New System Shock Demo

As part of the Steam Next Fest mentioned below, Nightdive Studios is offering a new playable demo on Steam for System Shock, the upcoming remake of the classic action/RPG. Word is: "Join us during the Steam Next Fest, where you will experience the power of true artificial intelligence as you play the latest version of System Shock. But be warned, players: the game you are about to play at Steam Next Fest is just a glimpse into the world we’ve created for you." It's been a few decades, so here's a refresher so no one finds this a shock to their system:
System Shock is the fully fledged remake of the ground breaking original from 1994, combining cult gameplay with all-new HD visuals, updated controls, an overhauled interface and all-new sounds & music; it even has the original voice actor of SHODAN, one of gaming’s most iconic villains. Witness the rebirth of one of the greatest and most influential games ever created.
View : : :
22.
 
Re: New System Shock Demo
Feb 7, 2023, 22:22
Wolfen
 
22.
Re: New System Shock Demo Feb 7, 2023, 22:22
Feb 7, 2023, 22:22
 Wolfen
 
RogueSix wrote on Feb 7, 2023, 20:53:
Visuals were OK in my opinion. What was not OK:

- No five button mouse support in a 2023 remake? LOL
- No item description when you hover the mouse over it? It seems you have to pick up every piece of garbage to find out what it is unless I missed something, but if I did, it should be more obvious.
- No auto-sorting of the messy inventory in 2023? LOL
- Cyberspace was boring as fuck. Playing through this single sequence in the demo was unfun enough to turn me off the game.

It's definitely a hard pass for me. I have no System Shock nostalgia because I never got into the original and I have a backlog from here to Mars so I'd rather play games that appeal to me more. The System Shock 2 remake might be a different story because that one actually has a certain nostalgia factor for me but this one here? Nope.

There's a remake coming for shock 2?
Also for the inventory comment... some may argue that that is part of the meta. Inventory management. If I recall I had to manage inventory in Deus Ex (all of them), Prey 2017, Dishonored, etc. I think it's just part of the immersive sim experience when dealing with inventory. Not arguing for or against it. Just saying that some will probably say it's completely intentional.
Date
Subject
Author
1.
Feb 7, 2023Feb 7 2023
2.
Feb 7, 2023Feb 7 2023
3.
Feb 7, 2023Feb 7 2023
4.
Feb 7, 2023Feb 7 2023
5.
Feb 7, 2023Feb 7 2023
6.
Feb 7, 2023Feb 7 2023
7.
Feb 7, 2023Feb 7 2023
9.
Feb 7, 2023Feb 7 2023
28.
Feb 8, 2023Feb 8 2023
33.
Feb 9, 2023Feb 9 2023
8.
Feb 7, 2023Feb 7 2023
10.
Feb 7, 2023Feb 7 2023
11.
Feb 7, 2023Feb 7 2023
16.
Feb 7, 2023Feb 7 2023
18.
Feb 7, 2023Feb 7 2023
19.
Feb 7, 2023Feb 7 2023
20.
Feb 7, 2023Feb 7 2023
12.
Feb 7, 2023Feb 7 2023
13.
Feb 7, 2023Feb 7 2023
14.
Feb 7, 2023Feb 7 2023
15.
Feb 7, 2023Feb 7 2023
17.
Feb 7, 2023Feb 7 2023
21.
Feb 7, 2023Feb 7 2023
 22.
Feb 7, 2023Feb 7 2023
 Re: New System Shock Demo
29.
Feb 8, 2023Feb 8 2023
30.
Feb 8, 2023Feb 8 2023
23.
Feb 7, 2023Feb 7 2023
24.
Feb 8, 2023Feb 8 2023
25.
Feb 8, 2023Feb 8 2023
26.
Feb 8, 2023Feb 8 2023
27.
Feb 8, 2023Feb 8 2023
31.
Feb 9, 2023Feb 9 2023
32.
Feb 9, 2023Feb 9 2023
34.
Feb 9, 2023Feb 9 2023