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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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Jun 29, 2015
    75
    Might not offer something particularly new and exciting to the genre, but fans of Shadowrun universe will find enough here to enjoy. It’s a good tactical turn-based game, especially if you play together with other players.
  2. May 15, 2015
    70
    Current lag issues notwithstanding, I would recommend Shadowrun Chronicles to anyone who enjoys the Shadowrun universe and enjoys turn-based strategy games. If you liked Shadowrun Returns, you'll probably also enjoy Chronicles, although you won't find the same depth of story just yet. The developers at Cliffhanger promise much more story that will be molded by the players as time goes on.
  3. May 20, 2015
    70
    Shadowrun Chronicles features 4 players co-op turn based combat and that's something. Unfortunately the game feels incomplete and it's actually flawed by huge latency problems.
  4. May 11, 2015
    66
    Turn based strategy on a Sci-fi universe that manages to entertain if playing online. Otherwise, this game is another missed opportunity for the Shadowun Universe.
  5. Jun 11, 2015
    60
    Shadowrun Chronicles Boston Lockdown is an online tactical RPG marred with quite many issues. Still its gameplay idea is solid and the multiplayer mode could be quite a joyous experience. Given enough time to devs to solve its issues it could reach unexpected heights.
  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. Jun 5, 2015
    30
    Shadowrun Chronicles isn't just a bad Shadowrun game. It's a bad game. That it comes from a series with such an exceptional pedigree and plenty of exceptional recent successes just makes the disappointment that much more bitter.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 27
  2. Negative: 7 out of 27
  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. Jun 2, 2015
    10
    backed this game for 1505 and well known in the game. To me it nearly perfect with only some minor problems I don't regret my buy at all. Itbacked this game for 1505 and well known in the game. To me it nearly perfect with only some minor problems I don't regret my buy at all. It has a lot to prove and each update gets just a little better. Expand
  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. Jul 24, 2014
    8
    Still early access (so a lot of features are still missing, or not finished), but shows great promise. Combat is similar to Shadowrun Returns,Still early access (so a lot of features are still missing, or not finished), but shows great promise. Combat is similar to Shadowrun Returns, but faster-paced and with more different skills. Can't wait to see proper character creation, and more guns - once they add co-op this will be great fun! Expand
  5. May 11, 2015
    7
    Enjoyable game. I am a fan of the Shadowrun universe, so I had to pick this one up. I already own plenty of other Shadowrun games that give meEnjoyable game. I am a fan of the Shadowrun universe, so I had to pick this one up. I already own plenty of other Shadowrun games that give me the single player rpg, I now want something to play with my friends online, and this game delivers.

    It has a few issues here and there and I do think $40 is pretty expensive for the game, but I'm enjoying none the less. Hopefully the developers plan to add more to the game like the matrix and other skills to go with it.
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  6. May 2, 2015
    5
    Right now, I have to say that I would not buy the game. Now granted I am a hopeful backer, so I am still playing and trying to influenceRight now, I have to say that I would not buy the game. Now granted I am a hopeful backer, so I am still playing and trying to influence development and changes in the game for the better. I feel no real depth or connection to my character in the game.

    The game is a very simple move and attack game. It IS fun to a degree to play with others, especially when someone flubs and makes a mistake.

    Since launch there has been game breaking lag in the game and multiple updates have not been able to fix it. I have to say they pushed for a release date, yet we are honestly at this point paying to beta the game..

    The devs do communicate with the community VERY, VERY well. They really seem eager to get things on track. And I for one have faith.

    That being said, I unlike others, do not rate on hopes, dreams, and promise but on actuality. If I did, I could easily give this game a 7.5+.
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  7. May 15, 2015
    0
    Unfinished, unpolished. A true beta and stress test were never done. They pushed this game to meat deadlines and empty budget with hopes thatUnfinished, unpolished. A true beta and stress test were never done. They pushed this game to meat deadlines and empty budget with hopes that enough people would buy on the name alone to hopefully clean it up. To me that is not how sales and the seller/buyer relationship is supposed to be.

    Like many online games this one has a tremendous amount of bugs and lag. Again a beta could have helped smooth the launch.

    Lets assume you white knights have come to expect that. Accepting unpolished turds on release day. Ok.

    The game is very simplistic and limits are being put on classes because the devs cannot work around the abilities. For balance issues some classes get to be 1/2 what they are supposed to be depending on a group setup.

    The chat and UI are abyssmal.

    There is a certain amount of simplistic fun to the game. However, it should be a $3.99 app on tablets and phones. If I remember correctly the devs even stated they were designing it to be multiplatform and at the time many players were indeed upset as they knew without a doubt that would indeed dummy it down. Well the game is dummied and would easily be played on a tablet.

    In no world should this game be $40+. Such a price grab it is scary. $14.99 basic and $19.99 is more realistic for this release and even that is being most favourable. TO be honest, after playing this, if I could change things I would do without it at all. I am pretty sure they would have to pay me $12 an hour to play it and beta it for them as it is.

    These rating of 8+ REALLY are fanbois of the Shadowrun franchise and white knights hoping to take your money and advance this drek because the fell for it already.

    I can fault them for that in a way. As Shadowrun is AWESOME! It is hard for anything with Shadowrun in its name to be bad. But these guys did it. In that, they succeeded!
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