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  • Summary: The Director’s Cut is a stand alone release of Harebrained Schemes' Dragonfall campaign, which premiered as a major expansion for Shadowrun Returns. The Director's Cut adds a variety of new content and enhancements to the original game: Five new missions, alternate endings, new music, aThe Director’s Cut is a stand alone release of Harebrained Schemes' Dragonfall campaign, which premiered as a major expansion for Shadowrun Returns. The Director's Cut adds a variety of new content and enhancements to the original game: Five new missions, alternate endings, new music, a redesigned interface, team customization options, a revamped combat system, and more. Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Oct 8, 2014
    100
    Dragonfall is worth any RPG fan's time and $15 unless, I don't know, they don't like cyberpunk, dragons, or exceptional tactical combat.
  2. Oct 27, 2014
    92
    A world that demands your attention, Shadowrun endures long after the finale.
  3. Oct 13, 2014
    90
    Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall- Director’s Cut is the best available version of an already great game.
  4. Oct 31, 2014
    85
    If you’re new to Shadowrun Returns, skip the initial release and start with Dragonfall Director’s Cut. Nearly every aspect of the Dragonfall campaign is superior to Dead Man’s Switch, and there’s far more to be excited about than afraid of.
  5. Dec 11, 2014
    70
    Shadowrun: Dragonfall has excellent writing which supports the whole shebang beautifully, but its sub-par tactical gameplay holds it back once the bullets and blades start flying.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 70
  2. Negative: 4 out of 70
  1. Feb 28, 2015
    10
    This is one of the best RPGs I've played in years. Strong plot and characters combined with a solid tactical battle system make for a gameThis is one of the best RPGs I've played in years. Strong plot and characters combined with a solid tactical battle system make for a game that is both memorable and fun to play. Expand
  2. Nov 16, 2014
    10
    Plenty of choices & decisions to make in almost everything; and they actually matter in the game. I am pleasantly surprised by this game.Plenty of choices & decisions to make in almost everything; and they actually matter in the game. I am pleasantly surprised by this game.

    The plot is very thick, and twists are aplenty. The characters have personality. Overall, the writing could easily surpass many A++ RPG titles out there.

    Sure, the combat is a bit clunky, the graphics are simplistic, but Dragonfall succeeds in what matters most in RPGs.
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  3. Nov 10, 2014
    10
    This **** fckin rocks. Old style TRPG with deep storyline with X-com battle ..
    All texts in this game show great deal of devotion into the
    This **** fckin rocks. Old style TRPG with deep storyline with X-com battle ..
    All texts in this game show great deal of devotion into the story. I can smell blood of the writers from them.
    Battle system isn't new, yes but OST, story, making your character are just perfect in my perspective.
    This game punched me in the face lol
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  4. Feb 26, 2018
    9
    This is a great game if you are a fan of tactical RPGs such as XCOM but better in a lot of ways, especially if you are not a fan ofThis is a great game if you are a fan of tactical RPGs such as XCOM but better in a lot of ways, especially if you are not a fan of permadeath. It has good role playing elements as it is based on a table top game, but if you are unfamiliar with that no big deal. I had never heard of it and stumbled across this game and loved every minute of it. Your character is greatly customizable and steam has plenty of free update/dlc type deals that creates almost unlimited gameplay. A must buy. Expand
  5. May 28, 2015
    8
    I just got this game and Shadowrun returns from a weekend sale on steam. I got DF for $4.49. The game is easily worth the $14 buck regularI just got this game and Shadowrun returns from a weekend sale on steam. I got DF for $4.49. The game is easily worth the $14 buck regular price. Great little turn based combat RPG's. Dragonfall is a Gigantic upgrade from SR returns. The story is better and the options are better. Along with you having a team of your own to take on each run. To top that every team member has their own story and give you their own run or quest. Though the choice of other runners is much weaker than SR returns.

    Is the game perfect? No. Like if you make a Street Sam and choose a premade he won't start with cyberware. Even though I can buy many types of cyber/bioware I still can't seem to buy the hand razors for my character (even though glory has them). I hate the fact I can't choose the items my team brings to a run. Some runs feel like there is way to much security for what your taking and what your getting paid. And the healing feels off. As a guy is hurt, but you can't heal him (with a healing spell), because he was hurt last turn. Sometimes you run into team after team of security guys. Who like that power hungry GM we all know. Gives every enemy encounter the perfect setup and all the best (and fully stocked) gear. It can also get annoying when the enemy AI doesn't role play. For instance there is a huge danger in the room. Yet the 9 guys on the security squad all target your main character. Because they know if they kill you, game over. And the most frustrating thing for me is the decker that is part of my team kills more people than all the other soldier/sams. Which shows min/maxing your character is the way to to go. And I foolishly made a character that is well balanced. If you don't min/max you get a ton of 99% chance to hit, but you miss with every action. But the game is still quite enjoyable with a non min/maxed character. I also wished that instead of giving your team special abilities, that they would let you chose their skill advancement through karma. That way you could adjust them to the game's min/max tendencies or your play style.

    However, even with those annoyances, I highly recommend this game to anyone who is needing a SR fix. The game has a true SR vibe. It's addictive. And I now find myself wanting to find a SR group to tt again. Or a SR MMO to play. Either way this game has me ready to buy SR: Hong Kong which should be out any time now.
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  6. Sep 9, 2021
    8
    I returned to this game 6 years later, since its atmosphere matched our current times, I take my negative review back, this game is good ifI returned to this game 6 years later, since its atmosphere matched our current times, I take my negative review back, this game is good if you give it a chance. Expand
  7. Dec 14, 2014
    0
    20 minutes in...I can't rotate the camera, the cover system seems broken, and it's JUST SO DAMN BORING! Poor graphics, mediocre music, and20 minutes in...I can't rotate the camera, the cover system seems broken, and it's JUST SO DAMN BORING! Poor graphics, mediocre music, and poor combat system. HOW CAN A TRPG NOT HAVE THE OPTION TO ROTATE THE CAMERA OR UNDO A MOVEMENT?? FFT on the PS1 was easier to navigate than this broken mess. Depressing. Expand

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