Shadowrun Review: One Fine FPS

Hindsight is admittedly 20/20, but you have to wonder just what Microsoft and FASA Studios were thinking when they decided to put the Shadowrun licence toward a multiplayer shooter. For those out of the loop, Shadowrun is a pen-and-paper RPG notable both for its cyber-punk setting and the fanatic devotion of its fan base.

The universe is rich with magic and technology, as well as a litany of character types and races, which made it seem like the perfect setting for an epic RPG in the vein of KOTOR. By making their first use of the Shadowrun license a multiplayer FPS instead, Microsoft has pissed off the audience that the license appealed to in the first place and thrown another hat into an overcrowded genre, thereby minimalizing the appeal of the game to those who don't even know what a 'street samurai' is.

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PS360PCROCKS4181d ago

Ok so what the hell is this game? It's an online FPS? or is it an online turn based fighter? If it's turn based forget it. if it's not, I'd like to give it a try.

Dr Pepper4181d ago

It's an online FPS that combines magical powers and classic guns. You purchase special abilities and items in a counter strike sort of way.

Lacarious4181d ago

a huge piece of garbage

PS360PCROCKS4181d ago

hmm but is it turn based? Or is it more of like a counter strike where it's just free roaming online gameplay?

Dr Pepper4181d ago

I believe it's almost exactly like counter-strike. I have not played it, but I've never heard of it being turn based. It used to be an RPG type of game, but now it has evolved into an online shooter. Yeah, no turn based gameplay.

PS360PCROCKS4181d ago

their is a demo in 2 days I guess I'll see than.

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sonarus4181d ago

Sure its a good game but not worth 60 bucks. 30 at most.

darktangent4181d ago

The game is good its a shame that alot of people are going to overlook it.

Daxx4181d ago

It's a great game, the gameplay is very solid and addicting but I just wish there was more to it. All I can say is that the DLC better be free because $60 for a game with just multiplayer and training missions won't cut it for too long.

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