4 Hours Into Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

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I’ve been playing No Man’s Sky for almost 6 hours and I honestly got bored from it. Don’t get me wrong the game is fun and I love how massive it is but it gets tedious after awhile and it gives the feeling like it’s lacking something, I need a goal or a purpose in a game or at least some side quests from time to time. I wrote a post on Creators.co explaining No Man’s Sky overall here if you are interested or you can check this excellent review post from The Well-Red Mage blog.

So I recently decided to try Deus Ex, giving newer games another chance in impressing me. I’ve never really played the previous Deus Ex games so I didn’t know what to expect in this game, I’ve only seen the screenshots and the trailer.

The year is 2029, two years after the events of Human Revolution and the “Aug Incident”—an event in which mechanically augmented humans became uncontrollable and lethally violent. Unbeknownst to the public, the affected augmented received implanted technology designed to control them by the shadowy Illuminati, which is abused by a rogue member of the group to discredit augmentations completely. The Illuminati successfully conceal the truth behind rumors and disinformation, while the augmented are now outcasts from normal humans in an era of “mechanical apartheid”.

The player character is Adam Jensen, an augmented former private security officer now working with a special Interpol unit to capture a terrorist group of augmented humans. However, Jensen also secretly works for the Juggernaut Collective, a hacker group helping him to confront the Illuminati.

The intro started explaining the past events of the story-line and wow I didn’t expect it to be 15 minutes long so I basically didn’t need to play the previous games now that I saw this long intro of what happened before, now that I’m up-to-date and ready to get into the game.

The game starts straight-forward in the first mission but then it spreads out in different side quests along with the main quest and that’s when I started getting lost. The game has a vast open world and I’ve been confused between fps or third person view at some points of the game. Graphics are absolutely stunning as I’m been playing on pc, it looks more of an action movie in my opinion.

So far, the game is interesting even though I’m not exactly a sci-fi fan but I’ll bite. Have you played this game yet? What are your thoughts about it?

6 Hours Into No Man’s Sky

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Who’s guilty of not posting on this blog for awhile ? Totally me…

I’m sorry for not posting lately, honestly I was under the weather since I was in UAE few days ago and today I’m feeling much better. I recently started playing No Man’s Sky after giving in to the hype of this game even though I don’t like playing new games, I miss playing PC games actually.

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The gameplay of No Man’s Sky is built on four pillars — exploration, survival, combat, and trading. Players are free to perform within the entirety of a procedurally generated deterministic open universe, which includes over 18 quintillion (1.8×1019) planets,many with their own sets of flora and fauna. By exploring, players gain information about the planets that they can submit to the Atlas, a universal database that can be shared with other players of the game. Players get compensated in in-game currency every time new information is uploaded to The Atlas. Players also gain materials and blueprints to upgrade their character’s equipment and purchase a variety of starships, allowing them to travel deeper into the center of the galaxy, survive on planets with hostile environments, interact in friendly or hostile manners with computer-controlled space-faring factions, or trade with other ships. Some activities, such as killing too many lifeforms or draining too many resources from planets, will draw the attention of patrolling robotic Sentinels that will attempt to kill the player character.

I’ve been playing it at night after my son sleeps so I can game without interruptions, as the the title implies I’m 6 hours into it and I’m honestly liking it. It’s quite surprising but I’m seriously invested in it. It reminds me of Subnautica in resource management and crafting but adding to that a massive universe, I can assume it would take time for the player to be bored as the game would keep generating new planets to discover.

The frustrating part of this game would be the constant “not enough space” issue because crafting items, new technology and collecting valuable items takes slot spaces in the Exosuit and the ship as well so I was hoping that installing new technology would have their own slot spaces instead of all messed up together. Other than that I absolutely love the thrill of discovering the unknown even though I hate mining for materials, I didn’t rename anything yet but I will in my next session.

Have you been playing this game recently ? What are your thoughts on it ?