Jason Susenko wrote:Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines? That's available on Steam, actually... I picked it up a couple months ago for $10 when it was on sale. Graphics were dated, but yeah, it wasn't bad at all. Very much on par with Deus Ex in a lot of ways.
Jason Susenko wrote:Let's keep it real: this is Deus Ex. Which means it's a cyberpunk game with mega-corporations, mercenaries, philosophical conundrums, and conspiracy theories. Essentially, it's Shadowrun adapted to the "near future". Nothing new here plot-wise, but the way they presented it was excellent.
As Cor said, it's all about the freedom. This is billed as an Action RPG, but I find that if you delve into it, you can play it as guns-blazing as Halo, as sneaky as Thief, or anything inbetween. While the original Deus Ex maybe gave you 2-3 ways of completing an objective, this one gave you a lot more room to explore and breathe, especially after the intro parts of the game, once you start getting the fun augmentations.
However, I have to say that it started losing me about 3/4 of the way through. The boss fights were meaningless (and with the right trick, I could complete all of them in under 30 seconds), the enemies were pretty dumb (though with the right weapon, they weren't a problem either), and hacking got just plain boring after I got all the upgrades. By the end of the game I was just waltzing through hallways with my heavy rifle blazing, without any regard for stealth, just for the catharsis.
Ya know, just watch Yahtzee's review. I pretty much agree.
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