Posted on August 20, 2013
Shadowrun is an awesomely stupid setting when you think about it. Fortunately, my opiate receptors are open to awesome and unresponsive to stupid, so I’ve been enjoying the hell out of Shadowrun Returns, a Kickstarted single-player RPG available for $20 on Steam. I think you probably would too.
The interactions are all text based, and the portrait art isn’t to my liking but the story takes you right back to the early 90s Shadowrun games of yore and the tileset is quite lovely. Remember when all early 90s games had to come up with their own slang. Planescape was right into that too… Anyway, action is free in a point-n-click way until combat starts in which case it suddenly becomes an Action Point/turn based game.
Anyway, that’s enough review. This isn’t going to play itself…