System Shock 2 - Available from GOG and an Interview
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February 15th, 2013, 10:06
Bioshock had an incredibly powerful premise, setting and atmosphere. But as a game - it was about average.
It took everything great about System Shock 2 - dumbed it down and made it weaker and less interesting.
The story started out being interesting, but fell apart about halfway through. The whole "morality" concept of the little sisters was a very bad joke. Kill them or save them? Wow, the dilemma! The game was supposed to punish you for saving them - and yet you end up with special powers and anything but a disadvantage. There's a sequence where you have to do everything you can to save one, and yet if she dies - the game just spawns another one. That's some weak shit right there.
As a big fan of the Shocks - I can easily appreciate not liking the game. That said, I found it to be OK overall. Still a massive disappointment, though.