Postat: 25 decembrie
It is essential that you play this game, if you are even remotely interested in any of the following:
- Role-playing games and character personalization
- The world around you
- First person shooters
- Meaningful player choice
- Conspiracies, poverty, plagues, high-power a**holes and other real-world issues
- Political storms
- Technology, human augmentation and AI
- Complex, scarily realistic characters
Deus Ex was a pioneer in so many aspects when it came out fourteen years ago. The radical choices you could make (one example: you can actually trot away from boss fights, like a hippie chasing a butterfly). The fact that the game lets you play any style you want: gun maniac to stealth hacker, superior smart-mouth to humble and reasonable agent, and anything in between. The near-perfect blend of shooter, stealth and true RPG elements. The intellectual coherence of the game's philosophical and political conversation, most of which is starkly valid today. And just when you least expect it, a subtle touch of perfectly balanced humour.
I won't spoil a bit of this game's fantastic story, which is a complex OCEAN of meaningful events, each one offering enriching, frightening and stunning insights into the condition of the world and the nations that live in it.
One issue: the crossbow is useless as a stealth weapon. If an enemy is hit with a tranquilizer dart, they run around screaming, shooting and activating alarms for several seconds before passing out. It's useful if you're doing a pacifist playthrough. For stealth, stick with the prod. pro- with the prod.
Just please, please don't let the graphics put you off. The game is widely considered a strong contender for the best game of all time. Don't let your addiction to particle clouds and tessellation and ragdoll physics and 9-hour playthroughs keep you from experiencing this sublime game.