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System Shock System Shock 2 Enhanced Edition by Nightdive Studios

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Wunderbar, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Wunderbar Arcane

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  2. RoSoDude Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Happy birthday to System Shock 2, it just turned 20! Still second only to Deus Ex in my heart (and mind; I think about it all the time).

    As for the Enhanced Edition, I'm kinda not seeing much point? We already have NewDark, which brings engine fixes and improvements, modern resolutions, up to date mod support, and so on. A working port for other platforms and such will be nice, but I neither expect nor particularly want any other kind of upgrades to the game. When I asked about what the release of the source code meant for the future of SS2 and NewDark mods especially, the SS.org veteran and official/unofficial patcher voodoo47 had this to say:

    Fine by me since I don't want mods on Steam/GoG anyway, but still not much to write home about I think.
     
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  3. Mikeal Savant

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    But why?
     
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    Shock 2 doesn't need an Enhanced version. It is perfect as it is.
     
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  5. zwanzig_zwoelf Graverobber Foundation Developer

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    Come on, it's missing the most important feature™ in videogames ever, and without it any videogame is outdated and not worth your gaming time and hard-earned money, especially in 2019.
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    Of course, I am talking about achievements.
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  6. Grauken Divide and Confuse Patron

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    Even worse, you can't romance Shodan
     
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    That would be heteronormative. Ugh! It's current year +4.
     
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  8. vortex Fabulous Optimist

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    It needs better weapon recoil and zoom scopes.
     
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    I'd wager they'll announce and release it at PAX West.
     
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    They're pretty coy about EE features and ETA.

    Also information people don't have to know:



    (Makes me wonder how many games secretly feature developers' dick photos as something else.)
     
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  13. CyberModuled Learned

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    I'm pretty much with anyone else who says "but why" in this case. The version of SS2 NightDive released back all the way in 2013 still plays just fine today with widescreen support, modern OS support, and a modern keyboard and mouse setup that they added in the game. I only really see this being useful for a decent multiplayer session (which to my understanding isn't even well balanced and a more "shits and giggles experience" than anything else). Now if NightDive really wanted to make a difference they need to add Dreamcast controller support.

     
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    Beamdog's 2020 plans just got blown out of the water.
     
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  15. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Nice little retrospective: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2019/08/12/no-one-knows-who-is-patching-system-shock-2/

     
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  16. vortex Fabulous Optimist

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    I think Le Corbeau is actually the man himself, Ken Levine.
     
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  17. anvi Liturgist Village Idiot

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    Any specifics on what improvements SS2 is getting?
     
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    decided to scroll down for some reason and reminded how cancerous social media is, thanks op
    worst one of them all:
     
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    I can't wait to see how they're going to fuck this up
     
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  20. Wunderbar Arcane

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    i doubt he can code.
     
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    FFS they should finally give us Exhumed/Powerslave TC, they C&D lettered this port few years back.
     
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  23. Maggot Prophet Patron

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    Nobody asked for this. NewDark is better than anyone could have hoped for and some shitty recreation of the engine can suck a dick.
     
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  24. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Night Dive releasing the source code > some asshole French guy/gal who keeps the source code for themselves and does all the work behind the curtains.

    Stop being butthurt about everything, guys, this is good news.
     
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  25. Wunderbar Arcane

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    That guy is french?
    What if it's Raph Colantonio? He quit Arkane in order to focus on SS2 patches :shittydog:
     
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