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I heard about this game briefly and it seems people like it :Darque:

 

Sci-fi horror from my understanding? Sort of expensive for being used though. Hearing the good word will decide if it is worth buying.


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And I'd say Deus Ex is better than Bloodlines, if only because it doesn't feel so rushed.

 

i'd agree with that. bloodlines is awesome (from what i've played so far) but too many bugs!! :thumbsup:

 

(and yes, i have patched it....)


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naughty naughty :thumbsup:

 

none of us would ever download a game, that's illegal! :thumbsup:"


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I will go to the local stores first. I might have seen it there. The used game at Amazon doesn't come with a manual but it is in a jewel case at least. <_<


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i've never played it, but from all accounts i've heard it's even better than deus ex

 

where's Meta? he's the resident Deus Ex/System Shock expert....


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You might give the demo a whirl. I just downloaded. I despise 1st-person shooters so the demo might be all I need to grow heavy bored. But I've heard glorious tales of SS2 and am intrigued by the advance art--err, I mean pretty drawings--of Bioshock.

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SS2 is a HEAP more complicated than any other FPS you've ever seen (the guns are either broken or very close to broken every time you get one.)


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Oh, come on now, abandonware is just a term pirates use to try and convince people their pirating is legit. :p

 

Does anyone still hold the rights to the System Shock game/setting?

 

If yes, you are a pirate. :)

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It's not pirating if no one gets money from it. And the people who upload abandonware are definetly not pirates, since who else than those who really love games would play something so ancient like Populous or Death Rally. There's nothing that's newer than about a decade in abandonware sites

 

And as far as I know, the only place you still could buy a copy of SS2 is Ebay. Which is a closed option for most people outside Merikuh.


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SS2 is a great game for its genre. I haven't played many others of similar type so can't really give a rating comparison but...it's a good game. Not your typical shoot-em up.

 

It's not pirating if no one gets money from it.

I would disagree with that highly on a principle level, but I can see where you're coming from.

 

Abandonware is still covered under copyright, unless it has been put into the public domain by the copyright holders themselves. But it's pretty common these days and so far as I know, no company with games on abandonware sites have complained so...people will continue to put them up.

 

Edit: I guess early on there was some flak but...well it gets complicated.


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I could never get my totally legit abandonware copy to work.  :p

 

Something to do with the DivX codecs they used.

 

After extracting you had to run an installationfile (included with all the files) to make the movies and music execute properly.

 

After that it worked fine; till the main menu turned totally black after a specific level and now I cannot save/load; making the game impossible for me...

(altough I didn't knew you could change ammo type with a key)


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Just get it. If I had to choose the best game of all time, SS2 might just get my vote.


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It's not pirating if no one gets money from it. And the people who upload abandonware are definetly not pirates, since who else than those who really love games would play something so ancient like Populous or Death Rally. There's nothing that's newer than about a decade in abandonware sites

 

Actually it is still piracy. In developed countries, the term of a software license is 75 years. Despite the fact that a software product may no longer be purchased, it is still technically illegal to acquire it without paying for it.

 

The thing is, because there's little financial stake to worry about it, no one really cares. A place like Underdogs rationalizes it this way, in effect coming to the conclusion that it truly is a victimless crime, as the game is no longer for sale.

 

 

 

As for the games list, I love Deus Ex. I prefer it over both System Shock 2 and definitely over Bloodlines. The game was of excellent quality, and was also a substantial length. There were many times I figured I was coming up to the end of the game (and I wouldn't have been disappointed), but then the story would continue and I'd get more JD awesomeness. I felt it was more refined than System Shock 2 as well, and just enjoyed the story and setting much more than System Shock 2's. Being part of a more living and breathing world, with more than just hostiles running around made things more interesting. The setting of System Shock 2 is pretty cool, but the fact that you're essentially all alone is a bit of a turnoff for me. It's also a knock against Bioshock, though I still think it'll be an excellent game.

 

For a long time Deus Ex and Half-Life were essentially a tie for #1 on my favourite game list. Looking back now, Half-Life inclusion seems to be a bit more nostalgia based when I last played through it, so I ended up officially considering Deus Ex my favourite game, as even today I can still get engaged in the game almost unlike no other.

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All of you SS2 fans, have anyone tried playing with one of the rebirth mods or the shtup one? And f o, do they hold up and actually miprove the visuals of the game?

 

While I'm not a huge graphics snob, SS2 is a bit too old for me, but if thosemods are decent it could be worth giving it a try.

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I've got a game going right now. I'll post soem screenies later so you can see how it looks. Despite what Spider says, I think its actually still a pretty good looking game. Low Polys. Uses the awesome Dark Engine which powered Thief 1 and Thief 2. Excellent AI.

 

Here's a basic screenie I posted in another thread for a taste of the game:

 

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