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#1 Posted by Gage (21 posts) -

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#2 Posted by Gage (21 posts) -

System Shock 2 has similar character building, inventory management, hacking (even though it's simpler in SS2), text logs, exploration rewards, variable ways to tackle situations, ammo conservation, equipment modification, etc. I could go on and on.

  • Stealthing around cameras
  • Hackable security systems
  • Gaining health and energy (psi) with booze/food
  • Cash for buying stuff
  • Rewards for playing basketball
  • First door code in the game is also based on Fahrenheit 451: (45100)
#3 Posted by Gage (21 posts) -

Sign him up for the Knicks Pistons!

#4 Edited by Gage (21 posts) -

One positive note about the load times that I just noticed: on the load/continue screens from the title screen, you can toggle story chapters left and right and catch up on the gist of or refresh yourself on what's been going on so far in the life of Adam.

#5 Posted by Gage (21 posts) -

Copied from another of my posts around here:

My system specs:

  • Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz
  • 4GB DDR2 800
  • GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512 MB
  • Installed on WD 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

Running at 1920x1080, all visual options on except SSAO; I get a solid 60 FPS with occasional stutter. This is a system that I built about 4 years ago and have since only doubled the RAM and upgraded video from a GF8800 to a GF9800.

#6 Posted by Gage (21 posts) -

@TheSeductiveMoose: I do know for sure that neutralized guards stick around for a while, since you are given a tutorial explaining how you need to drag bodies out of sight of patrol paths, to keep the alert level low. I haven't backtracked to see if any of my takedowns have faded from the world.

#7 Posted by Gage (21 posts) -

Yes it's definitely smoother than Witcher 2. I'm holding off on playing that one until I build a new gaming system.

#8 Posted by Gage (21 posts) -

I'm interested in hearing some numbers from an SSD install. This gives me flashbacks of the original version of SiN.

#9 Posted by Gage (21 posts) -

I just came in to work, and this will be a long day. I'm already planning in my head how to best take on a room of 4 thugs that repeatedly thwart me.

#10 Edited by Gage (21 posts) -

Pros

Highly detailed environments

Large levels with several multiple paths to take advantage of, which explains the load times

Fine performance, minus SSAO, vsync on. The reported mouse sluggishness isn't happening on my system.

Musical cues that are throwbacks to the original game

  • Ex: offices in intro set to a revisiting of the Unatco HQ theme

Interactivity on the level of the original game, which rewards exploration:

  • passwords and codes written on notes, pdas, in emails
  • Unique and often helpful dialog from many bystander NPCs
  • number pads for secure items with 4 digit PINs
  • eBooks with snippits from articles or novels

AI is refined

  • Enemies are quite aware and will run an effective search if they spot you

Cover system works well and familiar to Gears of War fans; i turned on the "toggle cover" option

Experience system tied to a wide array of customizable augmentations

Interface is very PC friendly; doesn't feel like a console-ported interface

Voice acting and dialog is good but not great

Cons

Initial troubles starting the game - fixed by moving/renaming an ati dll in the Windows system folder

Long load times - >30 seconds

Many unskippable logos on startup

My system specs:

  • Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz
  • 4GB DDR2 800
  • GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512 MB
  • Installed on WD 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • Running at 1920x1080, all visual options on except SSAO; I get a solid 60 FPS with occasional stutter. In my opinion this works well with a FOV of 90, which you can set in the in-game options.

Edit: added my system specs

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