Friend of mine was talking about SS1 much but his 486dx2/66mhz vs mine 386dx/40mhz was quite difference :). I remember it was in czech magazine SCORE as review (SS2 later as well), but in that time I was hooked on games like Doom/Quake due its multiplayer. I played SS1 in its first version, CD version later and once more in dosbox; normal and highest difficulty. Nevertheless SS2 I was playing ten times minimum with different builds and few times on maximum difficulty. Crystal Shard, pistols, OSA skills with all stats maxed was my favorite build.