Excerpt: I must say that this game has one of the best story lines I have ever seen. You have some difficult choices to make and they will help determine which out of three endings you will get. In this game there is a huge plague going around called \'The Grey Death\'. You are following your brother Pauls footsteps and joining UNATCO to help spread around the cure. We\'ll that\'s what you think.
Excerpt: Nobody could envy the task set before Harvey Smith and Ion Storm: following up on the surprise success of Deus Ex . If they changed too much, they would risk losing what made the game special, but if they changed too little the series could stagnate. Unfortunately, the changes Invisible War brings to the table are too often damaging in comparison to its predecessor, and some of the changes make little sense on their own.
Excerpt: Deus Ex is a 1st shooter, but plays like a mix of System Shock 2 and Thief, with a ingredient of Half-Life and Rogue Spear. There's an intricate skill and "nano-augmentation" system which lets upgrade your ability and body as the game goes on. Skills include things like lockpicking and rifle accuracy, while nano-augmentation affects things like strength and resistance to damage. In the game, you play J.C.
Excerpt: Continuing what System Shock began, Deus Ex shows us that genre-merging is indeed possible when it comes to games. Although a first-person shooter at heart, it successfully blends elements from RPGs and pushes the John Wayne action not to the back, but to the side. In other words, how you play is totally up to you.
Excerpt: The game is set in a broken future, a dark world of terrorism, drugs and global environmental problems. The United States has devolved into a series of warring states - New York is a center of disease while most of the West Coast has slipped off into the Pacific. To defend the rest of order and law is there the United Nations Anti-Terror Coalition (UNATCO) and their nano-enhanced special agents.
Excerpt: Deus Ex is one of those games that comes along and shakes the industry. It’s one of those benchmark titles that revolutionises the genre and shows off what developers can really do. Sorry if I’ve jumped straight to the summary, but it has to be said. The moment when you load up the first level, you know it’s special.
Excerpt: The time is somewhere in the not-too-distant future (hey, there are no spaceships yet). You are wearing sunglasses and an overcoat that seem borrowed from The Matrix. You are a being that looks human but has implants (nano-augmentations, they call them) that allow you to perform special functions. And you do not know whom to trust – your brother, your friends, your employers or even your government.
Conclusion: The gameplay is pretty good, especially the way that the entire level is loaded resident so you don't have to load a new room every time you move. This game is definitely more difficult than other FPSs so expect to be spending a lot of time doing the same levels trying to find the best way to attack it. Pair this with the fact that all levels are saturated with enemies (and JC shoots like a cross-eyed drunk) this game takes a long time to play.