I'm just going to put this out there in the open: I love cyberpunk. I love the darkness, the cold cities, the hacking, the secrecy... everything. And, one can't get a much better cyberpunk universe than Shadowrun, a top-tier futuristic dystopian world that's been played for decades, from pen and paper to videogames.
Shadowrun Online is a turn-based action MMORPG in that Shadowrun universe. I love games like this. It's a bit like Crusader, Syndicate, and X-Com had a Matrix baby.
I've backed this game on Kickstarter and if it looks like something you'd like to play, I hope you do, too. Right now they've only got 11 days left to make their target and they're just a little less than halfway there.
Two things are holding them back, methinks: a terrible Kickstarter video and lack of awareness. There's obviously a demand for this game since even with very little marketing, the Kickstarter has made it up over $220k. I think this will be a case of people discovering it after the Kickstarter is over and wishing they could have contributed.
If you're interested in Shadowrun Online, take a look at their Kickstarter page and share it with your friends.
Square-Enix is bringing its classic Final Fantasy III to OUYA, to launch day one alonside the system in March 2013. Not only that, they have intentions to bring other (as yet unannounced) games to the platform as well.
While I'm excited about Square-Enix bringing their games to OUYA, I'm actually more excited about Shadowrun Online. It looks like a game I'd love to play. I love the cyberpunk dystopian future setting and one can (almost) do no better than the Shadowrun universe.
It's a shame that a sequel has not yet been made for this game. Even though Slave Zero received relatively poor reviews from critics at the time, it's actually a great game with a really cool futuristic style reminiscent of Blade Runner or Syndicate. The game is an action shooter, played from a third person perspective.
In Slave Zero you are a captured Slave: a 60-foot tall mechanoid creature built from a cybernetic embryo. The ruling, oppressive government, Lu Chen AKA SovKhan, built Slaves to fight and defend the control of power in Megacity S1-9. Resistence fighters known as the Guardians have captured you and converted you to fight on their side in a desperate attempt to wrest control from SovKhan.
The level design is great, boss battles are cool, and the soundtrack fits the game really well.
Slave Zero is a great shooter that's often overlooked.