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Is the original Deus Ex really that good? I'm not sure how I can play the game

#1Oakland510_Posted 10/17/2013 3:37:00 AM
with such ancient and fugly graphics. I read a topic praising the game but I just want to make sure it's really that good before buying it. If the gameplay is amazing then I guess I will try my best to ignore the graphics.
#2Lonestar2000Posted 10/17/2013 4:02:02 AM
Yes it is, don't be a graphics whore.
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#3datopgamerPosted 10/17/2013 4:09:48 AM
Game still plays good today and while the graphics arent up to todays standards its not bad by any means. The story is where the game shines though.
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#4AsucaHayashiPosted 10/17/2013 4:14:38 AM
how do you even play console games then?

PC hardware doesn't need to match console hardware in price when PC gamers save literal thousands from the software they buy.
#5Oakland510_(Topic Creator)Posted 10/17/2013 4:17:36 AM
AsucaHayashi posted...
how do you even play console games then?


I've been part of the master race for a couple years now and I only played games with good, manly graphics
#6MarceloSampaioPosted 10/17/2013 4:23:52 AM
Its a good game, but not everyone's cup of tea.

For starters, the shooting is horrible. Its not precise, the enemies take too many hits before they are dead, the weapons are not realistic, the engine used was already old when the game was released, etc.

But the game has some fantastic features. Character development is amazing, since not only enables you to enhance the abilities YOU want, but also changes the levels a bit (if your character has a good lockpicking skill, you'll be able to take some shortcuts you otherwise couldn't).

One thing that makes it amazing is that your choices DO matter in this game. Your answers change the story, your choices in every area makes the levels completely different, etc.

For example: lets say there's a part where you have to enter a fortified building. You can go to the front door, kill the guards and force your entering. Or, you can go to the back door, unlock it and enter the not-so-well guarded way. OR, you can use the air duct, and enter the building thru the dirty but non-guarded way.

The good thing is that, after your choice, that level will play very diffferently for a while. Sometimes the aparently easier way ends up being the harder way because there are traps, but then you ALREADY made the choice, so if you ever wanna see what would happen if you took another way, you have to restart the game.

This goes on all the way thru the game: you REALLY feel like your choices matter (unlike, say, The Walking Dead). You feel like you are playing a real RPG (yeah, this game is more RPG-ish than most Japanese RPGs, for example), you feel like your character is developing the way YOU want it.
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#7TheC0ndemnedOnePosted 10/17/2013 4:39:11 AM
If you can't play it because of the graphics, it's your fault for convincing yourself that you can't play it because of the graphics.

Just play the game with one thing on your mind: have fun

I'm a fan of nice graphics and aesthetics, but I can live without them.

Also, there are a few graphics mods you can try for Deus Ex. I'd recommend playing it without them first, though. If you really think they would help, then go ahead and install them.
#8analogmanPosted 10/17/2013 5:46:44 AM
you can update the graphics abit by installing mods. they really help.
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#9luigi13579Posted 10/17/2013 6:06:24 AM
Well, there is of course no guarantee that you'll like it, or like it as much as some people.

It's personally my favorite game of all time though, mainly because the level design is some of the best in gaming IMO. There are almost always multiple ways to complete objectives (from a gameplay perspective, but not so much from a story perspective). I also really like the music and general atmosphere of the game. The combat, stealth, graphics and voice acting leave a lot to be desired, however, and they could really hurt the experience. I hear that some people find that the game starts off slowly too. I loved it from the start, but things definitely do pick up later, so try and keep with it.

analogman posted...
you can update the graphics abit by installing mods. they really help.

This is an option of course.

There are more advanced renderers that you can use (e.g. There are also texture packs that are available, like HDTP (, which wasn't complete the last time I played the game (although I hear that it has moved along a bit since then) and New Vision (
#10Tyranius2Posted 10/17/2013 6:26:41 AM
the shooting is horrible. Its not precise

>what is an 'RPG'?

Also, I remember downing bad guys with a single shot to the head with my silenced 10mm pistol. Seems you want your character to be precise with no points in your skills. Upgrade the pistol skill and you'll be accurate with the pistol. Upgrade the AR skill and you'll be skilled with the assault rifle. It's an RPG after all, not an FPS with RPG elements.

the enemies take too many hits before they are dead

>I don't play on Realistic like I should be doing

See above, I can down guys with a single shot with a 10mm pistol.

yeah, this game is more RPG-ish than most Japanese RPGs

It's not "RPG-ish". It's an RPG.
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