Finished Deus Ex Invisible War on hard. Believe it or not, never managed to beat it. Or wanted to finish it. Because this is a huge disappointment from the original game. But I wanted a true Deus Ex run in the last months of the year aaaand…the hardest part is over. 9 hours. The lenght of the game is not the only problem. The creators and dear Warren Spector wanted to make a Deus Ex game that is more “mainstreamed” = shorter, easier, less complicated in game mechanics, story and utterly garbage graphics for console gamers. Well done, managed to make the worst sequel of all time in my book. And it hurts more because this is the sequel of my favourite game. I expected nothing good from this and it worked. Did it for the story and nothing else. It was great to see some old places, that is the only good point in the game :D
But my fustration started with launching the game. This game is $hit if not running on a Windows XP. The game crashes during every load if you manage to get to the main menu. There is an unofficial patch and a program I needed to configure to even start the story. I can’t believe that a Steam or GOG version is this bad. Worst console port ever. Compatibility zero. You need a unofficial program to run in the background, because the game crashes during loads. You need this program because it shuts down the crashed game then relaunches the game where the load stopped and you can continue your game after some screen flashes. Never heard of this before during my 15 years of gaming.
Because of the shorter but still great conspiracy story and some nostalgic moments and places my final GX rate is 3/10
ps: OMG what is this UI?