I remember trying to get it to run on a P1 with 16mb TNT card, before realizing an upgrade was mandatory.
I'd disagree about the lack of influence.. Many players still love it; the game is almost universally praised. The problems stem from the game itself: an interesting story with a lot of twists, levels that were small enough to be focused but large enough to give the player room to maneuver and reward exploration, and a skill system so the player could get the best weapons immediately but not be very good with them.
It's much easier for developers to cut all that and make a rail shooter where you play the prophesied chosen one/last hope for mankind.