: ION Storm Austin
: Eidos Interactive
: 1 CD
Requirements : Pentium or Athlon 300mhz or higher. 64MB RAM, 8MB 3D
accelerator, 400MB Hard Drive space, Win9x.
machine : AMD Athlon 1.33ghz, 384MB RAM, Elsa GeForce3 64MB, SB Live,
The future is interpreted in many predictable and sometimes unusual ways.
Sometimes it's a lush utopian society, and sometimes its a bleak, lonely world.
In Ion Storm's Unreal engine driven 3D action/RPG game, Deus Ex, its a little
bit of both. While it's probably not the setting people expected (most people
expect a violent, dog eat dog world), it's a welcome change. Deus Ex takes place
in the late future (around 2050 or so) and the world is a technology-laden
society. You fill the shoes of J.C Denton, a cybernetically enhanced UNATCO
agent (like in System Shock 2) and charged with the duties of keeping the New
York free of crime. You later find out that there is something bigger than crime
out there, something that will affect the whole world in a big way, and no it's
not a monster. Those are the main points of the story, and I won't give away
anymore, now onto the game features!
The game plays nothing like your regular RPGs. You do not level up by killing
other soldiers or monsters. Instead, you find these little things called
"Augmentation Canisters" which you can use to upgrade your gizmos,
such as: flashlight, drone, etc. You can also find items that will upgrade your
skill points, such as: Heavy Weapons skill, speed, etc. Like in most RPGs, you
have an inventory you can customize. You can't carry every single weapon you
find out there. You have a limited amount of space in which you can carry items,
and not just weapons I might add. Of course battling the minions of evil is just
like any First Person Shooter out there, just shoot and kill. But since this
game is an RPG, you sometimes have to TALK first and then SHOOT later. The game
has a variety of scenarios and areas which will keep you busy for hours. The
game offers over 12 weapons from batons to plasma cannons and also a variety of
useful items like lock picks and hacking equipment.
Graphics and Sound
This game utilizes the stunning Unreal engine, and if you've played Unreal
and thought it was good, this will blow your socks off. The textures and detail
are just amazing. The game supports 32Bit color using D3D, Glide, and I believe
OpenGL Support. As for sound, it supports EAX and even without it, its still
amazing. The game also offers speech spoken by the characters in the game which
is very convincing and entertaining.
Main Game Features:
- Unreal Graphics Engine
- Over 12 Weapons
- Great Story
- Great Sound
- OpenGL,D3D, Glide, EAX Support
- More than One Ending