The original first person action RPG had some innovative components. 3D environment that required the player to think as well as slash. And the story was intriguing – involving the take-over by an AI entity.
I always thought the beginning of The Walking Dead borrowed from System Shock. The protagonist goes in a coma, wakes up to find the world over-run. Zombies in TWD and hostile robots in SS.
Excellent story and non-linear gameplay incorporating action, role-play and exploration. And complex, especially considering it was often compared to Doom, which was much much simpler – shoot demons, reload, shoot more demons.
Okay, the game is cool, but what I love more in this crowd-funding campaign is the Kickstarter video.
It’s one of those mock-documentaries incorporating a tale of a hero’s journey. A.so gives us the info we need. Yep, this is how you make a Kickstarter video. Engaging, fun, informative, and presents us with some really old computers. Always fun to look at.
Check it out below. Looking forward to System Shock #2!