It's shit. Like, really unbelievably shit. Only go there if you're already a tech oligarch. Even actual otherwise well paid types are living in tiny boxes there.
Depends where, but it's clear to me already whoever made this list doesn't know what they're talking about and is probably some fucking retard typing this dumb shit on his ibook or whatever the hell apple is selling these days. Boston is again, okayish if you're already into tech. Otherwise it's a largely unremarkable northeast town with "old world charm" i.e. a complete and utter lack of city planning and shite narrow roads at sharp angles with a hint of old industrial city urban blight and heroin decay. To be fair, Springfield is far worse than Boston.
Could be worse, but it's still an overpriced London Jr. Hellhole I would never want to voluntarily live in even if I was a billionaire.
No complaints but only because I like cold and rainy anyway. It is a perpetual gray sky that rains much of the time and is also filled with a lot of heroin. It's the Newark or New Haven of the West (with maybe Santa Barbara or something being the Miama of drug amplified decay, also gator bbq).
Alright, but of course more of your thing if you're into international relations or NGOs or politics or something. All the corporate headquarters are in Maryland because tax purposes, although Baltimore is one of the shittiest cities. Like, you are probably going to be mugged kind of shitty. DC is just filled with a sea of poor people who have taxation without representation (literally its 4 million residents don't have any representatives) surrounding some super rich well connected oligarchs. So a typical US city. Ironically the city I hate least so far on this list other than Seattle.
Why. Just. Why? Is their only criteria that it's a big city? Chicago is also shit, it just happens to be boring pointless too cold and windy shit. The only reason why Detroit is allowed to exist is so that Chicago looks better in comparison.
Same situation as Chicago, except Philly is more poor and cracky and its Detroit is a place called Baltimore.
Well to be fair, it could be a lot worse. Closer to being a boring pointless Midwestern poor city like Cleveland or something.
The DFW metroplex is probably going to be our first real Shadowrun tier hellhole. It is surprisingly not that bad, probably mainly due to the fact it's made entirely for cars but not that you'd walk anywhere anyway because it's too damn hot. Standing outside in Dallas feels exactly like opening your oven to put a pizza in. The suburbs and strip malls are endless.
A lot like Dallas but with more character of their own, also oil city and extra Mexicans and people from LA. Combined with Dallas is probably the entirety of the reason that one British tourist who got called "the Walker" by two American tourists.
Cubans, rednecks, gators, old Jewish people, all fueled on methamphetamine in a giant statewide humid swamp. Is two low for an actual working sewer system so every year when a hurricane demolishes half the state the sewage bubbles up turning the streets into shit rivers Randy. Otherwise an okay place.
The first time I came to terms with the fact I am probably a deeply disturbed and mentally ill individual was the recognition I actually like LA. Unless you're Jewish or mentally ill (or both) not that great. Or Mexican, which is just about everybody outside the Jewish enclave known as West Hollywood. The rest are Korean. Legends state that one once went there to learn fine art forms such as thuggin and bein gangsta, but lately the Mexicans have proven themselves more gangsta than though. Also has Armenians for some reason. Overall is like some sick joke NYC and Dallas created. No one knows why they did this except possibly so NYC had an authoritarian retard shithole hated more than them and Dallas wanted a place full of more Mexicans. Considered the primary cause of the cancer killing Texas, much to the amusement of everyone not from Texas.
I have nothing negative to say about Minneapolis. I have never been there and can't imagine any reason in life why I ever will. Founded by Swedes, who later imported Somalians which is where you will find Little Mogadishu (I'm not even making this up https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedar-Riverside,_Minneapolis#Demographics
Like Miami but way fatter, poorer, and more authoritarian and corrupt. Consists of a large number of fat black people. HQ of the CDC. Noteworthy as the scene where numerous treasonous houses, fences, train tracks, and various other wood hewn materials were valiantly put down by the heroic General Sherman. Was in the process of rising again but realized it's too damn hot for that shit and poured another drink before going back to bed. IIRC also houses our extensive biological warfare labs which we totally don't have and if anyone says otherwise Russia shot down Malaysian airlines.
Like Atlanta, but unimportant. Here be the third world cutoff line.
I will also give credit to Honolulu but frankly I don't think the author put it in there for any other reason than durr it's in Hawaii it must be awesome. Contrary to popular belief unemployment and poverty is one of the problems of that island. People think it must be a wonderful place to go to get away from everybody else. The problem is this idea already occurred to those same assholes, see also: California. Never been and can't say really, except that it is populated pretty much entirely by the Chinese. The rest are Keanu Reeves.
I'm actually surprised they didn't list something like Phoenix on here (it's shit too btw, but comparable to improved levels of shit relative to the current list)