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  1. Big differences this time around. You know longer have skills, so the ability to use a computer (without a password at least) requires an augmentation, and if you want it, you can't have certain others. Give it a go, it's worth it. if anything it's less of what I wanted (the first, in terms of design rather than implementation, was practically faultless) and more in line with what you're saying.
  2. I don't see how the two are separate. If you're playing the game, and all you do when you come across an objective is see how many ways there are around it, then you're not getting sidetracked, you're actually playing the game! This time around, as I mentioned earlier, your augmentations are delivered more strictly which means you may find there aren't so many options within a single game, although you'll probably want to try another route next time through.
  3. What a strange family. Given she must be at least 20, how come she's still getting good presents??
  4. It's a side scroller. Just wrong.
  5. Stuck it on my Flash cart a few weeks ago. Total pants. The gaming equivalent of that cartoon.
  6. A combo of the two would be unbeatable - MM's storyline and sidequests, OOT's dungeons and Hyrule Field hub (the square Termina Field was dulllsville). Impossible to pick one over the other on their own merits IMO.
  7. Even though I played through DE1 twice there's something that I love about this game that was absent from the first, and that's the way they've set up augmentations. One of the thrills of the first game was hacking computers, but I went straight for cloak thinking I'd get it later, only to then find I had to overwrite my cloak (level 2 no less) if I wanted to access computers! I'm sure in the first one you were restricted simply by the number of canisters you could get hold of? Anyway, it's a cool way to ensure you never get too powerful, and I'll definitely play through it again for hacking tomfoolery alone.
  8. It's a non issue, I can't honestly remember any problems from the first game with this. Curiously, although it's the way I play the game TBH, I haven't even been close to running out of ammo at any point.
  9. Oh yeah, I didn't mean that, I meant the Fierce Deity. Hint - inside the Moon, hand over all of your masks to the kids running around, then talk to the kid wearing Majora's Mask. SPOILERS I could have been being really stupid you know. Because I was one mask short at the end I seem to remember thinking there was another I had to find before I could talk to the kids ... something you had to get from the thief who goes to the mask shop. IIRC, the hints said something about stopping him once on a certain day, and then stopping him again another day, and then buying a mask from the second hand shop. I never ever managed to find that mask.
  10. Oh yeah, I didn't mean that, I meant the Fierce Deity.
  11. He was a bitch. The other thing with MM is - I finished it sans one mask (the giants mask) without any help. And yet reading FAQs as I then did I *still* couldn't figure out how to get the damn thing. All the more reason to have another pop incredible game, so many standout moments.
  12. yup, enough to put me off, that's for sure. Wouldn't pay over a tenner personally. Just pointing out what MM on its own cost me not too many years ago.
  13. The original game was £50*. If you screw your eyes up real tight it's a bit of a bargain. * £85 on import including N64 universal adaptor ... worth every penny.
  14. Amen. It's fantastic fun, and a worthy sequel so far. Looking forward to playing it through again as a female character as I can see how loads of things will have to change ... SPOILERS like the gay setup in the nightclub
  15. The NTSC version is £29.99 in Skill2k if anyone's interested.
  16. I put in a few hours on the Xbox version over the weekend and am utterly loving it. Agree with Monkey - the framerate drops badly from the outset, the game really could have done with another few months for optimisation, but after a while it either improves or you just don't notice it. Deus Ex required the player to forgive it, combat being one utterly woeful implementation, and that aspect is much improved this time around. The loss of skills is a shame, but I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that you now have to choose augmenations - I quickly installed run silent but was later surprised to learn I couldn't hack computers without overwriting it, which makes for interesting tactical decisions. It's as easy so far as the original was on PS2 so I will probably play the PC version one day assuming it's harder, and the level design is much more cramped than the original's pleasingly large environments, but most of what made Deus Ex so great is present and correct - it's utterly compulsive, looks gorgeous (what they've done with shadows is just extraordinary) and sounds brilliant too. I don't believe that when I've finished it I'll feel the same way as I did when playing the quite sublime first game, but it's already one of the most enjoyable action adventures I've played.
  17. Just finished the Cube version having shelled out a bundle on impulse following the praise on this very forum. Excellent, excellent game. There are criticisms to be made (it crashed some of the dialogue sampling was very low and hissy and the Cube just stopped playing sound altogether if you did lots of time rewinds in a row for the duration of the rewind) but they are technical and in any case just seem pointless given how far above the vast majority of products this is. Like all great games, making the main character actually fun to control obviously had so much effort put into it (can well believe the mind boggling number of animations given by the guy in the little documentary) and never got boring. The fighting baffled me initially but I'm glad I persevered as there's lots of subtle touches that reward patience and learning. Excellent script too, very witty and chuckle inducing on several occasions. A warning about The Wind Waker syndrome though - the amount of times I pressed the bastard left trigger to reset the camera behind me only to have time rewind d'oh. Great to be surprised like this, must surely be one of the best cross platform games of the current generation. Only bought it to fill the gap until Deus Ex arrived but now it's going to have to try extra hard.
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