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My name is J.C. Denton, and I'm ready to kick some ass.

FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
edited April 2009 in Social Entropy++
So, Deus Ex. It won every award ever. Everyone loved it. It was an almagation of the best RPG tropes and a great FPS, right? Great story, design, gameplay, content, and everything, according to pretty much anyone you talk to.

But I wouldn't know, 'cus I ain't never played Deus Ex. I decided today to sit down and remedy that, so I just started up a game and am currently working my way through the very first mission.

This game is hard. I had no idea where to allocate my initial skill points. I know I suck at stealth, so I'm goin' for snipey-shootey-hackey, I reckon. Lets talk about the awesome intricacies of Deus Ex up in here. Whats a good skill training loadout to start with? What is ya'll faggots favorite takedown method?

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    My vision is augmented.

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    SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I actually just started playing this recently!

    every time before now I've gotten stuck on the first level so I've sworn to beat it this time

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    This plague, the rioting is intensifying to the point where we may no longer be able to contain it.

    Why contain it?


    'scool.

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    FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Me too dogg

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    SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    also I shoot or stab just about everyone

    will this fuck me over in the end, because a remarkable number of characters have commented on my body count

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    FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
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    Thus far in the first mission I have killed five people with my pistol, stabbed one, and rendered two unconscious and then attempted to stab their unconscious figures

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    DragDrag Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Snowbeat wrote: »
    I actually just started playing this recently!

    every time before now I've gotten stuck on the first level so I've sworn to beat it this time

    It starts out kind of slow and boring, but it gets so much better, especially once you start getting more skills and non-shitty aiming. I always thought that the opening mission to Deus Ex was unusually difficult, for an FPS game.

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Desparate? Your turn.

    Desperate.

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    DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Fandyien wrote: »
    So, Deus Ex. It won every award ever. Everyone loved it. It was an almagation of the best RPG tropes and a great FPS, right? Great story, design, gameplay, content, and everything, according to pretty much anyone you talk to.

    But I wouldn't know, 'cus I ain't never played Deus Ex. I decided today to sit down and remedy that, so I just started up a game and am currently working my way through the very first mission.

    This game is hard. I had no idea where to allocate my initial skill points. I know I suck at stealth, so I'm goin' for snipey-shootey-hackey, I reckon. Lets talk about the awesome intricacies of Deus Ex up in here. Whats a good skill training loadout to start with? What is ya'll faggots favorite takedown method?

    As someone who played Spector's previous game, Thief, I was very into the stealth aspect. Most of my augs went to healing, mobility, and melee strength. I used melee weapons with silent sprint and enhanced strength to crush skulls for most of the game. My weapon upgrade money tended to go into sniper rifles, but I also had a decent pistol and shotgun.

    You can adopt a variety of different styles, but ultimately you're just going to be killing shitloads of people. By the way, tranq-darting people apparently counts as killing them. After an early mission, the quartermaster was telling JC that he shouldn't be using deadly force so much. I had killed literally nobody at all, every single enemy was taken down with tranq darts.

    So the game is hard, that's fine. Just go with it. Figure out what you need to do to survive and augment the stuff that you actually use. When you find yourself choosing between two different augs, think about which one best suits your style. For me, I often chose abilities that would let me get into or out of places by means that wouldn't normally be possible, because having more access to the map was usually more valuable than combat skill.

    Anyway, it's an awesome game. Just get a little bit into it and the learning curve will level out.

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    SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I'm currently on the mole people mission

    it's still pretty boring looking so far

    do I ever get out of dirty concrete environments because for a game about the gritty future there sure are a lot of brick walls

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    FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    save all the time

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    SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I climbed into the hotel in the second mission via the fire escape and raided Paul's stash

    then I tried to get out the front door

    fuck it's locked

    so I step back, pull out the ol' GEP, and blow the door off its hinges

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I think the original release of this game had a bug where the saved games would get significantly larger with each successive save.

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    FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    i found that there was one weapon that pretty much rendered all the rest obsolete for a large portion of the game

    which wasn't that cool

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    SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    FAQ wrote: »
    i found that there was one weapon that pretty much rendered all the rest obsolete for a large portion of the game

    which wasn't that cool
    which one

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    thorgotthorgot there is special providence in the fall of a sparrowRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Moriveth wrote: »
    I think the original release of this game had a bug where the saved games would get significantly larger with each successive save.

    do you have a single fact to back that up?

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    redheadredhead Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I have been playing this for the first time over the past week and a half or so

    it's pretty great

    uh, a single point in lockpicking/electronics will more than double the effectiveness of each lockpick/multitool. I didn't realize that till just now. I would start as "trained" with lockpicks at least if I did it over. rifles kick ass, get skilled in those. but weapons skills don't make a noticeable difference until you're at the "advanced" level so keep that in mind. you really should put one point in the one that lets you hack things. like, definitely. the environmental whatever is pretty useless because all the armors are disposable anyway so I never even want to carry them.

    when it comes to augmentations: the fast running one is fucking awesome, the bullet absorption one is kinda cool. I think either of the strength ones would be useful, although the "move heavy objects" one is probably better than the "be good with melee weapons" one because melee weapons always kill from behind anyway.

    you're gonna pretty much have to sneak around most of the time, by the way, because you're just not accurate enough for run and gun.

    this game does kind of kick ass btw, I really like it and wish I had played it earlier

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    FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    that plasma sword

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    FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Defender wrote: »
    Fandyien wrote: »
    So, Deus Ex. It won every award ever. Everyone loved it. It was an almagation of the best RPG tropes and a great FPS, right? Great story, design, gameplay, content, and everything, according to pretty much anyone you talk to.

    But I wouldn't know, 'cus I ain't never played Deus Ex. I decided today to sit down and remedy that, so I just started up a game and am currently working my way through the very first mission.

    This game is hard. I had no idea where to allocate my initial skill points. I know I suck at stealth, so I'm goin' for snipey-shootey-hackey, I reckon. Lets talk about the awesome intricacies of Deus Ex up in here. Whats a good skill training loadout to start with? What is ya'll faggots favorite takedown method?

    As someone who played Spector's previous game, Thief, I was very into the stealth aspect. Most of my augs went to healing, mobility, and melee strength. I used melee weapons with silent sprint and enhanced strength to crush skulls for most of the game. My weapon upgrade money tended to go into sniper rifles, but I also had a decent pistol and shotgun.

    You can adopt a variety of different styles, but ultimately you're just going to be killing shitloads of people. By the way, tranq-darting people apparently counts as killing them. After an early mission, the quartermaster was telling JC that he shouldn't be using deadly force so much. I had killed literally nobody at all, every single enemy was taken down with tranq darts.

    So the game is hard, that's fine. Just go with it. Figure out what you need to do to survive and augment the stuff that you actually use. When you find yourself choosing between two different augs, think about which one best suits your style. For me, I often chose abilities that would let me get into or out of places by means that wouldn't normally be possible, because having more access to the map was usually more valuable than combat skill.

    Anyway, it's an awesome game. Just get a little bit into it and the learning curve will level out.

    Thanks, Defender. You'd still characterize it as perfectly possible to play as a combat-oriented character with a minor in hacking, as it were, right?

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    thorgot wrote: »
    Moriveth wrote: »
    I think the original release of this game had a bug where the saved games would get significantly larger with each successive save.

    do you have a single fact to back that up?

    I vaguely remember it?

    That's why I say 'I think' because it's been years and I may have just been imagining it.

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    FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    IT WAS THE ONLY THING I EVER NEEDED TO USE

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    redheadredhead Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Defender wrote: »
    Fandyien wrote: »
    So, Deus Ex. It won every award ever. Everyone loved it. It was an almagation of the best RPG tropes and a great FPS, right? Great story, design, gameplay, content, and everything, according to pretty much anyone you talk to.

    But I wouldn't know, 'cus I ain't never played Deus Ex. I decided today to sit down and remedy that, so I just started up a game and am currently working my way through the very first mission.

    This game is hard. I had no idea where to allocate my initial skill points. I know I suck at stealth, so I'm goin' for snipey-shootey-hackey, I reckon. Lets talk about the awesome intricacies of Deus Ex up in here. Whats a good skill training loadout to start with? What is ya'll faggots favorite takedown method?

    As someone who played Spector's previous game, Thief, I was very into the stealth aspect. Most of my augs went to healing, mobility, and melee strength. I used melee weapons with silent sprint and enhanced strength to crush skulls for most of the game. My weapon upgrade money tended to go into sniper rifles, but I also had a decent pistol and shotgun.

    You can adopt a variety of different styles, but ultimately you're just going to be killing shitloads of people. By the way, tranq-darting people apparently counts as killing them. After an early mission, the quartermaster was telling JC that he shouldn't be using deadly force so much. I had killed literally nobody at all, every single enemy was taken down with tranq darts.

    So the game is hard, that's fine. Just go with it. Figure out what you need to do to survive and augment the stuff that you actually use. When you find yourself choosing between two different augs, think about which one best suits your style. For me, I often chose abilities that would let me get into or out of places by means that wouldn't normally be possible, because having more access to the map was usually more valuable than combat skill.

    Anyway, it's an awesome game. Just get a little bit into it and the learning curve will level out.

    silent sprint isn't worth getting over the "run fast and jump high" one, I think

    if you want to sneak up on someone quickly, just turn on the fast running one and crouch

    or run up to them so fast they can't react

    plus then you get to jump to places you otherwise couldn't, which lets you avoid people, get to cool vantage spots, and be sneakier overall

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    FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    play the game any way you like, fandyien, there is no "wrong" way to play Deus Ex

    Awesome

    I hate sneaking around.

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    DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Fandyien wrote: »
    Thanks, Defender. You'd still characterize it as perfectly possible to play as a combat-oriented character with a minor in hacking, as it were, right?

    Yeah. It's not the way I'd play it, but the game will allow it. Just choose the right items and augs to support that decision if that's your style.

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I liked finding codes to people's bank accounts and stealing their money.

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    redheadredhead Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    the
    dragon's tooth
    fucking rocks

    I was so worried when I thought I was gonna have to give that back and soooo glad when I found out I could keep it

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    DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Power circulator + silent running + cloaking + dragon's tooth

    I could clear rooms of six people within 15 seconds, if I was fast enough.

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    SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    the AI in this game is terrible though

    "huh, my pals are being shot down by a crazed police officer and I just took a bullet in the leg. I guess I'll run around wildly without a gun!"

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    FAQFAQ Registered User regular
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    Illuminati ending all the way motherfuckers

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