Originally Posted by Hequaqua @ronnin426850
How is Deus Ex gameplay?
Is it worth $22.00(US)?
Looks interesting for sure.
Depends on what you expect. I am 30 hours in on the highest difficulty that is available from the start (the actual highest requires to finish the game once, AFAIK), I'll list you all my impressions of the game, gameplay, graphics, interactiveness, and other, without spoiling it (most taken form my Steam review of the game):Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
- Location of first mission has details (trash, boxes, corpses, other stuff) only along the path you take, all other halls, corridors, and open spaces are totally clean and empty.
- Screen space reflections blinking and glitching.
- Tessellation paired with some low-res textures on some surfaces, looks like total crap.
- Various geometry artifacts in Dx12 mode, 10-15fps drop in Dx11 mode.
- Mouth to voice not synced almost all the time.
- Some faces have visual glitches and blurs on movement, while others are fine (the tessellation bug we discussed here)
- Pre-baked reflections on a lot of surfaces, very noticeable and ugly (interior objects reflect outside world instead of immediate environment).
- Real-time reflections are often geometrically wrong.
- Mirrors don't work.
- Enemy AI keeps eye contact even though they supposedly don't know where you are and are "searching" for you.
- Tunnels for vents exist only for accessible vents, verified via eye upgrade.
- You can's shoot through soft surfaces - wood, paper, cloth block your bullets.
- AO glitching on Very High.
- 4:3 and 5:4 resolutions scramble the UI, icons painted twice, buttons overlaying each other.
- Text in newspapers in two columns, but columns are scrollable (wut?) and every column contains the full article.
- My body model was replaced by a pistol model when exiting the shooting range. "Be the gun" mode?.
- Turn off the TV, NPCs keep watching.
- Criminals kill me if they see me hacking a civilian's device. Honor among thieves, I guess.
- Cops enter shootout with criminals, I helped, cops killed me for shooting at the criminals.
- Objects visible in cut scenes, missing in actual game.
- Some objects can be climbed from one side, but not from the other.
- Can't "interact" with hookers.
o Voice acting is fine
o Characters are mostly flat, predictable and simple
o Prague looks good, but not as good as it could
o Jensen's character is mostly identical to HR
o Weapons are mostly identical to HR
o Enemies provide no real challenge so far, but may be due to my "stealth archer" playstyle.
o Locations are somewhat varied and somewhat detailed, can't say anything bad, but certainly didn't "wow" me.
o New UI for hacking, I personally don't care for it
o From what I've read, the choices you make in game matter more than in HR, which is very good but I haven't played enough to confirm it yet.
+ Action is good if you like HR
+ Weapons behave realistically
+ Weapon upgrades make a noticeable difference
+ Weapon customization in Crysis 2 style, very successful IMO.
+ Wider range of augments, player free to choose and balance depending on playstyle
+ Very cool Portal-style moments in virtual reality
+ Competitive Breach mode (haven't played it yet, but from what I saw it reminds me of the GRift concept of Diablo 3)
+ Story so far is decent, nothing that will win Pulitzer, but better than a lot of other games
+ Game seems long enough, I had 45 hours in HR start to finish on max difficulty, I'm 30 hours in MD, doesn't seem to be ending soon, but even if it does, that's still very good length.
+ Has some free DLCs that come with the standard version.
Despite the many flaws, which come mostly from the game being rushed, I find it very captivating and interesting to play, and every day I can't wait to get home to clock in a few more hours as mr. Jensen, my favorite clank.
I don't relate as much to the story and character as I did with HR, because in HR Jensen is head of security, and I have worked in security in the past, and felt right at home with that game. Here, Jensen has a new job, arguably even more interesting, however I don't have a personal relationship with it anymore
I got the game for 15 EUR, filed for refund mostly because I wanted to express my dissatisfaction with the game was rushed. I didn't get the refund, but I'm happy, I would have finished the game even if the refund went through, and bought it again after they fix it.
But if it's worth 22$ for you, depends entirely on what else you could buy with those 22$. I had a refund of W40K Battlefleet Gothic Armada, the money more or less went into DeusEx: MD. I'm much more happy with DeusEx than with Battlefleet, but I could have also bought Rainbow Six: Siege. So I can't say if it's worth it, if you have 22$ to spend freely, and no other similarly priced game to compete for it, surely DeusEx: MD is a solid experience.