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22. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 29, 2013, 17:26 Creston
JoeNapalm wrote on Jul 29, 2013, 16:20:

Shadowrun Returns is bittersweet, for me. I'm surprised by all of the glowing praise, here. This is normally a tougher crowd. I love all things Shadowrun, and I enjoyed SR, but I was disappointed by the kiddie-pool depth of the thing. It's more like a very good iPad game than a PC game.

Ifriti Sophist

Nobody has claimed it's Watch Dogs-level deep. It's a shame they didn't go for a more open world setup, but having dug through their editor, it simply seems it's not really capable of doing anything like that. (without some massive work-arounds.)

I think in the end it all just boiled down to time. They were out of money, so had to release, and didn't have enough time to put everything in that they wanted to.

My one real big complaint is how short the actual story is. I was fine with them simplifying things because I figured it would at least still allow them to tell a huge, long story, and then we get the (spoiler) find a killer, immediately track his employer down to the brotherhood, immediately learn its ties to Telestrian, boom final mission, credits. ride. It almost feels like a summary.

Other than that, it's still a lot of fun. It's got a great shadowrun feel to it, the combat is meaty on higher diff levels, I like the matrix inclusion, you can set up really cool combos with the classless systems, and the story IS good even though it's much too short.

Still kinda curious what happened to that "backers only" mission they promised, though.


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