How did you discover System Shock 2?

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  1. BMTelle

    BMTelle New Member

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    I was just browsing a video game store and the box art just caught my eye.
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    I mean.. how could anyone not be immediately interested in this?
     
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    WP_20160807_002.jpg I have em both :D


    Have been hyped by magazines and a friend of mine bought game on release. Later he lent me his copy and I played for days.
     
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    I found out about System Shock after playing through Bioshock and hearing that it was based on some older cyberpunky game.
     
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    Heard a lot about the game so soon as it was added to Steam I knew I had to get it. In all honesty I didn't like the game the first time around, didn't make it too far. Next time I tried it I couldn't put it down and ended up beating it and playing it coop with friends many times.
     
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    I was a teenager back in 99 and used to follow websites like IGN, pretty sure I saw a preview of the game there. I'd played the SS1 demo and the cyberpunk-horror type atmosphere fascinated me, so when they announced the sequel I followed the development of it. Then they started posting screenshots and I remember thinking the graphics were really chunky - even at the time - compared to games like Quake 3 or Unreal. But the lighting was always good, still is. Something about it is just incredibly atmospheric in a way that other games still aren't, can't quite put my finger on it. Maybe it's just my nostalgia.
     
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    You played SS2 first? Now I feel lied to by what was depicted in the System Shock Kickstarter video! :p

    Jokes aside, I too played System Shock 2 first from a demo off a PCF cover disc. I actually lost count of how many times I played that demo because at the time the most advanced FPS I had played was Quake II, so the new mechanics offered by SS2 completely changed my perception of what to expect from a game. I was truly blown away and that was only from the limited demo! :eek:

    Eventually I did I get a copy of the game and I was finally able to experience more than just the Med-Sci level, even though that experience took a long time because I was utterly terrified to traverse the Von Braun. :p
     

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