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Anyone here buy Shadowrun, I did and I still haven't figure out if I've been hosed or not. Ive had alot of fun with the game but i cant seem to turn of auto aim. BountyHeadG is my gamertag feel free to add me I play R6:vegas and now Shadowrun on XBL ( also i have played with vista users and i cant say they have an advantage ^^)
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The review I read yesterday said that autoaim is on for both X360 and PC players to level the playing field. So you probably can't turn it off.

It didn't get a great review, by the way. Of considerable concern to me is that they didn't use the license effectively, because Shadowrun is a pretty good world. Then there are the dumb amateurish glitches, like having no "climbing a ladder" animation.
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Its meant to be a round based FPS not really alot you can do to put in a rich storyline. I believe from day one they said its loosely based on the IP and not to expect the depth of the pen and paper rpg. For what it is its alot of fun , the auto aim thing is the only thing that detracts from the playing experience. and as for the lack of a ladder climbing animation is just a minor annoyance
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Yeah it's nothing like the SNES and Sega games but it was never meant to be. There's no single player but they really could have made a rich campaign.

I wonder just how the development time was affected by the inclusion of cross-platform play. And whether or not the original idea for the game has been altered. Perhaps they originally planned a single player campaign but just couldn't finish it within the deadline.

It's not an auto-aim so much as "slow down when the reticule goes over someone." It slows down the movement so you can be more precise but it does get annoying.

The no ladder climbing animation is similar to other online shooters, especially Counter Strike. I don't mind it because I don't use ladders a lot but it is somewhat distracting.

Anyway, if you couldn't tell by now, yes I have it. I've been playing it nonstop for 2 days so I got quite a few achievements already.

I only rented it because I didn't want to blow my money but I'm debating whether or not I should buy it. I'm just not sure it has the staying power I need for a $ 60 game. It's certainly fun though.
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Its meant to be a round based FPS not really alot you can do to put in a rich storyline. I believe from day one they said its loosely based on the IP and not to expect the depth of the pen and paper rpg.
The developers have been saying that for a long time, yes. Because they knew that the Shadowrun fans would be expecting some semblance of the Shadowrun universe in a game named "Shadowrun". So they had to try and set expectations.

But the real question is why they bothered to use the Shadowrun license in the first place? If they were just making a round-based FPS, was it really necessary to spend the money to get an RPG license? No, of course not. The only reason to do that would be to add some "street cred" to the game by attaching a well-known name to it. But if the game you make with that license is not going to appeal to the people that the license will attact, what's the point? It would be like making a Pokemon-style game with the Star Wars license...I'm sure it could be done, but why?!? IMHO, it would have been better to either a) make Shadowrun a more RPG-ish game, maybe along the lines of a Deus Ex RPG/FPS hybrid; or b) just create a new brand altogether.

It's good that your enjoying the game, just recognize that the Shadowrun license probably isn't contributing too much to your enjoyment.
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post #6 of 21
I want to be a decker.


I agree why buy a license when you don't bother to include virtually any of the really interesting or differentiating features of a series. Instead of making something absolutely unique, it's just another FPS. They could have stuck the name "Magic Gun Guys" on it and saved a lot of money of licensing.
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Umm they didn't pay for the liscenising the game was made by FASA. I do realize they could have slaped any ol' cyberpunk name on the box and it would still make some semblance of sense ( or well as much sense as a dwarf killing a troll with a katana @,<) oh yeah and thenut i say wait a week or 2 and pick the game up used. I was just getting a bit Tired of r6 on XBL i wanted a change of pace or else i would have waited and picked up a copy used
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I picked it up yesterday, pretty good game, and the console guys still can't aim worth a damn even with auto aim lol.
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Oh your on Vista Dman, sweet. what is your Gamer tag i want those cross platform achievements lol
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Oh your on Vista Dman, sweet. what is your Gamer tag i want those cross platform achievements lol
Due to the constant annoyances and interruptions from various 360 owners I don't even know, my tag id has been removed.
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