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Blogs What I learned from Deus Ex

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  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Just promise that you'll get to the end of the third level or so before you form an opinion. When I first played the game I found it really, really hard and ugly and obscure and I hated it. Only because I was told it would get better did I carry on trying with the first level until I found tactics I was comfy with, at which point I was smitten.

    And remember:

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  2. steveo_mcg

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    Bah this blog of yours is costing me time and money. I've just bough No one lives for ever now i'm going to have to buy this, Damit i just don't have time for all these games.
     
  3. CardJoe

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    Do you like No One Lives Forever?
     
  4. Kris

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    Mmmm, Deus Ex was great - I kind of never completed it for some reason... If i remember correctly, it was a time when I didn't have a PC myself so just could play at my friend's place...

    But, No one lives forever rocked :D I remember playing it a lot, and all my friends were like "what do you find in this game?"
    I didn't even bother to explain, it's a game that you should instantly adore or not at all, no point in going into details what's so great about it :)
     
  5. WildThing

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    Yeah I did that on my first playthrough, I thought it was so cool that I could do that in the first place, but the fact that I got a good telling off from Manderley made me even more impressed by the game.

    That's so true it's unreal. I would comply with that but I've just lent it to a mate! :wallbash: Is it wrong to run out right now and buy a copy just because of that poster??!!:blush:
     
  6. steveo_mcg

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    Not tried it yet, it only arrived on Monday will probably have to wait till the weekend
     
  7. TomH

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    Ahh yeah, that was one of the first things I discovered. That was what really clued me in to how awesome the storyline branching was - I'd never seen something like that in a game before. That's a bit easy to come across mind, particularly if you're one for exploring every room you come across. :)

    That's exactly what I had to tell everyone else. I think I even got fed-up/frustrated with it the first time I played, due to the fact that I was so pants at it. It does really drop you 'in it' to begin with.

    Just gives more satisfaction when you can get through the whole level like a pro though. :D
     
  8. CardJoe

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    If you want something hard to find, did you ever have the hidden phone call with Helios when you first go to France?

    Super hard to find: What about the hidden safe behind Manderley's bookcase?
     
  9. TomH

    TomH And like that... he was gone.

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    :eeek: That's it, I'm reinstalling it. I don't think I've ever had that phone call though.

    Did you ever find the funky, odd piece of equipment at the Mausoleum? IIRC, it explodes well. No idea what it's meant to be though.
     
  10. CardJoe

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    You'll have to be a bit more specific than that I'm afraid, unless you mean the jammer that's in the gatemasters house. If you want to find out what it is then don't go anywhere near the gravekeeper until you've spoken to Dowd. Alternately, if you want Dowd to think differently about you then you can kill the gatekeeper on sight, which provokes a different outcome.
     
  11. TomH

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    Ahhh yes, I remember now. I'm sure I've pre-empted the Gatekeeper's betrayal before, too.

    It's quite worrying: I didn't realise anyone could have played this game more than me. :p
     
  12. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    I must have completed Deus Ex a dozen times, and yet I've never thought to shoot that Private after you secure the NSF leader...

    I remember the day I bought Deus Ex... I'd bought a PC Gamer with the demo on the day before, installed and played that at least five times, so went and bought it on release day. (This was before the age of easily downloadable demos - the demo was something like 200MB and my dial-up was dodgy for any file larger than about 30MB so even trying to download it was foolish...) installed the game (didn't have room for a full install) and then my Phillips CD-ROM drive decided to break - in the process it sliced the bottom layer of the CD right off, then launched the remains of the disc into the top of the drive.

    Took the drive (and the skinned game) back to the shop and got both replaced. At least that was easy - held up the dead drive, held up the skinned CD (which I'd managed to get out of the drive after some careful work with a pair of tweezers) and the guy replaced both without even trying to argue.

    Even so, Deus Ex is one of four games to have sucked at least 200 hours out of my life; the other three being TIE Fighter Collectors CD, Civilisation II and Final Fantasy VIII.
     
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    I heartily encourage everyone to go back and replay that game in the exact opposite way that they think it should be played. If you normally play stealthily and nicely, then specialise in explosives and assault rifles and kill EVERYONE you see. If you usually hack everything then try not hacking at all. Try and explore everything and get to every point on the may.

    I promise you'll still be amazed at what you find and how you find it. There's so much to find in Deus Ex it's unreal.
     
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    I recently looked at the original halflife.. it brought back some good memories- dues ex was pretty good- have the cd around somewhere

    tie fighter was alot of fun too- remember that paradigm =]
     
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    no one's even MENTIONED Daikatana. Came out about the same time as Deus Ex, what a game.....
     
  16. CardJoe

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    Because it was an awful game? I always find it odd that Ion Storm had three teams and made three games of real note; Deus Ex and Anachronox which were good...and Daikatana.
     
  17. TomH

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    Obvious troll is obvious. :hehe:

    For the record: I did re-install it last night. :blush:
     
  18. ryall

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    haha sorry, just being facetious. Deus Ex and Diakatana, like night and day. I didn't realise Ion Storm released both of those.

    Loved this article and the comments, really captures what gaming is all about.
     
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