At first glance, Disco Elysium is a classic CRPG committed to the tradition of pen-and-paper role-playing games. The isometric perspective and textures drawn with coarse strokes are a display of unparalleled art. The game combines the CRPG genre with elements from point-and-click adventures to create a game that is not just pretty to look at, but also packs a punch. You are transported into a parallel world of the 1980s into the metropolis of Revachol, which depicts something like an alternative post-war Berlin or a modern, extraterritorial Hanseatic city. After a failed communist revolution, an ultraliberal, capitalist trade union has taken over control. French, Finnish and Russian influences mix with the English of the texts and voice outputs of the game, giving the world of Elysium a very unique character. The gameplay takes place entirely in a neighbourhood comprising several blocks of houses in the Martinaise district. The latter is one of the poorest and most miserable spots in Revachol and it's the middle of winter. In this inhospitable environment, a nameless murder investigator wakes up from his party-induced hangover of hell.