Kids today with their Massive Effects and Final Fantasies--whatever happened to the totally-out-there, Blade Runner-meets-D&D RPGs like Shadowrun? Based on a tabletop RPG by the same name, this isometric sci-fi adventure melded punk culture, classic fantasy, and futuristic cityscapes into one incredibly unique, noir-style story. Hitting 2050 Seattle’s dilapidated streets as the amnesiac Jake Armitage, you never knew what you’d be in for next--ducking into an alleyway might put you face to face with shapeshifting shamans, cyborg assassins, or brutish orcs, which you could converse with or kill using guns and magic.
Don’t give us any lip about 2007’s mediocre-at-best Shadowrun shooter--like the recent Syndicate reboot, that game captured little to nothing about what made the originals so special. We want a dystopian urban future rendered in full 3D, with the same snappy dialogue, technological intrigue, and frantic combat from the earlier games. And, thanks to that crazy cultural phenomenon Kickstarter, we just might get our wish.