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System Shock 2 on GOG.com Tomorrow

GOG.com now features a countdown that will hit zero around 6:00 am EST tomorrow, saying "System found." This is a confirmation of recent rumors that the online store for DRM-free games will soon offer System Shock 2, the highly regarded action/RPG sequel. This is covered by a Q&A on Rock, Paper, Shotgun talking with Guillaume Rambourg of GOG.com about the news, and with Stephen Kick of Night Dive, who explains how this small developer was able to secure the rights to work on re-releasing the game in this manner. There has also been speculation that development would also commence on a new installment in the series, but according to Kick, Night Dive's next project after preparing SS2 for GOG.com will be an original intellectual property.

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57. Re: System Shock 2 on GOG.com Tomorrow Feb 14, 2013, 12:32 Creston
 
saluk wrote on Feb 13, 2013, 19:19:
Complaining about clunky SS2 controls and then praising SS1 in the next sentance? Come on Creston


It wasn't so much the controls of SS2 that were clunky, as that the integrate parts of it felt a little clunky. Combat felt a little off, melee felt a little off. You could become a hacker (Marine, I believe?) who could "use turrets to take out your enemies!" and I think there's a grand total of like five turrets in the entire game for you to hack. Psionics start off extremely slow, then suddenly jump into uber-god mode and you basically become Death Incarnate. That's more what I was talking about.

The controls is the original System Shock were perhaps a bit clunky (then again, this was a time when "shooters" allowed you to do shit such as lean, kneel, crawl, go prone, etc. AND it was at a time before we did such a thing as mouselook ) though I never really had any issues with them, but the entire experience was much more smooth. Your power level rose gradually, it had a better gradient of weapon and ammo discoveries, the powers/abilities/mods seemed to integrate better. (God, who DIDN'T love that "skate" mod??)

In any case, it's just my opinion, and obviously System Shock 2 is still one of the most awesome games ever made. But compared to the original it always felt a bit like a step back to me.

Creston
 
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