Chalgyr's Game Room writes:
I was first introduced to the Shadowrun universe back in the mid 90's when I rented Shadowrun for the Super Nintendo; truthfully I was only half-interested in the game. While I am a big fan of isometric role-playing games, I had not quite developed a taste for them yet, as I was more of a tabletop fan for my role-playing games that weren't Final Fantasy. I do recall hanging out with my D&D group after school one day and Shadowrun came up and I had been a bit confused since they were talking about Shadowrun's original run as a tabletop series and not the video game. Once I was properly educated by friends that were aghast that I was unaware of the tabletop version, we started playing a few games here and there. I eventually fell very much in love with the cyberpunk themes, criminal overtones, and the very raw, very dark universe but by the time the third edition was release (1998), I had moved on to other series and tastes.