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Posted by Noct (306 posts) -

I'm stunned. Aparently, while I was sleeping, the universe answered all of my prayers. Well, not all of them, but one...

As I've often mentioned here when we have discussions about it, there are two titles that I always say I'd be willing to kickstart. An (Eric Chahi created) Out of This World sequel, or a proper RPG return to Shadowrun (SNES). Well, it looks like the latter may actually be coming true.

Original series creator, Jordan Weisman has come out with a kickstart project, to return ShadowRun to it's SNES/PC roots with a new turn-based RPG in the universe.

This is the greatest news in the history of the world.

http://kotaku.com/5898926/the-shadowrun-video-game-youve-always-wanted#

****Update

el_tajij added this link to the KS page (and Jordan's video) below, it should really be up here. On top of it being the place to support the game, the video there just begs to be seen. Jordan has some awesome shit to say, and the clip of them pelting the FPS devs for what they've done to the franchise is worth the price of admission.

@el_tajij said:

Watch the video on this and listen to the world Jordan Weisman describes. Holy mother effing jesus I hope this gets made.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1613260297/shadowrun-returns

PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY!

#1 Posted by Noct (306 posts) -

I'm stunned. Aparently, while I was sleeping, the universe answered all of my prayers. Well, not all of them, but one...

As I've often mentioned here when we have discussions about it, there are two titles that I always say I'd be willing to kickstart. An (Eric Chahi created) Out of This World sequel, or a proper RPG return to Shadowrun (SNES). Well, it looks like the latter may actually be coming true.

Original series creator, Jordan Weisman has come out with a kickstart project, to return ShadowRun to it's SNES/PC roots with a new turn-based RPG in the universe.

This is the greatest news in the history of the world.

http://kotaku.com/5898926/the-shadowrun-video-game-youve-always-wanted#

****Update

el_tajij added this link to the KS page (and Jordan's video) below, it should really be up here. On top of it being the place to support the game, the video there just begs to be seen. Jordan has some awesome shit to say, and the clip of them pelting the FPS devs for what they've done to the franchise is worth the price of admission.

@el_tajij said:

Watch the video on this and listen to the world Jordan Weisman describes. Holy mother effing jesus I hope this gets made.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1613260297/shadowrun-returns

PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY!

#2 Posted by YI_Orange (1128 posts) -

I thought this was a thread about Super Mario RPG. I guess Shadowrun is cool though.

#3 Posted by fox01313 (5061 posts) -

Sounds good as I always thought the Shadowrun universe was interesting with the limited time spent with the tabletop RPG, shame the last game that came out was just an multiplayer game. If it was a single player thing similar to Bioshock or Deus Ex it might have been good so hopefully this will fill that role.

#4 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

Seems now everyone and there grandma has a kickstarter for something now.

#5 Posted by Video_Game_King (36003 posts) -

FIRE EMBLEM: GE-oh. Fuck you for getting me so excited.

#6 Posted by MrKlorox (11206 posts) -

Man this is the SNES game they should have Endurance Runned (ran?).

#7 Posted by CookieMonster (2416 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

FIRE EMBLEM: GE-oh. Fuck you for getting me so excited.

I was hoping it was going to be about fire emblem too.

#8 Posted by el_tajij (707 posts) -

@Noct: OH MY FUCKING GOD YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

SNES Shadowrun is one of my favorite games of all time. I thought nobody cared about this game. You've just made my day.

Life.

Is.

Good!

#9 Edited by Noct (306 posts) -

Hahah, sorry guys. Should have put SR in the title... I just assumed everyone univerally agreed that it's the single greatest RPG ever. Heh, no?

@scarace360 said:

Seems now everyone and there grandma has a kickstarter for something now.

Normally, Id agree with you, but this isn't everybody or their grandma, this is Jordan Weisman... I mean, outside of creating these games and universes, he also revolutionized tabletop gaming. The dude knows his RPGs.

I'm sure there is some level of rose-colored glasses going on here, as I haven't seen or played the game (SNES) in decades, but at the time man... it rocked me. More then even FF7 did.

I need to go pledge my first-born child to the cause... just gotta get the wife on board.

#10 Posted by FLStyle (4577 posts) -

This isn't a thread about a Final Fantasy VII remake at all!

#11 Posted by MrKlorox (11206 posts) -
@FLStyle said:

This isn't a thread about a Final Fantasy VI remake at all!

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#12 Posted by el_tajij (707 posts) -
#13 Posted by Veektarius (4596 posts) -

@MrKlorox said:

@FLStyle said:

This isn't a thread about a Secret of Mana remake at all!

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#14 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@Veektarius said:

This isn't a thread about a Nethack remake at all!

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#15 Posted by Noct (306 posts) -

@el_tajij said:

Watch the video on this and listen to the world Jordan Weisman describes. Holy mother effing jesus I hope this gets made.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1613260297/shadowrun-returns

PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY!

Nice, glad you posted that, I meant to. Couldn't agree more either man, this dude is an RPG god, and if there was ever anyone to get behind in a kickstart, it's him. I only wish I had more money to pledge; this needs to happen.

#16 Posted by steveurkel (118 posts) -

Guess you guys missed the part where he said "we want to make a game for tablets and PC"
 
Sorry, your greatest RPG ever is going to suck fucking badly if they are making it for tablet.

#17 Posted by el_tajij (707 posts) -

@Noct said:

@el_tajij said:

Watch the video on this and listen to the world Jordan Weisman describes. Holy mother effing jesus I hope this gets made.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1613260297/shadowrun-returns

PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY!

Nice, glad you posted that, I meant to. Couldn't agree more either man, this dude is an RPG god, and if there was ever anyone to get behind in a kickstart, it's him. I only wish I had more money to pledge; this needs to happen.

You should edit the link into your original post! Yeah, I've never given to a kickstarter fund but I just instantly laid down $100 for this. In the last 20 minutes it's just gone up by $10, 000 so that's pretty cool!

#18 Edited by Sackmanjones (4652 posts) -

YO SHADOW RUN IS A MULTIPLAYER FPS! 
 

SEE GUYS!
 
God this game was terrible, nice to see it going back to its rpg roots
#19 Posted by Noct (306 posts) -

@steveurkel said:

Guess you guys missed the part where he said "we want to make a game for tablets and PC" Sorry, your greatest RPG ever is going to suck fucking badly if they are making it for tablet.

Didn't miss it, just don't think it's the death-knell for the game. It's not like he wants to make it into a Facebook app...

The initial platforms it releases on are irrelvant to me. I won't play it on a tablet, but I'd be happy to play it on PC with a mouse. The original SNES game was not beholdant to a gamepad... it would have worked just as well on PC imho, and since he clearly wants to take us back to that game's play-style, I don't see how that is any kind of nail in it.

Besides, who'se to say it won't fully support gamepads on PC and use a virtual pad on Tablet... Again, I'm not going to play it on a tablet, so I really don't care, but it's not Street Fighter, it's a turn-based RPG. No reason you can't do that on a tab.

#20 Edited by Noct (306 posts) -

@Sackmanjones said:

YO SHADOW RUN IS A MULTIPLAYER FPS!


God this game was terrible, nice to see it going back to its rpg roots
God that game was awful, anyway this sounds interesting

I hated the FPS myself, but that was probably based more on my wanting the franchise to stay as an RPG then the actual quality of the game. I've read a lot of support for that game, even on the Kotaku comments for this story. Apparently there is a segment of gamers who really love that game and swear it's underrated. I don't see it that way, but I'm not a big fan of MP shooters in the first place...

#21 Posted by coaxmetal (1577 posts) -

They are bringing Torment back?

#22 Posted by DeF (4799 posts) -

@steveurkel said:

Guess you guys missed the part where he said "we want to make a game for tablets and PC" Sorry, your greatest RPG ever is going to suck fucking badly if they are making it for tablet.

Why? They're making it for PC and tablets. Your finger is a mouse, that's where it. Why does that affect the quality of the game? All you need is slightly bigger buttons to "click" on.

#23 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

@Noct said:

Hahah, sorry guys. Should have put SR in the title... I just assumed everyone univerally agreed that it's the single greatest RPG ever. Heh, no?

@scarace360 said:

Seems now everyone and there grandma has a kickstarter for something now.

Normally, Id agree with you, but this isn't everybody or their grandma, this is Jordan Weisman... I mean, outside of creating these games and universes, he also revolutionized tabletop gaming. The dude knows his RPGs.

I'm sure there is some level of rose-colored glasses going on here, as I haven't seen or played the game (SNES) in decades, but at the time man... it rocked me. More then even FF7 did.

I need to go pledge my first-born child to the cause... just gotta get the wife on board.

Ya i know thats why i gave him some money but seriously some people are thinking of kickstarter like its a publisher. A publisher run by the internet.

#24 Edited by Vextroid (1358 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

@Veektarius said:

This isn't a thread about a Legend Of Legaia remake at all!

Fixed

#25 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

FUCK YEAH!

 
#26 Posted by believer258 (11634 posts) -

@FLStyle said:

This isn't a thread about a Final Fantasy VII remake at all!

I was thinking that it might be this or FFVI or Chrono Trigger.

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#27 Posted by jaymorgoth (242 posts) -

SNES version? No thank you, sorry but the Genesis version was far far superior. You want to go that route I am in, but I am not down for remaking a sub par version. Also, not the greatest RPG, pretty cool on Genesis but not the greatest.

#28 Posted by el_tajij (707 posts) -

Everybody needs to read/post on this thread while listening to this:

#29 Posted by Chris2KLee (2328 posts) -

They got my $15 already.

#30 Posted by Skald (4367 posts) -

I'm probably in the minority here, but I really want to play this on my iPad. Regardless, he's got my fifteen bucks.

#31 Edited by GunslingerPanda (4632 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

FIRE EMBLEM: GE-oh. Fuck you for getting me so excited.

You do know there's a new Fire Emblem out this year on 3DS?

Also I thought this was about Neverwinter Nights.

#32 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3050 posts) -

I was hoping this would be about Diablo 3.

#33 Posted by el_tajij (707 posts) -

Wow, it's half way there! Here's hoping it doesn't lose steam!

#34 Posted by ColonelRick (114 posts) -

Didn´t Weisman found Smith and Tinker just a a ´short´ time ago? I'm not knocking this, i'd like to play a Shadowrun RPG, but the guy seems kinda all over the place.

#35 Posted by Moonshadow101 (555 posts) -

I'm in for it. Every time you refresh the page, another $1k appears. Magic!

#36 Posted by SquirrelGOD (491 posts) -

I'm already getting a little tired of this mad dash for Kickstarter money. Just space it out a little.

#37 Posted by FreakAche (2949 posts) -

What's this about Morrowind?

#38 Posted by el_tajij (707 posts) -

@ColonelRick said:

Didn´t Weisman found Smith and Tinker just a a ´short´ time ago? I'm not knocking this, i'd like to play a Shadowrun RPG, but the guy seems kinda all over the place.

As starting companies goes. He seems to have a pretty good track record.

#39 Posted by AuthenticM (3699 posts) -

Backed.

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#40 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

I don't have a huge amount of reverence for the original, but the universe of Shadowrun is fantastic and that's good enough for me.

#41 Edited by Armoes (64 posts) -

I liked parts of old SNES Shadowrun game. Also, I played the pen and paper game with my friends hundreds of times; we really like Shadowrun back in the day.

The return then is a great surprise. I even think that it being 2D may help the RPG aspects of it.

Hope it turns out well - I'm going to have to sign up for Kickstarter now.

#42 Posted by JazGalaxy (1576 posts) -

This is one of my favorite games of all time and easily the best console rpg I ever played. It's the one game that really got the idea of being an rpg instead of an interactive storybook or dungeon crawler. Plus the plot line of waking up and having no idea who you are and why people are after you never gets old to me. I think it's would be a great platform for this game. Ita not like the snes controller was any good for it...

#43 Posted by Fosssil (627 posts) -

@Sackmanjones said:

YO SHADOW RUN IS A MULTIPLAYER FPS!

SEE GUYS!

God this game was terrible, nice to see it going back to its rpg roots
God that game was awful, anyway this sounds interesting

It was actually one of the deepest and most skillful console FPS games ever made, despite being a poor use of the Shadowrun brand. Hugely underrated game that would have benefited greatly from being an original IP.

#44 Posted by AssInAss (2543 posts) -

This is not Planescape: Torment...

#45 Posted by Stephen_Von_Cloud (1530 posts) -

I can't wait for another new tactical RPG. I love Kickstarter. I just hope it's not some kind of bubble.

#46 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

I always thought that SNES game was aesthetically really cool...but I never did figure out how to play it.

#47 Edited by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

@Noct: I actually really enjoyed that game. It wasn't fantastically crafted (for example, the bots were about as stupid as they get) but the multiplayer was genuinely enjoyable and the gameplay did a surprisingly good job straddling the line between the game's roots and interesting multiplayer shooter design. I can see why some didn't like it but I thought it was unique and played well and had a good time in it. Any MP shooter that I can enjoy using nothing but a pistol is fine by me.

I'm excited for this, and it should be cool to see what comes of it!

@steveurkel said:

Guess you guys missed the part where he said "we want to make a game for tablets and PC" Sorry, your greatest RPG ever is going to suck fucking badly if they are making it for tablet.

Considering it sounds like the sort of game that typically plays with almost nothing but the mouse, I'd say a Tablet will be fine. Tablets are fine for controlling Neverwinter Nights esque games, because you can just click on the game to move and click on the spellbar to use abilities. Much less input difference than say, consoles. And even then, DA:O was awesome even with console controls.

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#48 Edited by Polydeukes (98 posts) -

Sorry to be a killjoy, but the SNES Shadowrun was made in Melbourne, Australia. I might be wrong but I don't think anyone in this Kickstarter has anything to do with that game. (Edit: Of course, I'm not talking about the franchise creators.) In fact, some may have been involved in the Genesis/Mega Drive Shadowrun. But I haven't double checked that.

#49 Posted by Tearhead (2154 posts) -

Huh, I never experienced this game, I don't think I've ever seen it either, which is weird because there was a time in the late 90s to early 00s where I was REALLY into SNES RPGs, and I made an effort to at least try all of them. I'm not invested enough to throw down money, but good luck to this project, and I'll be interested to see how it turns out.

#50 Posted by Viking_Funeral (1735 posts) -

I donated. Never really got around to playing the SNES game, but I have a number of friends who claim it's amazing. Plus, I always thought the Shadowrun universe was kind of cool. Why not?