Zero Punctuation: Deus Ex

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Deus Ex

This week in preparation for Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Zero Punctuation retrospectively reviews Deus Ex.

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Huh, guess this can be seen as a 2 parter which is a first for Yahtzee.

And I get the feeling he really doesnt like John Romero, but that could just be me.

While haven't completed it yet, I am really enjoying Human Revolution so far. I didn't play the original when it came out yet it still held up years later, mostly for still having original gameplay mechanics...

...now at this stage there have been imitators and now found myself wondering what else can first-person style perspective gameplay can do. In regards to the next review, some of those issues have been addressed in Human Revolution such as the tranquilizers... but on the other hand it has the opposite of others aspects such as regenerative health. On that basis I have no clue what next week will be then haha!

Now I'm also going to wonder how many comments will come up before anyone actually watches the video and comments about JUST Human Revolution, not the original.

I didn't get past the first hour either. Not when the game was new due to an old crappy monitor which made everything simply too dark (damn you stealth tutorial!) and not now since the game is simply too hard to get into without nostalgia mode which I lack for this particular game.

Me thinks Yahtzee will be slightly disapotined with HR's health system.

Interesting idea to review the original first. Considering DX HR is a prequel it seems the best way to milk the maximum enjoyment out of the references to be found there.

While Human Revolution is good, I don't think it lives up to the complexity of the original.

So Yahtzee may either like it or despise it, so the usual.

i was thinking what the first deus ex game was like, i think if its cheap enough i might find it on steam or something

Tried the original but it kept on crashing, and it looked so bad i thought it could have run on a calculator.

Human Revolution was alright, the shooting was allright, except that the 10mm pistol can overpower all the bad-guys in the game. Seriously, the combat rifle pales into nothing when compared to the 10mm.

Be interesting to see how he recieves HR, as that game does have some of the things he was complaining about. (regenerating health, stupid boss fights, guns you don't need to worry about skill to use)...

Well, as someone who sort of missed the first game I can safely say that as of right now, Human Revolution is my strongest GotY contender.

As for this one, I'm glad my decision to forego playing it appears somewhat justified. Heh.

Wait, so the tags list a PS2 port, but the description doesn't? Consistency Is Nice, I thought Yahtzee knew as much.

vrbtny:
Human Revolution was alright, the shooting was allright, except that the 10mm pistol can overpower all the bad-guys in the game. Seriously, the combat rifle pales into nothing when compared to the 10mm.

Dude, Revolver with Explosive ammo.

It can kill a box guard in 5 shots if you upgrade the damage all the way.

therockdemon:
i was thinking what the first deus ex game was like, i think if its cheap enoth i might find it on steam or something

You can get on steam for 10 bucks, and if you wait 'till christmas you'll probably be able to get it for half that in one of their sales.

Heh, a Zero Punctuation that ends with the promise of a sequel!

I liked the reference to Yahtzee's Deus Ex song too.

I think he'll like DE:HR for what it is, but when comparing it to the original, he'll probably not like it as much.

Wait, wait, wait a second here. Why does Yahtzee show Gordon Freeman running away from the Gonarch as an example of a game that doesn't let you do that? The Gonarch is the only boss that doesn't let you do that in the whole damn game! You can run away from all the tanks and helicopters in Half-Life without shooting them, it just makes it a lot harder...just like Deus Ex!

Patrick_and_the_ricks:

vrbtny:
Human Revolution was alright, the shooting was allright, except that the 10mm pistol can overpower all the bad-guys in the game. Seriously, the combat rifle pales into nothing when compared to the 10mm.

Dude, Revolver with Explosive ammo.

It can kill a box guard in 5 shoots if you upgrade the damage all the way.

Yeah, but no one carries around revolvers in the game, whereas nearly all the bad-guys carry 10mm. Especially all the gang members and such. The quality of a gun in Deus Ex : Human Revolution is less about the effectiveness of it on human flesh, and more about the sustainability of it. Like if you can find enough ammo to use it.

But it's not an RPG or a shooter. It's a stealth game.

Daikatana was better than DOOM 3 and even UT03 sadly....

Okay I'm 18, and I feel really bad because I haven't heard of Deus Ex until Human Revolution came out. (Well I remember Yahtzee's song about it on his review of Guitar Hero: World Tour but at the time I didn't get it.) So yeah I should probably play it at some point.

vrbtny:
Tried the original but it kept on crashing, and it looked so bad i thought it could have run on a calculator.

Human Revolution was alright, the shooting was allright, except that the 10mm pistol can overpower all the bad-guys in the game. Seriously, the combat rifle pales into nothing when compared to the 10mm.

That's because the game basically hands you one with a piercing upgrade. Still, it looks really bad ass.

Sigh, if only you could silence a revolver that wasn't some obscure Belgian model...

From what I have heard, HR combines Bioshock with Gears of War.

Gears gives the regenerating health, the zero skill required guns, the large bosses, and the cover based shooting while Bioshock gives the decent story and upgrade abilities.

Would this be correct, cause a game like that sounds awful, frankly.

Oh god...Dai Katana...

It was SO SO BAD.

If you can imagine playing Modern Warfare 2 against Frogs and Mosquitos, with snot dumped over your monitor...then you must have already played it.

I was hoping he'd give E.Y.E Divine Cybermancy a go this week, but oh well.

Hell yeah! I just played through the game last week for the first time in my life, and it immediatelly rose into my top 5 games of all time. I find the graphics charming! And everything aside the graphics is close to perfection! I really, really loved the damn thing. Like, alot.

vrbtny:

Patrick_and_the_ricks:

vrbtny:
Human Revolution was alright, the shooting was allright, except that the 10mm pistol can overpower all the bad-guys in the game. Seriously, the combat rifle pales into nothing when compared to the 10mm.

Dude, Revolver with Explosive ammo.

It can kill a box guard in 5 shoots if you upgrade the damage all the way.

Yeah, but no one carries around revolvers in the game, whereas nearly all the bad-guys carry 10mm. Especially all the gang members and such. The quality of a gun in Deus Ex : Human Revolution is less about the effectiveness of it on human flesh, and more about the sustainability of it. Like if you can find enough ammo to use it.

You just make every shot count, you take take out groups of guys with a well placed explosive shot.

Ammo was never an issue.

Quote from the video that I found funny
Game that came out recently that I want him to review
He is so right about x

Okay people, try posting something that isn't any of the above and stop shitting this website up so much.

Doubt anyone else would care about this, but I found it amusing that the PC tower he showed at 3:54 was the same case as my computer.

Theminimanx:

therockdemon:
i was thinking what the first deus ex game was like, i think if its cheap enoth i might find it on steam or something

You can get on steam for 10 bucks, and if you wait 'till christmas you'll probably be able to get it for half that in one of their sales.

thanks man, i just checked for it on steam it is only 6 i think i will download that now

Oh, an interesting review of one of the best games of all times. It's funny, the story of Deus Ex should be terrible. You have multiple conspiracies, genetic experimentation, Illuminati, the UN, the chinese mafia, corporations, etc, but it all makes sense! That's what makes the game so great, at least in my view.
HR...well, it's pretty good. The story is great, and the gameplay is solid. However, the boss fights don't fit well with a stealth run, and the animations are awful. Then again, it's still far, far, far better than Invisible War (which wasn't THAT bad...).

Inkidu:

vrbtny:
Tried the original but it kept on crashing, and it looked so bad i thought it could have run on a calculator.

Human Revolution was alright, the shooting was allright, except that the 10mm pistol can overpower all the bad-guys in the game. Seriously, the combat rifle pales into nothing when compared to the 10mm.

Sigh, if only you could silence a revolver that wasn't some obscure Belgian model...

Wait wha-? Silencing a revolver destroys half of the point of using one. That's like silencing a shotgun, cutting off eargasms.

Unless you count the FIRST Duke Nukem review, I think this is the only time Yahtzee has reviewed a game by never actually talking about it. I'd be more amused if next week he just tells us he lied about continuing the review.

I still remember my first Deus Ex run. I died about halfway into the statue and then went 'wait a sec...what do you mean, 'this game has no autosave whatsoever'?!'

The german agent also won my price for Most Atrocious Accent.

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