Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown launches today

    
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After quite a while in early access testing and a significant name change that appears to have displaced much of the “online” component of the game, Shadowrun Chronicles is officially launching today with its first campaign, Boston Lockdown.

The launch is accompanied by several balancing changes, a polishing pass, and plenty of bug fixes. Players can form a team of “runners” to tackle missions with turn-based combat in this cyberpunk setting. While it can be experienced completely solo, there is an option to join up with other players in hubs for a co-op run.

The standard version of Shadowrun Chronicles is $40 while the deluxe version will run you $60.

[Source: Patch notes, Steam. Thanks to Phenomen for the tip!]
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Crow God
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Crow God

Huh. Wasn’t this suppose to be a F2P? Oh well. I am glade that they changed the name though, that means that if they ever do a proper ShadowRun Online it might actually be a real MMO and not whatever you’d call this.

Midgetsnowman
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Midgetsnowman

Akami to be fair, shadowrun boston is pretty much the logical end conclusion of modern boston, given shadowrun universe is pretty much “the businesses own the government”

Ghostmourn
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Ghostmourn

Paraxamos I’m running the playermade content for SRR now, nice to see someone else here really enjoying these games too.

Ghostmourn
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Ghostmourn

I am a huge fan of the Shadowrun universe! Shadowrun Returns and Dragonfall are two of my favorite games. Looking forward to playing this one as well.

Ghostmourn
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Ghostmourn

Squashtrinary Seems like OUYA is in financial trouble.
“https://fortune.com/2015/04/28/exclusive-gaming-startup-ouya-needs-to-find-a-buyer-quickly/”

Detton
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Detton

CrowingOne I’m with you there.  Quincy resident myself, but i’ve bounced around a bit in the area.

So… who else hates the MBTA?  :D  Or do you jerks have cars?  Sorry… cahs.  :)

karmamule
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karmamule

CrowingOne I’m in the Boston area too so that alone is tempting. I remember being beyond delighted to see the office building I work in all in ruins in the early stages of The Last of Us, and getting to go through T stops and such as part of the early levels.

Akami
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Akami

What with recent events in Boston, calling this “Boston lockdown” has a bit of irony in it.

Squashtrinary
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Squashtrinary

I am sad that the developers have been somewhat silent on this games move onto the OUYA for quite some time. I personally don’t think it will make it there, ever, but it would be nice to hear some kind of comment on the matter either way.

Anyone else know of any news regarding this?

Zophie Winters
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Zophie Winters

Paraxamos There was drama around the first year of development when the devs were being really quiet about updates and then suddenly dropped this other game (“Aerena”) on us, saying that was what they were working on during that time, with the excuse being they wanted to make that game first so they could use the engine and profits to help build Shadowrun Online.  After that they got a bit better at communicating their progress, and the game has shaped up decently in the last year I think.

As far as the game goes right now:  It’s definitely not at the level of quality/depth you’ll find in Shadowrun Returns/Dragonfall.  It’s an okay game though, and should be entertaining enough for casual fans of the genre.  The devs have promised much more customization options and content in the future, so it still has an Early Access feel to everything even though they’ve officially “launched”.  Personally I’ve told my friends to wait for it to go on sale or at least wait for more updates before buying in though.