I'm planning on buying it next week after i get back from California. Still havnt decided if i should get it on PC and play it on my monitor or get it on 360 and play it on the Big plasma screen i'll soon be buying as well.
There is so much missing from this game's stealth. Why can't I open doors quietly? Seriously, it's like Jenson just kicks them open like an idiot.
And the enemies never do anything interesting, so it's very hard to get creative. Either the situation is meant to be bypassed (oh look! Some movable crates. There won't be a duct cover behind there that I can open, no sir-ee!), or the guards do the same "wander down the dark hallway" act to make it easy.
Obviously an action game at heart. But the controls suck, so I'm still confused. Why am I pressing X instead of A like every other Xbox game in existence? Who uses X for menus? Seriously?
Like cracking it open instead of opening it all the way? I don't see the issue. If you open it when the guard isn't looking, they don't see it and don't react. Open it while they are looking, they get curious. I crouch when I open them in a hostile area.
While I agree the AI is sometimes sporadic, they do react to noise and and changes in the situation. Leave a body behind, they get alarmed. Get to close and noisy, they see what's going on. Hell, I use distractions all the time. Throw a box to make noise or even set off and explosion. I used a vending machine to block a doorway so the could not get to me. That was funny.
One the controls, I totally disagree with you here. They are slick and have had zero issues. I find movement in stealth easy
Officially done. Tired of spending 30 minutes on each room, loading and re-loading trying to find the "proper" way through it without being detected. The AI is far too finicky to encourage experimentation or inventive ways of dealing with the situation. The sandbox toolset is not there.
been playing the game over the weekend and i am absolutely loving it. enough to the point that i went out and got the first 2 Deus Ex games for the PC yesterday. i generally go with a adaptive approach to my combat method. stealth until i reach a point where i have to take offensive action.
on top of that i'm liking all the background stuff to the game. in between missions. i'm frequently taking a few minutes just to read all the e-books, newspapers and news channel stuff to appreciate the background universe.
definately shaping to be one of the best games i've played this year.