History YMMV / SystemShock

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.
26th Nov '16 3:53:52 PM MinisterOfSinister
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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: 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.]]



* CrossoverShip: Plenty of people ship SHODAN and [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} GlaDOS]], due to their similarity in some areas. A smaller number ship SHODAN and [[VideoGame/{{Marathon}} Durandal]] for similar reasons. Others ship her with [[VideoGame/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream AM]].
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: 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]].

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* CrossoverShip: Plenty of people ship SHODAN and with other wicked rouge [=AIs=] from other video game series, including [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} GlaDOS]], due to their similarity in some areas. A smaller number ship SHODAN and [[VideoGame/{{Marathon}} Durandal]] for similar reasons. Others ship her with and [[VideoGame/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream AM]].
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: 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]].



* MainstreamObscurity: While everyone has heard of the games and made references to them, few have even bothered to play them prior to 2013 because the franchise is PC-exclusive and [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes physical copies have been out of circulation]]. However, now that both games are available for digital distribution, this may no longer be the case.

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* MainstreamObscurity: While everyone has heard of the games and made references to them, few have even bothered to play them prior to 2013 because the franchise is PC-exclusive and [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes physical copies have been out of circulation]]. However, now that both games are available for digital distribution, this may no longer be the case.



* ScrappyMechanic: ...the weapon degradation system. So much so that some of the most popular mods are ones that just purge it entirely.

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* ScrappyMechanic: ...the ScrappyMechanic: The weapon degradation system. So much so that some of the most popular mods are ones that just purge it entirely.
7th Nov '16 9:36:57 AM jake38
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** The reason why this is in YMMV is because most of that new generation much more enjoys the modernized ''Bioshock'' over what they see as a clunky, show shooter.
6th Sep '16 1:53:45 AM crazyrabbits
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* FridgeHorror: After doing research on an organ taken from a cyborg midwife, the research report mentions a CPU at the top of the midwife's spine, which overrides signals from its brain. Take a moment to think about [[AndIMustScream exactly what that means]]...
** Not to mention [[spoiler: Diego's death in the sequel, which was basically your fault, as you sent him plummeting to his death when you reversed the gravity. [[ButThouMust But you didn't have any other choice because it was mandatory to reverse the gravity]]: according to an audio log that you'll eventually pick up in the Rickenbacker, a group of treacherous saboteurs caused an overload in the ship's accelerator coils that destabilized the sub-decks in both levels. Entering the compromised spaces results in instant death. On the first level of the ship, the platforms that you're required to raise (in order to activate a door that you must progress through) weren't able to extend all the way; you must carefully time your jump on these or else you'll fall to that compromised space below, which means your death]].
17th Aug '16 8:55:11 AM Silverblade2
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: SHODAN. While obviously a central character, she's by '''FAR''' the most celebrated character from this franchise to point where any talk of the game is likely to bring up her more than anything else.
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