What do you get when you take part roleplaying game and part
first person shooter and mix them up. You get Deus Ex:
Invisible War of course.
Story: Deus Ex: Invisible War is a first person role
playing game and is set in a grim future sometime after the
first Deus Ex. The game starts off
with the destruction of Chicago (which is quite impressive)
and you have no clue who is behind it and then your off to
discover and figure out exactly what is going on. The rest
of the story unfolds quite nicely and if you like sci-fi stories
then your in for a treat.
Gameplay: The gameplay is like a mixture of role playing
and first person shooting. There is no leveling up of the
sort but you have different biomods that you can use in the
game to enhance certain abilities to help you through out
your adventure. Also many choices that you make throughout
the game can effect certain things later. Choosing which side
missions to partake in or even the main missions give you
a reason to play through the game again. The whole game is
played from a first person perspective and while there is
plenty of combat in the game it is by far not just a shooting
game. You can hack, pick locks, pick up almost anything in
the game. There is also almost always multiple ways of doing
a mission. Whether it be sneaky or Rambo style this game has
many different ways it can be played, which is a plus. This
game has a great physics engine and tons of stuff can be picked
up and just tossed around (including bodies) and its tons
Graphics: The graphics in the game are outstanding.
Some of the very best the Xbox has to offer and the lighting
is incredibly and really brings to life the game. While the
framerate isn't 60 frames, it is mostly 30 with dips here
and then, especially at the beginning. After the first area
the framerate seems to smooth out for the most part. The people
look pretty detailed and everything looks good and does a
good job at convincing you that your really there.
Controls: The controls on Deus Ex: Invisible War
seem pretty solid. Everything controlled really well whether
it was you or some robot you hacked. Feels like a first person
shooter when playing so if you've played them then you might
have a easier time getting accustomed.
Sound: The sounds effects and music really bring to
life this game as well. Also there is tons and tons of spoken
speech in this game and the voice acting is really good. Seems
companies are learning that it pays to have good voice acting.
The score of the game is action packed at times but more melody
and creepy at other parts. The sounds of the guns and the
robots and people screaming for their life is all done extremely
well. Catch someone on fire and listen to them scream in agony.
Overall: I cant judge Deus Ex: Invisible War
against the first Deus Ex because I never played it.
That said this game is extremely fun and addicting. It has
substance and style to boot and a great story. If you wanna
play a game that's just action look elsewhere if you wanna
play a great Action/Rpg that draws you into its world, pick
up Deus Ex: Invisible War - you won't be disappointed.
- Justin Celani