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yenmabek
26th Nov 2008, 07:33
I hope I'm not double posting.

Deus Ex was a huge surprise for me when I first played it. I wanna hear how others first discovered the game and what the first reactions were.

My copy was included with a video card I bought so I tried the first level but it didn't get me insterested so I quit on it. Many months later I tried it again and once I went through several levels my jaw just dropped and I could not stop playing till I finished it. The story and the plot was totally amazing and unexpected. On my second run when it turned out I could save Paul I almost had tears in my eyes; I think I dropped another tear when I found out Sandra ended up living with bums.
After Deus Ex I could not fully enjoy any other game even to this day.

I was new to gaming back then so maybe to some of you it was a totally differrent experience. I'd really like to hear.

GmanPro
26th Nov 2008, 08:10
I've heard others say similar things. They just quit playing after the first level couldn't grab their attention quickly enough. A shame really.

I first played Deus Ex back in 2002 I believe... My older brother bought and played it when it came out and had nothing but good things to say about it but I wasn't particularly interested at the time (I think I was into Diablo 2 still). Eventually I decided to give it a try and was blown away.

I don't know why so people couldn't get into it from the start, because I loved the liberty Island level. :thumbsup:

Problem is, now that I have tasted the forbidden fruit, all other games feel weaksauce by comparison. The only other game that I could truly enjoy after playing Deus Ex was maybe Planescape: Torment. I played that one pretty late also.

Dead-Eye
26th Nov 2008, 10:19
I hope I'm not double posting.

Deus Ex was a huge surprise for me when I first played it. I wanna hear how others first discovered the game and what the first reactions were.

My copy was included with a video card I bought so I tried the first level but it didn't get me insterested so I quit on it. Many months later I tried it again and once I went through several levels my jaw just dropped and I could not stop playing till I finished it. The story and the plot was totally amazing and unexpected. On my second run when it turned out I could save Paul I almost had tears in my eyes; I think I dropped another tear when I found out Sandra ended up living with bums.
After Deus Ex I could not fully enjoy any other game even to this day.

I was new to gaming back then so maybe to some of you it was a totally differrent experience. I'd really like to hear.

That is scary how similar the experience was for me. Got it with a video card but couldn't play it due to it being too slow. Got a new machine and found played all the way. Found out you could save Paul and was blown away. However I was disappointing at how much Paul was active when he did live after that.

spm1138
26th Nov 2008, 10:59
I was hyped for DX even before it came out.

PC Zone or whichever magazine pretentious uber-reviewer Kieron Gillen wrote for had a big preview article that it sound soooo goood and then they had the demo on their covermount and it was awesome.

On my first run through I got bored around Area 51 (I'm terrible for not finishing games).

badwolf
26th Nov 2008, 13:54
I have always run a mac, and well way back when deus ex was released mac games were rather thin on the ground but I was after one non the less. I picked up a demo of the first level from a free disk in a mac mag and was instantly hooked, I did however have huge problems actually getting a full copy of the game, even though it was still considered a new release there just werent many apple shops around then, but I did in the end manage to get it and simply loved every second of the game. I now own (as well as a mac) a xbox 360 and I still havent found a game which stands up to deus ex. Deus ex turned me onto gaming and I cant wait for the new one to be released.

gamer0004
26th Nov 2008, 15:41
I was hyped for DX even before it came out.

PC Zone or whichever magazine pretentious uber-reviewer Kieron Gillen wrote for had a big preview article that it sound soooo goood and then they had the demo on their covermount and it was awesome.

On my first run through I got bored around Area 51 (I'm terrible for not finishing games).

He has made his own DX mod too BTW, it's called the cassandra project and although it is only a demo (the mod has never been finished) it's still IMHO the best mod ever. It captured the DX fell perfectly, which the other mods didn't really.
He is now a RPS reviewer.

Yargo
26th Nov 2008, 15:49
Can't this be part of the Introduction thread?:scratch:

Tycho
27th Nov 2008, 00:13
Before Deus Ex was released, I read some preview articles in Game magazine and thought "Hmm, this seems like a interesting game, I have to try it out.". At the time it was released I was playing Diablo 2 with friends in LAN and a don't even was aware of DX. Sometime a friend came by an brought it with him and since then, Diablo 2 was out of my CD drive and I played DX till the end and started all over again in realistic right afterwards. It was fu**** awesome, the best game I ever played!

I think the release shortly after Diablo 2 was the reason why DX wasn't the success this great game deserved.

cya
Tycho

GmanPro
27th Nov 2008, 00:52
I was so damn psyched for Baldur's Gate 2. DX just kinda flew in under the radar. Never mind Diablo 2...

deus ex fan
27th Nov 2008, 01:37
my experience.......

well i didn't knew this game at all.A demo of Deus Ex shipped with a technology magazine which i usually buy and i thought i had to try out this demo.But prior to this i read a critic on same magazine which gave Deus Ex a 10 out of 10.So it tried it.

It shocked me.:) :) :) :)

I've never played a game like this.

dixieflatline
27th Nov 2008, 02:09
I was recommend to the game when came out by a roommate of a friend. The roommate was a 30 y.o PC repair guy, and he told me he was absolutely floored by the game. I specifically remember him being so impressed by the fact that you could shoot the crossbow darts into the walls, and then go retrieve them (that was a big step up in interactivity from typical FPS games of the time.)

I got the game soon after and of course, became totally hooked. I've always been a fan of cyberpunk, SF and conspiracy theories as well, so naturally I was just thrilled by the content of the game... added on to story, the open design and plot mutability, the RPG elements... in many ways I felt that the game was tailored to my specific tastes.. as if I were to design a game, I would have made it just like Deus Ex.

Needless to say the game is in my personal top three all time favorite games, I think.

Psychomorph
27th Nov 2008, 02:44
Deus Ex is a game from a time where games got me really excited.

Saw it on the shelve and observing the little pictures at the backside I was allready fully immersed into the game before playing. DX1 is one of the very few games that had this.

Needless to say playing was a blast.

InGroove2
1st Dec 2008, 20:14
my brother, a game dude who hadn't played the game, got it for me as a gift.

i was not too interested in Liberty Island... but it was probably because the game was so advanced that i coudn't concieve of how many options were available to me, so i treated it like a shooter... and just shot up the place.

In fact i think most people weren't initially intrigued by the Liberty Island level, because they may not have understood the scope of what could be done in the level. DX was just too far ahead.

the game blew me away... especially when they started to get into the conspiracy stuff, some of which i was familiar with, which drew me in even further.

since then, i haven't been able to really play anything else. The theif games were pretty great, but not quite as good... between the two franchises... that's really all i need.... DX even totally wiped out my previous bosession with Myst games.

GmanPro
1st Dec 2008, 20:28
^^
You should go play all of the infinity* engine games :thumbsup: I'm still addicted to those even with Deus Ex and Thief thrown into the mix.

1997 - 2001 -- Best gaming years of my life.

redfordd
1st Dec 2008, 21:18
I was dating a level 40 dark elf at the time, a rapacious but irresistibly charming sort. But seriously the time period that DX was released in I really do consider to be the golden age of games. Imo it was a time when computer games had matured and was gaining massive popularity but it wasn't quite massive enough that risks and innovation took a backseat to becoming the next blockbuster. This was a time when I would just pop around to my local games retailer and just stand there and look at the boxes and read the blurbs on the back, this was still a time when what was written was actually truthful about said game, and then go through the laborious process of making the decision of what to buy. I have a predilection for science fiction and the more dystopian and convoluted the better (I am more Philip K. D ick then Asimov or Clark). When I read this on the box for DX:


Question everything. Civilization is near collaspe, the world economy is in chaos, and terrorism is rampant. A deadly virus know as "Gray Death" ravages the Earth's population. An ancient conspiracy bent on world domination emerges from the shadow of legend. The conspirators' greatest strenght? No one believes they exist. No one but you.

I knew it was right up my alley and I wasn't disappointed. I wasn't aware of how highly it had been praised by critics as I rarely pay attention to what they say, even more so now, but I must say with DX their praise was bang on.

SemiAnonymous
2nd Dec 2008, 00:34
My story would be fairly unique.
My dad (who can sod right off, thank you very much) would go to storage auctions, buy lots and sell the stuff at swap meets, ebay and Craigslist. One day, he found two computer boxes. One was fully of porn, one had a computer and a bunch of computer stuff in it. He set it up, and that was that. One day, I was at his house, and decided to fiddle around on it a bit.

Thats when I discovered Deus Ex installed on it.

I loaded up the most recent save, which was at the very beginning of Hells Kitchen, just after you save the hostages and have gone through the subway. Not knowing wtf was going on, I just started mindlessly killing the civilians in many creative ways, with gas, bullets, whatever I could find. Entertained for a while, I decided to explore the level (after reloading the save), and eventually, I decided to start a new game. The rest is history.

dixieflatline
2nd Dec 2008, 01:33
Ya, I'd say that is a pretty unique story :)

APostLife
2nd Dec 2008, 07:13
I played DX in late 2006 when my older brother got the game for free from our home stay. I was extremely hooked by the choices and characters. Especially the plot. Just a master piece. Beautiful! XD

Joseph Manderley's Corpse
3rd Dec 2008, 17:16
i got it as a freebie with some other game.
i was hooked right from the start and played it through 2 or 3 times.

Sense/Net
5th Dec 2008, 23:36
I first played DX in 2000 after reading rave review after rave review. Quite frankly it completely blew me away with the most engrossing storyline I've ever seen in a video game before or since. I've played it at least twice a year since then and it never gets old, after the first 20 minutes or so you don't even notice the dated graphics. It was also my first exposure to the world of cyberpunk which I have loved ever since and this game certainly owes alot to the likes of William Gibson and Phillip K. ****.

Necros
6th Dec 2008, 07:59
I've seen a short preview in a magazine a year before the game's release and it looked interesting but after some time I forgot about it. Then in 2000 the demo was released in the same issue where the mag had the game's review. I read it and thought it sounded great, so I installed the demo. A few hours and a couple of playthroughs later I knew I had to get the game as soon as it became avalaible in my country. I just loved it, I could do anything I wanted to and even after I finished it many times, I could come up with new ways to complete the demo. Since then I've replayed DX many times, IW too. :cool:

And I don't understand what some people have against the first level, it was great IMHO.

J.CDenton
7th Dec 2008, 12:20
I heard about Deus Ex before it was released but at the time everyone was expecting Daikatana from Romero or speaking about Quake. With time it came obvious that Deus Ex was more and more expected. When it's been released , Deus Ex gained universal acclaim in French Press, even in news papers which where not related to video games; The main PC Game Paper named Joystick gave him a score of 97% which was maybe the highest score ever given at the time (they said it was the best game ever made). I was not attracted however at first. And at the time my computer was pretty old. I had to wait the next year to get a new fresh computer.

But I didn't play Deus Ex at the time right now. Until one day my brother bought the game and started to play it. I decided to give it a try a day I didn't know which game to play. It didn't convinced me at first. I wasn't attracted or feeling a good atmosphere at the time so I quickly gave up the game. Some times later I directly bought Deus Ex Invisible War as I was trying to see if my computer to hold a game of that quality. Deux Ex 2 was pretty nice but didn't attracted me that much once again.

Then some times later I decided to try again Deus Ex. Something inside me was saying "come on, play it again!". So this time I played it seriously and quickly I started to enjoy then completely love the game. I was hooked to the computer, I couldn't stop to play, to explore the levels and the possibilities of the game. I was astonished by the design, the atmosphere, the realism and the intelligence of the game and I understood then why the game was considered one of the best ever made. Maybe there was definitively something I liked in the game but I didn't know what.

Then of course I played Deus Ex 2. This time I was hooked again. I loved several places and the atmosphere. But in the end I was a bit disappointed because the level design was too much different, the towns needed much more space and the game lacked the complexity of DX1. Still I love to play that game.

So this is my story with Deus Ex. The game made me also discovering the Cyber-Punk style and thanks to him I've read amongst the genre.

So viva Deus Ex.

Necros
7th Dec 2008, 13:52
That reminds me of something I forgot to mention. Until DX came out I only played with simple FPSs like Half Life, Doom and such or with games like Carmageddon, so instant fun games. I even had Thief showed to me by my cousin but I found it stupid and boring (yeah, I didn't know better at the time :o :D). But then I tried Deus Ex, fell in love and it opened my eyes. It showed me that there's more to games then just shooting people and blowing stuff up. I consider myself a real gamer from that point. :)
So, thanks for this Deus Ex! :thumb:

J.CDenton
7th Dec 2008, 14:00
Yep I the time about FPS I also was only Half Life or Doom. Deus Ex was a real masterpiece for bringing a true story and RPG experience to that.