Shadowrun Q&A - Magical Races, Abilities, and Technology

dcdelgado
dcdelgado
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QUOTE:

GS: How good are the bots? Do they know how to use all the powers and abilities in the game properly? How tough are they?

MG: Our bots kick a**. I don't mean they'll kick your a**, unless you raise their challenge level. I just mean that they really play Shadowrun and are fun to have in a game, either on your team or on the enemy's.

In most first-person shooters, bots can run, jump, fire their weapon, throw a grenade, and run some more. In Shadowrun, our bots use all the tech and magic that you can use. They glide over the battlefield, teleport through walls, play offense and defense, pick up dropped weapons--the works. In fact, playing with our bots is very educational. In Tony Hawk skateboarding games, there are "trick lines" that people discover that allow them to go from trick to trick to trick in an unbroken line. Part of the fun of the game is discovering those lines. Something similar exists in Shadowrun.

For example, on one of our maps, I couldn't understand how one of our designers was always able to catch me unaware and get a clean kill from behind with his katana. So I decided to practice at home using bots. I played on the RNA Global Corp. team with a bunch of bots and watched what they did. One of the bots ran to a corner of a building that I never gave much thought to. He jumped in the air and then hit his glider, continuing his movement up and forward, and at the apogee he teleported through the wall. I had no idea where the heck he was going, but I followed. It turned out that on the other side of that wall, high in the air, there was a catwalk that extended the length of the building. I had seen it a million times but it never registered with me that I could use it. I followed the bot along the catwalk and through a wall to the place where I always got cut from behind.

Rest of Interview:

http://uk.gamespot.com/xbox360/action/shadowrun/ne...
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FireWire
Since 5798 Days
Posted by dcdelgado
QUOTE:

GS: How good are the bots? Do they know how to use all the powers and abilities in the game properly? How tough are they?

MG: Our bots kick a**. I don't mean they'll kick your a**, unless you raise their challenge level. I just mean that they really play Shadowrun and are fun to have in a game, either on your team or on the enemy's.
Man, every developer has made that promise....
I'll believe it when i see it...
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GriftGFX
Since 5797 Days
Sounds interesting, I guess. I remember people over-hyping this like crazy last year--where's all that hype gone now? Not game of the year material anymore?

I would still like to get accepted into the beta. Not sure how this will all play out, but I am interested in atleast trying it, so they've won me over a little it seems.
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Optimusv2
Optimusv2
Since 5690 Days
Posted by GriftGFX
Sounds interesting, I guess. I remember people over-hyping this like crazy last year--where's all that hype gone now? Not game of the year material anymore?

I would still like to get accepted into the beta. Not sure how this will all play out, but I am interested in atleast trying it, so they've won me over a little it seems.
People hyped its showing, but nobody ever called it game of the year :)

I think the hype died very abruptly at E3 06 lol. Too Human's hype was killed then brought back to life barely and is now on life support =P I'm very pissed about the delay of the too human showing, but I still have high hopes.
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Hironobu Sakaguchi is coming back to reclaim the throne :)

October 20th 2007 (A good day)

GriftGFX - He can also<br>ban your ass!
GriftGFX
Since 5797 Days
Posted by Optimusv2
People hyped its showing, but nobody ever called it game of the year :)
No?

http://www.xboxyde.com/forum_8_14667_1_en.html

:P
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krash101
Since 5526 Days
People thought it was an RPG.
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GriftGFX - He can also<br>ban your ass!
GriftGFX
Since 5797 Days
Posted by krash101
People thought it was an RPG.
Not back then..and it should be an RPG, but I'll spare you all that. Shadowrun is one hell of a pnp RPG.
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dcdelgado
dcdelgado
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i wish it was an rpg :(
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Halle Berry: Delgado i am feeling really reall dirty tonight, shall i call Jessica Simpson for a threesome?

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Panzer83
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Really interested in this game right now.
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Blue Dragon is an unimaginative JRPG featuring a myriad of JRPG cliches and very redundant looking characters. To even call this game "original" in any way is an insult to every great JRPG made.......all 4 of 'em......

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