Did anybody like this game?

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#1 Posted by CowMuffins (1781 posts) -

I bought and played this game quite a bit, and I found it quite fun to be honest. But, popular opinion of the game was negative. Why was that so? What did you not like about it?

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#2 Posted by CL60 (17118 posts) -

I liked it.

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#3 Posted by Aleryn (718 posts) -

I love Shadowrun.  In my opinion, the people that hate it get stuck on it's learning curve.  It's actually fairly unique FPS.  It's one part Counter-Strike, and another part something altogether.  It's not perfect, but I really enjoy it's unique charm.
 
... it's also cheap as dirt, and there's a good demo of it on Xbox LIve.  PC, not sure.  Prolly good on there too.

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#4 Posted by JeanLuc (3877 posts) -

I controls on the pc version bugged me. the mouse and movement speed felt slowed. Otherwise I thought it was good. I didn't play it much because people stopped playing online rather quickly.

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#5 Posted by Pazy (2745 posts) -

I think its a really good game, the full price tag dosent worth it (I got it for about £10) for the amount of content but what is given to you is a great game. It has a strong learning curve though which could put a lot of players off.

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#6 Posted by ArchScabby (5877 posts) -

I thought it was interesting and fun, but not well balanced.  the SMG took like a billion bullets just to kill somebody.

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#7 Posted by trophyhunter (6038 posts) -

The SNES game yes very much

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#8 Posted by MrKlorox (11142 posts) -
@trophyhunter said:
" The SNES game yes very much "
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#9 Posted by PushThePig (65 posts) -
@MrKlorox said:
" @trophyhunter said:
" The SNES game yes very much "
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#10 Posted by ki11tank (737 posts) -

if it were like 6 years ago and there wasn't a ton of better games i'd play it.

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#11 Posted by CowMuffins (1781 posts) -
@PushThePig said:
" @MrKlorox said:
" @trophyhunter said:
" The SNES game yes very much "
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I see now. So, if it had a different name then people wouldn't hate it as much?
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#12 Posted by sodiumCyclops (2778 posts) -

Loved the game. A lot of Australasian players made it for me.

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#13 Posted by EpicSteve (6908 posts) -

I liked the 360 version, but it felt like a demo for a larger game.

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#14 Posted by ProfessorEss (7920 posts) -
@EpicSteve said:
" I liked the 360 version, but it felt like a demo for a larger game. "
Yup, it was a shame that they built such a great game only to fall soooo short on the content end of things.
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#15 Posted by Vrikk (1157 posts) -

I think people wanted it to be the SNES/Genesis games or based on the original pen and paper. Sadly this atrocious game wasn't close to ANY of the previously mentioned products beyond the name.

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#16 Posted by JJOR64 (19665 posts) -

I played the game a ton when it was first released.  I play it every know and then for the giggles.

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#17 Posted by coreytn81 (59 posts) -

I think it was most definitely a case of altering the main idea behind ShadowRun and disregarding what fans of the series expect. Much in the same vein of the recently announced Bioshock Infinite and how it appears that the game uses the Bioshock name solely as a marketing ploy. I think a lot of people didn't even try the game before dismissing it as something they would not like. 
 
I was a huge fan of the SNES version, and upon hearing that it would be a FPS I thought it may be a nice divergence from the isometric gameplay of the original; a FPS with RPG trappings sounded interesting. I later learned that it was a multiplayer focused game without any narrative, I admit to being disappointed as well. Not only that, but the actual game was short on content and variety.. it was just an anemic experience. Jeff agreed

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#18 Posted by fisk0 (6165 posts) -

I rather like it. It's surely  butchering the legacy of the pen and paper RPG setting, as well as the Mega Drive and SNES games, but as a "stand alone" title, if you repress any thoughts of what Shadowrun used to be ... it's a fairly good multiplayer FPS with some very interesting ideas and different gameplay.

And I talk for the PC version. I like it a lot, though there is only one dedicated server left right now, so you're best off using the matchmaking, which I assume means I get connected to Xbox players.

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#19 Posted by RipTheVeins (1696 posts) -

I thought conceptually it was awesome, but it had a rather poor execution on its premise. 

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#20 Posted by Jack268 (3370 posts) -

I thought it was a very cool concept. I never got the full game (didn't have the money to buy on launch and forgot about it) but the demo was really cool. I heard the main problem was the match making which I can't really comment on. But Shadowrun had it's own MLG tourneys right? Kinda awesome.

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#21 Posted by Coombs (3510 posts) -

It was a good game, 
However I found it got repetitive very quickly and I tired of it in just a couple weeks

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#22 Edited by ryanwho (12011 posts) -

I liked it before I found out it would be an arena multiplayer shooter. And then it bombed, and now Shadowrun the brand isn't being used for anything. So fuck that game.

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#23 Posted by Seedofpower (4052 posts) -

I have a friend who swears by it. Though I never seemed to want to get into it.

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