History Videogame / ShadowrunReturns

19th Sep '17 8:13:06 PM TheRoguePenguin
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** Played with. Some districts like the Kruezbasar has managed to find stability, providing themselves with necessities, security, infrastructure, and a social contract without a central authority to look after these things. Other districts are little better than lawless, crumbling shitholes with gangs permanently at war with one another for control.

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** Played with. Some districts like the Kruezbasar has have managed to find stability, providing themselves with necessities, security, infrastructure, and a social contract without a central authority to look after these things. Other districts are little better than lawless, crumbling shitholes with gangs permanently at war with one another for control.



* ApocalypseHow: In the bad ending the player character chose [[spoiler: to let Dr. Vauclair to go through with his plan to kill all the dragons]]. The epilogue show that a year later [[the global mana background count is rising and major events of the Shadowrun timeline are occurring with progressively worsening outcomes without the dragons there to keep a lid on things. Sydney is engulfed by a mana rift, the Chicago Containment Zone was overwhelmed and eventually nuked and it still wasn't enough to contain the insect spirits, magic is becoming more unstable and will become unusable within a few generations, a wave of violence and insanity is starting to work its way throughout metahumanity, and increasingly dangerous and bizarre and twisted creatures are popping up with increasing regularity. Dr. Vauclair, realizing that he did this and has no way of fixing it, blows his own brains out. The surface of the Earth becomes infested with dangerous and alien entities from the metaplanes, and metahumanity is consigned to a subterranean existence, warring over dwindling food and water supplies as they go extinct]]. And ''that'' is the bad ending.

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* ApocalypseHow: In the bad ending If the player character chose chooses [[spoiler: to let Dr. Vauclair to go through with his plan to kill all the dragons]]. The epilogue show shows that a year later [[the [[spoiler:the global mana background count is rising and major events of the Shadowrun timeline are occurring with progressively worsening outcomes without the dragons there to keep a lid on things. Sydney is engulfed by a mana rift, the Chicago Containment Zone was is overwhelmed and eventually nuked and it still wasn't enough to contain the insect spirits, magic is becoming more unstable and will become unusable within a few generations, a wave of violence and insanity is starting to work its way throughout metahumanity, and increasingly dangerous and bizarre and twisted creatures are popping up with increasing regularity. Dr. Vauclair, realizing that he did this and has no way of fixing it, blows his own brains out. The surface of the Earth becomes infested with dangerous and alien entities from the metaplanes, and metahumanity is consigned to a subterranean existence, warring over dwindling food and water supplies as they go extinct]]. And ''that'' is the bad ending.
19th Sep '17 7:57:06 PM Yozzy
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* AnarchyIsChaos: Played with. The Schockwellenreiter prides itself on freedom of information, but [[spoiler: sharing information such as Project Atlas and the Bloodline project is akin to giving nukes to everyone. At best, there's a stalemate if people wants to avoid MutuallyAssuredDestruction. At worst? BOOM.]]

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* AnarchyIsChaos: AnarchyIsChaos:
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Played with. The Schockwellenreiter prides itself on Some districts like the Kruezbasar has managed to find stability, providing themselves with necessities, security, infrastructure, and a social contract without a central authority to look after these things. Other districts are little better than lawless, crumbling shitholes with gangs permanently at war with one another for control.
** Played with again with the Schockwellenreiter, the anarchist organization dedicated to the
freedom and free flow of information, but [[spoiler: information. As it turns out, sharing information such as [[spoiler: Project Atlas Atlas]] and [[spoiler: the Bloodline project project]] is akin to giving nukes to everyone. At best, there's a stalemate if people wants to avoid MutuallyAssuredDestruction. At worst? BOOM.]]



* AssholeVictim: One optional run's objective has the player sent to assassinate someone who was captured by a rival corp before he can spill company secrets. [[spoiler: He turns out to be a fellow Shadowrunner, causing the teammates to balk.]] Players might reconsider any moral objections that they have after they see what their target did.

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* AssholeVictim: AssholeVictim:
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One optional run's objective has the player sent to assassinate someone who was captured by a rival corp before he can spill company secrets. [[spoiler: He turns out to be a fellow Shadowrunner, causing the teammates to balk.]] Players might reconsider any moral objections that they have after they see what their target did.did.
** Surprisingly, [[spoiler: Feuerschwinge]] was this as well. [[spoiler: While she was a terror for Germany shortly after the Awakening, she had been driven mad with grief over the state of the world, so this one's a bit more subjective.]]
19th Sep '17 7:38:57 PM Yozzy
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* ApocalypseHow: [[spoiler: What you ultimately avert. Vauclair spent around 40 something years looking for a way to kill all the dragons, not knowing that they keep something very, '''very''' bad at bay.]]

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* ApocalypseHow: In the bad ending the player character chose [[spoiler: What you ultimately avert. to let Dr. Vauclair spent around 40 something years looking for a way to go through with his plan to kill all the dragons, not knowing dragons]]. The epilogue show that a year later [[the global mana background count is rising and major events of the Shadowrun timeline are occurring with progressively worsening outcomes without the dragons there to keep a lid on things. Sydney is engulfed by a mana rift, the Chicago Containment Zone was overwhelmed and eventually nuked and it still wasn't enough to contain the insect spirits, magic is becoming more unstable and will become unusable within a few generations, a wave of violence and insanity is starting to work its way throughout metahumanity, and increasingly dangerous and bizarre and twisted creatures are popping up with increasing regularity. Dr. Vauclair, realizing that he did this and has no way of fixing it, blows his own brains out. The surface of the Earth becomes infested with dangerous and alien entities from the metaplanes, and metahumanity is consigned to a subterranean existence, warring over dwindling food and water supplies as they keep something very, '''very''' go extinct]]. And ''that'' is the bad at bay.]]ending.



* DragonHoard: Discussed. Dragons are driven to hoard things, only now they do it with nuyen, lives, and other liquid assets as the heads of major corporations, rather than a typical hoard of precious metals and stones.

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* DragonHoard: Discussed. In contrast with metahumanity which expands and multiplies, Dragons are driven to acquire, accumulate, and yes, hoard things, only things. Only now in the 21st century, rather than a typical hoard of precious metals and stones, they do it with hoard nuyen, lives, and other liquid assets as the heads of major corporations, rather than a typical hoard of precious metals and stones.corporations.



** [[spoiler:Dante becomes a full-fledged party member near the end of the game, once it becomes clear that he's half Hellhound.]]

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** [[spoiler:Dante [[spoiler: If you comforted Dante after Monika's death, he becomes a full-fledged party member near the end of the game, once it becomes clear that he's half Hellhound.]]
5th Sep '17 2:21:08 AM Kan
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* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: The people who end up as hosts for the bug spirits, and who look like someone literally fused an insect with a person. Special mention to the Workers with the front half of an ant but with human hind legs and the face and arms of a person protruding from its back.]]
10th Aug '17 3:46:43 PM RaustBD
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* RightForTheWrongReasons: Mr. Kluwe will express his doubts at a theory he heard that the Emerald City Ripper killings are anti-human hate crimes (since all of the victims were humans). He says it's almost certainly just a coincidence since humans are still the majority and the most likely to be the race of any random target. He's right that the attacks aren't hate crimes, but his reasoning is suspect (humans are just ''barely'' the majority, so what's basically multiple consecutive coin flips all landing on "heads" is still at least a ''little'' suspicious), and in the end it turns out there actually ''was'' a significance to the fact that all of the victims were human. [[spoiler: As it turns out, they were all humans because they were all the beneficiaries of human organ donors. Specifically, ''one particular'' human organ donor. Whose daughter wanted her mother put back together]].

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* RightForTheWrongReasons: Mr. Kluwe will express his doubts at a theory he heard that the Emerald City Ripper killings are anti-human hate crimes (since all of the victims were humans). He says it's almost certainly just a coincidence since humans are still the majority and the most likely to be the race of any random target. He's right that the attacks aren't hate crimes, but his reasoning is suspect (humans are just ''barely'' only around 2/3s of the majority, population, so what's basically multiple while this might stand to reason for one or two, after five consecutive coin flips all landing on "heads" is still killings without a single one of them not being human, it's at least a ''little'' suspicious), and in the end it turns out there actually ''was'' a significance to the fact that all of the victims were human. [[spoiler: As it turns out, they were all humans because they were all the beneficiaries of human organ donors. Specifically, ''one particular'' human organ donor. Whose daughter wanted her mother put back together]].
8th Aug '17 4:44:20 PM Divra
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* IAteWhat: Your character has the option of tasting some of [[OurGhoulsAreCreepier Gaichu's]] ramen. And later, for an encore, drinking from a bottle of "red wine" in what later turns out to be a vampire's apartment. You get an achievement for doing both. ''Shadows of Hong Kong'' continues the gag with several questionable dishes and drinks.

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* IAteWhat: Your character has the option of tasting some of [[OurGhoulsAreCreepier Gaichu's]] ramen.sashimi. And later, for an encore, drinking from a bottle of "red wine" in what later turns out to be a vampire's apartment. You get an achievement for doing both. ''Shadows of Hong Kong'' continues the gag with several questionable dishes and drinks.
5th Aug '17 11:22:53 AM RaustBD
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* RightForTheWrongReasons: Mr. Kluwe will express his doubts at a theory he heard that the Emerald City Ripper killings are anti-human hate crimes (since all of the victims were humans). He says it's almost certainly just a coincidence since humans are still the majority and the most likely to be the race of any random target. He's right that the attacks aren't hate crimes, but his reasoning is suspect (humans are just ''barely'' the majority, so what's basically multiple consecutive coin flips is still at least a ''little'' suspicious), and in the end it turns out there actually ''was'' a significance to the fact that all of the victims were human. [[spoiler: As it turns out, they were all humans because they were all the beneficiaries of human organ donors. Specifically, ''one particular'' human organ donor. Whose daughter wanted her mother put back together]].

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* RightForTheWrongReasons: Mr. Kluwe will express his doubts at a theory he heard that the Emerald City Ripper killings are anti-human hate crimes (since all of the victims were humans). He says it's almost certainly just a coincidence since humans are still the majority and the most likely to be the race of any random target. He's right that the attacks aren't hate crimes, but his reasoning is suspect (humans are just ''barely'' the majority, so what's basically multiple consecutive coin flips all landing on "heads" is still at least a ''little'' suspicious), and in the end it turns out there actually ''was'' a significance to the fact that all of the victims were human. [[spoiler: As it turns out, they were all humans because they were all the beneficiaries of human organ donors. Specifically, ''one particular'' human organ donor. Whose daughter wanted her mother put back together]].
5th Aug '17 11:21:07 AM RaustBD
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* RightForTheWrongReasons: Mr. Kluwe will express his doubts at a theory he heard that the Emerald City Ripper killings are anti-human hate crimes (since all of the victims were humans). He says it's almost certainly just a coincidence since humans are still the majority and the most likely to be the race of any random target. He's right that the attacks aren't hate crimes, but he's wrong to assume there's no significance whatsoever to the fact that ''all'' of the victims were human. [[spoiler: As it turns out, they're all humans because they're all the beneficiaries of human organ donors. Specifically, ''one particular'' human organ donor. Whose daughter wants her mother put back together]].

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* RightForTheWrongReasons: Mr. Kluwe will express his doubts at a theory he heard that the Emerald City Ripper killings are anti-human hate crimes (since all of the victims were humans). He says it's almost certainly just a coincidence since humans are still the majority and the most likely to be the race of any random target. He's right that the attacks aren't hate crimes, but he's wrong to assume there's no his reasoning is suspect (humans are just ''barely'' the majority, so what's basically multiple consecutive coin flips is still at least a ''little'' suspicious), and in the end it turns out there actually ''was'' a significance whatsoever to the fact that ''all'' all of the victims were human. [[spoiler: As it turns out, they're they were all humans because they're they were all the beneficiaries of human organ donors. Specifically, ''one particular'' human organ donor. Whose daughter wants wanted her mother put back together]].
5th Aug '17 11:17:29 AM RaustBD
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* RightForTheWrongReasons: Mr. Kluwe will express his doubts at a theory he heard that the Emerald City Ripper killings are anti-human hate crimes (since all of the victims were humans). He says it's almost certainly just a coincidence since humans are still the majority and the most likely to be the race of any random target. He's right that the attacks aren't hate crimes, but he's wrong to assume there's no significance whatsoever to the fact that ''all'' of the victims were human. [[spoiler: As it turns out, they're all humans because they're all the beneficiaries of human organ donors. Specifically, ''one particular'' human organ donor. Whose daughter wants her mother put back together]].
30th Jul '17 2:21:45 PM Divra
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** There's a coroner named [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Dresden]] and a cop named [[Theatre/WestSideStory Officer Kuprik]].

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** There's a coroner named [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Dresden]] and a cop named [[Theatre/WestSideStory Officer Kuprik]]. A DirtyCop is named [[Film/TheGodfather [=McCluskey=]]]
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