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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: 1 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  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. May 5, 2015
    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: 15 out of 27
  2. Negative: 8 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. Apr 28, 2015
    9
    Simply love it!
    It totally is Shadowrun, it is fun to group with friends, setting, characters and graphics are awesome and what is really
    Simply love it!
    It totally is Shadowrun, it is fun to group with friends, setting, characters and graphics are awesome and what is really important for me when it comes to a great gaming experience:
    No gamebreaking bugs for me!
    Had some difficulties with the control of the camera, but, well if that's the only thing...
    Thumbs up!
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  4. May 1, 2015
    8
    The game is ok to good. If you are a Shadowrun Fan it's a must have. As may have said the limited budget can be felt in it though not in aThe game is ok to good. If you are a Shadowrun Fan it's a must have. As may have said the limited budget can be felt in it though not in a bad way just don't expect a multimillion dollar game here. It has a good principle, so far the community is very good, and most of the maps are challenging. I agree with the one critic though. Without no end game or pvp. Long term duration maybe problematic for the game though. Expand
  5. May 22, 2014
    7
    Shadow-run online is comparable with return but not better than dragon fall because is still much of the familiar game-play and similarShadow-run online is comparable with return but not better than dragon fall because is still much of the familiar game-play and similar graphics from it's predecessors but still a great improvement of multi-player online or against each other. Is something new to the table my sincere review 7.01. Expand
  6. May 31, 2015
    4
    Backed this game on kickstarter as a fan of Shadowrun. The game that was originally promised is a far cry from what now exists. The dev teamBacked this game on kickstarter as a fan of Shadowrun. The game that was originally promised is a far cry from what now exists. The dev team had some serious hiccups along the way and the game has been the victim.

    From the start you create your character. Let me say the diversity on offer is pretty weak. Those familiar with the setting will recognise the metatypes on offer but they make very little difference to your character barring a few stat ups and downs. What Cliffhanger have created rather than a vibrant array of characters is a "Choose your own brown simulator" all classes feel the same whether you are slinging spells or firing a gun it all feels the same.
    For experienced tabletop Shadowrun players those of you that love the build up to a job, the meat and potatoes of what makes the universe immersive and interesting, you will be sorely disappointed. There is nothing in the way of legwork, no stealth options, no casing. You go in; shoot, punch or blast anyone that gets in your way and that's about it.
    Voice acting is emotionless and inconsistent. Character advancement is a boring affair with linear trees and little variety.

    The mission variety is lacklustre and you will be grinding the same missions over and over to get the required XP to level up your (as previous mentioned, boring) skill trees.

    Server problems and lag have been an issue from the start.

    You may see a lot of positive reviews crop up, let it be known that Cliffhanger has filed for bankruptcy and their team has put out a request to fanboys to "Go out and recruit anyone you can to support us"

    I am of the personal belief that there are a lot of people here defending mediocrity simply because they have dropped a not insignificant amount of money on it and hate the idea that they may have bought a lemon.

    Suffice to say chummers, give this one a wide berth. If you haven't bought Shadowrun Returns, or Dragonfall yet I highly recommend you try them.
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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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