Please add STEAM achievements to System Shock 2

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  1. DJ Raptor

    DJ Raptor New Member

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    I know that you guys are very busy, but there is so many players that would love to see achievements to this great classic!
    Other old games implemented them, like Strife (last game on DOOM engine), Bard's Tale, or recently Icewind Dale and Dues Ex: Revision.

    Please think about it, if you don't have time to come up with achievement ideas, post "community achievements ideas" post on Steam forum.

    It would be great to have "0451" achievement, and maybe similar achievement for SS2 and new System Shock.
     
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    So what would be appropriate Achievements/Trophies for System Shock 2?

    I like "0451" -- it's sort of a giveaway as you're forced to use it ("45100" actually) to pass a required gate, but it's still a nice nod to the original System Shock. The explanation of who "Janice Polito" really is might be another similar moment worth recognizing as an achievement.

    But what other achievements make sense for SS2? Usually achievements are more fun if they're optional, if they're things the player discovers by taking a side path or by trying some alternate way of solving a problem. So what examples of this are there in SS2?

    *SPOILERS NECESSARILY FOLLOW*

    The one that comes first to my mind is taking the cybermodules from the dead Delacroix despite SHODAN's warnings, then having SHODAN steal them back. The player doesn't have to do this to progress through the game, so it really is optional. But it's such a cool moment that rewarding it with an achievement feels reasonable.

    Other than that, though, what other optional-but-interesting choices by the player are worthy of recognizing with a Steam Achievement?
     
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    DJ Raptor New Member

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    For example:
    - Identifying all alien items.
    - Find all logs in game.

    "Look at You, Hacker" - Hack X times.

    "Nuisance" - Beat the game

    Progress achievements would also be nice.
     
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    Is it even possible to add achievements to SS2? The source code is missing after all.
     
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    A fair point, amurshock.

    And I suppose it's near-impossible to speculate usefully on what achievements might be interesting for the System Shock Reboot, since those are often keyed pretty tightly to mechanical and story surprises.

    Where can this conversation go from here, then?
     
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    Let's discuss how to best locate the source code :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm... gonna refer you to the Official People on that one. :D
     
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    Andre Moderator Staff Member

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