Shadowrun Online

7.7
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Shadowrun Online - from tabletop to online

The Shadowrun Universe is quite interesting, yet before the Kickstarter campaign of Cliffhanger Productions, it has never appeared on my radar.

When you first see Shadowrun Online you’ll think “What the hell why does this look like Jagged Alliance?!” Well…. because Cliffhanger Prod. actually made Jagged Alliance Online before working on Shadowrun Online. At this early stage they’ve even used some of the sounds of JAO, so similarities between the two are given.

Anyway Shadowrun Online is going to be one of those good old turn based games. That is quite obvious when you take into account that the Shadowrun universe originates from tabletop and apparently has been quite successful at mingeling Orks, Dragons and other fantasy game elements with a future Cyberpunk setting.

Now your average Ork can hack into security systems! Not so average anymore right? ;)

Quote from the SO website: “Imagine the magic and creatures of Lord of the Rings crashing at full speed into a dystopian cyberpunk future in the vein of Blade Runner!”

Sounds fun to me.

Btw here’s the link to the (successful) Kickstarter campaign.

Rating

Tom
Graphics
7.0
Sound
6.0
Fun
7.0
Concept
7.0
Long-term fun
8.0
Overall
7.2
Tim
Graphics
9.0
Sound
7.0
Fun
8.0
Concept
8.0
Long-term fun
8.0
Overall
8.1

Conclusion

It’s pretty hard to tell how Shadowrun Online will turn out since we could only see fragments.

Yet SO looks really cool and right up my alley as far as turn based RPGs are concerned. We’ll do another review once the game has been released somewhere around May 2013.

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About Tim von Janssen

Tim has started playing PC Games at the tender age of 8 (ca.1990-1991) on monochrome screens and hasn’t stopped ever since. Due to that love for video games that has developed very early Tim also knows why older games very successful despite mediocre graphics. One simple reason: gameplay. Tim feels that with the development of the OUYA and the stronger focus on indie game studios is the right step towards better gaming experiences that rely more heavily on unique game concepts and better gameplay in general. Tim at Google+

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