History YMMV / SystemShock

1st Sep '17 10:38:13 AM AnotherGuy
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** The first game came out in ''1994''. That was during a time when ''DOOM II'' was released. The idea of a first person shooter with a story and RPG elements was unheard of, long before 2000's ''Deus Es'' would popularize the genre.

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** The first game came out in ''1994''. That was during a time when ''DOOM II'' was released. The idea of a first person shooter with a story and RPG elements was unheard of, long before 2000's ''Deus Es'' Ex'' would popularize the genre.
1st Sep '17 10:37:16 AM AnotherGuy
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* VindicatedByHistory: While ''System Shock 2'' received good reviews when it came out, it was still a commercial failure and many critics still failed to see how important it was to game industry. It wasn't until years later that gamers discovered it, its influence became known, and it's now considered to be one of the greatest games in history. In late 2013, it was released on Steam, even being ported to Mac, which introduced it to a whole new generation of fans.

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While ''System Shock 2'' received good reviews when it came out, it was still a commercial failure and many critics still failed to see how important it was to game industry. It wasn't until years later that gamers discovered it, its influence became known, and it's now considered to be one of the greatest games in history. In late 2013, it was released on Steam, even being ported to Mac, which introduced it to a whole new generation of fans.
** The first game came out in ''1994''. That was during a time when ''DOOM II'' was released. The idea of a first person shooter with a story and RPG elements was unheard of, long before 2000's ''Deus Es'' would popularize the genre.
6th Jun '17 9:12:18 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Heaps. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV6EtVTPiZA Intro]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZHn_to0HDo Medical]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qBe3qo2uuA Security]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygwVZb_6vkk Cyberspace]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bL7I_eWryI MedSci 1]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtdQ5roMuEA Engineering]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5msRww6xKY Command]].



* AwesomeMusic: Heaps. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV6EtVTPiZA Intro]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZHn_to0HDo Medical]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qBe3qo2uuA Security]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygwVZb_6vkk Cyberspace]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bL7I_eWryI MedSci 1]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtdQ5roMuEA Engineering]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5msRww6xKY Command]].
20th Apr '17 10:10:41 AM Anddrix
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* HellIsThatNoise: Every sound that is not caused by you or constant background machinery is this, especially in the sequel. [[spoiler:For those who played the first System Shock, entering Polito's office and hearing that ''very'' familiar background noise definitely counts.]]
** The chittering sound that the spiders make. What's worse is that it's the only way to track down the near invisible ones.
13th Mar '17 7:55:17 AM TotemicHero
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* CrossoverShip: Plenty of people ship SHODAN with other wicked rouge [=AIs=] from other video game series, including [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} GlaDOS]], [[VideoGame/{{Marathon}} Durandal]] and [[VideoGame/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream AM]].

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* CrossoverShip: Plenty of people ship SHODAN with other wicked rouge rogue [=AIs=] from other video game series, including [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} GlaDOS]], [[VideoGame/{{Marathon}} Durandal]] and [[VideoGame/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream AM]].
27th Feb '17 9:29:43 PM Yalsaris63
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** '''Rumblers'''. They've got all the qualifications for Demonic Spiders. Very fast, tons of health, its like a runaway train and even exploiting their WeaksauceWeakness to [[KillItWithFire fire]] takes much longer than any other enemy to wear down. It gets even worse when you're in the Body of the Many and you can get blindsided by up to '''6''' of the bastards.

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** '''Rumblers'''. They've got all the qualifications for Demonic Spiders. Very fast, tons of health, its like a runaway train and even exploiting their WeaksauceWeakness to [[KillItWithFire fire]] takes much longer than any other enemy to wear down. It gets even worse when you're in the Body of the Many and you can get blindsided by up to '''6''' of the bastards. The only true disadvantage that they have is their lack of ranged attacks, but even that is negated if you're not properly equipped to face one of them.
20th Feb '17 12:57:08 PM ClashmanTheThird
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* AntiClimaxBoss: [[spoiler: SHODAN in the sequel. She and her digital minions that accompany her during the final battle have one glaring WeaksauceWeakness in the form of EMP weaponry and ICE Picks, if you were smart enough to keep them with you throughout the whole game. Otherwise, she could possibly be ThatOneBoss.]]

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* AntiClimaxBoss: [[spoiler: SHODAN SHODAN]] in the sequel. [[spoiler: She and her digital minions that accompany her during the final battle have one glaring WeaksauceWeakness in the form of EMP weaponry and ICE Picks, if you were smart enough to keep them with you throughout the whole game. Otherwise, she could possibly be ThatOneBoss.]]
30th Jan '17 8:18:08 PM Etheru
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* ItWasHisSled: A lot of what made ''System Shock 2'' such a shocking and swerving game became common gaming knowledge pretty quickly. Also, [[spoiler:the fact that SHODAN was on the cover and the icon for the game's .exe didn't help things]]. The trailer for the {{UsefulNotes/Steam}} version doesn't even bother to hide it, even showing [[spoiler:Dr. Polito's corpse]].

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* ItWasHisSled: A lot of what made ''System Shock 2'' such a shocking and swerving game became common gaming knowledge pretty quickly. Also, [[spoiler:the fact that SHODAN was on the cover and the icon for the game's .exe didn't help things]]. The trailer for the {{UsefulNotes/Steam}} version doesn't even bother to hide it, the plot twist, even showing [[spoiler:Dr. Polito's corpse]].corpse and SHODAN revealing herself]].
30th Jan '17 8:15:48 PM Etheru
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* ItWasHisSled: A lot of what made ''System Shock 2'' such a shocking and swerving game became common gaming knowledge pretty quickly. Also, [[spoiler:the fact that SHODAN was on the cover and the icon for the game's .exe didn't help things]].

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* ItWasHisSled: A lot of what made ''System Shock 2'' such a shocking and swerving game became common gaming knowledge pretty quickly. Also, [[spoiler:the fact that SHODAN was on the cover and the icon for the game's .exe didn't help things]]. The trailer for the {{UsefulNotes/Steam}} version doesn't even bother to hide it, even showing [[spoiler:Dr. Polito's corpse]].


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* SignatureScene: In ''System Shock 2'', TheReveal that [[spoiler:Janice Polito had already killed herself, and the walls coming down to reveal who had been guiding you the entire time: SHODAN]].
8th Jan '17 8:16:07 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FreudWasRight: The Many use the word 'womb' sometimes in their speech; most notably, they describe their body as "a womb where we grow our future". Not long before that, they describe feeling the player moving around inside them, ironically making the Body of the Many into a literal WombLevel.
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