Hello, Waypoint readers! We hope you’re all ready to join us and the Waypoint staff on our delve into Shadowrun: Dragonfall, which was initially released in Feb 2014 as downloadable content for Shadowrun Returns before being released as a standalone game in September 2014. Developed and published by Harebrained Schemes, you start as a member of a team on a data heist in a near-future cyberpunk Berlin.
You can pick it up and play on PC, iOS, or Android.
To consolidate discussion, we’re making this thread to serve as the home for the Shadowrun: Dragonfall chatter around the upcoming Waypoint 101. Feel free to share your updates, current thoughts, and blog posts as we go. We hope that, by having folks talk about the game as they play it, we can all have a more enriched experience.
- Austin Walker, It’s Time to Revisit ‘Shadowrun: Dragonfall’
- Jacobkosh, Post #64 – Very helpful tip post!
Q: What is Waypoint 101?
A: Waypoint 101 is Waypoint’s video game book club! This is a semi-regular podcast series, in which Waypoint staff dive deep and dig into a game in full. Rather than the crew explaining the game to one another and the viewers, the team will have all played the game and, thus, open room for a discussion based on an assumption of knowledge. Of course, it’s a perfectly enjoyable listen even if you’re unfamiliar with the game!
Q: Do I have to play the whole game at once?
A: Not necessarily – you can feel free to give us your progress reports as you go.
Q: I played this game before. Can I talk about that thing at the end? Y’know, the thing?
A: As we’re likely not to have multiple episodes about this game, you can, but I would encourage folks to let the discussion germinate and flow naturally. If you really want to talk about the thing, please tag your spoilers accordingly.
Q: Is this Shadowrun Returns as a whole or just Dragonfall?
A: Quote Austin, ‘Just focusing on Dragonfall, though I’m sure some folks in the thread and on the discord will be happy to chat about Returns & Hong Kong too! (And yeah, we’ll be playing the Director’s Cut)’. That is our policy – we’d be super happy for folks to talk Returns and Hong Kong, but tag appropriately & remember this is mainly about Dragonfall. If you want to make spin-off threads for those topics, we’d warmly welcome that.
Q: Should I play Dead Man’s Switch before Dragonfall?
Shadowrun: Dragonfall image via Harebrained Schemes press kit