IGN preview both versions, and already a clear winner is emerging.
But I WILL OWN YOU with a controller!
It's all for fun.
I hope this game is going to be good,if any of you guys plan on buying this game and maybe joining a clan let me know.
Agreed!, how people play games when the gameplay calls for more than jumping, shooting and moving is beyond me with out a controller. J/K do not attack me please thanks!.
This corny game was made for consoles.
Quote from the article:
"Sure… if you're a 360 player. Unfortunately, PC players will detest this system. They're used to their bullets going where they're aiming. In Shadowrun, compared to other PC shooters, the bullets spread out like a shotgun firing scattershot, due to the large cross-circle. Start moving and it's even worse - you'll be lucky to hit the side of a shopping mall if you so much as take a step."
Yet another reason I'm avoiding Vista until MS finishes "beta testing" it on those who've already purchased it.
As someone who played the pen-and-paper game that inspired it in college, I have to say that I'm actually looking forward to this game. As long as I can play a Cyber-Mage, I'll enjoy it. The mix of spells and bullets and the ability to greatly customize (you CAN still do this, right?) your character could make this game an interesting mix of shooter and RPG.
One thing they need to incorporate into the game: In the original game, those who sacrificed too much of their bodies to cybernetic enhancements were in danger of going psychotic. I had a friend who had pared his humanity down to the bare minimums. Might be fun to see how far you can push the customizations.
I just like the fact that i can finally rip a pc gamers head off
A version of HEXEN for 2007 if you will...
If they do institute cyberPsychosis or HMHVV elements into the game, that'd be awesome, but they don't even have Orks, so I really doubt it.
And the Deckers got really raped.
Unfortunately this is nothing like the snes shadowrun. I was able to play Shadowrun at a 360 event late last year, and while it was loads of fun, it was nothing close to the rpg classic.
Instead it reminded me more of counterstrike. A game based on multi player with matches such as capture the flag. At the start of a round you get a few seconds to buy gadgets, weapons, and magic; much like counterstrike.
The gadgets are things like the glider and x-ray vision. Then there are your guns and katana. And for magic you can summon, walk through walls, and also plant a tree of health that anyone can take advantage of. You must combo different ability's and weapons to be able to take advantage of different techniques. Such as if you had x-ray vision equipped with walking through walls, you will be able to sneak up on people a lot better.
All in all, PC against 360 will be pretty wild. I foresee loads of trash talk and some good old fun.
By the looks of the review(ShadowRun) to the PC, this has to be one of the lousiest of ports, considering the fact that the PC's architecture is similar to the 360 and a closer comparison than that of 360-ps3, and [PC] 4x better. Guess the "hermits"(PC gamers) now know why its the developers fault on the quality of the port.
it's such a shame you can't strafe and shoot.. just like GoW where you have to stop and shoot if you want your shot to be accurate.. why are devs taking the skill out of shooters..>?
Oh, there will be strafing, and plenty of it!
You have been watching too many movies. Nobody can run and shoot acurately. Game developers are aiming for reality aiming not fantasy aiming.
CLOBBERING time! :)
pc died :(
Dude, you guys KNOW PC gamers will DESTROY YOU!
They've been playing since they were born...you've all been playing since Halo came out...and that game simplified everything for you. When you go up against these Counter-strike snipers...you won't stand a chance. They'll literally rape you and have you eat your copies of Halo.
They don't like Halo. It is forbidden at ALL LAN parties...
...as well as Warcraft.
"You are all evil...there is no hope"
Wow, MS better do something about vista quick.
I sincerely doubt very many PC players will be playing this game.
I'm not really interested in the game to begin with, I'll wait for it to come out and check reviews, but everytime I see something new about the game it's always negative feedback for the PC version. I just don't see how it's going to hold up.
This is the Shadowrun they should have remade:
One of my all time favourite games!
That is all.
ms so clever
360 fanboy so naive(STUPID)
good combination for ms
Are you really that stupid...what does you comment have to do with anything at all?
youre right truebego
The 360 version should be the way to go
But the Genesis one was by far the better of the two.
They should have made it similar to world of Warcraft, an MMORPG.
Choose between Human, Elf, Dwarf, Ork, or Troll.
Then a set of skills you can spend your points on.
No archetypes needed, since it would be MMO, people would just play the character as they wished, filling in natural areas in the games economy. Johnsons, Fixers, Mercs, and of course the game would have to have a job system set up.
Play into an archetype rather than choosing one.
The game could have the servers set up by city location and number, I.E. Seattle 4, Chicago 2, N'Yawk 7, SanFran 12, Neo Tokyo 5.
But not just cities, some other locations as well, like Tir Taingire 3, Salish-Shidhe 1.
The game could be completely epic, with a battle system similar to that of Phantasy Star Universe or WoW.
There's also no reason that the 360, PC and even PS3 could all share servers and interact, then flamewars could be handled in virtual combat :) :) :)
Karma would be awarded to increase your character's skills, and only for completion of a Run. It would be taken away for unnecessary wetwork or other reputation or alignment conflicting actions.
I loved playing Shadowrun with my buddies, hopped up on Mountain Dew and Vivarins. I still play the Sega Genesis version. I have the box for the SNES one on my TV stand on display.
I wanted this game to be done right.
I love the game and play the beta everyday! Definetily addictive and the twist of magic takes this game to a very deep level of gameplay I never thought imaginable! Anyone that hates on this just has not played it and i'm sure the playing field will be pretty even when everything is said and done! No matter how many times you play this game it never seems to get old simply because there are so many ways to attack or defend a situation! This is the only game I would put up against Halo and Rainbow series as far as the fun factor goes unlike other floating cursor games that just always feel like there missing something!
Been playing the old shadowrun on my psp latley using a snes emulator. The controls for the game work really well with the psp control layout.
The controller does allow for strafing, but ultimately, in a FPS the win is usually decided simply on accuracy. That will go to a mouse 75% of the time. I like the controller better personally, but I have seen what those who are attuned to the keyboard and mouse setup can accomplish. Will better accuracy defeat better movement, or vice versa.
A shame about the lack of PC graphics options, but I have yet to see a game that does not have graphical options, I would bet they would be left out intentionally from access to media and outside testers. If they have made it a clunker on PC combined with the need for a gold account, than they are shooting themselves in the foot with regards to the Vista community, and the questions will not be answered. Either way, its a good first attempt for PC versus 360 live compatibility, with much deeper and better prepared games to comme out down the line.
Sony fanboys complain about xbox fans going into PS3 articles and flaming it. But what would you call what PS3 fanboys are doing? There is nothing to argue about microsoft when it comes to Live Anywhere. The only reason why we are talking about this is because of Microsoft. Hate microsoft all you want for but as far as I am concern the only reason why Console online gaming is a must now in days is because of Microsoft, now the next stage is cross-platform multiplayer between console and PC. Yes, we know... Sony fanboys will flame microsoft for doing this and it will give them another reason to hate microsoft since obviously they see this as an attempt to monopolize the market... but can you please ask Sony to be the one enabling PC and console cross-platform? Do you think most of us care about who brings it? The fact is that as of now only microsoft has plans to bring this into the picture. I'm I kissing microsoft @$$ for this? Call it wherever you want but as far as I am concern... Only Microsoft is investing lots of money into this.. while Sony is focusing on blu-ray.
I rather be kissing M$ a$$ over xbox live or xbox live anywhere than to be kissing $ony over nothing.
I got the game as a beta...it sucks.
This is just sad. Isn't PC supposed to be the easiest platform to develop for? Looks like they put most of their focus on the 360 version.
It depends how you see it.
For example, if you are a Sony fanboy it's ok for developers to do a mediocre job a putting a game together... you would probably go and say, "Developers need more time to learn and unleash the true power of the cell." and that it's a new platform and it will require up to 2 years to learn it. But when you are talking about a non-sony product such as DirectX 10 and vista which are relatively new to many developers then it's not ok for them to have a learning curve... why? cause it's not Sony. I'm I correct?
"Looks like they put most of their focus on the 360 version. " No.. I think you are way off... Why? Cause developer are more familiar with 360 development than they are with directx 10 and vista. does that make sense?
It's obvious that Bladestar is severely disillusioned considering that he spends his life accusing hundreds of people of being 'Sony Fanatics', and acting as if they're the equivalent of high-end criminals. I didn't realize complaining about the PC version of a videogame somehow classified me as a 'Sony Fanatic'. Oh dear me. I guess that Xbox sitting ten feet away doesn't count, nor does the Nintendo handheld in my room. Yup, I MUST be a 'Sony Fanatic'.
Come on dude, stop playing around. It's obvious that all the tampons in the world couldn't keep you from splurging your pants every time someone criticizes anything remotely Microsoft-related.
Actually i'm going to go with Bladestar on this because if you read what he just posted it all makes since other than the usual talk from guy's like yourself DJ! What's it going to take for people like yourself to quit trying to put a negative spin on anything MS and 360 related! The only people using tampons are whiners like yourself that can't appreciate what MS has and is doing to improve the way we play games!
Also DJ appreciate what Sony has done up until PS3 and want you to know that you complain way to freaking much!
I neither stated, nor implied, any negative comments about Microsoft. In fact, the word 'Microsoft' isn't even in my original post. It's well known that the PC platform is the easiest to deal with, especially since PC CPUs run Out-of-order code rather than In-order code like PS3 and 360.
Again, you're trying very hard to make it look as if I'm attacking Microsoft (which is just ridiculous) when really I'm attacking the game developer since it's their responsibility and NOT Microsoft's to create compelling titles. There's no logic in accusing me of attacking Microsoft when I only mentioned PC development in relation to the title Shadowrun. Maybe you're just angry that I think one Microsoft platform is better than the other? Explain yourself.
Why even bother with the pc version? By making this DX10 only you have cut out about 98% of the PC gaming community. Aren't we are supposed to have reasons to be excited about upgrading to vista? I must say this MS decision is almost on par with some of the stupidest marketing decisions Sony made last year with PS3.
It almost seems to be a way that MS could say look, our 360 is more powerful than a high-end PC!! Then again, I though it was in their best interest to support PC gaming...Did I miss something?
The fact that the game is cross platform was a good thing in my opinion. But now I have something like... "Nah, not Shadowrun." Gears of War cross platform would work though.
this game looks terrible. i think the whole live anywhere is great. but i think uno wud be a better starter than this. it jus aint my cup of tea as a game, and everythin ive seen so far, graphically is mind-boggling... in a negative way
To be honest with you.. it's not about this game. I'm not even remotely interested in this game. But this game marks the begining of a new gaming experience. It will be the first game to support cross-platform gaming.. with the exeption of MMO like FFXI. Don't worry Soon another company like Sony will come up with something similar and you sony fans will be loving it long time. You will forget who made it first.. the same way your forgot that microsoft was the first to implement motion on a controller and the first console to successfuly introduce online multiplayer.
Seriously every game that comes to PC from Xbox sucks so bad...
Keep your horrible games to the xbox thank you.
And stop gimping keyboard and mouse.... Then sayin oh Controller whooped it... Whatever. There is a reason why they gimped keyboard and mouse and it wasnt because they thought controllers would have the advantage.
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