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Pretty good FPS/RPG
posted by Bloodbane (TUCSON, AZ) Sep 4, 2006
Member since Jun 2006
3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful
A Fistful of Mediocre
posted by dasilodavi (WATERTOWN, MA) May 2, 2006
Member since Jan 2006
5 out of 8 gamers (62%) found this review helpful
Loading times are awful.
Graphics are sub par - especially for the PS2.
Controls are a nightmare. Precise aiming is very difficult, and navigating the menus is a thorough pain in the implants
Essentially there's nothing in this game that isn't given in a superior fashion on the PC. If you absolutely love first person shooters and can deal with flaws, Deus Ex has a neat story and some cool elements of play, like lock-picking and security cracking, but if you've played the PC version skip this thing like the plague.
posted by BlkWolf (PORTLAND, ME) Apr 28, 2006
Member since Apr 2006
1 out of 3 gamers (33%) found this review helpful
One of the Classics of video game history.
posted by jgarbuz (FAR ROCKAWAY, NY) Feb 1, 2008
Member since Jun 2005
1 out of 4 gamers (25%) found this review helpful
While the graphics may now be obsolescent, nonetheless it incorporates a sophisticated and gripping story line, as well as a fair amount of decent action to keep you totally immersed - unless interesting and gripping stories are of no interest to you.
One of my all-time favorite games! A classic!
posted by HrdcrGamr (HIGLEY, AZ) Jun 8, 2010
Member since May 2010
Deus Ex is a cyberpunk RPG/Shooter hybrid set in a future filled with conspiracy, human augmentation, and corporate manipulation. It looks like a shooter, but, it is a lot more story driven and you gain experience and skill points that you can put into different abilities and skills like an RPG. It was also one of the first games that gave the player a lot of different ways to complete each mission or progress the story.
You play as an augmented agent, so you have the choice to gain a lot of different abilities. Though it is up to you to decide which ability you get. Do you want to run incredibly fast or incredibly silent. Jump high or be able to lift heavy objects. It is up to you and the fact that you can only choose one ability for each body part makes each playthrough feel different.
On a sidenote, I have noticed that the PS2 version gets a lot of flack from the hardcore PC players. But, truthfully, the only real difference between the PS2 and PC versions is that the PS2 version has more load times because the areas in the PC version are split up into 3-5 smaller areas. Also, the inventory system is a bit different in the PS2 version(Which I personally prefer). And the PS2 version has a better intro and has remixed title screen music. The game even supports USB keyboard and mouse support if that is your thing.
Great Cyberpunk story/setting
Many ways to complete each mission
Fully voice acted
Augmentations are a lot of fun
Gameplay still lives up to this day
Voice acting is so bad it is good
Load times are frequent
Graphics haven't aged too well
I highly recommend Deus Ex! It is a classic and there is a reason some people consider it one of the best games ever made!
Ouch... taking a step back to Duke Nukem
posted by Zlash99 (AURORA, CO) May 9, 2008
Member since Oct 2007
Next the dialog is dry and uninteresting at best. There is no real chance to get under anyones skin and see who the character is because of the monotone voice acting.
The storyline, though cool and interesting, lacks the severe ability to deliever a finishing blow in the end... any title that does that (Jericho anyone?) is an instant fail.
The menus hold far to many sub menus to filter through quickly and easily. Many of the weapons have several different ammo type, which is cool, but frustrating to get to after you have to bring up a menu and push down down down down over up up, ect. to select it. Not a very friendly interface. By the way, most the augments (which all fail miserably for interface reason like the weapons menu) are usually useless or only good for specific situations... not a great addition to the game in terms of building layers for unique character developement.
Next problem I had, load times... loading.... loading... loading... oh wait for it... loading. Any movement which cause a change of scenery more than a few hundred yards in front of the character caused a 30sec-1min load screen. Nuff said.
All in all, I really hope the PC version every raved about is great because this one certainly misses the mark in the realm of FPS/RPGs. Sure its a cult classic on the PC but this one is definitely a pass.
good game but graphics suck
posted by JAMESJSC42 (BELLEVUE, WA) Aug 17, 2006
Member since Jul 2004