Deus Ex: HR, would you prefer it to be entirly in 1st or 3rd person?

#1 Posted by sthusby (382 posts) -


#2 Posted by sthusby (382 posts) -

For me, Deus Ex would be a better game if it was played entirly in the 3rd person. The transition between 1st and 3rd person isn't done especially well in my opinion, and the brilliant character design of Adam Jensen becomes less relevant when you don't see him while playing. Still, it's a fantastic game, and I guess I just like to nitpick.

#3 Posted by Aronman789 (2676 posts) -

I'm fine with the way it is, but it would be cool if you could toggle between them.

#4 Posted by Keenblaze (471 posts) -

I disliked the transitions when I was watching gameplay videos, but when I was actually playing the game, it didn't bother me.

#5 Posted by spankingaddict (2661 posts) -

I love it just the way it is. If it were just 1st person, the stealth wouldn't be nearly as good. 3rd person view would work...

#6 Posted by KillyDarko (1888 posts) -

IF I really had to choose between one or the other, 1st person.

#7 Posted by Brendan (7778 posts) -

I think it looks great as it is, and makes a nice balance between 1st person shooting and 3rd person stealth.

#8 Posted by MHumphreys89 (714 posts) -

I like it the way it is; a mix between perspectives, I like that you get to see Adam's character design.

#9 Posted by RIDEBIRD (1232 posts) -

I kind of hope this is the way forward for shooters in general. It's flawless.

#10 Posted by JoeyRavn (4970 posts) -

I really like it the way it is. Being able to see Adam's whole body while in cover is incredibly useful. I only wish it still had the leanin to the right or left option the original Deus Ex had. I seldom use it in other games, but I couldn't live without it in Deus Ex.

#11 Posted by SlashDance (1814 posts) -

Man if this game was 3rd person only, people would be PISSED ! :p

I voted "prefer it this way". It's more immersive to roam the city in first person, and it's more awesome to see your character when he jumps off a fucking roof !

#12 Posted by The_Nubster (2099 posts) -

The way it's handled right now is awesome, I think. The transition isn't jarring as you're playing since you know what you're doing, and it gives you a chance to see Jensen, who looks cool as all hell. The first person is good because it's immersive and makes it easier to interact with the environment. 
 
It would be cool, however, if there was a choice to toggle permanent first- or third-person, if you prefer one over the other.

#13 Posted by FritzDude (2262 posts) -

Well, definitely not 3rd person only. It wouldn't really be a Deus Ex game then. But i do like the cover system, and i think cover systems work best in general with 3rd person view, so i think it's just fine where it's at right now.

#14 Posted by iamLEG10N (69 posts) -

Permanent first person wouldn't work. It would break the stealth/cover elements of the game. Having it all in 3rd person would work, but then I think the game would lose it's level of emersion. 
I think it's just fine the way it is.

#15 Posted by Stahlbrand (838 posts) -

I like the 'Rainbow Six Vegas' mix of first and third.

#16 Posted by magimix (55 posts) -

I like it the way it is - they struck an elegant balance that it benefits your run and gun shooting, as well as your stealthy movement under cover (plus associated maneuvers). That said, LT to enter cover, and 'push out to aim out' took me some getting used to. I'm so ground in with my eleventy billion Mass Effect 2 playthroughs, that when the shit hits the fan (as opposed to when I'm all stealthed up, and doing stuff on my own terms), my hands just reflexively do 'ME2' stuff, so I keep dropping out of cover, lobbing grenades accidentally, and generally making a fool of myself :-)

#17 Posted by JP_Russell (1171 posts) -

First-person with leaning instead of a cover mechanic would be my preference. 

#18 Posted by NoCookiesForYou (759 posts) -

I had my doubts when i heard that DEHR would have first & third person mixed together, but i ended up really liking it.

#19 Posted by OtakuGamer (1230 posts) -

I like it the way it is.

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