History YMMV / SystemShock

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.
17th May '16 11:18:35 PM Nylsa
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* AwesomeEgo: SHODAN. She's heartless with a god-complex, but all her monologs are so well done that her bragging becomes a blast to listen to.

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* AwesomeEgo: SHODAN. She's heartless with a god-complex, but all her monologs monologues are so well done that her bragging becomes a blast to listen to.
24th Feb '16 2:30:28 PM dinohunterpat
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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.
18th Jan '16 8:22:39 PM MinisterOfSinister
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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.
13th Dec '15 6:29:02 AM SilverNova
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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 '''4''' 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 '''4''' '''6''' of the bastards.


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** Subverted by a lot of the more powerful enemies in the first game, as a surprisingly large amount of them are weak to the age old strategy of MoreDakka (or the [[GameBreaker Magpulse]] for that matter).


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* ThatOneLevel:
** For System Shock 1, deck 7 is a serous step up in challenge compared to the earlier levels. For starters, the resurrection booth isn't found until the end of the level, meaning that you'll be save-scumming the whole way through. It's a massive labyrinth of twisting halls and chambers that's incredibly easy to get lost in, not to mention the high volume of very powerful robotic enemies that can slice off massive chunks of your health if you're not careful. Hope you brought enough first aid kits...
** For System Shock 2, there's the Body of the Many, which doesn't have a resurrection booth and is filled up to the brim with the most dangerous annelid creatures (expect to get blindsided by Rumblers and Spiders a lot). In particular is the gauntlet at the end, which a serious test how how fast you can take out targets with at least seven dangerous enemies coming at you from all sides.
7th Dec '15 7:01:00 AM Quanyails
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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.

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** The reason why this is in YMMV is because most of that new generation much more enjoys the modernized Bioshock ''Bioshock'' over what they see as a clunky, show shooter.
7th Dec '15 7:00:32 AM Quanyails
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** Bioshock, in turn, has utterly eclipsed System Shock 2 in the minds of most gamers.

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** Bioshock, ''Bioshock'', in turn, has utterly eclipsed System ''System Shock 2 2'' in the minds of most gamers.
6th Dec '15 4:17:27 PM Nohbody
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* FandomRivalry: With the ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'' series, at least on the "Who is a cooler crazy AI" front. Also with its own SpiritualSuccessor ''Franchise/BioShock''.

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* FandomRivalry: With the ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'' series, at least on the "Who is a cooler crazy AI" front. Also with its own SpiritualSuccessor ''Franchise/BioShock''.''VideoGame/BioShock''.



* HilariousInHindsight: One of Korenchkin's logs says that he has found "the borders of rapture." [[Franchise/BioShock Hmmm...]]

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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One of Korenchkin's logs says that he has found "the borders of rapture." [[Franchise/BioShock [[VideoGame/BioShock Hmmm...]]
15th Aug '15 2:08:00 AM ham-peas
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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, 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 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, 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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