THE GOOD: A very good FPS/RPG that combines the elements of both genres nicely.
THE BAD: The action element is rather frowned upon.
SUMMARY: Deus Ex is the greatest game on pc to date. Featuring some rather nice graphics, and some terrific gameplay, Deus Ex combines the two greatest elements in the pc market today. There a few problems, like for example the action element is rather frowned upon, because your a goverment agent, your ment to be secreative and stealthy. Another problem is the graphics. Though nice, the game jerks along at some times unplayable speeds due to the ammount of detail in the game. Of course, lowering the graphics can help, but the game loses some of it's shine then, and Deus Ex's major plus is it's shine. Another bad part of the game is the enemy AI. They are ment to act like real people, but sometimes act like stupid ass idiots that can't find the way through a door, which gets annoying at times when your trying to have an awesome gun battle.
SUMMARY: Getting shot in Deus Ex makes you short, I swear. It is being marketed as an action game, but isn't. The character moves slowly even when he's running. Walking is too slow to bear. His guns have almost no effect so the figting is very frustrating. You can't just charge in and blaze away becuase the bad guys don't die, even if you blast them at close range with a shotgun! And then they shoot back and the lights dim and you get short and then you die. What fun! I play Unreal, Marathon, Descent, and Duke Nukem. They are action games. Deus Ex is pretty and has a nice plot, but it's no action game.
THE GOOD: Challenging game play, intresting storyline, variable ending.
SUMMARY: Not a game for the weak minded, faint of heart, or those with little time. Challenging gameplay and fairly good story line keep game intresting, while limited weapons and variable choices make gameplay realistic and challenging time and again. Skill levels and upgrades allow you to keep on par with the enemy, but do not distract from the challenge. Kick-arse game for the serious players.
Oh, and hope you have lots of time to play, cause this game is addicting as well!