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Thread: System Shock Remake Demo Available Tomorrow

  1. #101
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2001
    Location: Land of the crazy
    If you need a laugh, check out the Ubisoft troll just posted in the forum over there. Pretty funny.

    I don't mind the low-res look *that* much, but I'd like to know why I it's taxing my video card. I've got a 5700 XT and I'm not even getting a steady 60 fps.

  2. #102
    Zombified
    Registered: Sep 2004
    I'll live through it, though I have to admit I find the notion of someone taking a look at the picture below and saying "yeah, this looks fine" difficult to understand.

    https://i.imgur.com/Kle6ehd.jpg

    a vanilla 20+ years old SS2 model that suddenly looks pretty ok for comparison.

  3. #103
    ZylonBane
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: ZylonBane
    A less dark screenshot might be better.

  4. #104
    Zombified
    Registered: Sep 2004
    it's voodoo-gamma (lets see whether someone catches the reference).

  5. #105
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2017
    Location: France
    I've played through the demo, and I must say it is an improvement over the last one in some areas but still disappointing overall. The art direction in my opinion is much better this time around, as the last one was too clean and bright. I agree that while personally I enjoyed the pixelated textures and retro feel (I actually think the way the model looks in Voodoo's screenshot is pretty nice), it should be done through a means of a options setting instead of being the default. That's probably asking too much of Nightdive at this point though . Cyberspace however... Now that is freaking terrible. What were they even thinking there?

    The gameplay is still as monotonous as ever. Feels like your typical "baby's first unreal4 FPS". Slow, sluggish, too many glitches and it continues straying further and further away from that familiar SS1 feel. I understand it's a "remake", so there are some liberties to change up the formula and try something new, but this is just a bland reimagining at it's most competent. Five years for this is just, wow.
    Last edited by Psych0sis; 4th Mar 2021 at 05:50.

  6. #106
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Quote Originally Posted by Psych0sis View Post
    Cyberspace however... Now that is freaking terrible. What were they even thinking there?
    They were thinking "What if Geometry Wars and Descent had a baby? Let's do THAT!"

    Again, I just wanna state for the record: I love how it looks, both cyberspace and the overall pixelly aesthetic. And the overall tone of negativity towards it ITT makes me feel like this game was made for me, specifically, so keep it up please.

  7. #107
    ZylonBane
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: ZylonBane
    Quote Originally Posted by henke View Post
    And the overall tone of negativity towards it ITT makes me feel like this game was made for me, specifically, so keep it up please.
    Sounds like you have some psychological issues beyond the scope of this forum.

  8. #108
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Don't we all.

  9. #109
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2004
    None of us would be here if we didn't.

  10. #110
    Member
    Registered: May 2010
    Hehe, good to hear (read) that it isn't just me. I wasn't sure about the visual style of the game since they decided to turn development upside down, and go for the retro look of the original game. The colours don't work for me, the pixelation is bad too, and the cyberspace was quite hard to navigate. The game is also too dark in general, made me wish I had a light augmentation...

    To my shame, I still pre-ordered it though. Why? Because, even though it's flawed, it's still ten times better than about everything which is being released these days. Because it's oldschool, and it doesn't hold the player's hand. And that's a lot more worth to me than the messed up visuals. Which suck though, especially when you consider that it was done due to the backer's whining about not going for a strict remake route. That's one of the issues with crowdfunding: You need to listen to people who have no idea, because they're not game developers, but rather people who quickdraw their wallets.

    Anyway, I think some of the criticism isn't quite justified. It's still a pretty decent game, from what I could see from the demo. Again, ten times better than all of the million $ budget, proefssionally produced AAA mishmash they produce these days.

  11. #111
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2000
    Location: New Atlanta, Sector 11, Building 71-G.
    I enjoyed the demo, giving it a shiny 7/10, but it is indeed far too dark to be a believable Medical level. Doesn't help that some of the light switches are missing too.

    This could potentially diminish the atmosphere that the power outage in Beta Quadrant brings in Research Level 2, and a good chunk of darkness in Maintenance Level 3.
    Players that never played the original game are going to go crazy trying to find the headlamp or infrared. I found it amusing there is no brightness or gamma adjustment in settings.

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