This is heresy to the System Shock faithful, but I found SS2 to be kinda meh. It was good, but I never thought it lived up to the hype. Now, if I suddenly disappear from [H], you know a vengeful SHODAN tracked down and eliminated this insect.
I never played SS1 but loved SS2 - periodically replay it. I think many people who saw SS2 liked it more than people who played SS1 first.
SS2 is still my favorite game ever..I think it is one of the best games ever made..
as much as I love the idea of SS3....I know it will never live up to my expectations.
Yeah, having only played Bioshock myself (alot, too much infact), and talking to my older brother about his equal obsession with System Shock years before, it seems to me that Bioshock is pretty much a remake/spiritual successor, with a change of setting.
I guess SS3 will be an actual sequel then?
so we're getting System Shock 3 and the System Shock remake by Night Dive Studios? ...what took so long?...
The intellectual property (IP) rights of System Shock 2 were caught for years in complications between Electronic Arts and Meadowbrook Insurance Group (a subsidiary of Star Insurance Company), the entity that acquired the assets of Looking Glass Studios on their closure, though according to a lawyer for Star Insurance, they themselves have since acquired the lingering intellectual property rights from EA.
Interesting note is that Irrational Games had people who were members from Looking Glass.
Some of those people are now working at Otherside.
IIRC the guy responsible for the "Big daddy" creation is one of them working at Otherside now.
What Made SS2 so great.... was the atmosphere.... it was a scary game.... and all of the RPG options. I been checking the web for YEARSSSSS for news of a possible SS3.... I am beside myself
They were kind of scary for the time. I recall being freaked out from the damn screaming monkeys jumping out at you from the dark. One of the first games for me where the sound really added to the immersion and created that scary feeling.
I'm actually glad Ken Levine is not part of this.
Maybe we will get something original this time, instead of the same game with a different coat for the 3rd time...
First, I agree with you.
Second, as far as the System Shock games themselves go, they already were quite a bit different, but within the same game style.
He seems to have some good ideas, but also seems to miss some huge opportunities. It's like he likes to theorize about a deep experience, but in practice remove half of what he talks about doing. Anyway, I like the BioShocks (not 2 but the original and Infinite was decent) but they seemed to go from System Shock Ish to BioShock Lite as they progressed. (if that makes any sense )