Anyone lean primarily on the Genesis version for their Shadowrun nostalgia? The sense of moderate openness that game had feels lacking in the first 90 minutes or so here; environments feel a little bit more linear and deserted than I might have hoped. Perhaps there's a little more diversity in where you can wander and who you can speak to later on, I suppose.
Or maybe the rosy glint of youth is casting the old Genesis game in rather better light than it deserves.
I'd say it was up there as one of my favorite Genesis games by far. Endless gameplay, decent combat / systems, and fairly open world (considering the era). Honestly, being a decker in Shadowrun Returns is extremely disappointing compared to the way they did it in the Genesis game.