Hello everyone, I thought I'd write a blog addressing my thoughts on Deus Ex, I have not completed the game and Its only right to write a Review once the game is finished.
Environment: Probably the worst part of this game. It has the dullest environment ever!, I only reached up to the end of the Shanghai level but it looked exactly the same as Chicago only harder to get around, The stupid Gold-Brown filter is really annoying and actually makes me feel ill, I'm not sure about the future cities but I don't have much hope in them, I really hate City environments in real life and in gaming they are just dull and because you have to back-track in this game so much I can literally drive you crazy, I wish there was a day-night system as well, When I usually play games such as this I am compelled to explore but when I played this I had no wish to explore I just went to the missions straight away.
Story: Another thing I dislike, The Story doesn't unfold that much at the beginning it only starts to unfold in the middle of the Chicago mission, But so far I'm only interested in the Augmentation-Purity confrontation, I really don't care about Adam Jensen. He has no redeeming features I hate his voice it just sounds stupid to me he's just a moody prick I'm not interested in him or care about him his back story is dull and generic as far as I know, he is just extremely boring and just seems so full of himself and serious. I wish this game was more light-hearted not this pretentious dark and dank world.
Gameplay: Certainly not Revolutionary the Augmentation system is not very in depth I managed to get almost every augmentation pretty easily. I didn't play stealth it I have no interest in it, It just means frustration and annoyance. The AI is probably the stupidest AI I've ever seen they just run around wailing no plan of attack. Also ammunition is really difficult to find and makes more some awkward situations. My favorite mechanic is that Civilians stay dead even after exiting and the in-game clock which was present when saving the hostages. Also the first-person perspective doesn't feel right It feels like an arcade point and shoot game with a controller it just looks and feels weird. I also hate how tubby Adam is he couldn't run to save his life it takes forever to get around he also couldn't jump to save his life its like he loaded Iron blocks into his jacket because when you fall you fall with astonishing speed. I also dislike how difficult to get around you have to jump around roofs and scaffolding but Adam is no Mario he can't do platforming very well. I also think the game should be more linear because its so easy to get lost and its really annoying seeing an area you can't get to through a little fence and having to trek through several apartments and sewers to just get around a fence, wall or building. I experienced that several times during the Chicago level.
Overall: I wouldn't call it a bad game its not Superman 64 bad, but its certainly not perfect and its really been hyped by the gaming community its really not very good and I don't know what the previous games are like but I will give them a try. Its a game that I certainly will never have an urge to play. I actually forgot I owned this game several times.
Please give me your opinions. But be Mature no hate mail.
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