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