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17 minutes ago, Xbob42 said:

This looks like a fake video game you'd see on a low budget TV show.

 

"Quiet! I'm busy fragging noobs in my online multiplayer eff pee ess!"

Younger guy looks at older guy. "It stands for 'first person shooter'"

*cue old guy's comment about "whatever happened to chess"*

laugh track.

 

Personally I was gonna say the game kinda looked like a really elaborate blacklight mini golf course.

 

Also, at 10:55 you're totally exposed to alien scrote. And gooch. :sick:

 

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On 3/20/2019 at 8:22 AM, Bloodporne said:

I think the environments look really cool...everything else, not so much.

 

The combat, enemy design and hit reactions are awful. I mean, come on:

 

That item literally just disappears

The System Shock remaster is spooky, but far from finished (Rock, Paper, Shotgun)

I’d still say that demo was too early to be shown to the press, but that’s anathema to Nightdive’s philosophy. As head of business development Larry Kuperman told me, their commitment to transparent development runs deeper than any studio I know of. Nightdive don’t just do their work then ask their community for feedback. They get that feedback while they work.

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46 minutes ago, SFLUFAN said:

The System Shock remaster is spooky, but far from finished (Rock, Paper, Shotgun)

I’d still say that demo was too early to be shown to the press, but that’s anathema to Nightdive’s philosophy. As head of business development Larry Kuperman told me, their commitment to transparent development runs deeper than any studio I know of. Nightdive don’t just do their work then ask their community for feedback. They get that feedback while they work.

 

I feel like Cloud Imperium have been all about updates on Star Citizen the whole way.  I'm also not convinced that it's a game that will ever actually release.

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We gave an early portion of Nightdive's System Shock remake a whirl at Gamescom and came away impressed, if a bit wary of its appeal for newcomers.

 

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Having gone hands-on with a short 20-minute-ish demo of the game at this year's Gamescom, I can confirm that the remake is real and seems faithful to the original despite some heavy tinkers in the modernisation station. For nostalgic fans it should make for an exciting revisit to cyberspace, but I'm unsure whether it'll land quite as well for newcomers seeking a showdown with Shodan.

 

The demo kicked off right at the beginning of the game and immediately showcased one of Nightdive's licks of modern paint. In the original, you'd have a cutscene of your main character (referred to simply as the "hacker") pottering around their apartment block, but in the remake the devs have turned it into a playable intro where you're actually able to stroll about and soak in the atmosphere. It may only be a short rummage around your digs, but it's a neat step towards making an iconic immersive sim all the more immersive without harming the integrity of the original.

 

 

 

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I’m as shocked as you, but after all this time it turns out the System Shock remake has been worth the wait after all.

 

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Without System Shock, we wouldn’t have Prey. We wouldn’t have BioShock. We wouldn’t have Dead Space – and, in fact, it’s Dead Space that’s the most notable in this list, because Visceral’s body-horror masterpiece was initially conceived as a System Shock sequel. System Shock, and its direct sequel, defined the horror genre and – to a degree – how we tell stories in games.

 

As a remake, the 2022 version of the game fires on all the same cylinders that made the original so special: the game kicks off with a bang, with you – as an unnamed hacker – immediately biting off more than you can chew and being forced into a dangerous world of rebellious AI, murderous mutants, and science gone mad. Think of the start of The Matrix if it was directed by David Cronenberg, or Alice in Wonderland via H.R. Giger, and you’ll have a taste of what to expect.

 

 

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I’ll be interested to check this out.  I love System Shock 2, one of my favorite games of all time, but checking out the original system shock is much harder.  It’s like ARMA but clunkier.  Do you want to be standing, leaning, on tip toes, slightly hunched, kneeling, fully prone?  If I remember right it did t even have traditional mouse aim yet, if you wanted mouse aim you needed to toggle between aiming mode and using the UI mode and if you got caught off guard good luck.  The descent style 3D cyberspace levels, the endless sudden traps and bullet sponges enemies, it’s all ripe for change.  If they can capture the vibe but not make it feel like homework, I’ll be pleased.

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11 minutes ago, LazyPiranha said:

I’ll be interested to check this out.  I love System Shock 2, one of my favorite games of all time, but checking out the original system shock is much harder.  It’s like ARMA but clunkier.  Do you want to be standing, leaning, on tip toes, slightly hunched, kneeling, fully prone?  If I remember right it did t even have traditional mouse aim yet, if you wanted mouse aim you needed to toggle between aiming mode and using the UI mode and if you got caught off guard good luck.  The descent style 3D cyberspace levels, the endless sudden traps and bullet sponges enemies, it’s all ripe for change.  If they can capture the vibe but not make it feel like homework, I’ll be pleased.

Nightdive Studios actually did a re-release/remaster of System Shock with full mouse look controls and so on. 

 

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Re-discover what made System Shock the first of it's kind, a ground breaking immersive sim that would inspire a generation of games to come....

 

It's still a cumbersome game in some ways due to it being close to 30 years old at this point but man was this the shit back in the day. It was ridiculously ahead of its time. Came out one year after Doom tops I think?

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Another recent preview:

 

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Nightdive Studios CEO reflects on the reason the long-awaited System Shock remake was delayed

 

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In a different, arguably better world, System Shock would be among the most recognizable game franchises out there. Rather than financing spiritual successors like BioShock and Deus Ex: Human Revolution, perhaps publishers 2K Games and Square Enix would have fought for operational control of SHODAN. But that's not the world we live in, and we shouldn't worry 'bout the way things might have been. Instead, it's better to appreciate what we have in front of us today: A lovingly crafted System Shock remake that pays enough deference to the past to earn its title; presenting just enough modernity to justify your time and attention regardless of your affinity for the 1994 original. 

 

It's admittedly a little trippy to see Citadel Station in this condition. Wide interlocking corridors built of purposefully blocky materials and sharp angles. An eerily familiar environment awash in a neon glow that subtly conceals the creeping digital death at the heart of the driving conflict. It has been a long time since I played the original System Shock, but perhaps it speaks to the power of this remake that it all feels comfortably familiar – a hidden security key here, a panicked voice log there; and of course "451" still opens the first locked door that you find. 

 

 

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