what style of gameplay are you doing for first playthrough?

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#1 Posted by bobcat1794 (279 posts) -

i kinda want to be a master sniper assassin so ill probrably go more the stealth route. but what are you guys doing for your first run through the story?
#2 Posted by DonutFever (3515 posts) -

Stealth. If I like the game enough to do a second playthrough, I'm thinking a mix of social and action. I want to be James Bond.

#3 Posted by bobcat1794 (279 posts) -
@DonutFever
james bond i like that idea
#4 Posted by dragonzord (809 posts) -

Guns blazing and chokeslamming.

I suck at stealth

#5 Posted by TobbRobb (4408 posts) -

Stealth prob, If it allows me I will try and speak through stuff.

#6 Posted by ShaggE (5982 posts) -

Stealth until I fuck up, then pew pew boom.  
 
Just like how I play Hitman. 

#7 Posted by SaffronRevolution (35 posts) -

I will obsessively non-lethal stealth the game just like I do every game that gives me the option. Not because I have qualms with murder, it's just so much more badass and ninja. 

#8 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5750 posts) -

Stealth.
 
That's how I've always played Deus Ex, that's probably how I'm going to play HR.

#9 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

I usually try to stealth in most games where it's an option, but when I get caught I switch it up for the rest of the level.

#10 Posted by DarknessMyOldFriend (182 posts) -

Here is a transcript of me playing Deus Ex.
 
/sneak sneak sneak sneak
/hack something 
/sneak sneak sneak sneak
/lockpick something 
/sneak sneak sneak sneak
/carry a crate to put on electrified water
/sneak sneak sneak sneak 
/climb into a vent
/crawl in the vent
/go to a vent opening
/see a guy
/open vent
/fire tranq dart 
/duck back into vent
"FACIST!"
2 seconds elapse
"FACIST"
"Urgh...."
/crawl out of vent
/loot body
/crawl back in vent
/repeat from the top
 
 
I imagine Deus Ex HR will be very much the same.

#11 Posted by Tennmuerti (7721 posts) -

Going for a no kill run first.

#12 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4905 posts) -
@TobbRobb said:
Stealth prob, If it allows me I will try and speak through stuff.
Same here stealth and speech.
#13 Posted by Jaqen_HGhar (787 posts) -

The same way I play all games that gives me this option; stealthy like a ghost. Nothing beats never being seen. If I manage it I'll also not kill that many. I did beat the first Deus Ex with only a dozen kills or so. That was my third playthrough though...

#14 Posted by Mayu_Zane (602 posts) -

Stealthy, non-lethal. Basically, Batman.

#15 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -

A mix of Stealth and Adaptive, I suppose.

#16 Posted by Tesla (1851 posts) -

I think I'm going to focus on hacking, social, and stealth. But I won't know for sure until I get in there and start playing.

#17 Posted by Maluvin (259 posts) -

Stealth all the way.  If I wanted to primarily run and gun it seems like there's other games that would be better for that.  :)

#18 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

Pretty bad at stealth in games in general, but will try it at the very least.

#19 Posted by myslead (916 posts) -

Batman

#20 Posted by Blackout62 (1303 posts) -

The JC Denton way.

#21 Posted by Management (596 posts) -

I'm horrible at stealth but I will go a stealth/social route. As little fighting as possible, non-lethal.

#22 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

Stealth of course. i'm gonna keep at it until i master it, and thoroughly enjoy it in the process!
 
I have more than enough run-and-gun games, i won't waste this unique experience by playing like that aswell.

#23 Posted by ESWAT (54 posts) -

“Stealth” I guess, though I’m going to handle every enemy on missions to milk as much credits and XP as I can. I just won’t let them see me. :P

#24 Posted by Twisted_Scot (1169 posts) -

Stealth/Speech quickly deteriorating into if it moves blast it.

#25 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

 Everyone will die one way or another!

#26 Posted by Tennmuerti (7721 posts) -

A friendly word of warning to everyone going "stealth" -

The actual invisibility ability is very very short in duration so don't rely just on it for sneaking. It's a usefull clutch tool, but you can stay undetected without it in almost every situation.

IMO hacking and speech are initially way more important to develop in terms of allowing you to get more XP and more access to areas.

#27 Posted by Twisted_Scot (1169 posts) -
@Tennmuerti: I usually go the hacking/ lock picking & Speech route but I'm worried that there are too many missions that you cant talk your way into (ie, enemy warehouses and bases). Is speech as useful in this as other games in the genre?
#28 Posted by Tennmuerti (7721 posts) -

@Twisted_Scot said:

@Tennmuerti: I usually go the hacking/ lock picking & Speech route but I'm worried that there are too many missions that you cant talk your way into (ie, enemy warehouses and bases). Is speech as useful in this as other games in the genre?

It's only usefull at certain points to get easier access to things, extra XP, info or sometimes more options in situaton resolution etc. Main missions you still need to traverse through either disposing of enemies or avoiding them.

But to get the extra speech augmentations requires very little investment. I'm not gonna say much more if people don't want any spoilers at all. If you do then there is a thread with a list of augmentations to give you an idea.

#29 Posted by Getz (2955 posts) -

@Blackout62 said:

The JC Denton way.

#30 Posted by Vinny_Says (5630 posts) -

the one that gets me the achievement for finishing the game without killing anyone.

#31 Posted by Twisted_Scot (1169 posts) -
@Tennmuerti: I'll avoid spoilers but i think that the option I'll go for 1st time. Although like a i said, things usually go tits-ip for me and I'll be shooting things in the face. :)
#32 Posted by Teleri (118 posts) -

Wow, looks like everyone is going for stealth.  Hey Eidos, maybe you should have just made a stealth game!
 
I for one enjoy my options, and hope to adapt based on what seems realistic/safest/ethical.   Deus Ex isn't about seeing if you can get to the end without killing anybody, it's about making decisions that you can feel comfortable with given the situation.  Also, it's about finding the most bad ass way of getting from point A to point B.

#33 Posted by Evilsbane (4337 posts) -

These kind of games are most entertaining for me, I love trying to get the "Best" ending and I will settle for nothing less, Hacking-Lockpick-Speech.

#34 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -

"LOOK! It moves! I need to kill it." 

#35 Posted by niamahai (1402 posts) -

Stealth.

#36 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

I'll stab dudes with whatever overpowered melee weapon the game has and I won't worry about stealth cus the AI is probably shitty.

#37 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (2950 posts) -

Kill everyone in sight with my robot hands.  Stealth might occur as a byproduct of my wanton slaughter.

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#38 Posted by InfiniteGeass (2041 posts) -

Kill everyone all the time always. "Oh you say you'll unlock the door for me if I do something for you. HEADSHOT. I'll be taking the key now, thanks. "

#39 Edited by Tennmuerti (7721 posts) -

@Teleri said:

Wow, looks like everyone is going for stealth. Hey Eidos, maybe you should have just made a stealth game! I for one enjoy my options, and hope to adapt based on what seems realistic/safest/ethical. Deus Ex isn't about seeing if you can get to the end without killing anybody, it's about making decisions that you can feel comfortable with given the situation. Also, it's about finding the most bad ass way of getting from point A to point B.

It's different things to different people. I'm plenty sure there will still be way more people playing it as a shooter, this topic isn't a good vertical slice by any means.

Trying to finish the original Deus Ex without killing anyone (bar the couple obvious people) was a fun challange for many.

For me personally it's about neither stealth nor killing nor getting from A to B. It's about exploration, finding every little nook and crany possible, all possible routes, all hiden places, locked areas, conversations etc.

#40 Posted by Clonedzero (3721 posts) -

i'll probably do the jack of all trades route. probably end up sucking at everything and making it super hard, but meh.
i like the idea of getting to a mission, going "i think ill stealth this one" and then going to the next and thinking "i'll rush in this time"
i always attempt the jack of all trades style of gameplay, that way i get the most out of a single playthrough as possible and i dont get burned out by always playing each mission the same way.

#41 Posted by emem (1955 posts) -

@Teleri said:

Wow, looks like everyone is going for stealth. Hey Eidos, maybe you should have just made a stealth game! I for one enjoy my options, and hope to adapt based on what seems realistic/safest/ethical. Deus Ex isn't about seeing if you can get to the end without killing anybody, it's about making decisions that you can feel comfortable with given the situation. Also, it's about finding the most bad ass way of getting from point A to point B.

I think it has a lot to do with it being optional.

I will also try to be as "humane" as possible, but sometimes the stealthy way doesn't have to be the most humane way and when it's not I will adapt my playstyle to whatever I see fit. I'm kinda cursed with always having to play games as the good guy unless you are not given a choice.

#42 Posted by Dimsey (943 posts) -

Will attempt stealthin' and talkin' my way through as much as possible.

#43 Posted by Tru3_Blu3 (3152 posts) -

Adaptive. Ripping out gun turrets for the fucking win!

#44 Posted by DystopiaX (5241 posts) -

Stealth+hacking, if it seems plausible to split that way/I won't horribly eff up by not min/maxing down a particular path.

If it's good then the second time I'll play as a dude who just kills everyone he meets/solves his problems with violence.

#45 Edited by Ghostiet (5153 posts) -

Stealth and talky-talky. Though I'll see when I get my hands on the game, some of the combat stuff looked pretty sweet.

#46 Posted by Extreme_Popcorn (842 posts) -

Sword arm through the face for everyone!

#47 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -

Stealth but I'll probably fail and go full on assault

#48 Posted by Titl (539 posts) -

I hope you can talk your way through "everything" in this game. i would love that.

#49 Posted by probablytuna (3444 posts) -

Stealth. That's the only way I want to play.

#50 Posted by faustyn (614 posts) -

stealth all the way.

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