Steam's Webmages Selling Shadowrun 33% Off

Steam's Webmages Selling Shadowrun 33% Off

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A one day only sale, chummer.

If the thought of fantasy cyberpunk dystopia Shadowrun Returns hasn't yet tempted you to part with the readies, today's your lucky day. In fact, today is your only lucky day, since Steam's 33% off sale is a one day only event, and ends Weds at 10am Pacific time. Better hurry!

Shadowrun is Harebrained Schemes' shot at revitalizing this venerable RPG. It's got more than a touch of XCom in its tactical combat, and there's a ton of user generated content being developed as you read this. Out there, right now, someone is designing an Ork, just for you. The daily deal means that the basic game is just $13.39 while the deluxe - basic game, soundtrack and short story plus concept art anthology - is $23.44.

Want to know more? Mr Johnson suggests you head over to Steam and have a look-see.

Source: Steam

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It's actually a two day sale now that Steam has 48 hour deals.

Kinda curious why this gets an article and every other game doesn't though.

hazabaza1:
Kinda curious why this gets an article and every other game doesn't though.

That's just it. Every other game on sale would have an article. Think about that for a second.

I'm going to guess they chose this one due to its "indie" nature and quite a few people hadn't heard of it yet.

Z of the Na'vi:

hazabaza1:
Kinda curious why this gets an article and every other game doesn't though.

That's just it. Every other game on sale would have an article. Think about that for a second.

I'm going to guess they chose this one due to its "indie" nature and quite a few people hadn't heard of it yet.

Yeah alright, but I've got a good bunch of indie games on my Steam games list that certainly deserved a few more sales. Hell, Spec Ops was on sale yesterday I think it was, and that was a game that not only didn't sell well but was also loved by a major contributor to the site.

Just curious why this game seems to be a special article when most discussions of it seem to end up with the consensus of "it's pretty mediocre."

Not one penny until they have it fully on Linux. They got money on their kickstarter because they said they would so I wont buy until it is finished.

Even if it's on a really good sale.

hazabaza1:
Just curious why this game seems to be a special article when most discussions of it seem to end up with the consensus of "it's pretty mediocre."

I want to join those discussions. Every place I've seen has raved about Shadowrun being the most amazing RPG ever and its computer game counterpart is nothing short of digital gold.

Speaking as a KS backer, I will say that the game is well worth that price if you like the genre. It's not flashy and chrome-plated, but it's got a good sense of style and the writing is mostly above-par.

Must be an extremely slow news day, huh?

Someone convince me on why I should buy this game, why is it so good? What's the gameplay like? I'm looking for a new game to buy and I hear a lot of talk about this game

It's a great little game. Unfortunately I have to put the focus on little. Sure, the writing is great, the combat is tactical and fun and the art really takes me back to the glory days of isometric RPGs, but it was just too short. I finished the entire story over one weekend and for a PC RPG that's just not enough content. Yes, people are working on fan-made content, new campaigns, mods, etc. However I tried about 10 different offerings after finishing the official campaign and they were either laughably awful or unfinished with a "check back later."

Once again, great game. Far too short.

It is mediocre, bordering on bad.
People are giving it way too much attention because it is using in the Shadowrun setting and is supposed to be an old school RPG.
It is an extremely watered down version of an old school RPG, the setting and some neat art assets are its only grace.
There are games more deserving of attention on sale on Steam right now.

The editor was a Kickstarter stretch goal and using "There will be good fan-made modules later on" as a selling point is strange. People accepting that and buying the game based on that is even stranger.

 

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