Nice project. This game deserves more love.^^
I discovered the game very late to be honest (it was never released in Europe). Still I played it from beginning to end a few years back and had good fun. If you look past the drab graphics (very cyberpunkish by the way^^) you have one great action RPG, also the first hub is somewhat underwhelming which can turn off people, it gets better later. A few remarks:
- you’re right about the game being grindy (especially the early part), if you do away with that I’d be eternally grateful,
- the Corp Badge
(6000 Nuyen) is useful when you’re doing a Corp Run and don’t have a high Charisma to talk your way out:
# is it possible to lower the price of this item? (it’s sold by your contact Max when called on the vid-phone),
# the Corp Badge is fickle, sometimes it lasts for 1 Run and sometimes it stays for longer. How is that possible? Could you make it more reliable?
- some gamers have reported that using Cheats
makes the final battle unwinnable, making the game impossible to complete. So totally noob question here:
Do you think tinkering with game values could make the game unbeatable?
Anyways thanks in advance for you answers and Good luck on your endeavours, seraphim423!
* Anecdote about the French Shadowrun Novels
I discovered the Shadowrun universe with the novels actually, not the tabletop. Back in the day I bought around a dozen of them, the French trade paperback. I read them like pulps and liked them very much, but always felt they were a bit rushed, especially their endings. Years later I learned why:
Fleuve Noir, the publisher (now Fleuve Editions), decided that for this collection each book shouldn't exceed 250 pages! Many novels were butchered to death, often the French translations was missing entire scenes, many books were missing between 50/70 pages! The first time I heard about this I almost stretched my pants and turned green!
At last in 2009 Black Book Edition -a French publisher too- decided to re-print these novels with a much more faithful translation. Having read 2XS
(one of the better novels in the collection) both in old and new version, I can say that the Black Book new version is the better translation.
Ahem sorry for the off-topic.