Ranneko Plays Shadowrun Hong Kong – Channel Update 2017-01-12

I’ve been meaning to replay Shadowrun Hong Kong ever since the post-campaign DLC came out. The only reason I didn’t jump in as soon as it released was the knowledge that the first time I played the game I didn’t get the very best ending. This time I will take the time and effort to get all the information I need. This means that it will probably take about 80 or so episodes to finish it. Buckle up I guess, we are in for the long haul.

The DLC also added a new feature to the base campaign, audio commentary. Given I already know the story, I was wondering. Should I turn on the audio commentary? Would you as a viewer appreciate hearing the insights from the developers, at the risk of getting spoilers on later plot details?

At this point they are off, but I would love to hear your thoughts.

The last week’s releases were:

Saturday and Thursday: Pillars of Ranternity
Sunday: Heat Signature Challenge Runs
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: ShadowRan: Hong Kong
Tuesday: Heat Signature Hot Tips / Ranneko’s Tuesday Tips

The videos

Pillars of Ranternity


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It turns out this is one of the trickiest fights in the base game. Domination is a difficult effect to deal with, and more powerful characters are merely bigger problems for you when they get dominated.

Heat Signature Challenge Runs


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I have played way too much Heat Signature. At the time of writing I have finished 3 acid clouds. The only possible reason for playing so much is because I really like the experimentation you can do. To facilitate this I came up with the prototype challenge. Characters performing this challenge may only use items that they started with, and items that were the target of a steal mission. This can lead to very roundabout solutions for straightforward problems because for example you may need to capture someone despite never finding a non-lethal weapon, or an armour piercing weapon. I figured they could make for an interesting Sunday episode or two while I decide what to play next.

ShadowRan: Hong Kong


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This game starts pretty well, giving you an immediate mystery to deal with long term, but a bunch of much bigger problems that you have to deal with right now or you are dead. Just like half of the party.

Heat Signature Hot Tips / Ranneko’s Tuesday Tips


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I finished the game TWICE before I learned about these NPCs. In fact if it hadn’t been for a reddit post mentioning Asli I’m not sure I ever would have because I tend to put the strongholds off for the very end of the game, meaning that my window to meet these people is very small.

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