History VideoGame / DeusEx

3rd Feb '16 2:55:14 AM TinMan
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* PuppetKing: U.S. President Philip Mead is just a figurehead for [=MJ12=], deferring to Walton Simons on government policy according to in-game newspapers.
30th Jan '16 11:35:52 AM nombretomado
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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''SystemShock''. There are also many similarities between the game and ''VideoGame/{{KGB}}''.
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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''SystemShock''.''VideoGame/SystemShock''. There are also many similarities between the game and ''VideoGame/{{KGB}}''.
26th Jan '16 2:14:39 PM GuyIncog
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* TriggerPhrase: A literal example with Anna and Gunther's kill phrases.
17th Jan '16 10:44:29 AM Nikumubeki
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Cleaning up the messy "Mods" section. Couldn't it be transfered to the Trivia section anyway?
The game is also known for its relatively active modding community. 2006 saw the release of the ''VideoGame/{{Zodiac}}'' mod, a fan-made {{Interquel}} that allows you to play as Paul Denton. ''VideoGame/{{Shifter}}'', an all-encompassing restored content/gameplay patch, was released in 2007 and restores DummiedOut content and adds new gameplay options and additional weapons to the base game. ''Shifter'' is also included in a 2015 collection of enhancement mods called ''Deux Ex: Revision'', which was released free on Steam to owners of the original game. In 2009, the most notable of the game's total conversion mods, ''TheNamelessMod'' was released, featuring an original non-linear plot and fully voiced dialogue. A fan-made prequel, ''[[VideoGame/TwentyTwentySeven 2027]]'' featuring DirectX 9 graphics, and a non-linear plot was released in 2011. ''[[VideoGame/DeusExNihilum Deus Ex: Nihilum]]'' was released in 2013, and is set in an alternate continuity few years before the canonical start of the game. In 2015, A High Definition visual upgrade to the original game was released called ''Deus Ex Revision''. The general environments and characters are given updated HD textures, and new ambient sounds are added in. Creator/SquareEnix themselves endorsed and approved of this mod. You can download it for free from Steam, provided you have the original game.
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The game is also known for its relatively active modding community. 2006 saw the release of the ''VideoGame/{{Zodiac}}'' mod, a fan-made {{Interquel}} that allows you to play as Paul Denton. ''VideoGame/{{Shifter}}'', an all-encompassing restored content/gameplay patch, was released in 2007 and restores DummiedOut content and adds new gameplay options and additional weapons to the base game. ''Shifter'' is also included in a 2015 collection of enhancement mods called ''Deux Ex: Revision'', which was released free on Steam to owners of the original game. In 2009, the most notable of the game's total conversion mods, ''TheNamelessMod'' was released, featuring an original non-linear plot and fully voiced dialogue. A fan-made prequel, ''[[VideoGame/TwentyTwentySeven 2027]]'' featuring DirectX 9 graphics, and a non-linear plot was released in 2011. ''[[VideoGame/DeusExNihilum Deus Ex: Nihilum]]'' was released in 2013, and is set in an alternate continuity few years before the canonical start of the game. As for gameplay mods, ''VideoGame/{{Shifter}}'' - an all-encompassing restored content/gameplay patch was released in 2007 and restores DummiedOut content and adds new gameplay options and additional weapons to the base game. In 2015, A High Definition a visual upgrade to the original game was released called mod, ''Deus Ex Revision''. The general environments and characters are given updated HD textures, and new ambient sounds are added in. Creator/SquareEnix themselves endorsed and approved of this mod. You can download it for free from Steam, provided you have Revision'', was published [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/397550/ on Steam]] (including the original game. aforementioned Shifter with some other gameplay mods).
29th Nov '15 12:41:53 PM Josef5678
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* DeadpanSnarker: Being a general cool cat, JC exhibits traits of this every now and then. He gets more cynical as the game progresses. Played absolutely straight regarding the ''deadpan'' aspect from the start on though (the only bit of dialogue in which you can actually hear him chuckle is triggered by a pretty complex series of actions, which is described in detail on [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything/DeusEx this subpage]]).
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* DeadpanSnarker: Being a general cool cat, JC exhibits traits of this every now and then. He gets more cynical as the game progresses. Played absolutely straight regarding the ''deadpan'' aspect from the start on though (the only bit of dialogue in which you can actually hear him chuckle is triggered by a pretty complex series of actions, which is described in detail on [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything/DeusEx [[DevelopersForesight/DeusEx this subpage]]).

* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything/DeusEx Has its own sub-page.]]
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything/DeusEx DevelopersForesight: [[DevelopersForesight/DeusEx Has its own sub-page.]]

** Picking the [=GEP=] gun when offered to you by Paul is probably the best choice, not only because the other two options, the sniper rifle and crossbow, can be found on the level, but since rockets can be easily found throughout the game, it can be used to breach doors and take out camera and turrets, saving you lockpicks and multitools. ''TheNamelessMod'' apparently [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything realized this]], and most doors in the game have infinite strength, which keeps you from blowing them open, and rockets aren't as easy to come by.
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** Picking the [=GEP=] gun when offered to you by Paul is probably the best choice, not only because the other two options, the sniper rifle and crossbow, can be found on the level, but since rockets can be easily found throughout the game, it can be used to breach doors and take out camera and turrets, saving you lockpicks and multitools. ''TheNamelessMod'' apparently [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything realized this]], this, and most doors in the game have infinite strength, which keeps you from blowing them open, and rockets aren't as easy to come by.
8th Nov '15 1:22:17 AM Androgeos
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Please explain how a link to a game made by the Japanese in 2013 does not qualify under Administrivia/Sinkhole before re-adding that link.
* AppliedPhlebotinum. Minimally invasive human augmentation? [[{{Nanotechnology}} Nanites]]. AbsurdlySharpBlade? [[{{Nanotechnology}} Nanites]]. Engineered plague with artificially scarce treatment? [[{{Nanotechnology}} NANITES,]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance SON!]]
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* AppliedPhlebotinum. Minimally invasive human augmentation? [[{{Nanotechnology}} Nanites]]. AbsurdlySharpBlade? [[{{Nanotechnology}} Nanites]]. Engineered plague with artificially scarce treatment? [[{{Nanotechnology}} NANITES,]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance NANITES, SON!]]
3rd Nov '15 2:58:12 AM Crypto
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*EmergentGameplay: Deus Ex is often cited as responsible for promoting the concept of Emergent Gameplay, with players able to solve problems with unique and unforeseen solutions, often involving abuse of the game's physics or advanced level skills that developers did not anticipate being upgraded to that extent during a certain stage of the game.
2nd Nov '15 2:18:53 PM DRCEQ
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The game is also known for its relatively active modding community. 2006 saw the release of the ''VideoGame/{{Zodiac}}'' mod, a fan-made {{Interquel}} that allows you to play as Paul Denton. ''VideoGame/{{Shifter}}'', an all-encompassing restored content/gameplay patch, was released in 2007 and restores DummiedOut content and adds new gameplay options and additional weapons to the base game. ''Shifter'' is also included in a 2015 collection of enhancement mods called ''Deux Ex: Revision'', which was released free on Steam to owners of the original game. In 2009, the most notable of the game's total conversion mods, ''TheNamelessMod'' was released, featuring an original non-linear plot and fully voiced dialogue. A fan-made prequel, ''[[VideoGame/TwentyTwentySeven 2027]]'' featuring DirectX 9 graphics, and a non-linear plot was released in 2011. ''[[VideoGame/DeusExNihilum Deus Ex: Nihilum]]'' was released in 2013, and is set in an alternate continuity few years before the canonical start of the game.
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The game is also known for its relatively active modding community. 2006 saw the release of the ''VideoGame/{{Zodiac}}'' mod, a fan-made {{Interquel}} that allows you to play as Paul Denton. ''VideoGame/{{Shifter}}'', an all-encompassing restored content/gameplay patch, was released in 2007 and restores DummiedOut content and adds new gameplay options and additional weapons to the base game. ''Shifter'' is also included in a 2015 collection of enhancement mods called ''Deux Ex: Revision'', which was released free on Steam to owners of the original game. In 2009, the most notable of the game's total conversion mods, ''TheNamelessMod'' was released, featuring an original non-linear plot and fully voiced dialogue. A fan-made prequel, ''[[VideoGame/TwentyTwentySeven 2027]]'' featuring DirectX 9 graphics, and a non-linear plot was released in 2011. ''[[VideoGame/DeusExNihilum Deus Ex: Nihilum]]'' was released in 2013, and is set in an alternate continuity few years before the canonical start of the game. \n In 2015, A High Definition visual upgrade to the original game was released called ''Deus Ex Revision''. The general environments and characters are given updated HD textures, and new ambient sounds are added in. Creator/SquareEnix themselves endorsed and approved of this mod. You can download it for free from Steam, provided you have the original game.

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The game is also known for its relatively active modding community. 2006 saw the release of the ''VideoGame/{{Zodiac}}'' mod, a fan-made {{Interquel}} that allows you to play as Paul Denton. ''VideoGame/{{Shifter}}'', an all-encompassing restored content/gameplay patch, was released in 2007 and restores DummiedOut content and adds new gameplay options and additional weapons to the base game. ''Shifter'' is also included in a 2015 collection of enhancement mods called ''Deux Ex: * FanRemake: ''Deus Ex Revision'', a fanmade GameMod that enhances the base game with updated high definition character models, environments and ambient sounds. Creator/SquareEnix endorsed this mod themselves, which was released free is unprecedented, given their history of issuing cease-and-desist orders on this trope. Player who own Deus Ex on Steam to owners of can download the original game. In 2009, the most notable of the game's total conversion mods, ''TheNamelessMod'' was released, featuring an original non-linear plot and fully voiced dialogue. A fan-made prequel, ''[[VideoGame/TwentyTwentySeven 2027]]'' featuring DirectX 9 graphics, and a non-linear plot was released in 2011. ''[[VideoGame/DeusExNihilum Deus Ex: Nihilum]]'' was released in 2013, and is set in an alternate continuity few years before the canonical start of the game. upgrade for free.
19th Oct '15 8:40:41 PM kknizaa
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* BodyArmorAsHitPoints: Averted. While JC technically wears a ballistic vest all the time, he can only "use" the vests he finds lying around.

** Averted with JC however. Being drunk will put you at a disadvantage in combat and just getting around, as your vision will be messed up.

* DumbMuscle: Logging into Gunther's email account reveals a distressingly high rate of grammar and ortography errors. He might be [[EloquentInMyNativeTongue Eloquent In His Native Tongue]] though. ** That's probably more down to the fact that his fingers are too big to operate a keyboard properly. ** Considering the content of the e-mail it's pretty safe to conclude that this trope is played straight. For instance he has apparently repeatedly requested a 'skul-gun' inserted into his head, so he can shoot people by thinking about it. His supervisor promises to [[BlatantLies take that under consideration]], apparently having given up on explaining that the shock of firing such a gun would fry what brain he did have pretty quickly.
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* DumbMuscle: Logging into Gunther's email account reveals a distressingly high rate of grammar and ortography orthography errors. He might be [[EloquentInMyNativeTongue Eloquent In His Native Tongue]] though. ** That's probably more down to the fact that his fingers are too big to operate a keyboard properly. ** Considering the content of the e-mail it's pretty safe to conclude that this trope is played straight. For instance he He has apparently repeatedly requested a 'skul-gun' inserted into his head, so he can shoot people by thinking about it. His supervisor promises to [[BlatantLies take that under consideration]], apparently having given up on explaining that the shock of firing such a gun would fry what brain he did have pretty quickly.

* EverythingIsOnline: Averted: One part of the game requires you get physical access to "Milnet". Additionally, at the ending [[spoiler: DeusEstMachina Helios has little power, at most able to change codes and turn off lights, but gets power because of willing followers]].

* JustAStupidAccent: The Hong Kong levels are particularly notorious for this. For the game's Chinese characters to speak saying things like "''Rucky Money''," and "''In the fresh''"?... (Hint. The Chinese language has the letter "L.") Also seen on the Paris levels with painfully thick French accents. Averted with the Chinese soldiers on the ship, though, who possibly through an oversight, speak perfect American-accented English. Plot point if you miss [[spoiler:the mechanic in Everett's home]], who has an incorrect accent.
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* JustAStupidAccent: The Hong Kong levels are particularly notorious for this. For the game's Chinese characters to speak saying things like "''Rucky Money''," and "''In the fresh''"?... (Hint. The Chinese language has the letter "L.") Also seen on the Paris levels with painfully thick French accents. Averted with And the Australian bartender who's accent wanders helplessly from South Africa to Canada. On the other hand, the Chinese soldiers on the ship, though, who possibly through an oversight, speak perfect American-accented English. Plot point if you miss [[spoiler:the mechanic in Everett's home]], who has an incorrect accent.

* NonFatalExplosions: Averted; most explosives have a surprisingly large (for games) blast radius and direct hits will kill you and even boss enemies. Even with upgrades you can only detonate them remotely before they reach you, not survive actual hits.

** Extremely inverted at the end of the game, however: in the second-to-last level you have to [[spoiler:launch a nuclear missile at an active US Army base]], while at the end of the game, [[spoiler:you can destroy whatever remains with an antimatter explosion, bringing down all global communication systems around the world]].
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** Extremely inverted at the end of the game, however: in In the second-to-last level you have no choice but to [[spoiler:launch a nuclear missile at an active US Army base]], while at the end of the game, [[spoiler:you can destroy whatever remains with an antimatter explosion, bringing down all global communication systems around the world]].

* ShinyNewAustralia: Averted, the BigBad offers you Europe to stay out of his way instead.
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* ShinyNewAustralia: Averted, the The BigBad offers you Europe to stay out of his way instead.way.

* TranquillizerDart: Subverted in. JC's mini-crossbow can be loaded with Tranquilizer Darts which take several seconds to subdue the target. And, furthering the subversion, the victim runs around yelling for help before falling unconscious. Though shooting them in the head plays it straight, earning you an instant knock-out.
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* TranquillizerDart: Subverted in. JC's mini-crossbow can be loaded with Tranquilizer Darts which take earn you an instant knock-out on a headshot, or several seconds to subdue the target. And, furthering the subversion, the victim runs of them running around yelling for help before falling unconscious. Though shooting them in the head plays it straight, earning you an instant knock-out.screaming otherwise.

* WholePlotReference: In ''Literature/Neuromancer'', the main character is hired to destroy the barrier between two Artificial Intelligences, resulting in an incredibly powerful AI when they merge. The same thing eventually happens here, too.
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* WholePlotReference: In ''Literature/Neuromancer'', ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}'', the main character is hired to destroy the barrier between two Artificial Intelligences, resulting in an incredibly powerful AI when they merge. The same thing eventually happens here, too.
15th Oct '15 1:06:42 PM Tarrn
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The game is also known for its relatively active modding community. 2006 saw the release of the ''VideoGame/{{Zodiac}}'' mod, a fan-made {{Interquel}} that allows you to play as Paul Denton. ''VideoGame/{{Shifter}}'', an all-encompassing restored content/gameplay patch, was released in 2007 and restores DummiedOut content and adds new gameplay options and additional weapons to the base game. In 2009, the most notable of the game's total conversion mods, ''TheNamelessMod'' was released, featuring an original non-linear plot and fully voiced dialogue. A fan-made prequel, ''[[VideoGame/TwentyTwentySeven 2027]]'' featuring DirectX 9 graphics, and a non-linear plot was released in 2011. ''[[VideoGame/DeusExNihilum Deus Ex: Nihilum]]'' was released in 2013, and is set in an alternate continuity few years before the canonical start of the game.
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The game is also known for its relatively active modding community. 2006 saw the release of the ''VideoGame/{{Zodiac}}'' mod, a fan-made {{Interquel}} that allows you to play as Paul Denton. ''VideoGame/{{Shifter}}'', an all-encompassing restored content/gameplay patch, was released in 2007 and restores DummiedOut content and adds new gameplay options and additional weapons to the base game. ''Shifter'' is also included in a 2015 collection of enhancement mods called ''Deux Ex: Revision'', which was released free on Steam to owners of the original game. In 2009, the most notable of the game's total conversion mods, ''TheNamelessMod'' was released, featuring an original non-linear plot and fully voiced dialogue. A fan-made prequel, ''[[VideoGame/TwentyTwentySeven 2027]]'' featuring DirectX 9 graphics, and a non-linear plot was released in 2011. ''[[VideoGame/DeusExNihilum Deus Ex: Nihilum]]'' was released in 2013, and is set in an alternate continuity few years before the canonical start of the game. game.
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