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5.0 out of 5 stars
Deus Ex : Best plot ever, 17 May 2011
The original Deus Ex was the first computer game I ever played and nothing else in terms of the branching plot lines and the impact your decisions can have on a game has ever compared.For example a character tells you to leave, they will cover your getaway, if you leave but decide to immediately return and save the other person from certain death , that character lives on and influences the rest of the plot.This key decision was not signalled in anyway, the game did not require a choice, the game was just programmed to respond if the player made this personal decision. We played through the game once or twice as normal but then replayed it countless times seeking out other places we could make different decisions or alternative means of solving problems. Forget the old looking graphics , this game is worth playing just to appreciate the planning and programming that went into the plotlines alone. Every other linear type game has just been a disappointment in spite of flashy graphics and sound effects. Invisible war was a bit of a disappointment too as the first half is mostly linear.