In 2012, magic returned to our world, awakening powerful creatures of myth and legend. Among them was the Great Dragon Feuerschwinge, who emerged without warning from the mountains of Germany unleashing fire, death, and untold destruction across the countryside. It took German forces nearly four months to finally shoot her down - and when they finally did, the event became known as the Dragonfall.
It’s 42 years later - 2054 - and the world has changed. Unchecked advances in technology have blurred the line between man and machine. Elves and trolls walk among us, ruthless corporations bleed the world dry, and Feuerschwinge’s reign of terror is just a distant memory. Germany is splintered - a stable anarchy known as the “Flux State” controls the city of Berlin. It’s a place where power is ephemeral, almost anything goes, and the right connections can be the difference between success and starvation. For you and your team of battle-scarred shadowrunners, there’s no better place to earn a quick payday.
Now, a new threat is rising, one that could mean untold chaos and devastation. One that soon has you and your team caught on the wrong side of a deadly conspiracy. The only clue: whispers of the Dragonfall. Rumors that the Great Dragon Feuerschwinge may still be alive, waiting for the right moment to return…
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, Processor: 2.0 GHz or faster processor, Hard disk space: 2 GB. Memory:2 GB RAM, Graphics: 3D graphics card with at least 256MB of addressable memory and DirectX 9.0c support, DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card, keyboard and mouse.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.7.0 or later.Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.4 Ghz Memory: 2 GB Graphics: 256MB of video memory. Hard disk space: 2 GB Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled. Patched to version 1.2.6
Posted on 2014-02-28 08:45:10 bysomatzu:
So, a while back we had these awesome things called expansion packs. See, folks, it was like this: you'd play the hell out of a game, get to know every nook-and-cranny of the game and its interface, all of its strengths and weaknesses, AND THEN AN EXPANSION PACK WOULD COME INTO YOUR LIFE FOR HALF THE PRICE OF THE GAME BUT ADD TONS OF NEW CONTENT AND IT WAS LIKE CHRISTMA-HANU-QUANZAread more ALL UP IN YO' FACE!
That's Dragonfall. It's not just an extra campaign, it's a massive overhaul and improvement on the original game. Everything feels snappier, the UI, the controls, the loading times.
Also, if you like to get all crazy with the touchy windows 8 tablet thingies, this game has integrated touch controls - WHICH IS AMAZING!
Also, and I think this must be stressed over everything else, Hairbrained Schemes put major upgrade points into their character development tree; the result: complex, humorous characters that take about 3 minutes to care about.
TL;DR - This is not DLC, it's an expansion pack, just like the old days. Think more Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction rather than Borderlands: The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned.
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Posted on 2014-03-02 15:32:59 byUnDeaDCyBorG:
This Addon takes everything that made the base game good, and turns it up a notch.
The gameplay has been improved;
There's more equipment options and more available approaches; Some missions can literally be solved without firing a single shot.
There's interesting choices, and a lot of them;
You may have a choice between the doing what you were called for (reputation), doingread more what another party asks you to do (money, safety), or doing what is not morally questionable (uhm... conscience? I sure picked the last one that time).
You can spend money on your kiez, a task without any gameplay benefits and still something I enthusiastically did.
The one thing that makes this game stand out, though, is the story.
The main story is captivating, with turnarounds and a story arc spanning a good forty years of Shadowrun universe;
But what really gripped me was the party.
Your main party is a lovable cast of characters, each with a deep personality and rich background; Some of those stories were outright heartbreaking, and even though it scarcely has impact on the game, the decisions on how to react to actions, past or present, of your own party members were some the hardest I had to make. I sure will be thinking about this game for a while to come.
The game has it's weakpoints, yes;
The enemies are unbelievable stupid, and the gameplay is certainly old-fashioned, but the strongpoints outweight it for me.
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Posted on 2014-03-04 08:33:57 byKarasukafka:
Dragonfall is even better than the original story of the Shadowrun Return. They nearly made every aspect of the original game better in the expansion.
I think you could say that Shadowrun game is as much as a light novel as a game, and that is especially true to Dragonfall. Here the characters are much more complex, living personalities than in the original game, and definitelyread more something to be compared with Planescape Torment. Also the morals are much more blurry than it was in the original game, it is a hard time to antagonize the Corporations all the time when you meet some Shadowrunners with cruelty can't compared by the corp wagers. You meet all kind of different issues that is worthy to think after you played the game, racism - Humanis Policlub, different political views, anarchy vs hierarchy and all this in a more digestive personal level, through the stories of the characters which makes it so alive.
As a game play it is a solid squad tactical game as the original Shadowrun. The missions might be slightly more better with much more way to solve it. Most of the skills have meaning now, with many extra information or solution available if you possess the right skill. Decking is more fun than in the original game.
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