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Shadowrun

by Sega
Platform : Sega Genesis
Rated: Mature
4.5 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

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Comes with game and box only. No manual.

From the Manufacturer

The year is 2050 and the megacorps rule by the power of information. Everyone is on file in the global main frame... everyone but you and a handful of ' invisible' outlaws called shadowrunners. Move through the grim and magical realities of futuristic Seattle and uncover a diabolical plot that could destroy the world. Team up with spell casting mages wire-headed deckers or mythic orcs and trolls of the distant past. Take on a variety of shadowruns including: Cleaning up the streets jacking into the Matrix for a big time cyber-heist or pulling off a risky ' Corporate Extraction.' Stalk the cities in real time combat and glide through the virtual battlefield of the Matrix where an encounter with Black ICE may be your last.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B00002ST8W
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 2.6 x 0.6 inches ; 0.8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,403 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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By A Customer on December 4, 1999
Back in the day - waaaay back in the day, before anyone had ever heard of Diablo, Shadowrun was the epitome of the top-down-view, real-time RPG. With a mix of real-time street combat, menu-driven decking, and stealthy infiltration of megacorporations, Shadowrun was and is one of the best console games made, based around perhaps the best p&p RPG available.
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You must solve the mystery of your brother's death.
You must go to Seattle of the middle of the next century and interact with dozen of unique characters.
You are a Shadowrunner.
In all honesty, Shadowrun is an console RPG that is as unique as they come. It is fairly non-linear, since you can accomplish sub-plots in no particular order. You select one of three classes: a samurai brute, an agile mage, and the hacker. Instead of increasing in level, you can (and must!) tweak your atributes and the pre-equipped skills with Mana points, which accumulate slowly over time (preventing overkill). You can hire partner Shadowrunners to cancel out your failings (hire a mage if you are a warrior, or hire a proficient hacker-class character if you are a mage who doesn't want to get "equipped"). If you have the equipment, you can even go into the 3D virtual reality and hack private files for some extra funds (that is, if you can avoid the traps!). You can ally with gangs and hunt hellhounds for pelts. Since Seattle and its surroundings are the "overworld", the game places an added emphasys on plot. There are literally dozens of unique character throghout the game: innkeepers, "contractors", gang members, everyone you could think of in a megacorporation-run, dark-future Seattle.
You can equip yourself with a variety of realistic firearms and bullet-proof jackets. Spells are purchased and upgrades are available. You can even purchase cybernetic upgrades. Combat is in real time directly in the field. Money is usually earned by taking on certain jobs (ranging from simple deliveries to complex VR heists) from "Mr. Johnsons", some of whom pay particularly well.
The best part of Shadowrun is the ambience.
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This game is based on the pen and pencil game of the same name. It keeps more to the game play as the pen and pencil game more than the SNES version, which has a totally differnt story line. This is a very fun game to play. I just love the cyberpunk genre. You start out as a dead beat, spending your last cash to go to Seatle to find out why your brother was killed outside a shrine. Well, with back rent due at the motel your brother stayed at, you gotta make some fast cash. How do you do that? Dive into the shadows and become a runner! You will encounter magical creatures and beasts, as well as gang bangers and cops alike. Surf the net to download info, or run the streets. Your choice, most likely you'll do both. I pity the person who misses out on this truly great game.
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Of all the Genesis games I played back in the old days this was my favorite. Not just because I was familar with the source material of the same name (Shadowrun is a table top role playing game), but the way they incorperated the material into a pretty impressive console game.

The Shadowrun setting is essentially a mix between Blade Runner and Lord of the Rings. You have major corporations controlling a dystopic metropolis (Seattle) while at the same time elves, ghouls, trolls, dragons and other fantasy creatures are seen in everyday life. With you get magic spells along with guns and cybernetic implants. In this game you are an operative for hire. A shadowrunner. This entails you getting assignments ranging from being a bodyguard, courier, corporate thief and more. Along the way you also have a personal mission to take care of. The way this all is put together makes for some great gameplay.

First off Shadowrun is completely open ended. You pick what kind of runner you want to be (cybered up mercenary called a street samurai, mage for fire, or futuristic computer hacker) and you decide what jobs you will do. You're not even that limited by the character you pick. You can give your mage some cybernetic implants or build up your samurai's computer skills. I think you can even get both to start casting spells. The trick is as you gain experience in the game you only have so much resources to use in increasing your skills so technically it's best to pick one and roll with it. Personally I recommend being a Decker (futuristic hacker) as it gives you more levels of gameplay.

Not only is character generation open ended, but the game world is as well. You can travel all over Seattle and the outskirts without being stuck in some linear path.
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By A Customer on December 22, 2000
This game, i have to say, is the best game i've ever played. I continue to play it to this day, due to the many different variations there are, many different skills to master. That aspect really makes this game alot of fun. You choose to play as one of 3 classes; Samurai, Decker, Shaman. Each class has it's own strengths and weaknesses. You also have an arsenal of weapons to choose from. Cyberware is an enhancement to your body, and includes Hand razors, muscle replacements, and dermal armor. But, you dont have to survive the mean streets of Seattle alone, there are other shadowrunners that must be bought, once paid for, they'll accompany you wherever you go. I reccomend this game to anyone, but mostly to those that are looking for a new gaming experience.
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