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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
Score distribution:
  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: 52 out of 67
  2. Negative: 5 out of 67
  1. 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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  2. Feb 10, 2015
    10
    Wow. The best game I have played for a very long time. The most engrossing story-line, characters you actually care about, A+ grade writing,Wow. The best game I have played for a very long time. The most engrossing story-line, characters you actually care about, A+ grade writing, and enjoyable (if never too hard) X-Com style fighting.
    I like any kind of game, not a genre specific type, and this game just floats to the top of the pile as a once in a decade great!
    I loved the graphics too, beautiful hand drawn style all maxed out in my fancy dan GFX card. (full HD at 8x just makes it look so silky!)
    Seriously, I am not being particularly cogent here, but I just wanted to tell the world (you, yes you!) that this game is worth every second of the 20-30 hours it will take you to complete.
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  3. 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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  4. Mar 26, 2018
    9
    I have completed this game twice, and loved it both times. Only reason I cannot give it 10/10 is because of the game-breaking bug which can beI have completed this game twice, and loved it both times. Only reason I cannot give it 10/10 is because of the game-breaking bug which can be encountered during one of the final battles. There is a work-around, but it is disappointing that this has not yet been fixed.
    Still, worth a play!
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  5. Dec 15, 2015
    9
    To start with, I did not expect much. Shadowrun Returns was not bad, but it had no real strong points and it had many flaws (none of whichTo start with, I did not expect much. Shadowrun Returns was not bad, but it had no real strong points and it had many flaws (none of which game-breaking). So I expected for something nice but forgetable. But Dragonfall was simply great!!

    Pros:
    - story: extremely well-written and very well presented, far the strongest suit of the game. The plot is very interesting from the beginning to the end. The plot turns are unexpected and arrive with great timing. The ending gave me some food for thought (though my choice was probably not what most would choose, at least not for the first), which I appreciated very much.
    - The world-building is solid. I like that it is for you whether, or not, you want to dig into this, just like how well you want to know your characters. You may completely disrgard if you dont want to spend time with this... your choice. But it adds some futher depth to the story.

    Neutral:
    - fights: the fights also improved since SR... which means it is not dumb easy anymore, though it is still very far from challenging and thus not as rewarding as it could be. You may take cover, think over some options, but mostly it is quite automatic. Still very far from the brainwork you need to do in some turn-based games
    - graphics: it mostly delivers the expected atmosphere, but in general it is not very appealing. Not a real drawback (thought in general I am not that demanding about graphics), rather just room for improvement.
    - character portraits: minor thing, but I remember how I hated them in SR. This improved in SD. It is still not very good, but at least not irritating anymore.
    - matrix: it could have a natural place in this world, but it is still as utterly boring as it was in SR. I did not put it to cons only bcs it hardly plays any role in SD and I think you always connect for some benefits, so you can avoid it completely.

    cons:
    - char. development: there are many options, but in the end all you need is a rifle and some HP. In fact I can imagine that some options (fe. decker-based character) may make your life really misarable. There are also many different attacks, but you need only one or two all over the game. Same with the artificial limbs and stuff - nice to have, but you dont really need them. In general, sadly, all these options are just cosmetic ones.
    - sounds/music: these games usully dont have voice-over due to budget reasons, which is always a missed oppotunity to add to the atmosphere. Unfortunatelly the music remained ugly, so I switched it off in the beginning (again).

    Taking a look at my pros and cons above, you may wonder why I give 9. Actually the story is so strong that it is well deserved, and the cons are not that terrible after all.
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  6. Mar 31, 2018
    8
    8.5 out of 10.
    Shadowrun: Dragonfall is good RPG with tactical turn-based combat. Story, dialogue choices and characters are very
    8.5 out of 10.
    Shadowrun: Dragonfall is good RPG with tactical turn-based combat. Story, dialogue choices and characters are very interesting, but combat - not so much. It's repetitive and a bit too easy, also team movement between locations in long fights is very clunky. Fortunately, combat encounters are not that frequent so they don't get too annoying.
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  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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