>people think this is better than half-life
I don't get it
I just started playing it today and it's complete dogshit. especially compared to hl
That you're listing skill levels as a negative (as well as having Half-Life as your immediate reference, rather than System Shock 2 or something) shows that you've gone in with the wrong expectations to begin with. If you don't like the genre at all, it's hardly a surprise you won't like the game.
>Original game that is fun, has no low points, and is full of character
>Boring FPS that has tons of low points (platforming bullshit to name one) and is bland as fuck.
I played half-life on release and I have no idea why people like it
And Half - Life has shitty choices and consequences, zero dialogue options, very restricted interaction with environments, almost always only a single way to solve the ingame quests, very simplistic story, etc.
Two can play this game of approaching the game from a wrong perspective.
Deus Ex can be too if you approach it as a simplified RPG instead of a shooter.
This is like walking into subway, seeing a guy eating a panini, and then calling him a faggot while you eat an Italian hoagie, saying its so much better.
That's not true actually.
By the end of the game you'll have plenty of augmentations (implants) which'll give you special abilities like regeneration, ability to jump much higher, run much faster or lift heavy things, invisibility, shield, etc. and you'll also level up your skills so that JC will actually be able to shoot wherever player aims almost immediately.
JC in the beginning and JC at the end of the game are very different even in terms of gameplay.
>has no low points
Are you fucking kidding me?
Clunky gunplay, clunky stealth, shitty level design, god awful balance (there's no reason to use anything besides the pistol and the Dragon Tooth sword)
Take off those fucking nostalgia goggles
I can't change the in-game brightness options, always looks like it's at minimum.
Already tried custom launchers, compatibility mode (I'm running on windows 8), Revision mod and using different renders. Using OpenGL only fixes the problem for a second.
There aren't that many action - RPG hybrids that are trying to go for that mutiple playstyles approach like Deus Ex does (plus the dialogue choices).
On the other hand just about any FPS which has been released like 1 - 2 years after HL was better.
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I take it he was agreeable?
He didn’t really have a choice.
Has he been infected?
This plague- the rioting is intensifying to the point where we may not be able to contain it
Why contain it?
The underclasses are getting desperate
Old men running the world
What a shame
Do you have a single fact to back that up?
Oh my god, JC, a bomb!
By the end of the week.
Not at all.
Bravery is not a function of firepower
Get the hell out of here Denton
Manderly does not like waiting.
Iron and copper.
Maybe you should try getting a job
You've got ten seconds to beat it before I add you to the list of NSF casualties
Maybe you should join Majestic-12. In a body bag.
You can't fight ideas with bullets
I SPILL MY DRINK!
JAY CEE DENTAWN IN DA FRESH
Bitch, I ain't going back to jail
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What a quaint little market.
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What a rotten way to die.
You look fine. Tell me what you know about the NSF
No. Within 6 months
Oh my god! Daddy......
C'mon man you don't even have a chocolate bar?
A bomb's a poor choice for close-range combat
A Gep gun?
I wanted orange.
Soon I will leave this body and death will have no meaning.
Let's try some word association. First word: Ambrosia.
You're gonna burn alright.
My vision is augmented
That will be quite a trick
I am your man
You mechs might have copper-wiring to re-route your fear of pain, but i've got nerves of steel
I'm not big into books
I don't mind a test, but UNATCO better issue some hardware.
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You better double check your systems, that mechanic was an impostor.
Okay firstly Deus Ex and Half Life are not even in the same genre, why would you compare them?
One is an RPG the the other a FPS. Yeah Dues Ex is in first person but it's not a first person shooter, you should abandon all your guns as well and just stick to melee weapons like the prod, your sword or go non lethal. Guns are shit at first until you level them up and then you still shouldn't even bother doing that.
Second the game has a really slow start. By Lebedev's Jet it should start opening up and getting progressively better and the game finally reaches it's potential by Hong Kong. By Hong Kong you finally have enough augs to really play around properly in the game and see the full potential of what you can actually do.
I'm not OP. Don't act like a thread can't have branching arguments. You or another poster claimed that Deus Ex has absolutely no low points. Someone actually questions that and you go back to bringing up Half-Life. You are changing the subject.
Fair enough. I wasn't the one to make that claim that Deus Ex was basically perfect and yeah it does have plenty of shortcomings worth pointing out.
That said, given the context of the thread, you can't fully blame me for bringing up the shortcomings of Half Life as well.
If nothing more, my points will bring a bit of a balance to the thread.
>more engrossing in every single way
>b-but the shooting is shit
if you use guns in deus ex, you're a faggot son