Shadowrun Returns – Second Opinion | Metal Arcade

Metal Arcade: Nate Gray writes:

Shadowrun Returns – Second Opinion

While the journey of Shadowrun Returns is a bit short, it’s well-polished and thoroughly enjoyable entertainment at a bargain price.

There was a time when storytelling in video games was an excessively drab affair. Some might argue that this is still an issue, but one would have to be intentionally ignorant to deny the lengths storytelling has come in interactive media. For now, I refer to generations ago when earthworm and bobcat platformers were reigning supreme. There was little in the way of depth and originality, aside from Square’s earliest RPGs and Shadowrun. In its SNES and Genesis incarnations, Shadowrun stood out among a dreary landscape with, ironically, a dreary landscape of its own; one filled with danger, challenge, and a gritty world seldom seen on a platform once considered fodder for children.

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