Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The Before and After Episode 1: ShadowRun

ShadowRun turned from an RPG to an FPS--A complete change.

Many people disliked the change, some welcomed the change. The way I see it, they should have stayed in RPG form. There are so many first person shooters, so many of them are so average it's hard to succeed in this genre. From the looks of it, Shadowrun doesn't have what it takes to become an iconic fps like Halo, Half Life, or Counter Strike. It looks to me like one more of the bunch.

Seeing the original Shadowrun reminds me about BioWare's upcoming RPG, Mass Effect. One can only think we would have two amazing RPGS to look forward to if FASA had continued the series in their RPG form. Sadly they haven't, but you'll be judge, check out these videos and make up your mind.

ShadowRun, 1989 Sega Genesis

ShadowRun "Next gen", TBD X360 & PC

I apologize for the quality/sound/framerate issues, but that happened when uploaded to youtube, if you have any tips please let me know.


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