Comments on: Deus Ex Humor Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:53:13 +0000 hourly 1 By: Darren Torpey Fri, 25 Jul 2008 05:14:00 +0000 I’m always amazed at how many Hollywood movie trailers pull the same trick.

Many are purposefully obtuse with what they give away, but others are very obvious.

Nonetheless, the directors, writers, and editors are artists who can pull you in and make you want to follow along naively if they do their job right and you are willing to go along for the ride.

For some reason, Deus Ex got me to give in an let it pull me into its world, despite the fact that I had very little background in conspiracy theories, disliked the Matrix-like look of the game, thought the (combat) gameplay was rough and animation rougher, and found the dialog to be somewhat painful to follow.

Despite all that, Deus Ex still worked for me. I think that’s a big part of why I consider it such a great game. (In fact, similar things can be said of my favorite game, Final Fantasy VI).