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Postby Invisusira » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:04 am

There, now that I just made 5 people re-install it... thoughts on the prequel?

Sequel sucked balls, obv. E3 Trailer looks solid, but that's what trailers are made to do. Square/Enix has its hand in it.

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I'm not getting my hopes up... but is it possible that we have a proper heir to the throne of one of the finest video games of all time?
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Re: Deus Ex

Postby Adryl » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:32 am

Sadly I have not played the first ones (never had the chance tbh) but after reading
one of the finest video games of all time?
I may have to check it out.
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Re: Deus Ex

Postby Grehn|Skipjack » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:53 am

Deus Ex, the FPS released in 2000? Bought it on Steam for like 2 bucks, played it for about 10 minutes and dropped it.
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Re: Deus Ex

Postby Invisusira » Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:10 am

Grehn|Skipjack wrote:Deus Ex, the FPS released in 2000? Bought it on Steam for like 2 bucks, played it for about 10 minutes and dropped it.

What a shame.
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Re: Deus Ex

Postby Invisusira » Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:27 am

...also, calling Deus Ex an FPS is kinda like calling WoW a Rogue clone.
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Re: Deus Ex

Postby d503 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:31 am

Invisusira wrote:Square/Enix has its hand in it.


Not the greatest of endorsements these days :/
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Re: Deus Ex

Postby Passionario » Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:44 am

Invisusira wrote:There, now that I just made 5 people re-install it...


Make that six.

I'm not getting my hopes up... but is it possible that we have a proper heir to the throne of one of the finest video games of all time?


Maybe, maybe not. Either way, it will at least temporarily alleviate my cravings for Mass Effect 3.
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Re: Deus Ex

Postby Invisusira » Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:51 am

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Re: Deus Ex

Postby Chunes » Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:18 am

The original Deus Ex was pure gold, but if you're going to play it fresh for the first time, realize that the game is 10 years old and it's going to look a little clunky.

Still, the sheer number of different ways you can approach the game, from balls out combat machine, to stealthy ninja, to crazy hacker make the game a real gem.

Tip for all you newcomers to the game: non-lethal force is for pros.
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Re: Deus Ex

Postby Invisusira » Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:19 am

<3 minicrossbow
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Re: Deus Ex

Postby Chunes » Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:23 am

Invisusira wrote:<3 minicrossbow


I just heard the sound it makes when you pull it out in my head.

goddamnit I'm going to have to play some of this tonight >:D

I was a bigger fan of the tazer baton though, I always opted for a CQC/stealth oriented approach, so until my melee attacks could incapacitate someone from behind in 1 hit, I took to zapping people.
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Re: Deus Ex

Postby Lightbeard » Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:18 pm

What makes the game so appealing?
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Re: Deus Ex

Postby Chicken » Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:26 pm

Invisusira wrote:Image
I have you beaten at this game. I just reinstalled it two years ago and haven't uninstalled it since.
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Re: Deus Ex

Postby Tenaka » Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:38 pm

Chicken wrote:I have you beaten at this game. I just reinstalled it two years ago and haven't uninstalled it since.


Likewise, and unlike the god forsaken sequel.
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Re: Deus Ex

Postby Chunes » Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:50 pm

Lightbeard wrote:What makes the game so appealing?


I enjoy it because the game has several different ways to approach completing objectives. If you have to get from point A to point B, between which are:
dozens of hostile guards
security systems
computer terminals
tunnels
air vents
secret passages;

and you are armed with some or all of the following:
hand to hand weapons
non lethal weapons
ranged weapons (pistol, crossbow, sniper to name a few)
explosives
Explosive launchers

and you are specialized to be:
Sneaky
Really good with melee attacks
Really good with offensive weapons
Really good with computer systems
Really good with a lock pick

Then you have a lot of different choices on how to go about getting from point a to point b. Some people like to just run in, guns blazing, kill everything and let god sort them out. Others like to pick the lock and crawl through vents. Others like to use stealth and just sneak around. Others still yet may prefer to hack into the computer network and turn the automated defenses against your enemies.


The game has a pretty interesting story line and the voice acting is not as bad as say, resident evil 4 (different genre, but c'mon, the voice acting was pretty horrible in that game).

On top of that, most of your tools, ammo, guns, etc. are procured during the mission and must be managed using a sort of bag space inventory "mini game" of sorts, so you can't carry a grenade launcher, rocket launcher, and sniper all at the same time.

Then there's just the clever aspect of the game. There are keypads all over the place that will open doors, disable turrets, etc. Only a few have codes that you can't learn by doing some detective work in the surrounding area. Sometimes you might have to hack into a computer and read someone email, or there may be a datacube hidden in a drawer somewhere with a code on it that you can use on a keypad. The game is meant to be played slowly and deliberately, if you rush around, you'll miss a lot.

Throughout the course of your game, you'll receive augmentations to add to your body (you're a cyborg after all) and each major augmentation gives you the choice between two different, but related benefits. I think one aug let you either run really fast, or run really quiet, then you can upgrade the effectiveness of the major augs to specialize even further.

Finally, the game makes passing references to a ton of popular conspiracy theories, which is fun all by itself.
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