PJ: "Shadowrun. Now that's a blast from the past. For most of the younger readers, the name probably doesn't really elicit much recognition, except maybe a jolt of the 90s grim-darkness that seemed to pervade every corner of the media back then. And yet Shadowrun holds a special place in my heart. It's a special little universe, which combines two disparate and oft-overlooked genres, fantasy and cyberpunk, to form quite a unique tableau in which the game plays out. Having played both the original videogame, and the pen and paper RPGs set within the world, I can safely say that the source material is familiar to me - and that it is unarguably one of the best-crafted cyberpunk settings I have ever encountered, fitting that mix of grimy city-dwelling squalor with slick new technology - all wrapped up in the flaws of humanity. The original videogame was yet another innovator, combining this wonderful theme with the now-nearly forgotten niche of isometric tactical games, creating an instant classic. Made in the golden age of the genre, it was very much a product of that age's refinement, one of the pinnacles. Shadowrun Returns, the just-released homage to the original, thus has much to live up to."