The year is 2054. Magic has returned to the world, awakening powerful creatures of myth and legend. Technology merges with flesh and consciousness. Elves, trolls, orks and dwarves walk among us, while ruthless corporations bleed the world dry.
Remember when Shadowrun was an online-only multiplayer shooter? I do, mostly because the memory wipe that Dr. Walter Bishop has performed on me eight times hasn't worked yet. Sorry, I'm watching Fringe. Harebrained Schemes' Kickstarter-approved RPG, Shadowrun Returns, scrapes away whatever bad taste in your mouth there might be remaining from that abomination of a shooter. Shadowrun Returns is set in Seattle in an alternative future where magic returned to the world. With magic comes elves, witches, dragons and orcs. But it's the future, so there's body augmentations and Blade Runner-esque environments. It's a blend of sci-fi and fantasy. You are a Shadowrunner, a smuggler/mercenary/hacker that works freelance in this... Read Review