Alamar wrote on Sep 12, 2010, 15:29:
Carmack fanboy or something? :p
This... Is a good example of what's wrong with 'society' or our 'culture' today...
It's ok for people to have different opinions... It's ok for people to argue the merit of their opinions...
There's no need for people to take it personally, when someone else has a different opinion/view of a situation. You don't need to try and dismiss/disregard other people by convincing yourself they're 'fanboi's, work for the company you're hating on, or call it whining/QQ/etc, or alts of Derek Smart... (I apologize if that gets him in this thread).
I personally think some people's opinions on Blues, over the last 10 ish years I've been coming here, are insane... I can't relate, but I also realize that I don't have to agree, or even understand their point, to know it's valid : )
As for the original Deus Ex... I enjoyed some of it... But I didn't think it was the crazy-good game with an amazing system that seemed to be the popular view at the time... Having 'grown up' with games like the original System Shock, perhaps I was just expecting more... Though, 'to be honest', any time something is hyped, I expect more, and usually end up disappointed... (I sat in the theatre for nearly 2 hours WAITING for the scary part of The Blair Witch Project... The only major emotion that movie evoked, was a sense of longing for camping).
Anyhow... nearly done ranting...
In the end, my point isn't, that you should hug your neighbor (or fellow poster)... Instead, argue with them... But do it with a little more self respect/confidence/what-have-you... : )
You base a whole rant on one retro-inspired joke? Nicely done.
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Sep 12, 2010, 15:44:
What out there was better (genuine question)?Half-Life, Unreal Tournament, Elite Force, Soldier Of Fortune, etc. Deus Ex may have had decent gameplay but the presentation / graphics were pretty poor and the environments very sparse.
Deus Ex used the same engine as UT, so you can't really say the engine was inferior. :p The levels were so much bigger in DEx compared to its contemporaries - an important aspect of the game, and one that it's sequel was rightly lambasted for lacking - that there was no way you could have pushed the same number of static meshes etc that were found in UT and still fit into the available memory of the time.
Personally I loved the demo and couldn't wait to get hold of the full game. It just seemed a lot more mature compared to all the run and gun shooters of the time. It ran great on my Voodoo 3 3000 (which came with free copies of Unreal and UT. woo hoo!) and I loved the stealth mechanic - but I am a Thief fan too, so...
I realise any follow-up is going to have to overcome the rose tinted hue of it's father but if
the developers understand why Deus Ex was such a great game and
actually want to make a true sequel then there is hope, however slim.This comment was edited on Sep 13, 2010, 07:26.