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Not really. Just go into the situation prepared. But I will not read the end of it, I'll keep the ending a surprise though.


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I used to buy Guides because I hated getting stuck (especially by a puzzle or something) and not being able to continue/finish. That was before game forum/sites were all the rage and it wasn't always easy to find a quick answer. Plus, I liked the ones that gave formulas and percentages and other geeky stuff. :D

 

As long as you don't read the Guide, play, read the Guide, play...nah, doesn't ruin anything.


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Not really. Just go into the situation prepared. But I will not read the end of it, I'll keep the ending a surprise though.

 

You'll ruin the game if you do that.

 

It's a horror game. You shouldn't know what to expect when playing it for the first time.


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Not really. Just go into the situation prepared. But I will not read the end of it, I'll keep the ending a surprise though.

 

You'll ruin the game if you do that.

 

It's a horror game. You shouldn't know what to expect when playing it for the first time.

 

 

That's true. If you have a specific question or want guidelines to building your character you should post here instead. There a lot of people here who have played the game. I know I could give you general character building guidance that would allow you a fun playthough without any spoilers.

 

From a puzzle-solving standpoint, it's a pretty easy and logical game. There's a lot of stuff you have to do in the game, but none of it is hard to figure out. One of the reasons I like it!

 

edit: I should point out that the last level is kind of a pain and I don't like it all that much because its a little more "tricksy". WHenever I replay SS2, I usually stop after leaving the Rickenbacker.

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Notice how I can belittle your beliefs without calling you names. It's a useful skill to have particularly where you aren't allowed to call people names. It's a mistake to get too drawn in/worked up. I mean it's not life or death, it's just two guys posting their thoughts on a message board. If it were personal or face to face all the usual restraints would be in place, and we would never have reached this place in the first place. Try to remember that.

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Bah. Pretty much every game that I bought when it was first released, I always picked up the game guide if it had one. I know what I am doing. Hell I was surprised at the Revan revelation in K1 to be you.


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You'll be sorry.

 

And anyway, the problem isn't the story, it's the way the game is designed and the way they make you feel while the game unfolds.


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Not really. Just go into the situation prepared. But I will not read the end of it, I'll keep the ending a surprise though.

You'll ruin the game if you do that.

 

It's a horror game. You shouldn't know what to expect when playing it for the first time.

That's true. If you have a specific question or want guidelines to building your character you should post here instead. There a lot of people here who have played the game. I know I could give you general character building guidance that would allow you a fun playthough without any spoilers.

 

From a puzzle-solving standpoint, it's a pretty easy and logical game. There's a lot of stuff you have to do in the game, but none of it is hard to figure out. One of the reasons I like it!

 

edit: I should point out that the last level is kind of a pain and I don't like it all that much because its a little more "tricksy". WHenever I replay SS2, I usually stop after leaving the Rickenbacker.

I was distracted for a few weeks after I reached

I think the last level of the Rickenbacker ... crew quarters and nasty ED209-type gunners and the puzzle is to get the key for the dock

and I couldn't recall the controls and I saved in a fairly difficult place, and I just thought "Why am I playing this silly part of the game?"; really it was just difficult for difficulties-sake, like the last boss in Quake IV. :(


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My only advice: Make a Navy character for your first game. :(

 

Marine = difficult

 

Psi = Hard

 

Tech skills FTW!

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I agree. Hacking is probably a bit overpowered as a skill. You can go without it of course, but it is SO useful that to not take is intentionally handicapping yourself. If you are into that from a roleplaying perspective, that's totally cool, of course. And not developing Hack gives you a lot of points to spend elsewhere, but point for point hack is unmateched for utility.

 

 

Psi is a completely different game. Going total PSI is extremely difficult for 2 reasons: 1) You keep having to spend tons of nanites of PSI hypos since there are so few in the game. 2) You have to switch back and forth between your psi powers on the fly which is a lot like keeping three balls in the air while you are being chased by a cyborg assassin. Not easy. Psi is best used as a complement for either a weapons or tech build.


Notice how I can belittle your beliefs without calling you names. It's a useful skill to have particularly where you aren't allowed to call people names. It's a mistake to get too drawn in/worked up. I mean it's not life or death, it's just two guys posting their thoughts on a message board. If it were personal or face to face all the usual restraints would be in place, and we would never have reached this place in the first place. Try to remember that.

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Actually a Psi is pretty wicked once you know what you're doing.

 

Definately not something you want to do on your first game though.

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Yeah, it does. :shifty:

 

So much so I think I'll reinstall it and try a Psi game. :ph34r:

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My first (and only) game was with a Psi.

 

Weird. For some reason I thought you had played it a lot more than one time. ;)


Notice how I can belittle your beliefs without calling you names. It's a useful skill to have particularly where you aren't allowed to call people names. It's a mistake to get too drawn in/worked up. I mean it's not life or death, it's just two guys posting their thoughts on a message board. If it were personal or face to face all the usual restraints would be in place, and we would never have reached this place in the first place. Try to remember that.

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I've played Deus Ex about half-a-dzoen times all the way through. ;)

 

I have played System Shock 2 for many, many hours, though. :- I nearly started a new game (but I wasn't sure what to do, after a Psi).


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I've played Deus Ex about half-a-dzoen times all the way through. :)

Yet when I saw a picture of your desk, I also happened to notice the Sold-Out version of Deus Ex! I am.. shocked.

 

SHAME ON YOU, META!


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Those CDs get scratched easily.


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I've played Deus Ex about half-a-dzoen times all the way through. :wacko:

Yet when I saw a picture of your desk, I also happened to notice the Sold-Out version of Deus Ex! I am.. shocked.

 

SHAME ON YOU, META!

Actually, that was the first game I bought when I decided to start playing games again (after a hiatus of many years).

 

If I could, I'd go back in time and play it earlier. And I would gladly buy the original now, if it were possible. Brilliant game.


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My fave non-hacking character is a melee marine with backup in standard weapons. Takes a lot of damage, but since they are tough, fast, and strong, they can absorb it and really dish it out in return.

 

A non-hacking char really need to have either psi or melee since they can't get a lot of supplies thorugh hacking so they tend to run out of ammo quickly.


Notice how I can belittle your beliefs without calling you names. It's a useful skill to have particularly where you aren't allowed to call people names. It's a mistake to get too drawn in/worked up. I mean it's not life or death, it's just two guys posting their thoughts on a message board. If it were personal or face to face all the usual restraints would be in place, and we would never have reached this place in the first place. Try to remember that.

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