Shadowrun Returns is enjoyable while it lasts, thanks in large part to its great writing and enthralling murder mystery. On the other hand, it is hard to not be disappointed by the overall package. The next question to ask is: “How representative is this game of what we are going to see out of Kickstarter RPGs?” Is this what $2 Million of funding gets you -- a toolset with a halfway decent, short adventure that acts somewhat as a tech demo? Perhaps simple economics dictates that the grass-roots funded, old-school RPG experience is a pipe dream. I am still very eager to see how Wasteland 2 and Obsidian’s Project Eternity turn out, but I am a little bit more apprehensive than I was before.