Shadowrun: Hong Kong
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Shadowrun: Hong Kong improves upon a nearly-perfect RPG formula to deliver new action to old fans while keeping things accessible for new ones, too.
This is a game that transcends its name and should be spoken of in the same breath as the genre's best. In years to come people will be comparing the new cRPGs to Hong Kong, because it's easily a benchmark for what developers in the RPG arena should be looking at when designing their games.
Just like the previous two games, Shadowrun: Hong Kong has stayed with me when I'm not playing it. The flawed, moody characters and the clever use of Asian magical traditions got into my head, and when it finished, I missed all of the main characters. It takes a pretty cool game to do that. For that intensity and depth to be maintained over a series of three games is pretty remarkable.
From Is0bel's standoffish demeanour to Kindly Cheng's evil but soothing tone, every conversation felt visceral, grounded in the world
If you loved Dragonfall, you're going to really like Hong Kong.
A fantastic isometric CRPG that has a very well developed story and great varied combat that just might be a bit on the tedious and boring side for those not wanting walls of text to read through.
Harebrained Schemes has again struck gold within the Shadowrun universe. Refined Decking and brilliant writing as well as some genuine surprises breathe life into the fantastical future Hong Kong setting. Sadly, some pacing and level design issues stop it just short of the heights it was reaching for.
Shadowrun: Hong Kong lives up to the reputation of its predecessors and remains one of the best RPG series in recent years.
Definitely one for newbs and phreaks alike.
Shadowrun: Hong Kong is a solid experience both for veteran "chummers" but also for newcomers. Harebrained Schemes has managed to once again impress by adding a few, but only a few, good improvements to the recipe, while delivering a very interesting setting and some imaginative missions. However, it might not feel like a whole new experience, just "more of the same."