I especially love how realistic the game feels: there are all ages and races represented. I've heard whining from gamer gaters about this, but only from those who haven't played the game--I think everyone agrees these are great games. It's realistic that when it's the populace against the corporations, that everyone should be represented. It's not just the able-bodied white men who would be uprising.
And there's the 90s industrial club guestlist of player characters for you to choose from:
|lol i of course choose the bald lady who looks exactly like me. I even had a top like that.|
I'm currently playing Shadowrun: Dragonfall (set in Berlin), but Hong Kong is the newest release. Dragonfall is easily the best game I've played this past year. Awesome gameplay and story--really immersive. The tabletop game universe is also cool, but depending on your GM, it might be micromanaging, the game. You might have a GM who will make you keep track of every dollar and bullet. The amount of bookkeeping and inventory management that goes on in this game is insane. I do recommend it, though--the customization for your character is amazing. I played a vampire with cybernetics who can throw things at sniper-rifle damage, who had a steampunk airship drone that could hack things.