Today we got a first look at the alpha gameplay footage of Hairbrained Schemes' Shadowrun Returns. It’s great to get a view into all the hard work this studio has been putting into a game many of us have been dying to get your hands on. Not only do we get a good look at the conversation system they take us on a mission, spoiler free, so we can see the combat first hand.
I’m excited to see systems in play and a return to traditional turn based combat. Over the years the heavy lean on real time game play versus turn based has at times become more of a because we can mentality. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should. There is just something rewarding about a good round of turn based when all your strategies come out to play. Taking a look at the rigger system gets me excited, but it’s limited to just he drone on hand.
Shadowrun first launched 1989 bringing the worlds of sci-fi and fantasy into a gritty cyberpunk pen and paper setting. Last year Hairbrained Schemes launched a very successful Kickstarter, bringing much the much loved style of the previous Shadowrun games on the SNES and Sega Genesis. Shadowrun Returns launches summer 2013.
Game is definitely looking good. Can't wait for it to come out. Sooooo many RPGs to play in the coming years.
I love the video. The game is looking great and better than I expected from the initial Kickstarter goals. The fact that this game will also be coming with a robust user generated content tool so that there can be thousands of possible games available to play at anytime is alsoa HUGE plus.