Yayınlanma: 26 Nisan
This game is simply brilliant.
The story starts out with Adam Jenson, a security officer, doing tours around his company's labs. Mercenaries strike without notice and steal some key technology regarding augments for the human body. Worst of all, a doctor that was leading the research is either dead or has disapeared with the attack. The story begins to get a lot more interesting and offers some serious ethical and moral issues behind merging the body with machines. I finished the game and from start to end there is no shortage interesting dialogue.
The game play is simply stunning on this one. What I liked about this Deus Ex having played previous versions, is that they didn’t decide to completely forget what the old games looked like. Rather, they put in place a modernized version of what used to be without too much of the shiny glitter you see in newly developped games. What I absolutely love about this game is that the environment is able to be manipulated. There is always a direct course of action, but there will be options available to go around conflict VIA vents or ladders. Some quests will require the player to stack some barrels in order to climb them to jump over a fence. Some quests there will be enemies in your way and you’ll be comtemplating about throwing the dumpster you’re taking cover behind. To throw heavy objects such as the latter object mentioned, the player needs to upgrade Adam’s arms to be able to pick up such weight. Praxis points are upgrade points that allow this to happen. Not only can Adam’s arms be upgraded, his eyes for example can be upgraded to see enemies through walls or see where they are looking. His strength can be further upgraded to punch through walls (that are slightly cracked) to hurt an opponent on the other side. Other body parts can be upgraded but not simply for more strength, attack abilities can be added or movement abilities. Some upgrades require 1 point while some take 2. To fall from any height requires two points, but is a great ability to have when jumping off a ledge running from multiple enemies (or if your just impatient and would rather jump down ladders). That is only the start of what can be upgraded, and it is only the start of adding a new depth to the game. The one minor complaint I have is that there is a limited ability to melee. The player requires certain energy cells to be at full power before Adam can use his special abillities (such as punching through a wall, a silent kill or knockout, or an explosive ability). The same applies to a melee scenario. Unless you want to use all your upgrade points on power cells, stealth speed is definitely limited. The game is a beautiful in it’s FPS/RPG elements, but they’ve added a third person element when it comes to taking cover. Pressing LT will put the camera over the shoulder of Adam and allow for a Gears of War shooting style. This is greatly appreciated as the player can quickly get overrun by enemies. If that’s not enough depth, they’ve added hacking features. This isn’t limited to hacking simple computers, camera’s, turret’s, heck even giant mechs can be hacked. It isn’t any boring hacking game either, the count-down timer and the art styles they chose to display the hacks can really make a player nervous when it comes to cut-throat last seconds. When not in a mission, the player is allowed to free roam and explore the area. Area’s can be tampered with and civilians or thugs (or even police) can be knocked out or killed. Once you do this though, that is it, you’ve made your bed and if anyone caught you, they may hate you for the rest of the game. There definitely is no shortage of game play here. Be careful in choosing when to use a gun as the game watches how you act morally (whether you kill or knock out opponents).
The player can choose to follow the main story line missions or choose to do side missions.
The sounds are appropriate and the visuals are quite stunning. The setting the put the game is absolutely suits it. One minute you feel like your walking through a rich neighborhood and the next your looking at a gloomy sky from some sort of ghetto projects. The dialogue is excellent and the voice acting is far from cheap.
The saving scheme was done absolutely right for this game. There is an auto save feature but there exists a saving feature where if you save it, that’s exactly where you’ll be loaded. If your in the midst of being shot, and like saving in a heated situation, by all means go for it. Even if you forget to save the auto save has your back ! I wish every game had this.
I would absolutely recommend this game on sale or not. I wish that they made an online multiplayer mode and would be something to work on for future Deus Ex games. Heck, even local coop would add a lot of re playability here. I would love to see them keep this sort of concept when making the next one, but I wouldn’t mind a few surprises. The environment can be manipulated and at times broken but I’d like to see real world elements of where if a explosive goes off, I’d like to see a few walls or floors rip.
Rating : 8.2/10