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  • Summary: Shadowrun Online is the second Kickstarter video game project set in the unique world of Shadowrun. The first project, Shadowrun Returns, focused primarily on providing a great single player adventure experience, while Shadowrun Online - like the pen & paper version - is all aboutShadowrun Online is the second Kickstarter video game project set in the unique world of Shadowrun. The first project, Shadowrun Returns, focused primarily on providing a great single player adventure experience, while Shadowrun Online - like the pen & paper version - is all about experiencing the awesome world and gritty atmosphere of Shadowrun together with friends. Fluid co-op gameplay and intense player vs player faction wars set in a persistent and evolving world - this is what Shadowrun Online is about. Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Apr 27, 2015
    72
    An interesting take on what could be a Shadowrun MMORPG, but with the lack of endgame content and PVP the game loses much of its appeal.
  2. May 11, 2015
    70
    If you're a dedicated fan of the Shadowrun setting and enjoy your games a little on the complex side, you will be disappointed in the lack of depth in Shadowrun Chronicles. If, however, you enjoy turn-based tactical action and cooperative multiplayer, you might have a blast with the game.
  3. Apr 27, 2015
    70
    If you haven't played a game in the series since the SNES however, Boston Lockdown is a decent starting point, and a perfect way to re-acclimate yourself to the genre with friends. If you prefer to fly solo, just go with Shadowrun Returns instead.
  4. May 19, 2015
    70
    Shadow run is a campy romp that doesn't take itself too seriously. Its fun to play through, but only mimics (and doesn't quite stack up to) the exceedingly excellent XCOM. There is better weapon class variety, character customization, and a few other points where it might exceed its muse, but it measures up just a shade below on most other occasions.
  5. May 5, 2015
    65
    Boston Lockdown has a serviceable story, but its lack of branching dialogue options and its heavy emphasis on combat render it a less satisfying experience compared to its recent Shadowrun peers.
  6. 60
    At only $32.99, I’d say Boston Lockdown is worth the money if the lag is fixed but leaves much to be desired for any die-hard fans of the tabletop game.
  7. May 11, 2015
    50
    Even without the frequent sever issues, Shadowrun Chronicles : Boston Lockdown would be hard to recommended to anyone but the most rabid fans of the setting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 7 out of 24
  1. Apr 28, 2015
    10
    Shadooooooooowruuuuuuuuuun :)
    Nuff said - it's Shadowrun and it feels good. Nice turn based game with a lot of charakter options. I really
    Shadooooooooowruuuuuuuuuun :)
    Nuff said - it's Shadowrun and it feels good. Nice turn based game with a lot of charakter options. I really like the co-op mode and the feeling you get when you are on a run.
    I'm very curious what we will see ingame on new stuff now that the game is released.
    Not too complicated good for beginners and well balanced for people who are not that familiar with the Shadowrun pen & paper ruleset.
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  2. Apr 28, 2015
    9
    Interesting game, a lot of possibilities, and it become even more interesting more you play... The graphics are cool, the gameplay is prettyInteresting game, a lot of possibilities, and it become even more interesting more you play... The graphics are cool, the gameplay is pretty enjoyable and the storyline is amazing, the ambience, the universe...
    Look forward this game!
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  3. May 27, 2015
    9
    Now because they fixed the bug and perma server restart problem I can give a higher rating.
    Game is good and goes better and better. Devs are
    Now because they fixed the bug and perma server restart problem I can give a higher rating.
    Game is good and goes better and better. Devs are nearly 24/7 on steam, which is outstanding. I have a lot of fun grouping with friends and looking very forward to learn more about the story.
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  4. Apr 29, 2015
    8
    It's a round based game where you can choose between different kind of species and "professions" with many options to individualize your ownIt's a round based game where you can choose between different kind of species and "professions" with many options to individualize your own character. After a short tutorial the game and the missions become more difficult so that i had to restart some missions again and again to find the right way to solve the missions. For every completed mission you get points you can use to specialize your character. If you become a mage or a pistoleer or.... - it's your choice. Nice game with many options to play it the way you prefer most. Thumbs up! Expand
  5. May 31, 2015
    6
    The progress of Shadowrun Chronicles during the early access was great and it could be an amazing game with an interesting characterThe progress of Shadowrun Chronicles during the early access was great and it could be an amazing game with an interesting character development and challenging turn based combat, but Cliffhanger Productions released the game too early. This results in unbalanced skill trees and unpolished content. Expand
  6. May 2, 2015
    3
    The game has some great potential but I can't give it a positive score with how bad the lag is right now. It is literally worse than anythingThe game has some great potential but I can't give it a positive score with how bad the lag is right now. It is literally worse than anything I've ever played in terms of lag. Expand
  7. May 9, 2015
    0
    (1) This is not a Shadowrun MMO. It is a turn based linear combat game with a Shadowrun skin.
    (2) The game is linear - there is no way off
    (1) This is not a Shadowrun MMO. It is a turn based linear combat game with a Shadowrun skin.
    (2) The game is linear - there is no way off the treadmill, and the treadmill can be exciting but it can also be puzzling.
    (3) Characters are soft shooters, no reason to love you character.
    (4) Lag and login problems make the game unplayable at many cases.

    Lag is not solved except on Developer's thread. Deserves a 4, I have to give it a 0 to counteract 10s given without logical merit.
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