Deus Ex : The Conspiracy (PS2)

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  1. Michael Geiger

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    Anyone pick this game up yet ? Much of an improvement over the pc version ? Any comments appreciated. I doubt I will buy it since I finished about 2/3 of the old one, but it might be worth renting.
     
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    I picked this up today on the recommendation of someone who raved about the PC version....and I hate it!
    Well, maybe that's a bit harsh since I have only played through the tutorial and part of the first level...but I cannot get past the horrible graphics. IMO, they are only slightly better than PS1 graphics and well below other FPS's on the PS2 such as Half Life and Red Faction.
    I'm returning it tomorrow.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Its probably the lack of antialiasing (if they were stupid enough to not include it). Otherwise, it should still be pretty good looking.

    How does it play?
     
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    Well... some of the beginning level on Liberty Island is a bit bland... stuff looks a lot better later. I can't imagine it looking worse than the PC version either, just lower resolution. And I thought the PC version looked fine. I never beat it though... was near the end, took a long break from it, then discovered I'd lost my save games [​IMG]
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    FRAME RATE...I need frame rates!!!!!!!!!
    Seriously, I've wanted to play this for a couple of years. My PC is P2 300, with 2 Monster Diamond Voodoo II's.
    In other words, a turd. [​IMG]
    Tried playing this when it came out but, I'm not into slide shows, if you know what I mean.
    Anyhoo...I can handle bland PS2 graphics as long as the frame rate is nice and smooth. If you guys tell me that the graphics are rather bland WITH a choppy frame rate, I'm going to have to pass.
    Bad frame rates ruin a game a hell of a lot faster than just average graphics. Of course, this is mho.
     
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    RPG? great...I HATE RPG's.[​IMG] This is getting worse by the minute. I haven't gone back to it yet, but hearing that it is part RPG doesn't help.
    I will still keep an open mind and give it a decent shot. BTW, Derrick, the frame rate is low and it is also very choppy IMO.
     
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    No, no, no, no, Tino, it's nothing like a 'classic' PC or Console RPG. It's a stealth mission game where in the process of the game you get to build specialised skills in your character - there's multiple ways to play it, go guns blazing, go stealthy, etc, and you can progress your skills to suit your gameplay style.

    It's not hit points & magic points or anything even close! On the PC, it was a top notch game, one of the best PC games in the last few years as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    I think its more like a "take control of the situation" RPG than an "I hit you, you hit me" or "run around and modify stats" RPG.

    So its more like a Shenmue-ish RPG, or am I wrong on this comparison?
     
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    System Shock 2 is definitely the closest comparision. A mishmash of it, Thief & the various conspiracy theories. I really liked it. It's nothing like Shenmue gameplay wise.
     
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    Graphics were never the strong suit of Deus Ex. It was released after Unreal Tournament, but used a modified Unreal engine, and didn't look nearly as good as UT. This also meant that the engine was heavily optimized for the Voodoo chipset. Subsequent patches improved DirectX and OpenGL functionality, but a Voodoo3 still out-performs my Radeon using DirectX or OpenGL.

    The beauty of the PC version was the incredible story and and the flexibility to play complete things the way that you wanted to complete them. I always opted for stealh - I sniped a lot, hacked into the computer systems, and tried to remain unnoticed. A co-worker relied on force, and beefed up his accuracy and strength stats. It's a tremendously flexible game. Don't worry about calling it a RPG, a FPS, or whatever. It crosses the boundaries of too many genres to be classified. It's a game, and a damn fine one at that.

    Too bad to hear about the frame rates. Hopefully I can find a copy to rent soon - I'm looking forward to playing this one again.

    -Dave
     
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