Something I’ve noticed:
- In System Shock, the very first keypad-controlled door you encounter has an access code of 451.
- In System Shock 2, the first keypad-controlled door you encounter has the access code of 45100.
- In Deus Ex, the first keypad (for the little com station just outside of UNATCO headquarters) is 0451.
- In Deus Ex – Invisible War, the game was simplified so that you no longer entered keycodes. (One of many concessions made on behalf of console players, alas.) But you begin the game in room 451 of Tarsus Academy.
|In the second Deus Ex game, you begin the game in room 451 of Tarsus Academy.|
For those that played Bioshock – did this number appear anywhere in the opening scenes of the game? Does the number 451 pop up in the opening scenes / tutorials of any other games?
UPDATE: Zerotime comes up with the goods in the comments below. 451 was originally a Fahrenheit 451 nod, and is now perpetuated for its own sake.
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