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This game was truely ahead of its time. I had to upgrade just to play it (haha 900mhz amd). Yeah the story just pulled you in and then you were playing for days. I never got past tokyo or wherever that was though I couldnt figure it out and got bored.
    
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i never understood the lure of those games. open ended are too boring. with endless missions it never feels like u accomplish anything
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I've been meaning to buy this game on steam. It has a high score and good reviews. But does has anyone on here ever played it? If you have what do you think about it?
Play it. Not too many games of this calibre exist. If you have a chance, go back and play System Shock 2 also.

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I actually liked Deus Ex invisible war. I liked Thief 3 as well. The engine was well suited in my opinion; although maps were small, they had lots of small details.
Bah, IW was lacking. I think "claustrophobic environments" was a good description. It's not that the maps were small (although they were ridiculously small), it's that there was no sense of "largeness" anywhere. Everything seemed very closed in.

[quote]Thief 3 really expanded the gameplay of deus ex Invisible war, but then the company went out of business. Too bad.

No no, Thief 3 expanded on Thief 2. Those are "sneakers"...sneaking isn't optional. Deus Ex expanded on System Shock, which expanded on Ultima Underworld...play it any way you want. Much better, IMHO.

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BTW, didn't Warren Specter start a new company recently?
Yes. The bad news is that it just got bought by Disney. I'm not kidding. Source.

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i never understood the lure of those games. open ended are too boring. with endless missions it never feels like u accomplish anything
These aren't open-ended games. Grand Theft Auto and Oblivion are open ended games. Deus Ex and its ilk have very defined objectives; it's just that the way you resolve them is completely up to you. No one method is better than the other.

Which reminds me of another gripe I had about IW over Deus Ex, actually...the "multiple avenus of success" that made the original so unique seemed a little...conspicuous. Like a newb or lazy level designer was told that having multiple ways to resolve a situation was a popular thing, so he was told to make sure that was in IW...but he wasn't very good at it. So the options seemed obvious, out-of-place, or something.
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Hmm I've played IW three times, once with thermal/cloaking, once as a hardcore shooter and once to see if I could do it with all blackmarket mods. Each time I had to rethink how I approached a level. Sure there is only one way to sneak into a place in the game and one one front door to blast into if that's your thing.

But you can also sneak in and go back and kill everyone.

Best thing ever in IW was putting stuff in from of the ATM's and hacking them with 5-6 people around lol.
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I had picked up IW when it was at half price books for $8, and since I could think of it a little more lightly at that price, I had alot of fun playing it. One thing I really liked about IW was you could go into the base of the guys you're working for, shoot them all up, and they will acually die (I think deus ex just had story critcal characters have infinite health, while IW seems to place them behind something always so you can't shoot them). The story will even move on too.

I remember getting pissed off at something and seeing how long I could last in a wild rampage through a freindly base, and to my suprise after I killed everyone I was able to go upstairs and talk to the head guy. This brought up some very entertaining conversation topics, he would be like "WHY DID YOU DO THAT" and you could say things like "They were all just in my way".

There are also some quite funny conversations, like when you trade increasingly gay comments with a guy in a club untill he invites you over to his house (he happens to work for some guy whose house you need to get in, but you don't know that untill after flirting with him lol).

I think IW is well worth the $10 you can get it for on steam (might have been on sale when I saw that, but check). Alot of the levels are poor, but I think the rest makes up for it.
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