians, and street vendors would be a small town.
The electricity is the missing ingredient to building a town. Without electricity, you would be stuck for hours in the dark, making all the wrong decisions. The electricity of a town is the electricity of a person. Without electricity, your town would be an empty shell.
That’s true of every town in the world. The town of Blackbriar and its inhabitants are trying to build a town without electricity. In their quest to make a functioning town without electricity, Blackbriar’s inhabitants are trying to build the electricity of a city. Electricians, they are trying to build a town without electricity. Firefighters, they are trying to build a town without electricity. And so on.
So what do they need electricity for? Well, that’s easy to figure out. In the beginning of the game you start out as a young kid with no electricity, but when you get into the story, that doesn’t matter anymore, because the power is already being built. In fact, the only way this story can end is when the electricity is built up to the point where the town is no longer powered by electricity.
One of the things that makes Electric Night City’s story so interesting is that it begins with a pretty bleak description of how electricity is being used to make the town. Basically, the people of Electric Night City have one goal: To run off as much electricity as they can from the power plant. So as a kid, you get to learn a little about how electricity is being used on the power plant in the first three minutes of the game.