New core gameplay footage detailing the unique 'multi-layered' perception concept and in-game legwork
Austrian based Cliffhanger Productions today released a couple of new trailers for Shadowrun Online presented by actor Jeff Ricketts (Angel, Buffy, Firefly, Star Trek, 24) which give gamers a peek at their information gathering and preparation missions called 'legwork' and the game's unique multi-layered world view concept. The world view layers allow players to uniquely perceive the game's environment, NPCs and enemies as they receive different information from the game's interface based on their character's skills and abilities.
This new form of contextual gameplay allows players to interact differently with 'their' individual world layers. A Hacker may be interacting with access nodes, security devices and hostile drones in Augmented Reality, while a Street Samurai can perceive weaknesses in the enemy's armor or see the cover benefits granted by objects in the world. Mages can sense the life essence and magical abilities of enemies and objects through walls and even see augmentations on living beings as "essence dead zones".