Shadowrun Returns

Shadowrun Returns

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FatDragonQuest May 12, 2014 @ 6:47pm
Trouble having fun?
I got Shadowrun returns a few days ago and while I love it.... I also hate it a bit.
The sound effects aren't the best neither are the special effects (Spell wise)
it's annoying that I can't change the angle
The animation isn't my favorite thing
and I'm upset I can't upload potraits
If we do get a sequel, maybe this junk will be fixed.
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Vomit May 12, 2014 @ 8:36pm 
As far as your last point concerning portraits goes, there are multiple guides available on how to use your own custom portraits in game.
Lukong May 12, 2014 @ 9:46pm 
The sound effects is really a strange point in this game... just enjoy the story (and the soundtrack; really badass at my point of view)!
Snootch May 12, 2014 @ 10:51pm 
I agree with you on most of your points, man. While I love this genre of video game, I find this particular one to be a bit annoying at times. So I fully understand your love/hate sentiments here. In my opinion, I would feel better about having bought the title if I didn't spend so much money on it. Really, the complete package is worth $7.50 or less. Then I could appreciate it more. But I feel like I got ripped off.
Dorok May 12, 2014 @ 11:06pm 
Woo Snootch, the complete package worth a bit more than $5? I'd be curious play your UGC, to see how many time you spend to do something half playable and see the quality crap it is.

At this price you suggest any game worth nothing and better not buy it at all and winning time.
Dorok May 12, 2014 @ 11:10pm 
Originally posted by hot anime boobers:
I got Shadowrun returns a few days ago and while I love it.... I also hate it a bit.
The sound effects aren't the best neither are the special effects (Spell wise)
it's annoying that I can't change the angle
The animation isn't my favorite thing
and I'm upset I can't upload potraits
If we do get a sequel, maybe this junk will be fixed.
You certainly hate Baldur's Gate or have a way to import in game the portraits changed all?
Mog May 13, 2014 @ 11:08am 
Originally posted by Dorok:
Originally posted by hot anime boobers:
I got Shadowrun returns a few days ago and while I love it.... I also hate it a bit.
The sound effects aren't the best neither are the special effects (Spell wise)
it's annoying that I can't change the angle
The animation isn't my favorite thing
and I'm upset I can't upload potraits
If we do get a sequel, maybe this junk will be fixed.
You certainly hate Baldur's Gate or have a way to import in game the portraits changed all?

If you'd like to discuss Baldur's Gate, there's a Steam forum for that under the Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition game page.

The music, I find, is the only real immersive aspect to the game. The art style is a bit cartoony for me, the sound effects are a bit lame, the story is boring and it's just one group's interpretation on how this story played out. The lore for all of this is within the Shadowrun books, and this story isn't even a new story, or one attempted to be created. I realize there's a ton of lore and stories that go along with Shadowrun, but I don't think it's interesting enough to carry you through a boring, poorly laid out RPG with a lack of any real critical decision making, even in combat.

I wouldn't hold your breath for a sequel to be much better.
Terminus May 13, 2014 @ 5:31pm 
I dig it for the price, but it's definitely repetitive. I mean, it's X-COM with a slightly deeper RPG aspect wearing a Shadowrun skin. Which is fine, I guess. I just think that most of OP's points (with which, barring portraits, I tend to agree) could've been fixed with a little bit more time and/or money. It feels a little like a really good tablet game that was ported to PC. I'm hanging in there for the user-generated campaigns, which are mostly pretty good from what I've seen.

And, I couldn't quite understand what he was trying to say, but it seems like Dorok has some sort of personal investment in the game. If someone who speaks whatever his native language might be could tell him that I actually spent around $20 on the game, so he can stop worrying, I'd appreciate it.
Apocalypse May 13, 2014 @ 6:19pm 
No trouble at all, got way more fun out of it than expected and my girlfriend enjoyed it quite a bit as well. Totally worth the time.
Fork_Q2 May 14, 2014 @ 3:32pm 
Originally posted by Grande Juvena:
The sound effects is really a strange point in this game... just enjoy the story (and the soundtrack; really badass at my point of view)!

Sound effects are important. They are fine in SRR, but really, really limited.
Danny Internets May 17, 2014 @ 7:37pm 
I'm kind of in the same boat as the OP. Really wanted to like this game but even with mods it's just not clicking for me.
revanbh May 18, 2014 @ 1:17am 
I agree to a degree about Dead Man's Switch campaign. It was more of an introdution to the setting than an actual campaign. They clearly tried to hit all the major points of 2054 Shadowrun (noir murder mystery, bugs etc.) Trying to get the people interested in SR universe.

That said, you really owe it to yourselves to try Dragonfall. It's bigger, better and way more interesting than anything in DMS. More varied runs, with plentiful options for different approaches to solving them. Your team members are no longer just portraits with stats, but actual people who react to your decisions on and off the field. There are lots of side missions and almost all of them, even the most straightforward of runs, presents players with some tough morally questionable C&C. No more mind numbing shootouts with nothing else to do. Skills and etiquette triggers are far more common this time around and there is no way you will see everything in a single playthrough.

Game offers a lot of side missions, and they are not just boring slugfests, but rather well designed runs on par with main story stuff. I especially liked one of the early ones called Loose Ends. Straightforward run with interesting encounters and a great decision to make at the end. Most importantly, this was not one of those blue and red choices of the Bioware ilk. Being kind could actually land you in more trouble with your team and your employer.

That's why I consider Dragonfall to be the real meat of SRR and DMS just a foretaste. As for art direction? I found the graphics to be extremely appropriate to the setting. Not at all cartoonish but rather in spirit of Shadowrun.
Last edited by revanbh; May 18, 2014 @ 1:18am
rez May 18, 2014 @ 2:29pm 
Dragonfall was *really* good. I enjoyed it more than any other narrative-driven game I've played in a long time. Every game has room for improvement so I don't think the criticisms are unwarranted, necessarily, but any claim that it's "not worth" an amount is shortsighted, since so many other factors determine value.

Example: A millionaire is going to care less about $20 and be more concerned with the quality of content. If it's not a game they enjoy, they'll probably just move on. If you've got $25 in the bank, though, $20 is a lot.

Not making any kind of judgment, just saying that monetary value is not a universal constant.

Cheers!
Smegmata May 18, 2014 @ 9:43pm 
Whatever you think of the original campaign, (I was okay with it but underwhelmed) Dragonfall is just so good.

Certain things don't change - it's still essentially a 3-D tactics simulator with some roleplaying elements - but the story is fantastic this time around. There's NPCs you care about, beleivable characterization, and complex backstories - and the combat's a good deal more challenging this go around too. The game is not *exactly* linear, but still linear-ish (you're not avoiding any of the plot. Only changing up the order), and your dialog choices, while varied don't *really* change anything.

I think it's worth the price, but I also think future installments should look at expanding the Roleplaying Game element in addition to simply having much better writing.
mr_jingo May 19, 2014 @ 1:07am 
the game is ok but its also disappointing. I love the shadowrun universe and they could just do sooooo much more with it. just imagine a shadowrun game with the scope and epicness of baldurs gate, where you can run around the sprawl and maybe outside of it like in the old sega game... work for different factions like gangs and corporations, maybe even take over certain neighbourhoods. it would be so amazing. ya I realize they had a limited budget yada yada but still I would love to get a game like that... never gonna happen I guess.
Terminus May 19, 2014 @ 4:11pm 
I think there's a lot of potential in the Shadowrun universe for an open-world third-person game, a la Sleeping Dogs, Saints Row, or GTA. I enjoyed Shadowrun Returns and I am getting some mileage out of user-generated content, but I would love to see a modern sandbox TPS take on the universe that fully engaged all of the character-building and RP aspects. I mean, really, you could take something like Elder Scrolls or Fallout 3 and mod the bejeezus out of it and wind up with Shadowrun.
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Date Posted: May 12, 2014 @ 6:47pm
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