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    Hi all,

    I've had Deus Ex on my shelf since its release in the 90s. I think I once completed the first level, but never got any further.

    I tried it again a few years ago, and again today. I just can't get in to it.

    Do the subsequent levels get much different? Is there a stronger story line because I like narrative driven games.

    I'm tempted to sell it and buy Fahrenheit because I loved The Nomad Soul.

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    Yes the story ramps up after two or three levels when you start to suspect something is going on.
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    if this doesn't get you going then idk

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    That's why I play (and really enjoy) shooters. One can get enough of that pseudo political crap watching the networks (left, right, or in the middle). Put it back on the shelf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Orange View Post
    That's why I play (and really enjoy) shooters. One can get enough of that pseudo political crap watching the networks (left, right, or in the middle). Put it back on the shelf.
    all the networks (left, right, or otherwise) are funded by the same people that you get to literally kill in deux ex

    and it feels so right

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxtherabbit View Post
    all the networks (left, right, or otherwise) are funded by the same people that you get to literally kill in deux ex

    and it feels so right
    Too much blah blah in that game. Shoot first - talk later. It might be alright for some but not me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by santoshreddy View Post
    Hi all,

    I've had Deus Ex on my shelf since thane property rates its release in the 90s. I think I once completed the first level, but never got any further. 2 bhk flat in vikhroli

    I tried it again a few years ago, and again today. I just can't get in to it. builders and developers in dombivli

    Do the subsequent levels get much different? Is there a stronger story line because I like narrative driven games.

    I'm tempted to sell it and buy Fahrenheit because I loved The Nomad Soul.

    Okk Thank you

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    Polar opposite here, I liked Deus Ex (on PS2 in my case) and I love games like Mass Effect, Dragon Age where you don't necessarily have to fire a shot / draw a weapon in order to get through many situations. Of course there are always a few creatures or people who are never pleased to see you. The more reasonable you are, the more it annoys them.

    I'm always much more interested in the unfolding story and the development of the back story of the characters around me - for a time Bioware / Black Isle were the masters of that type of game and I've always loved their stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Orange View Post
    Too much blah blah in that game. Shoot first - talk later. It might be alright for some but not me.
    That was part of the fun in Deus Ex. You aren't just shooting your way to the end of the level like it's DOOM or Half-Life. There's this thing called a backstory which makes a plot setting and if you stop to talk to people you can often gets hints on where to go next, what to do with something or simply whack a crack dealer and get extra skill points.
    If you are playing and all you can do is make connections to real-world politics you are overanalyzing the story and not focusing on how what a bum on the street mumbling about people in the sewers has to with a chlorine spill in the Hudson River.
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    Reasons to play Deus Ex: You like conspiracy stories (big government, socialism, abuse of power, and even the illuminati make appearances), you like being able to choose how you play (stealth, hacking, fighting, combination of all three), you like stories with a strong cybernetic/cyberpunk vibe (body enhancements, biohacking, etc.).

    Reasons to not play Deus Ex: The 1st-person combat is a bit awkward, so if that's all you want (a first-person shooter), there are much better 1st-person shooters. Also, the voice acting is either amazing (professional voice actors) or lackluster (some Ion Storm employees filled in for NPC voices).

    There are very good, solid reasons why people are still playing Deus Ex. It's very good sci-fi storytelling.
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