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Deus Ex: HR

#1  Postby Bribase » Aug 26, 2011 11:46 am

I awoke this morning and ran downstairs to my front door like a kid on Christmas morning to find my pre-ordered copy of Deus Ex waiting for me. I'm playing through what I already played in the hacked beta but I'm heading towards a different playstyle at the moment. I'm going for leg augmentations first to turn me into an ultra-agile, ultra-swift, ultra-silent ninja.

What kind of character are you playing? What do you think of the game so far in comparison to the original?
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Re: Deus Ex: HR

#2  Postby Rome Existed » Aug 27, 2011 3:15 am

My brother hates it. Considers it a waste of money.

One of the big complaints is about Boss fights because you can't go stealth on them.
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Re: Deus Ex: HR

#3  Postby Wiðercora » Aug 27, 2011 8:32 am

Downloading it now. Better not be a waste of £30.
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Re: Deus Ex: HR

#4  Postby Matt8819 » Aug 27, 2011 8:54 am

I fucking love this game.
I'm kind of going the stealth hacker route, and I have a bad ass 10mm pistol. 2 ammo capacity upgrades, silencer, laser sight, increased damage. Fucking amazing.

I will say the first boss fight is a bitch with the stealth hack route. Doable in a devious way, though

ETA again: The animation for the Icarus landing system aug is pretty
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Re: Deus Ex: HR

#5  Postby Animavore » Aug 27, 2011 8:55 am

Deus Ex got a good reception on the video games thread (from here onward http://www.rationalskepticism.org:80/fi ... ml#p973896 ) so RE's brother seems to be in a minority. Thou Gamespot, who gave it 8.5, put the boss fights down as a mark against it.
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Re: Deus Ex: HR

#6  Postby Bribase » Aug 27, 2011 9:22 am

I just defeated Barret so I'm up to where the game leaves off in the hacked beta, boss fights are a little incongruous but it was still a nice challenge in the hardest difficulty.

I actually thought the icarus landing sytem's animation is a bit stupid. It doesn't look like it has anything to do with Jensen being augmented, it looks like it is magic. Truly a deus ex machina!
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#7  Postby Matt8819 » Aug 27, 2011 9:37 am

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I actually thought the icarus landing sytem's animation is a bit stupid. It doesn't look like it has anything to do with Jensen being augmented, it looks like it is magic. Truly a deus ex machina!


I dunno, I thought it had a kinda star trek force field tractor beam kinda vibe to it. Just looks cool, is all. Impractical with the whole stealth thing, but still pretty
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Re: Deus Ex: HR

#8  Postby Wiðercora » Aug 27, 2011 10:02 am

So I downloaded it and it didn't work. Apparantly bigfile.003 isn't big enough.
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Re: Deus Ex: HR

#9  Postby Tursas » Aug 27, 2011 10:04 am

I like it this far. The atmosphere and writing is miles ahead of the usual tropes about invading aliens or impending galactic disasters. Just heard a hobo whistling the theme from Deus Ex 1, made me smile.

The AI of the guards seems quite limited, predictable and easily exploitable, though, for example by standing in a room throwing boxes and taking down the investigating guards one by one.
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Re: Deus Ex: HR

#10  Postby Matt8819 » Aug 27, 2011 10:11 am

Tursas wrote:I
The AI of the guards seems quite limited, predictable and easily exploitable, though, for example by standing in a room throwing boxes and taking down the investigating guards one by one.


Or take out one, leave the body out in the open, and pick off the ones that gather around the corpse
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Re: Deus Ex: HR

#11  Postby Wiðercora » Aug 27, 2011 1:42 pm

Okay, I've downlidded it again, and bigfile.003 appears to now be big enough. Give me Deus Ex.
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Re: Deus Ex: HR

#12  Postby Bribase » Aug 27, 2011 4:32 pm

matt8819 wrote:
Bribase wrote:
I actually thought the icarus landing sytem's animation is a bit stupid. It doesn't look like it has anything to do with Jensen being augmented, it looks like it is magic. Truly a deus ex machina!


I dunno, I thought it had a kinda star trek force field tractor beam kinda vibe to it. Just looks cool, is all. Impractical with the whole stealth thing, but still pretty


Found the Ebook that explains it! Something to do with electrogravity? :scratch:
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#13  Postby Wiðercora » Aug 27, 2011 5:33 pm

Certainly feels like a DX game; the AI is poor/fair and I have no ammo for my guns.
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Re: Deus Ex: HR

#14  Postby Matt8819 » Aug 27, 2011 6:45 pm

Wiðercora wrote:Certainly feels like a DX game; the AI is poor/fair and I have no ammo for my guns.


Every review I've read mentions the ammo thing, but I've never had a problem with it. Probably cause my main gun is one of the most common in the game, but still. And the AI isn't the worst I've ever seen. Splinter Cell Conviction had worse, if I remember correctly.

Also, I heart the tranq rifle
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#15  Postby Matt8819 » Aug 27, 2011 6:51 pm

And may I add, hacking in this game is a bitch
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Re: Deus Ex: HR

#16  Postby Wiðercora » Aug 28, 2011 12:11 am

The Tranq. Rifle is the stuff. So is loot! I can sell stuff, finally!
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#17  Postby Matt8819 » Aug 28, 2011 12:15 am

Wiðercora wrote:The Tranq. Rifle is the stuff. So is loot! I can sell stuff, finally!


The tranq. rifle with the targeting upgrade is a beast
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Re: Deus Ex: HR

#18  Postby Wiðercora » Aug 28, 2011 12:43 am

The one where it tells you where to aim for a moving target? I bought that.

I thought hacking was a bitch, until I discovered that I could hack multiple nodes at the same time.
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#19  Postby Matt8819 » Aug 28, 2011 12:53 am

Wiðercora wrote:

I thought hacking was a bitch, until I discovered that I could hack multiple nodes at the same time.


Even with that, some higher level terminals are almost impossible without extreme luck/viruses.

ETA: I just now(for some reason) upgraded my hacking stealth aug, and hacking is much easier. And now I feel stupid for complaining about hacking being hard.
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Re: Deus Ex: HR

#20  Postby aban57 » Aug 29, 2011 7:58 am

I raised a hacker specialist. Right from the beginning, I put almost all my points in hacking. I just arrived at hengsha for the 2nd time, and I have about 30 stopping viruses and 15 atomic ones. So it becomes rather easy at some point :)
I tried to do the whole game without killing anyone, but couldn't. I killed 2 while destroying walls, and I killed a quest guy by turning the robots on "ennemies", just for fun :) (couldn't resist)
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