Ok, I freaking loved the original Deus Ex, one of my all time favorite games. So... earlier this week, I was freaking out about it's imminent release, and planning on preordering it to get the t-shirt. However, I decided to read some interviews and previews, and I've become a bit wary.
They're talking about how the simultaneous x-box/PC development put constraints on how they made the game. As a PC player, that worries me. I also read about how the PC version is identical except for high resolution textures. That really worries me. Now, I'm not sure if the next things were done because of the TV resolution and gamepad restrictions on the console, but either way, I'm not terribly happy.
1. There's universal ammo. It's unrealistic, there is no way the entire gun industry and every gun-toting human on the planet will switch to plasma ammo in a period of 15 years. Ok, subtract some realism, I can deal with it.
2. There's no reloading. No, not quicksave/reload, I mean no gun reloading. Why?! Another blow to realism, tactics, and immersion. That means you can blast away with your pistol until your total ammo runs out. It also means you can't slash that enemy up with your sword as he's reloading.
Those are just the two main things that bother me, and I'm really hoping it's not turning into an arcade game. The plot, characters, and interactive storyline may be awesome, but I'm not going to enjoy it very much if it's Quake 3. Anyway, now I'm thinking of waiting for the demo before I buy it.