Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown was released yesterday and I found a some new reviews, So for anyone interested in reading them here they are.
Destructoid - 7/10
Dedicated Shadowrun fans will likely be disappointed at the lack of depth, and your mileage may vary in terms of the appeal of the multiplayer function, which seemingly took over some of the other more endearing aspects of the series. If you haven't played a game in the series since the SNES however, Boston Lockdown is a decent starting point, and a perfect way to re-acclimate yourself to the genre with friends. If you prefer to fly solo, just go with Shadowrun Returns instead.
Entertainment Buddha - 74/100
Shadowrun Chronicles has a solid premise, but never lives up to its predecessors. Trading gameplay depth for a streamlined experience, Boston Lockdown is an interesting online effort that is fun but relatively shallow.
Metro.co.uk - No Score
Shadowrun Chronicles is a fun, fast-paced action strategy and the co-operative elements are a very welcome novelty. But it feels lightweight and undercocked in almost all areas, most obviously the story and role-playing but the combat as well. We assume that Shadowrun Returns is a more authentic adaptation, if only because it makes more use of the franchise’s unique setting, but it, and particularly follow-up Dragonfall, is most definitely a better game.
Monstervine - 3.5/5
Now as we all know, no game is without its technical faults and Shadowrun Chronicles has a few. First off it suffers from a few weird visual hiccups that just come and go throughout play. I’ve seen things like a weird dot popping up in the middle of my screen and not leaving until I started a mission, to skill icons moving on top of other skill icons during a battle. These sort of things don’t happen very often, but they do pop their ugly heads out from time to time.
Hey Poor Player - 4.5/5
If you want a good taster of what this game is like, just imagine this concluding paragraph in the voice of a cyberpunk JFK, in-between long, soulful drags of a cigarette.
“Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown didn’t exactly set itself up with a milk run, trying to splice a turn-based RPG with an MMO. The visuals are sometimes a bit drek, but the tactical combat is pretty wiz. Overall, if you daisuki the thought of playing old-school CRPGs with another runner, this BTL is definitely worth some of your hard-earned nuyen, chummah.”