Gritty and dangerous, the world of The Retrospectre is full of dark places that stay shadowy even at day. For all of the advancement of its technology, there is a clear decline in other places. The world doesn’t belong to humans anymore. It belongs to systems and humans merely live in it. And living doesn’t come cheap. With massive inflation and the volatility of currency causing a mass exodus to digital payments, nothing is more unpredictable than a paycheck, and everything worth anything costs something. Regardless, there’s something about the familiarity that makes the world tolerable, even palateable to those who can stomach difficulty and conflict.