- Dec 2, 2004
- Reaction score
I'm willing to bet a lot. I don't like take downs much myself either. They always get overused since they're the best way to kill enemies without taking too much damage and such.My biggest beef are those take downs. I wonder how much of the gameplay will rely on the use of those.
I've had this video on my favorites list on YouTube for over 2 years(I know the vid says it was posted in 2009, but that was because the original video was taken down for some reason then reposted)Obligatory:
I'm glad you posted that - I was starting to feel alone in being shocked by the total lack of anything Deus Ex in that vid.It looks mediocre as **** and I would have had no idea I'm watching a trailer for a DX game without prior knowledge. Christ, it even had that damn ticking time bomb scene. And still not a single note of the original game's theme music.
Normally don't get on board with console hate, but I laughed.Minimum:
360 or PS3
No prior knowledge of Deus Ex
The same could easily be said for the original Deus Ex. Nothing specific stands out in Deus Ex, and showing me a trailer or even gameplay of the original I wouldn't think any different.Like Stig said, there are so many mechanics that have been taken from popular titles and hashed together here that it looks like an unfinished patchwork in which nothing really stands out. The cover is just "there." The insta-kills are just "there."
That has a lot to do with the fact that you played it so recently I think. When I saw gameplay video of Deus Ex showing the augmentations for the first time, I was very impressed. At the time, all of the augmentation stood out as something never really done to such an extent before. The dialogue was pretty stand out as well, since at that time not many games had fully voiced conversation trees. While none of those things really made the game what it was, if you saw the videos as they were released, it was very clear that the game was going to break new ground on at least a few fronts.The same could easily be said for the original Deus Ex. Nothing specific stands out in Deus Ex, and showing me a trailer or even gameplay of the original I wouldn't think any different.
What made Deus Ex great was the overall experience and the immersion. The combat was "there" the dialogue was "there" the augmentations were "there". Sneaking in through someone's empty apartment at night and reading an email that pieces together a conspiracy- that is the type of stuff that makes Deus Ex interesting and fun. You can't really show that shit in a trailer.