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Today is the day the other shoe (or drill) drops as I head off to Doctor Toothy to finally deal with the crown I cracked a while back that he tried, unsuccessfully, to repair with tooth spackle (or some such thing). Turns out my amateur analysis of this was correct, and that the proper way to deal with this is replacing the crown altogether. Dr. Toothy doesn't work cheaply, but he is crediting me the cost of the spackle and adding a little break since he did the original work that broke, so he will be putting a smaller bite in me so I can take a bigger bite out of life.

Heading into New York City should be quite the adventure, as they are lighting that big ole Christmas tree today... Maybe I can make this whole project come together by stopping by the huge crowd and picking some pockets to help fund my dentistry.

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47. Re: Deus Ex : IW Dec 4, 2003, 08:23 Devster
 
Your settings don't save after exiting the game. Mouselag is still in there. Numerous other issues with the demo & ini files haven't been touched.

Wasn't this mentioned in that big forum post noted on blues a few days ago? the INIs are just marked read-only, and need to be untoggled first before they'll be saved? Or do I recall incorrectly?

EDIT: I see you already noted that (later) - I'll duck out of the way then.


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46. Re: Cool! Dec 4, 2003, 08:21 Devster
 
Trailer and behind the scenes footage.
was a media/link of the day a while back, wasn't it?

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45. Re: Deus Ex : IW Dec 4, 2003, 03:46 ExcessDan
 
i told you guys that game would suck long ago!
bwahaha right again just like MOO3 and some other game that i forgot.. next up on my prediction of bad games: hl2


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44. Re: Deus Ex : IW Dec 3, 2003, 23:56 Creston
 
Warpig,



Yes, I think you can probably assume that I don't really like it very much.

And this is coming from me, the biggest Deus Ex / Warren Spector Fanboy on the planet. I cannot even CONVEY how much I WANT to like this game. How much I'm willing to just overlook in my desperate attempts to find something, SOMEWHERE to like in it.

The voice acting sucks. After playing KotOR, where the actors actually understand what the meaning of the word EMPHASIS is, who deliver their lines with passion, fitting the circumstances, making you believe that they ARE those characters, to hear the fucking twerp who does Alex D's (male) voice is a fucking crime against gaming.

Your character looks like a dork. JC looked cool. Shades, long robes. Have Anna talk shit to you about your outfit, then just shrug it off with a wise ass remark. What the fuck is Alex D going to do, say "Whoa, surf's up bro,"??

Oh, and I even forgot something. Remember all those old games where you would fire through some railings / fence / crossbars etc, and your bullet would explode in the middle of air because the game views that as one big chunky area? And remember how happy we all were when about two years ago, that finally got abolished, and if you fired through something you'd actually hit your target?

Harvey Spector proudly presents : Streamlined Texturing, where not only once again can you no longer fire through things you SHOULD be able to fire through, but they also bring back the sorely missed "You're aiming five inches to the side of that wall, but your bullet still hits it!"

FUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKK

And yes, that nerd long haired hippie sales clerk at my local EB better not give me any shit...

Creston

Edit : Here's a rather peculiar thing. Flush a toilet in Invisible War, and the toilet plays a strange musical tune, and it doesn't flush.
I'd almost dread turning on a radio in the game, if I hadn't uninstalled it already.

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43. Re: Deus Ex : IW Dec 3, 2003, 23:47 WarPig
 
Harvey Smith is the fucking DEATH of the Deus Ex franchise, and I hope the fucker chokes on it.

I've just uninstalled it, packed it back up, it's going back to EB tomorrow. Deus Ex ended after the first game. There is no sequel.

Ahhhhh, so in reading between the lines I'm starting to think that you don't like it after all.

I'm already feeling a little sorry for the poor clerk who questions why you're returning the game, or better yet gives you shit about returning it.

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42. Re: Deus Ex : IW Dec 3, 2003, 23:30 Creston
 
I'm sorry but I'm not sure I understand you. Please tell me how you really feel

Actually, that part didn't even manage to convey the utter loathing that I currently have towards Ion Storm. My earlier mention that my performance seemed fine needs changing, since it turns out that the second I set foot outside my "apartment", I got what appeared to be in the single digits in framerates. I don't think I have the world's fanciest computer, but my 9800 Pro should give me more than 10fps at 1024x768 WITH NO ANTI ALIASING on. I did eventually discover the hidden (behind the fucking Xbox menu controls) options for shadows and lighting, and switching those to low did make some improvements.
Oh, also, when you step out of the first room you're in, the level starts shaking, as if Ion Storm is laughing at your computer's pathetic attempt to give you double digit framerates, and intends to make sure that lofty goal will never be attained.

Moving on,

The game is fucking ugly. There is no other word for it. When people said it was ugly, I looked at screenshots and thought "it's not THAT bad, is it?"
Unfortunately, it is. In fact, it's uglier than it is in the screenshots. Animation is so pathetic it makes the ORIGINAL Deus Ex look like the fucking Lion King in comparison.

Physics, ehhh. This is the HAVOK physics engine? The engine that worked so beautifully in Max Payne 2? What the fuck happened to it?? Throw a basketball, and it bounces exactly twice before coming to a stop. What? Even the basketball in the original Deus Ex bounced more realistically than that. Pick up a body, and fling it around, and be amazed at how expertly the Ion Storm team managed to cripple what was once an amazing physics engine. Sigh.
The interface defies description. Not only can you not drag and drop, but you can also NOT switch from your inventory to your biomods screen, to your datavault. All you can do is hit Escape to exit out of the current screen, THEN go into another screen. Fuck this fucking console fuck.
(And yes, I know that I can alter my .ini to fix this. But after I actually fucking stood up for them, I would have expected Ion Storm to have a fucking PATCH ready on launch day to fix these damned issues! Not pretend they don't fucking exist!

But, I thought, at least the story will be cool, right? I'll just ignore the shitty gameplay, the fifteen bullets per bad guy kill ratio, the framerate, and enjoy the story.
Here's what happened in the story in my first 15 minutes of play. I'll secret it so that those few unfortunate souls among you who will buy this game won't get spoiled on the awesome surprises.

Chicago is blown up in a VERY nice looking intro. Cool bomb. You are evacuated to Seattle. Ok.
Now, remember that helicopter in the original Deus Ex that could travel at Mach 6 to fly you from New York to Hong Kong in less than five hours? They've improved them.
You are in Seattle, in your own apartment. You've apparently already had time to do such things as put a trophy on a shelf, and stuff some junk into a container. When you walk outside your apartment, and click on some news kiosk, BREAKING news comes in about a bomb that went of in Chicago.
How fast, exactly, did I fly to Seattle? Oh, I know, it's Unified Air Travel, it flies at the Speed of NanoTech.

Some bint comes on and yaps about how cool Tarsus is, and that I need to talk to Billie. Who the fuck is Billie? Like Ray said, why do I care? I've been given no attachment to Billie, yet somehow she is my best friend, and I have to talk to her.
I talk to Billie, and get told that I need to go downstairs, which I do, through all the tremors shaking the building. I talk to two more characters that mean nothing to me, one of whom is so fucking annoying I want to kill him on the spot. Then I'm told we're under attack, and I have to evacuate the academy.

I'm 15 minutes into the game, and I've evacuated TWO Tarsus Academies. I don't even know what the fuck the Tarsus Academy IS or DOES, but I've already fled it twice.

However, the first plot twist comes along, and Billie tells you that Tarsus is eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeviilll, and is using you as a testsubject. Before I know it I'm back in my apartment, Billie makes the roof disappear, and I see I've been watched by scientists, who have ( so I learn later) been making plenty of notes on me already, in the 2.4 minutes that I must have been here between the detonation of the bomb and it going onto the news as "breaking news".

Oh no, Tarsus isn't what it seemed!
BUT I HAVE NO FUCKING CLUE WHAT TARSUS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE IN THE FIRST PLACE?! So what's the point of throwing such a plot twist in your face, if you've never gotten the chance to find out what Tarsus is, why you should care, and even come to care?
When I had to leave Unatco in the first game, it bugged the shit out of me. I had to leave my buddies and my job to join some fucking terrorists?
Compare this to "Oh no, Tarsus is bad, let's run, since we've been here all of 18 seconds."
Also, how the hell did Billie find all of this out if we've only just arrived here??


What the fuck..

My misery continued up into Seattle, where, pissed off beyond belief, I decided to test this "There is no wrong path through the game" bullshit by blowing away every living body I could find and devouring it with my nanotech "Eat Dead Flesh" ability. (Cool that, btw.)

Some guards somewhere shouted at me that I wouldn't get away with this, but since I was one level up from where they were, they apparently didn't know where to find me. The "Ultra deadly, state of the art" seeker bots blabbed something about scanning and how this was intolerable something, floating about in a menacing fashion, apparently looking for me, but then I stepped out right in front of it, it bumped against me twice trying to get past, then decided its meager AI was overtaxed, and floated off, apparently satisfied that the killer had been taken into custody or something.

Vexed, I fired two poison bolts into a shopkeeper who was talking to some dude, he looked surprised and murmured "Is that poison?", when the game decided that although there is no wrong path, it doesn't mean it can't kick me back to the desktop without any kind of error message.

You're not quite sure what I meant Bronco?

Let me try to explain it.

Harvey Smith is the fucking DEATH of the Deus Ex franchise, and I hope the fucker chokes on it.

I've just uninstalled it, packed it back up, it's going back to EB tomorrow. Deus Ex ended after the first game. There is no sequel.

Creston
(apologies for the long rant. I've thought about posting it on the Ion forums, but they'll just delete it anyways.)


 
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41. Re: Cool! Dec 3, 2003, 23:22 nin
 
Did I just type genitalia? WTF!

Yeah! WTF?


I'm off to assemble the first few parts of my new computer that I take such pride in. I should probably go to sleep instead, but to hell with it!

Rule number 1 of building your own PC - never attempt it when you're tired. Accidents happen.

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40. Re: Cool! Dec 3, 2003, 23:08 WarPig
 
I'm beginning to worry about peoples obsessions with my genitalia...

Well, Enahs must figure that you had to come by the nickname "Bronco" somehow...


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39. Re: Deus Ex : IW Dec 3, 2003, 22:48 Ray Marden
 
I think he is just surprised by how much he likes it.

Wondering why the local EBG is not stocking X2 :|,
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38. Re: Cool! Dec 3, 2003, 22:37 Bunko
 
Anyhow, good night ladies and DX2 haters. I'm off to assemble the first few parts of my new computer that I take such pride in. I should probably go to sleep instead, but to hell with it!

EDIT: And, Enahs... NO SHROOMS FOR YOU!

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37. Re: Cool! Dec 3, 2003, 22:34 Bunko
 
LOL. Just another psychadelic day at Blue's News.
Watch bunko...errr...I think we should save that for the pilot, and not spoil the secret!

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36. Re: Deus Ex : IW Dec 3, 2003, 22:32 Bronco
 
Fuck you to fucking hell Ion Storm, Harvey Smith and Warren Spector.

Creston,

I'm sorry but I'm not sure I understand you. Please tell me how you really feel.



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35. Re: Cool! Dec 3, 2003, 22:30 Bronco
 
Watch Bronco swim with the dolphins, and they mistake his groin for a shark attaching them, and he gets a head butt in the groin from the dolphins!

WTF?

Get this man some coffee and crullers, STAT!

I'm beginning to worry about peoples obsessions with my genitalia...



Did I just type genitalia? WTF!

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34. Re: Cool! Dec 3, 2003, 22:26 Enahs
 
can I be the guy who bonds with the face stinging scorpion after being crushed by the Coke machine?

Ok, but first you must complete a quest.

Find the pro-shop

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33. Re: Cool! Dec 3, 2003, 21:36 WarPig
 
Hey Enahs, can I be the guy who bonds with the face stinging scorpion after being crushed by the Coke machine? Please?

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32. Re: Cool! Dec 3, 2003, 21:17 Enahs
 
I am high on life!
And sour patch kids! (this is a real candy, not some code word for anything)

And tron, if you try to take away my AS again I will build a space arc, and put just you on that sucker and send you off to space!

DO NOT TRY AND STOP MY AS FIX!!! THOU WILL RUE THE DAY IF THOU TRYS! heh heh

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31. Re: Cool! Dec 3, 2003, 21:02 tron
 
Will Blue every find the right adapter to re-charge the battery in his go go barbie underwater propulsion device

too much adult swim for you, enahs - you're cut off!

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30. Re: Cool! Dec 3, 2003, 20:30 The Truth
 
Whatever it is your on Enahs, I want some.

Probably wasrad's mushroom pizza!

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29. Re: Cool! Dec 3, 2003, 19:55 Bucky
 
Will Blue every find the right adapter to re-charge the battery in his go go barbie underwater propulsion device?!

ROFL!

Whatever it is your on Enahs, I want some.

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28. Re: Cool! Dec 3, 2003, 19:16 Enahs
 
Will Blue every find the right adapter to re-charge the battery in his go go barbie underwater propulsion device?!

Stay tuned for next weeks episode to find out!






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