Conclusion: I finished my first run of Dragonfall with my long-suffering, short-tempered but ultimately loyal dwarf Rigger in around 15 hours, and immediately wanted to roll up a new character and give the campaign another go.
Excerpt: Although technically a DLC, Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall is actually it's own individual campaign for the Shadowrun RPG, which was released last year. While Dragonfall smartly doesn't change the system that that the original established, which is a greatly simplified version of the pen and paper...
Excerpt: Hairbrained Schemes vision of Shadowrun Returns rings true to the source material. It does it so well in fact, I researched further to understand how they were able to do such a great job! I discovered that Jordan Weisman, the creator of Shadowrun , was also the lead designer for Shadowrun Returns .
Pros: Immersive story telling., Turn based cover combat system similar to, The in game music and textures really set the mood and atmosphere.
Excerpt: Now that’s more like it. Choice! Side-missions! A hub! A strong supporting cast who are up for a bit of a chat! Little-to-no mandatory decking sequences! A mother-lovin’ save (almost) anywhere system!
Shadowrun Returns Review: A Magnificent Example Of The Role-Playing Genre, But In Need Of Serious Bug Squashing
5 October 2013
Excerpt: Kickstarter has allowed a lot of folks with reasonably good ideas to make them a reality – or at least try. Shadowrun Returns was more than a reasonably good idea, though. This game promised a classic turn-based RPG experience in a much-loved gaming universe.
Excerpt: It's a dark night in downtown Seattle, and my run is going south. I'm almost bleeding out, and there's still enough gangers here to cause me serious trouble. The Halloweeners have a troll with more muscle than me, and, to make things worse, a wiz-ganger...
Conclusion: Shadowrun Returns is a great comeback for the old franchise and proves that there's a lot of life left in it. While it only features a single story at launch, the promise of more from developer Harebrained Schemes and the possibility of getting new campaigns from players themselves via the editor...
Pros: +Complex role-playing mechanics, +Lots of choices in terms of gameplay and combat, +Great turn-based encounters, +Impressive dialogs
Cons: -No voice acting, -Can be a bit tough for beginners, -No manual save option