While I can honestly say that I’ve never specifically wished for a cyberpunk bartending game before, now that I know such a thing exists, it is all that I can think of.
In VA-11 HALL-A, you play as a simple bartender in an Akira-like universe. Along with mixing drinks, you’ll also need to chat up the patrons whose various woes slowly reveal the greater story at play in this world.
It remains to be seen whether the game can squeeze enough mileage out of its ambitious premise, but its demo does suggest that VA-11 HALL-A is capable of providing a fascinating cyberpunk anime story told largely from the perspective of a bartender.
VA-11 HALL-A is available now for the PC.