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Post by KostaAndreadis @ 06:22pm 28/05/15 | 8 Comments
This week we take a look at the shock that came before the shock. That is the System that came before the Bio. As in System Shock 2, the precursor to one of the most critically acclaimed first-person shooters of recent times. As in the Bioshock games. Anyway, System Shock 2 is a classic for good reason. And in the latest Throwback Thursday we delve into why. And all without sounding unnecessarily convoluted. As in, this introduction.

From this weeks entry:
"System Shock 2 (1999), whose development was led by Irrational Games (who would later create the seminal Bioshock series), would not only be a deep and rewarding RPG like its predecessor – but also a shooter, a survival horror game, and a story-driven experience where the narrative seemingly never interrupted the gameplay.

Looking at all the individual elements that make up System Shock 2 and it’s clear to see why the game is still as revered today as it was when it was first released. By no means a commercial success, after all it sold less than 60,000 copies after six months on store shelves, System Shock 2 was a critical darling and earned many Game of the Year awards following its release."


Click here to read Throwback Thursday - System Shock 2 (1999)



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Dazhel
Posted 06:43pm 28/5/15
Getting paid to play great classics like SShock2 and lavish it all over again with superlatives?

S***, can I have your job Kosta and you can do my weekly TPS reports?
Tollaz0r!
Posted 07:12pm 28/5/15
System Shock 1 and 2 are among my most favorite games played to date. There are a few enhancement mods available at http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/the-rpg-mod-repository.27670/

Beware the codexers they are a miserable lot. A direct link to the mods:

https://www.systemshock.org/index.php?PHPSESSID=a35fa60783458f3b6152ca1c68f792cc&board=2.0

You may miss something covered in the codex site though.
fpot
Posted 08:00pm 28/5/15
Wow, this game was amazing. The co-op was off the charts cool. Need to play with someone who likes to take their time though as if you rush it you'll miss out on all the sweet flavatext strewn throughout the game.
d^
Posted 12:00pm 29/5/15

System Shock 1 and 2 are among my most favorite games played to date. There are a few enhancement mods available at http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/the-rpg-mod-repository.27670/

Beware the codexers they are a miserable lot. A direct link to the mods:

https://www.systemshock.org/index.php?PHPSESSID=a35fa60783458f3b6152ca1c68f792cc&board=2.0

You may miss something covered in the codex site though.


Nice one however some of the mods linked for other games (was interested in Arcanum) seemed to contain broken links, still it gives a great resource for names of mods which shouldn't be too hard to find mirrors. Cheers Toll.
KostaAndreadis
Posted 01:59pm 29/5/15
Dahzel, I hope you're putting the new cover sheets on those TPS reports. There was a recent memo about it.
BladeRunner
Posted 10:04pm 29/5/15
I have a GOG version of system shock 2 but never played it. I keep meaning to but never get around to it. I have looked up mods for it though.

http://www.moddb.com/games/system-shock-2/mods
Dazhel
Posted 09:17am 31/5/15
Dahzel, I hope you're putting the new cover sheets on those TPS reports. There was a recent memo about it.


Yeah I have the memo right here, I just forgot. They're not shipping out until tomorrow though so there's no problem.
Vash
Posted 12:40pm 31/5/15
my mate and i used to LAN this, we binged the campaign in coop. good times
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