WIT: Deus Ex (3 I think)

I don’t know much about Deus Ex, except that it is meant to be awesome. This hasn’t been my experience.

From what I remember I tried to play the first one, there was a dock, there was a robot running around, and some door that wouldn’t open for some reason, and when it did there were stairs. That’s literally all I remember.

My memory on the second one is even worse. I think it used the Doom 3 engine, everything was black and cyan. There were sentrys that you could reprogram I think.

And then there was the one I just bought on Steam for £30. I gave it a good run, I did the first mission, which took about an hour. I don’t think I’m going to play anymore.

I feel like a traitor to the gaming community for not liking it and for not getting what the fuss is all about. Everyone I spoke to has told me how awesome it is, everyone on twitter says it’s awesome, it’s getting 10/10 reviews. Because of all this I’ve forced myself to sit down and try to like it, try to find what I’m missing, trying to adjust my brain. It leaves me with one thought.. “are we playing the same game?”.

There are elements of the game I like. I like the weapons, I like being stealthy, I like searching corpses, I like the fact that I die after being shot 4-5 times.

But they’re greatly outnumbered by the things I don’t so much like. The story, the characters, the art, the controls, the dialog choosing, the linear cliche’d levels. The fact that every room you go in has 3 cardboard boxes, even toilets and outside.

I don’t know. It’s like the older I get the more I think I’ve seen this all before, so the less likely I am to give it a chance. But at the same time I feel like I’ve given it a good chance to impress me and it hasn’t. Someone on twitter told me he hated it until about 2-3 hours in – if that’s the case for everyone then I think they did something wrong.

Sorry guys :( 2/5

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