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Space Siege is a PC sci-fi action RPG from Chris Taylor's Gas Powered Games to be published by Sega and released on August 22nd, 2008.
Space Siege takes place on a massive space colonization ship under attack by an alien foe that has annihilated the planet Earth before the game begins. Chris Taylor has described the plotline as introducing a moral dilemma regarding human cybernetic augmentation. Players have the choice to replace body parts with cybernetically enhanced components throughout the game, to more effectively counter the alien threat at the sacrifice of their humanity. However, the greatest bonus that comes near the end of the game is only accessible if the player remains human. Choosing the "pure path" allows players to upgrade their robotic sidekick and powered armor.
Shawn Green, associate producer of Space Siege for Sega, stated that "a console version is something that's being considered right now. But currently it's not confirmed".
Gameplay revolves around standard point and click action RPG combat with both melee and ranged weapons. The equipment systems are apparently centred around a number of base weapons which you can then augment with the components you get from the automatic breakdown of loot. Further customisation is possible through skills and also the cybernetic augmentation of your character. You also have a robotic companion who you will also upgrade to help kick ass along with you.
There is multiplayer, but not as co-op of the singleplayer campaign; there is a completely seperate campaign for multiplayer.
You might expect some demo impressions at this point, but unfortunately I don't have time to download it myself tonight and tomorrow when it's finished downloading I'm going to be stuck at an airport. Apparently it's fairly low in content, running for about fifteen minutes (at 935mb, that's over 62mb per minute! Over a megabyte per second of gameplay!), but well polished.
Hopefully it's decent and we might be able to get some multiplayer action happening when the game comes out in under a month.