The Last Hallow May 19, 2013 @ 12:04pm
Did everyone forget about shadowrun on Xbox360/PC?
Yeah i know its been out for like 4 or 5 years but shadowrun never went anywhere. hell people still play it on xbox. Personally i think the title of this game is misleading and false because it never went anywhere.
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Darkeus May 19, 2013 @ 12:44pm 
Ummm, last I heard the official servers had been shut down a long time ago.... It is only supported by what little fans that game had.

Also, that is Shadowrun in name only. That game has nothing to do with the actual Shadowrun story line or plot. It was basically a poor attempt to make an arena shooter with a semi-known name. So Shadowrun is returning as in they are making a game that is more in line with the Pen and Paper original and the SNES and SEGA console versions.

In other words, the 2007 Shadowrun has nothing to actually do with Shadowrun.

They failed. Only people associated with Playshadowrun.com play anymore....
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Snobil May 19, 2013 @ 12:45pm 
well, the shadowrun shooter wasn't a bad game, but most shadowrun fans do not consider it as a entry in the shadowrun universe since it ignored a lot of lore. So a lot of people wanted to forget about it
[E] Caladus May 19, 2013 @ 2:04pm 
I.... No.... Nope.... Uhhhgggghh....

The 360 Shadowrun is the lie. A most horrid and fetid LIE.

Shadowrun has been around since the 80's. And we all know what happens when a beloved franchise is turned into some vapid multiplayer shooter.

EDIT: OP must be young. Or, barring that, never played the Super Nintendo or Genesis Shadowruns.
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B'oh | ShadowFighter88 May 19, 2013 @ 6:21pm 
In short - we do remember the shooter. We remember it as how *not* to treat the license.

I looked through an online guide to the shooter a while back, mainly on the magical side of things. None of those spells were from the PnP game. Teleport; isn't possible in PnP, Tree of Life; closest thing is a healing spell more akin to Cure X Wounds spells from DnD, Resurrect; not possible with magic, Strangle; not sure on this one but any movement-impeding spells in the PnP wouldn't be as overt as crystals growing out of the ground, Gust; something that summoned air elementals would do for you, Smoke; I think only vampires and air elementals can do that in PnP (and I don't know if vampires are around in the era that SR:R is set in), Summon; wasn't a spell but a separate action (granted, akin to a spell) and the conjured spirits were often immune to bullets (unlike in the shooter where you can just shoot them to pieces).

The worse insult of all with that game, though, beyond it's blatant disregard of the PnP game's established story and feel, beyond leaving orks out of the game, beyond all of that...

The Ares Predator doesn't even look remotely like an Ares Predator.

This is the guide for those who have the morbid curiousity to see how Microsoft butchered the license: http://au.ign.com/wikis/shadowrun
[E] Caladus May 19, 2013 @ 6:25pm 
I've seen vidoes. It's hideous.
DEATH TO S-T-E-A-M May 19, 2013 @ 7:19pm 
Originally posted by TheLastHallow:
Yeah i know its been out for like 4 or 5 years but shadowrun never went anywhere. hell people still play it on xbox. Personally i think the title of this game is misleading and false because it never went anywhere.

Shadowrun:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadowrun
Nekomaru May 19, 2013 @ 7:44pm 
The Shadowrun on 360 and all i wish i could forget, Shadowun was NEVER ment to be a crappy fps
<Tha Scrambla!! #TI4TI4TI4> May 19, 2013 @ 8:05pm 
I'm going to not be a jerk like most people and give you a rundown:

The original Shadowrun was a 1989 pen and paper game, like D&D. A 1993 SNES game tried to emulate the gameplay but didn't have much of a following. Lots of die-hard Shadowrun fans didn't like the Xbox/PC game because Shadowrun is more of an RPG than an FPS. "Shadowrun: Returns" is an attempt at rebooting the style of the 1993 SNES Shadowrun and making it an RPG again.

I liked Shadowrun for the 360/PC

EDIT: Grammar
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B'oh | ShadowFighter88 May 19, 2013 @ 8:54pm 
I never played it but the gameplay sounded interesting. If they'd used an original property instead of butchering Shadowrun for it then it probably would've done better.
[E] Caladus May 19, 2013 @ 9:07pm 
I don't know if it would've done better. Arena style shooters were on their way out almost ten years ago.
B'oh | ShadowFighter88 May 19, 2013 @ 9:21pm 
Originally posted by E Caladus:
I don't know if it would've done better. Arena style shooters were on their way out almost ten years ago.
True. And we wouldn't be talking about it today, come to think of it.
Sevrun May 20, 2013 @ 6:24pm 
Originally posted by TheLastHallow:
Yeah i know its been out for like 4 or 5 years but shadowrun never went anywhere. hell people still play it on xbox. Personally i think the title of this game is misleading and false because it never went anywhere.

couldn't stand that game, was about as close to Shadowrun as Team Fortress 2 is...
B'oh | ShadowFighter88 May 20, 2013 @ 6:39pm 
At least the shooter's trolls looked like Shadowrun trolls. Granted, when you've got a troll's skull in the logo it's kinda hard to screw up.

EDIT: Not too sure about the proportions of the shooter's trolls, though - the PnP game's artists vary it that much...
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DEATH TO S-T-E-A-M May 20, 2013 @ 8:09pm 
The OP has trolled you all.
MACHO MADNESS!!!1 May 20, 2013 @ 11:08pm 
Maybe he didn't troll and is a genuine fan of the SR FPS game from a few years ago.
That being said, I am happily waiting for this game. Played the pen and paper game, and lost a lot of time to the SNES and Sega Genesis versions.
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