Jul
29
2013

Just finished Shadowrun Returns.

More accurately, I just finished the core adventure.  Well worth the twenty bucks that I shelled out for it; it wouldn’t let me stop playing, which is always a good indication that I liked the game.  It’s a very old-school sort of game; no spoken dialogue, 2-D, a lot of text, not much in the way of character appearance customization… but the storyline was engrossing and it’s definitely cyberpunk (whether it’s old-school pen-and-paper Shadowrun is something I’ll leave to the people who played that game).  I look forward to playing new adventures, once they’ve shook out all the bugs and whatnot.

Moe Lane

PS: If I’m going to buy the RPG itself, should it be this one?

2 Comments

  • Canthros says:

    Maybe? That’d be the 4th edition, but they *just* released a 5th edition. On the upside, 4th edition will be going relatively cheap, and will probably have better adoption for the time being.

    I haven’t played since 2nd. Dunno what the pros and cons are.

  • Phil Davis says:

    I’m definitely liking the online version, but my memories of the RPG version make me cringe. Such an awesome concept! So much cool fluff! What a..horrible…horrible..combat system. 10 minutes of rolling masses of 6 siders for three points of damage. Possibly a slight exaggeration, but in the days of yore when I rode the brontosaurus to the con’s that was the overwhelming consensus of my gaming group. Really cool game, really really cruddy combat mechanics. This was first ed., have they streamlined it at all?

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