Written by Kevin Wild
After reading about past Shadowrun experiences, it was weird to find out that this game doesn’t have any single player experience at all. Really, all there is besides Xbox Live play, is multiplayer against bots for those players that still haven’t took the dunk to Xbox Live yet. While players will have a fun time playing the games three similar modes: Raid, Extraction and Attrition. Soon enough the players will want more ways to play this crazy and fun shooter.
The game combines magic and guns, how cooler does it get.
Basically, you will need to find combos that you like, by using different Tech and Powers and finding out your strengths and weaknesses.
In the game, the graphics and audio are disappointing. The textures are good, but everything seems bland and every map seems to have the same kind of feel to it. There are a few things in the game that just look weird, and it seems as if FASA cut some corners in creating this game by not paying much attention to detail. Overall, this game creates a similar graphical look to Crackdown. The audio isn’t bad, but it isn’t anything special. The audio is bland, it doesn’t spark any excitement or any suspense, and overall, most of the guns sound small and weak.
There are multiple races to chose from, heck even a midget like creature.
Ultimately, this game is frustrating. It is close to becoming a great multiplayer shooter, but it just needs more content (more meat on its bones). If Microsoft achieves this and releases more content, the rating we give to this game may get flipped around. The gameplay is great and creates fun times to play with friends. The more you play this game, the better it gets. I guess we can all just hope the downloadable content angels come our way and unleash this games full potential.