posted by DarkScion1 (MANORVILLE, NY) Jun 30, 2007
Member since May 2006
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Invisible War is the sequel to the award winning Deus Ex, which was released for PC, Mac, and PS2. To say the least, Invisible War had a lot of great ideas, but everything was poorly executed.
The game offers a lot of choice, which is a good thing. You can choose between which factions you want to side with, choose which path you want to take, or choose to be a guns blazing type or be stealthy and not kill anyone. That's probably the best thing about Invisible War.
The story isn't nearly as compelling, coherent, or engaging as the original Deus Ex. Inivisble War takes place after one of the possible endings from Deus Ex. People are out to kill you for some reason, but it doesn't really get explained, and different factions are trying to recruit you to kill other factions. The story is just confusing and not very clear on what's going on.
My main problem was the overall gameplay. Invisible War takes a giant step back to the days of Wolfenstein 3D where all the guns used one kind of ammo. Some guns use more ammo than others, so when you run out of ammo, you're screwed.
Skill points have been eliminated, which allowed you to increase different skills like computer, water breathing, healing etc.
The character animations are rigid and the environments are very cramped. The games graphics are very bland in color and the overall game world itself just looks and feels incomplete.