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20 September 2006 @ 07:15 pm
Look at you, hacker...  
I beat System Shock II finally. After doing so, I can see why people keep voting SHODAN as one of the best computer game villains of all time. Just the dialogue alone is awesome.

Lo-lo-look at you, Hacker. A pa-pa-pathetic creature of meat andbone, panting and sweating as you ru-run through my corridors-s.H-h-how can you challenge a perfect, immortal machine?

Best FPS/RPG hybrid ever. Better than Deus Ex, and that's saying something. I hope they do make the System Shock III that I've heard might be in the works.

I've been chosen to learn how to touch up photos because the paper is short-staffed. They have enough people to cover normal times, but not enough to cover any time someone wants to go on vacation. Right now, it's been a lot more stuff about file management than photos, because one of the primary jobs of the photo department before we switched to the new system was looking for photos for people. A lot of the older people in the paper haven't yet gotten completely used to the idea that they can search for the photos themselves. It wouldn't be a change to my current job description, since I'd only be doing it when one of them is gone. It'll be useful to learn photo editing skills.

Up to days of the week/month in Japanese. 日曜日, 月曜日, 火曜日, 水曜日, 木曜日, 金曜日, and 土曜日. After that, forms of address.
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: DHT - Listen To Your Heart (Radio Edit)
Lalalala Lana: Pretty flowerflyingwild on September 21st, 2006 01:29 am (UTC)
System Shock II is a great game, though it's so freaking creepy in atmosphere, I was constantly getting freaked the hell out. And the number of times myself or my friend I was playing with opened a door and scared the other person and just shot each other on instinct was ridiculous.

I remember spending most of the game complaining about how psi hypos were about the ONLY thing there wasn't a hotkey for (or one you could set, for that matter)...
dorchadasdorchadas on September 21st, 2006 01:43 am (UTC)
That's odd. My copy had psi hypos auto-set to Z.

I wasn't scared near the end. Everything was dying in one hit to my adrenaline-fueled Crystal Shard rampages. :-p Before then, it was pretty scary, though.
Lalalala Lanaflyingwild on September 21st, 2006 05:31 am (UTC)
I'm a pretty jumpy person, so yeah. Stupid zombie things...and those ghosts scared the HELL out of me. We'd be walking down a hall and one would pop up and I'd jump and automatically click the button to shoot a fireball...

The fight against SHODAN at the end was definitely interesting, as I was a psychic and my friend went for a tech/hacker person, so I didn't use weapons at all and he did but wasn't too great at them. So basically that fight consisted of him trying to keep his weapons working enough to distract SHODAN while I'd run around the back and use my strongest psi powers.

Still a fun game though!
dorchadas: Ninja Kirbydorchadas on September 21st, 2006 05:35 am (UTC)
SHODAN was really easy for me...through sheer luck, I had three ICE-breakers. One each for the three computers. So, I ran around like a maniac and used those on the shield computers, regenerated myself, and then shot her in the face with AP rounds.

I think my problem is that I was playing on normal. It was scary, but I was too powerful to really be jumpy or anything. :-p It takes a lot of the tension away when you get to the Body of the Many's core, six Rumblers charge you, and you do some ridiculous bullet-time dance and one-shot them all. ^^;;
Lalalala Lanaflyingwild on September 21st, 2006 05:00 pm (UTC)
Ahh, we played on the hardest setting, so yeah.

Gah, the core, we had to reload that so many times. My psi powers did no damage on rumblers at all so I kept getting killed trying to attack the core itself and trying to avoid them, but it seemed that no matter where I ran I ran right into one.

Those and the assassin bots and the cyborg nurses kept getting me all through the game, because none of my powers worked on them. And inevitably whenever we'd split to do something I'd come across one and have to race in circles around the room trying to avoid it while yelling "Mike, if you don't get here soon this thing is going to kill me and then we'll have to reload again!" (we were both in the same room on two computers while playing this). It was interesting XD
Ashley <3ashiri_chan on September 21st, 2006 02:17 am (UTC)
Greatest icon ever.

I'm still waiting to hear from a different job. That's why I'm waiting.