gamers (53%) found this review helpful
Deus Ex is in fact a well done game from the respect of creating a very immersive universe. But if I wanted a story without quality game play, I would read a book.
Personally I am a run and gun fanboy, and when a game forces me to sit in the same spot waiting for a guard to pass I get frustrated. I tried playing the game in every style from run and gun, to hide and seek, to methodically picking off guards. None of them felt satisfying and the shooting in particular fell short.
Also keep in mind that Square Enix was involved in this game, dialogues will be stiff with over explanations of things that don't matter.
Pass if you are an action junkie, buy if you love attention to detail.
posted by gelsaesser (VINE GROVE, KY) Oct 15, 2011
Member since Oct 2011
gamers (55%) found this review helpful
Played the original game on PC in 2000 and it was a great role playing game back then, but now in it's latest form it seem like a rehash of the game it was eleven years ago. The graphics seem dated and the story just didn't hold my interest for long. I didn't finish the game in fact I didn't go past the second story mission before I put it back in the envelope and sent it back to Gamefly. I'm so glad I didn't have to buy this game to find out it wasn't what I expected, and just not for me. I gave it a 6 out of ten because I am sure there are many out there who can appreciate this game more then I.
gamers (52%) found this review helpful
I was REALLY looking forward to this title, and it actually was the first game I ordered after signing up for Gamefly. What followed was a huge disappointment, as the game's advertising had written a bunch of checks that the game itself could not cash. Here are the highlights:
Graphics: Nothing special here. I certainly wouldn't call this an ugly game, but the animations during the cutscenes are a bit janky, and the framerate frequently gets choppy when lots of stuff is going on. That being said, the world looks good.
Controls: The controls in this game simply are not up to current generation standards. For instance, you can't swap between guns on-the-fly: the game forces you to go into the inventory and manually equip everything. With the game forcing frequent gun changes, this really sticks out like a sore thumb. Additionally, moving your character around the world feels very slow and clunky; adjusting axis sensitivity doesn't really do much to fix the problem. Cover controls also aren't up to par.
Story: Definitely the saving grace of this game -- the world feels unique and alive, and most of the characters you meet are pretty interesting. Lots of gameplay here, too -- expect at least 30 hours, probably closer to 50 if you do all the side stuff.
Gameplay: This is where the game absolutely falls apart -- despite promising the ability to approach any problem from multiple angles, the game is constantly shoehorning you into a particular playstyle. Shooting is awful: the guns feel weak, ammo is too rare, and even on normal mode, you die very quickly. Stealth is half-baked: the enemy AI feels circa-1997, and the first person viewpoint just feels out of place when sneaking around. Boss battles are awful, as you have to fight them even if your guy doesn't do gunplay. Finally, the loading times take FOREVER -- expect a good 15-20 seconds every time you die.
Bottom line: if gameplay matters to you at all, stay away from this title.