From the darkest depths (and Kickstarter)... Shadowrun Returns

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    I think it's fair to say that Shadowrun for the Xbox 360 and PC wasn't very good, and the sales seem to reflect that. Well, the original creator of the franchise, after taking back the rights to his creation back in 2007, is hoping to revive Shadowrun from its vegetative state. With the power of Kickstarter, that may just happen.

    Source: The Escapist

    The Kickstarter campaign has already raised more than half of its stated $400,000 goal. If you're interested into contributing to this, you can check it out here.
     
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    Cool beans. I rather liked the Shadowrun FPS (pretty inventive, though lackluster), but the series as a whole needs to get back to it's roots.
     
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    maybe if they can make it an MMO it would be great. The environment and interaction was what made it fun too.
     
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    holy crap I want it bad! :D best news today!
     
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    Shadowrun on the SNES was one of my favorite RPGs back in the day, and it's still one of my favorite SNES games of all time. If Weisman returns the franchise to its roots, I will be one extremely happy mofo.
     
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    agreed. granted, the SNES title wasn't turn-based, and run-and-gun is HARD on that game, but it's a ton of fun, and the context menus were very well integrated. plus, we needs more propr cyberpunk games. and highly-contextual tactical combat sounds a ton like XCOM and Jagged Alliance (and Nethack and POWDER and roguelikes), which is right up my alley.
     
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    Can't wait to play this only a few weeks to go!
     
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    Yeah it looks great! I wasn't able to be a backer at kickstarter, but really really want a physical copy of the game, and wouldn't mind the hardcover book either! I hope they'll become available :3
     
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    So the game is out today but I didn't realize it's only for PC and Mac and that the android and ios versions will be released 'at a later date'.
    My PC is still in storage and I was hoping to play it on my tablet. Looks like Shadowrun won't return for me just yet!

    Is anyone planning on buying the game today? Would love to hear some impressions from tempers. I just read the eurogamer and IGN reviews which scored the game 8 and 7.3 respectively.
     
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    I'm afraid I can't afford it today. I will have to wait for a later date to get it, especially since I'm highly interested in the Anthology that comes with the deluxe version :/