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2Deus Ex: Dex Is Handsome Sidescrolling Cyberpunk

By Nathan Grayson on November 15th, 2013.

And you hack things with flying electro dragons!

I feel like we’re entering an exceedingly strange era. Once not very long ago at all, we bellowed, “Enough same-y modern settings and straightforward mechanics! Bring back old-school settings like cyberpunk and gameplay inspired by Deus Ex.” Now we’re drowning in that stuff. Cyberpunk is the neo-retro-even-in-Saints-Row hotness, and single-player games are brimming with choice again. I do wonder, though, when we’ll start tiring of cyberpunk and its associated narrative themes. I kind of already am, to be honest. Don’t get me wrong: Dex, which is essentially sidescrolling Deus Ex with a cyberspace twist, looks very nice. I’ve just been down a lot of neon-lit, rainslick alleys lately, is all. Eventually, they all start to look kind of similar.

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