History Videogame / ShadowrunReturns

7th Feb '16 12:19:18 PM undyingembers
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** [[spoiler: In Blitz's mission, it's hinted Meat Grinder, who set up the run to settle Blitz's debt, dies after it's found out you, Blitz, and "the accountant" (who's really TheDragon in Grinder's organization but also handles the books as well) find out Grinder is "in bed" with the one you're running against and is looking to take the accountant out as well as you and Blitz; it's implied Grinder died at the accountant's hands.]]
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** [[spoiler: In Blitz's mission, it's hinted the PC can find out that Meat Grinder, who set up the run to settle Blitz's debt, dies after it's found out you, Blitz, is "in bed" with the one you're running against and "the accountant" is looking to take the "accountant" (who's really TheDragon in Grinder's organization but also handles the books as well) find out Grinder is "in bed" with the one you're running against and is looking to take the accountant out as well as you and Blitz; it's Blitz. It's implied Grinder died at the accountant's hands.]]
5th Feb '16 10:23:51 AM WildCardCourier
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On December 31st, 2014 Harebrained Schemes announced the setting of the next campaign: [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1613260297/shadowrun-returns/posts/1095934 Hong Kong.]] It [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/webeharebrained/shadowrun-hong-kong officially went to Kickstarter]] on January 14, 2015. The project was released on August 20th, 2015. It is PC/Mac/Linux only due to wanting to get the best product they can make without the limitations of tablets. As mentioned before, it is set in Hong Kong in 2056, two years after the events of ''Dead Man's Switch'' and ''Dragonfall''. Like ''Dragonfall'', the player has a crew that they run with, contending with both a corporate conspiracy 30 years in the making and a local supernatural threat. Changes from the previous two campaigns include enhanced player controls and sound, animatic scene transitions, revamps to the Matrix and enlarged selections for cyberware and magic, making this once again more of a full-blown sequel than anything else. A PlayableEpilogue, ''Shadows of Hong Kong'', is set to be released early 2016 and will allow the player character to turn the tables on the {{Dirty Cop}}s who once hunted him.
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On December 31st, 2014 Harebrained Schemes announced the setting of the next campaign: [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1613260297/shadowrun-returns/posts/1095934 Hong Kong.]] It [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/webeharebrained/shadowrun-hong-kong officially went to Kickstarter]] on January 14, 2015. The project was released on August 20th, 2015. It is PC/Mac/Linux only due to wanting to get the best product they can make without the limitations of tablets. As mentioned before, it is set in Hong Kong in 2056, two years after the events of ''Dead Man's Switch'' and ''Dragonfall''. Like ''Dragonfall'', the player has a crew that they run with, contending with both a corporate conspiracy 30 years in the making and a local supernatural threat. Changes from the previous two campaigns include enhanced player controls and sound, animatic scene transitions, revamps to the Matrix and enlarged selections for cyberware and magic, making this once again more of a full-blown sequel than anything else. A PlayableEpilogue, ''Shadows of Hong Kong'', is set to be was released early on February 5, 2016 through the free ''Extended Edition'' update. ''Shadows of Hong Kong'' is set a few weeks after the end of the original campaign, you and will allow your team now have the player character opportunity to turn the tables on the {{Dirty Cop}}s who corporate police force that once hunted him. you.
21st Jan '16 5:12:13 PM nombretomado
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An UpdatedRerelease of ''Dragonfall'' entitled ''[[http://www.pcgamer.com/2014/08/17/shadowrun-dragonfall-directors-cut-coming-next-month/ Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut]]'' was released on September 18, 2014 for PC, Mac, and Linux. The update includes, among other things, new art assets as well as entire new missions... which really ended up taking ''Dragonfall'' outside the scope of "DLC" and made it more a full-blown sequel running on the same engine. Citing developers like [[VideoGame/TheWitcher CD Projekt RED]] as inspiration, the team behind ''Shadowrun Returns'' decided to release this update free for original backers and owners of the original ''Dragonfall''. The update is also sold as a stand-alone product on {{Steam}} and [[Website/GOGDotcom GOG]]. A version for iOS and Android was set to be released in October 2014, but the was delayed until December 4th.
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An UpdatedRerelease of ''Dragonfall'' entitled ''[[http://www.pcgamer.com/2014/08/17/shadowrun-dragonfall-directors-cut-coming-next-month/ Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut]]'' was released on September 18, 2014 for PC, Mac, and Linux. The update includes, among other things, new art assets as well as entire new missions... which really ended up taking ''Dragonfall'' outside the scope of "DLC" and made it more a full-blown sequel running on the same engine. Citing developers like [[VideoGame/TheWitcher CD Projekt RED]] as inspiration, the team behind ''Shadowrun Returns'' decided to release this update free for original backers and owners of the original ''Dragonfall''. The update is also sold as a stand-alone product on {{Steam}} UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} and [[Website/GOGDotcom GOG]]. A version for iOS and Android was set to be released in October 2014, but the was delayed until December 4th.
10th Jan '16 4:44:37 AM zer0vect0r
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* CyberpunkWithAChanceOfRain: Justified. The game takes place during monsoon season.
7th Jan '16 5:24:56 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* ActionPrologue: As soon as the player makes landfall in Hong Kong, [[spoiler: they fight a group of smugglers, and get a bright-red target painted on their forehead by the Hong Kong PD because their foster-father apparently stumbled on something he shouldn't have, resulting in the deaths of 3 characters in a single move.]]
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* ActionPrologue: As soon as the player makes landfall in Hong Kong, [[spoiler: they fight a group of smugglers, and get a bright-red target painted on their forehead by the Hong Kong PD because their foster-father apparently stumbled on something he shouldn't have, resulting in the deaths of 3 three characters in a single move.]]

* AmbiguousGender: Spider Shen. Bao refers to the monk as "she," but Shen's sprite is male, the character's portrait is androgynous, and the descriptive text goes out of its way to avoid using any gender pronouns. ** Shen's garb also leans towards being female; male Buddhist monks typically wear orange robes, while gray robes are commonly worn by Buddhist "nuns".
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* AmbiguousGender: Spider Shen. Bao refers to the monk as "she," but Shen's sprite is male, the character's portrait is androgynous, and the descriptive text goes out of its way to avoid using any gender pronouns. ** pronouns. Shen's garb also leans towards being female; male Buddhist monks typically wear orange robes, while gray robes are commonly worn by Buddhist "nuns".

* AssholeVictim: About the only thing we ever learn about Gutshot, the last member in Gobbet and Is0bel's crew who gets killed at the beginning, was that he was an asshole and [[TheFriendNobodyLikes nobody liked him]]. * AwesomeButImpractical: At the decker convention, you meet a troll decker who has had his deck installed directly into his brain, allowing him to hack withouta bulky cyberdeck. [=Is0bel=] points out that, while it sounds cool, he's going to need to get brain surgery every time there's a major hardware update.
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* AssholeVictim: About the only thing we ever learn about Gutshot, the last member in Gobbet and Is0bel's [=Is0bel's=] crew who gets killed at the beginning, was that he was an asshole and [[TheFriendNobodyLikes nobody liked him]]. * AwesomeButImpractical: At the decker convention, you meet a troll decker who has had his deck installed directly into his brain, allowing him to hack withouta without a bulky cyberdeck. [=Is0bel=] points out that, while it sounds cool, he's going to need to get brain surgery every time there's a major hardware update.

* BladeBelowTheShoulder: This campaign adds a range of implantable cyberweapons as a unique slot distinct from cyberarms. Comes in claw, spur, and whip varieties.
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* BladeBelowTheShoulder: This campaign adds a range of implantable cyberweapons as a unique hand slot distinct from cyberarms. Comes in claw, spur, and whip varieties.

* EarlyGameHell: Once you've done the opening mission and unlocked the mission computer, which missions you select can determine how much trouble you have. The geomantic sabotage mission is one of the most difficult in the game if you're thorough, and the Whampoan Elders mission can lead to some rather heavy combat encounters if you can't talk them down. The museum heist is the most mundane of the bunch.
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* EarlyGameHell: Once you've done the opening mission and unlocked the mission computer, which missions you select can determine how much trouble you have. The geomantic sabotage mission is one of the most difficult in the game if you're thorough, and the Whampoan Elders mission can lead to some rather heavy combat encounters if you can't talk them down.down (which is especially annoying because Gaichu is recruited here). The museum heist is the most mundane of the bunch.
29th Dec '15 11:51:31 PM DivineDeath
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* ArtShift: The new {{Character Portrait}}s are drawn in a different style than the ones that were made for the previous campaigns, with those based off of donators looking more photorealistic.
29th Dec '15 11:32:01 PM DivineDeath
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* SchrodingersQuestion: While reminiscing about a fight he had with Raymond in the past, Duncan will recall that you asked an ArmorPiercingQuestion that caused them both to stop and make peace with each other. No matter which dialogue option you pick, those will be the words you used. [[spoiler:It becomes a ChekhovsGun later where repeating those exact words will be a vital step to getting the GoldenEnding.]]
28th Dec '15 4:38:58 PM MrD
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** One of Green Winters' messages refers to there being trouble in London for Transys Neuronet Corporation due to the 'BTL Killer' scandal. This refers to the plot of the Shadowrun tie-in novel ''Streets of Blood'' (book 8).
28th Dec '15 9:33:30 AM zer0vect0r
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* WeWinBecauseYouDidnt: In the final confrontation, you can threaten to [[spoiler:increase the size of the rift between the worlds. Though this would make the situation worse, it would screw over Qian Ya by allowing the other Yama Kings to join the party, and they'd be none too happy about her trying to set up shop without her. She'll withdraw rather than face that]].
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* WeWinBecauseYouDidnt: In the final confrontation, you can threaten to [[spoiler:increase the size of the rift between the worlds. Though this would make the situation worse, it would screw over Qian Ya by allowing the other Yama Kings to join the party, and they'd be none too happy about her trying to set up shop without her.them. She'll withdraw rather than face that]].
25th Dec '15 5:53:42 PM Wyvern76
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** Shen's garb also leans towards being female; male Buddhist monks typically wear orange robes, while gray robes are commonly worn by Buddhist "nuns".
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