« on: July 27, 2013, 05:30:38 am »
I've beaten Shadowrun Returns. It's only 10 hours long.
It has a major flaw (the checkpoint system), many smaller ones and a neat premise. But it's hard to call any aspect of it truly great either. Mostly it's a great idea, barely decently executed. It made me realize I'd really love a new extremely story-driven RPG experience like Planescape Torment was back in the day. This isn't it though. I can't help but feel a ton of backers will feel disappointed. (I'm not one, I just bought the game normally).
Is it worth it for 20 bucks? In the current state honestly not. I'd wait for a sale. Or bet your money on the community delivering a big batch of good content via Steam Workshop. It might happen. Though I hear the editor is not very user friendly.
Edit: Also beaten Ys 2. Glad I got that over with, it's not nearly as good as the 3D titles. The art is amazing, but the gameplay is 80s in all the worst ways (and no, I'm not even talking about the bumping). Without a walkthrough it's a guarantee for frustration, with one it is still majorly annoying.
Edit2: Add Prime World: Defenders to the list. Mixing trading cards with tower defense is a neat idea, but towards the end it falls apart under forced grinding for max quality cards.
Edit3: Aaaand, beaten The Walking Dead. Without the new DLC. It's very worth it if you can get it on sale, but the hype is a bit much. The poor graphics and clunky animations disrupt immersion in the story quite a bit sometimes, and the choices you make are mostly placebos as usual. Seriously, after you've beaten the game look at a flow chart of the whole thing and you'll cry. Ah well, ignorance is bliss as always.