The first thing I noticed about Shadowrun is that they don’t allow you to save within a chapter. Oh… so *THAT* is how they managed to make the game with so small a budget… it also means that you can’t save within a combat, or before a conversation, or before defusing a bomb or whatever. You restart at the beginning of a chapter. Luckily, a chapter is about the size of one room.
Now, this would normally irritate me until I saw that, hey, they’ve made the tools available for schlubs like you and me to make our own chapters and, thus, our own games. To be sure, *I* am not going to use these tools… but there are teams of folks out there who will and they’ll put out games that will be awesome. Neverwinter Nights had modules that were better than the original game, after all, I have no doubt that Shadowrun Returns will do the same.
The second thing I noticed is that they use X-Com’s combat. I *LOVED* X-Com’s combat.
So… what are you playing?