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Deus Ex: Human Revolution was a great game, but I had issues with it penalizing you for adopting certain play-styles over others. E.g. Hacking Vs. Everything Else, Taking Down The Enemy Vs. Not Taking Down the Enemy, Non-lethal Vs. Lethal, Stealth Vs. Making Your Presence Felt.

Hacking Vs. Everything Else - Previous comments have hit the nail on the head for this. A hacker build for Jensen, and a hacking oriented playthrough would yield you the most xp at the end of the game, enough to nearly level out all his augs. In a nutshell, hacking was op.

Taking Down The Enemy Vs. Not Taking Down the Enemy - You're missing out on a lot of XP by avoiding/evading enemies altogether on missions. The original Deus Ex, you didn't have to worry about being penalized for avoiding enemies, unless it came to searching bodies, which is understandable. The original Deus Ex, didn't give skill points for knocking out or killing enemies either. I wouldn't mind them giving xp based on the number of enemies avoided, so you can get something for that playstyle if they're going to continue to give points for dealing with the enemy.

Non-lethal Vs. Lethal - Knocking the enemy unconsciousness yields a lot more xp. Perhaps too much. The only challenge to this is that an enemy can revive them.

Stealth Vs. Making Your Presence Felt - I think both approaches are equally difficult at higher skill levels, but the stealth approach rewards you further for not being seen at all and for not setting off any alarms.

I also missed the fact that you had the option of swimming to approach installations, or for exploration purposes like in the original Deus Ex.

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Gill is, hands down, the cheapest last boss ever in a fighter.

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@Tiwill44 said:

Very disappointed we didn't see any gameplay. Also why is Jensen shooting everything that moves, this is supposed to be a stealth game.

Still hyped about this game but man, what a weak trailer.

I wouldn't call it a stealth game, like that's the only way you can play. Most levels/missions accommodate your play style of choice. Stealth is a way you can choose to go about playing, all loud with guns blazing is another, some situations you can get by with dialogue and no combat (though combat is an option) etc.

One of the issues I had with DX:HR was that you were kind of penalized by not using the stealth approach. Like getting extra XP for not setting off alarms and getting by undetected. The original Deus Ex didn't care in this regard.

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@SavageEvil: You're probably referring to the Most Wanted that came out in 2005. Carbon was 2006. Yeah, the first Most Wanted was the best experience. Well aside from the classic NFS games.

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@Elranzer@jack00: More like several months to about a year. The last thing you want is a Komplete Edition and then you have more paid dlc.

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@i-rock-socks: She did the voice for the main antagonist, Kuvira, in book 4. She was pretty awesome there.

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I just hope they don't make it compulsory to have Windows 10 for DX12, like they did with DX10 requiring Vista and above. You know how Microsoft is. I hope you can update to DX12 even if you have Windows 7.

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They need to continue Mega Man X. X8's ending was pretty much a cliffhanger.