It's also a shame that the skill-building system that counted for much of the original's RPG elements has been dumbed down to the point where you simply end up buying upgrades to your weapons and cyborg body. Although Invisible War has many failings, none of them manage to impinge on the game enough to prevent it from entertaining. Games as ambitious and as serious as this are rare and to be encouraged, so anyone looking for something with more depth than the average first person shooter will certainly find it here. --David Jenkins
I have however only began to scratch the surface of the things you can do in this game, let alone the several different story lines there are a massive selection of side mission you can do should you want (Things like assassinations, theft, spying etc.). To put it straight there literally enough things to do it will keep you occupied for weeks to come.
Now for the graphics, the eye candy, which is exactly what this game is, the graphics in this game are truly awesome. The character models, the worlds the objects the weapons are all rendered to the very finest detail (taking full advantage of the Box's power). To boot all the animations are simply superb and if the story didn't hook you, the graphics will.
This game captures the true heart and soul of a gritty, cyber-punk future with the dialogue and actions from the characters it all seems so realistic. This game will immerse you to the fullest (causing many arguments with ones girlfriend...trust me I know!!) and when you're done you will pick your controller up and start again.
Ok now for the not-so-good things, but fear not, there are little!
Although this game does boast a multi-ended story etc.... and with all the side missions there are times where you can just become overloaded and left a bit confused on how to go about completing your objectives.... Read more ›
Invisible War (IW) lives up to the original's great gameplay but there are some significant differences. There's not quite the same level of detail as in the original. There are no newspapers lying around to read and fewer amounts of junk to play with - the basketball is still there though. The plot also seems to unwind faster. The missions come thick and fast in IW and action is always just round the corner.
If anything, this is Deus Ex light. There's no more role play style stats. There is only one standard ammo clip, which works with all weapons. The body mods are simpler too. They are still good but more accessible this time. I guess this is all to make the game console friendly. The original PC game was ported to the PS2 as an after thought. PC purists won't be impressed, though, especially as the PC game is the same as the Xbox one.
Again, like the original, you start off working for one organisation, then other rival outfits offer you different conflicting missions. One group might ask you to get info off a guy, whilst another might tell you to kill him. You get to pick and choose what you want to do without really knowing which is right or wrong. You can also choose your own style of play. Some players will mainly blast their way through the game, some will hack, whilst others will use stealth. Of course you can use all three types
The game even plays on your real life prejudices. In one scene, an obviously gay man propositioned my male character. I gave a deliberately 'friendly' response, which gave me benefits that an unfriendly one probably wouldn't have. Very clever.... Read more ›
Overall I would give the game 4 stars
The game is great !!! It seems like a lighter version of the first game which won many a accolade in the gaming community, but to me better than the first. I'm not finished yet but I already love it's beautiful lighting effects and the story which doesn't seem as involved or too complicated for my tiny brain to lose interest. Graphically it looks the business, and seems to be the first game on Xbox which is heralding in the new bunch of titles that boast next gen graphics like Doom3 and Cronicles of Riddick which ups the ante in the looks department. Especially the lighting effects are excellent and help create a unique atmosphere. Your surroundings boast sharp visuals and although the people around you look a little stiff, generally the whole experience seems believable. The weapons in the game generally is great, as a newcomer having all these tools to approach each scenario differently makes for great gameplay. Having to choose your path through the story also takes some careful decisions throughout, as towards the end choosing who to support and what to do to who, makes all the difference how the story finishes.
On the negative side, you only seem to pick up one type of ammo and it seems to fit any weapon you use. It can be used on from your dainty pistol, to the rocket launcher. Not the most believable scenario ever.... Read more ›
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