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February 15th, 2013, 22:08
Originally Posted by Vindicator View Post
Yes, other than improved graphics, SS2 was a small step back from the first game.
More of a step sideways- SS1 had pretty much zero RPG mechanics so while things like cyberspace were gone you did get something in return. You didn't have to choose upgrades or the like in SS1, you just installed everything no loss no foul, which was certainly not the case with SS2 where you had to pick your upgrades carefully.

You've got a bit of rose tinting for SS1- a good game to be rose tinted about- you don't get cylinders rolling down a slope, you get a flat bitmap sliding down. Very advanced for its time, but not more advanced than SS2. In some ways the comparison is like that between Alien and Aliens, both very good just different approaches to a similar premise.
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