posted on Jun, 21 2020 @ 04:16 PM
a reply to: gortex
Only one of the greatest games of all time, non of it's sequels did it justice and indeed some could argue they even ruined the franchise as it once
had huge potential for everything from role playing to straight first person action.
But to be fair what made the game so great was it's many possible way's of solving just about every mission, you could go completely non lethal
except for boss fight's and choose to kill no one opting for stealth and non lethal weapon's OR you could go in dirty harry Rambo style and massacre
the bunch of them.
Arguably though it owed something of it's gameplay to a game called Thief the Dark Project which came out in 1998 though that was very much a steam
punk alternative universe conspiracy theory type game set in a fantasy world that seemed to be built over the ruin's of an even older one.
Out of the two for pure stealth play Thief the dark project was the harder game to play and far more challenging limiting your character to a small
inventory, limited ammunition of various types for your bow and grenade type weapon's, water to extinguish the boilers of the steam powered robot's
and holy water to put zombies down often explosively BUT Deus Ex had so many scene's that it remains' brilliant, hiding in a vent listening to members
of the illuminate talking just built to the story and the world you found yourself in.
A kid whom is hungry and you choose to give him a chocolate bar whom then says how he likes the feel of the nanites as they clean his teeth also adds
to it's futuristic setting while a US civil war is being put down at the same time with secessionist rebel's being killed on sight.
It is one game that genuinely needs to be remade, not a sequel those were awful but an actual remake of the original with modern graphics and engine
as that very old unreal engine the original used was very low polygon.
Still it remains a seminal game and those of us that experienced it the first time around probably spent far too much time playing it again and again
just to try out different outcome's, decisions and game play styles.