From 2010 to 2014 Richard Cobbett wrote Crapshoot, a column about bringing random obscure games back into the light. Shortly before the release of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, he checked out the original Deus Ex’s Nameless Mod, where everyone gets to rock cool trenchcoats.
With the exception of Invisible War, the great shame of Deus Ex’s legacy is that almost nobody’s ever really tried to beat it. Vampire: Bloodlines got the closest, E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy, uh, exists. A few others have taken on board individual ideas, like offering stealthy options, or giving you a sack of gadgets. Nothing however has that same hook of being dropped into a world with a bag of tricks, and invited to make your own way through it. Will Human Revolution finally be the successor we’re all longing for? “Hopefully!” I say, in the shifty tone of one who finished it about two weeks ago , but isn’t all owed to give away any actual details for another week or so. Still , I remember it like it was yesterday.
Unless you follow the mod scene though, it’s likely that you’ve not played one of the best things