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SS2? Bargain Bin?,
This review is from: System Shock 2 - PC (Video Game)
As a justice to this game, I am now going to try to get you to buy it and experience the wonder ... This game is the result of the genius of the folks behind Thief, and I would have to say that it is the most immersing game ever. To play it is to feel, to be, and to know the horrible fate of the Von Braun. From the exciting action of one floor to the white knuckle desperation of another floor to the vengeful assault of the next, each folding out the story, the history, and most importantly, your situation. Previous reviews are correct; Play with the lights out, alone. You are in the game, in the world, alone, with the unimaginable horror around you and nothing but a dying handgun to stem the tide, while you wrestle with the wracked remnants of the systems. Or maybe the pistol's already dead, and your stuck in the bowels of engineering, being closed in by the dark ... and the many. Or maybe your totally out of psi, huddled in a tunnel below the gardens, on the dead nightmare of the endgame, and you can scream, and the only reply you get is the hollow void of space, the whirr of the dying ship, the ghosts of the horribly fated crew ... And the biomass which grows tired of your sentient form. Or maybe you are one sorry sucker and got trapped IN ... Alright, what more can I say? GO buy the game and play it, for the price it's a fricking crime. This game should not deserve the bargain bin (although I'm not going to complain about the price) It will hopefully and likely be the best gaming experience you have ever had. Then, when you are done, you will have lived the experience, be able to say .. "Yeah, I was on the Vaun Braun" ... It's that deep. And the environment? Jeez, amazing. I so wish things hadn't happened the way they did in that game, because the depth and the history make the crew and the ship intrigung, even though it's a little late for them. The VB/Rickenbacker was the coolest sci fi setting, getting to go around in a fully detailed and 100% traversable interstellar ship (except for the sections you end up getting depressurized in hard vaccum, heck, happens to the best of us). Even if it is somewhat used by the time you reach it ... Now that I have finished the game, I am trying to piece together the sequence of events from the datalogs and evidence I witnessed aboard the ship. Now go buy the game already!