THE BEST GAME
I started playing this bad boy last night - I never played the original Deus Ex, it was released a year or so before I had a good enough computer for it and also it was kind of a sleeper hit, it didn't get a lot of press until later on, in part due to the depth and complexity of the RPG mechanics. When I got around to it a couple of years ago the graphics were so dated and the mechanics so obtuse I had no idea what I was doing, so I dicked around with it briefly then let it fall by the wayside.
So, Human Revolution - this game is great. When I started it up, it was some kind of hostage negotiation thing in which I had to infiltrate a base where terrorists had taken some people hostage. There are SWAT guys all around the outside of the base and they're all "We have to wait for you to go in, what a load of BS" which I considered fairly disrespectful, so I picked up a a box and threw it at them (ala hurling furniture at Barney at the beginning of Half-Life 2). Unlike Barney, though, they responded by shooting me in the face, which meant I had to restart. Bummer, ok. No throwing stuff at SWAT guys. Got it.
You're a dude with "mechanical augmentation" which means you have like machine parts on you. And guns. So you get guns, but the game wants you to be stealthy. "Sneak past the guards", it says. Screw that. I come across a guard who I'm meant to stealthily knock out, so I cut him to death with BLADES. The game immediately gets upset and says "Hide the body!!! Drag it away!!" The drag animation is awesome. You just drag floppy corpses around. I dumped this guy in the hiding place it told me to. Sweet. Except then all his buddies come to check it out - takes them a little while staring at their dead friend before they realise something is amiss. GRENADE TIME. I AM THE BEST AT STEALTH.
Due to my trigger-happy approach to, well, everything, I run out of ammo pretty quickly. So I'm running around hurling boxes at these terrorist guard chumps. It is awesome. I find the terrorist leader and decide to let him go because then I get another pistol which I can use to shoot people. My antics cause all the hostages to die, except one. This old black lady. She's sobbing about how I let her husband die. SO ANNOYING. I shoot her in the face. Apparently this isn't what I'm supposed to do, because all the SWAT guys gun me down. Reload save.
The SWAT guys are all "You let the hostages die, their death is on you!!" Oh really? TASTE THIS BOX!!! All of the SWAT guys gun me down. Reload save. Black lady is crying again. Annoying. I take her as a human shield and hurl boxes at the SWAT guys until they shoot her to death. Awesome. This game is AWESOME.
I LOVE THIS GAME