Originally Posted by Mibeshu
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it's the wrong decision to make, I was just curious as to what other people thought.
Let me put it this way:
Deus Ex I could replay every few months.
Deux Ex: HR gives me no incentive at ALL to replay. The game has some seriously flaws when it comes to replaying and that's due to how experience is awarded. In Deus Ex, experience was far more correct - in HR, there's triggers all over the map. If you want a lot of experience, you have to use the most efficient way (e.g. giving you the most XP) AND then find the crawl spaces to get the bonus XP. It's not the most realistic way of playing, but it gets you a lot more experience that way and a lot of people I talked to, did the same thing.
The problem there, lies with the amount of computers you can hack. By the end of the game, at least a third of all my XP came from hacking. Even when I had the password for a terminal, I'd still hack it for the extra money and XP but by the mid-point in the game, it became very tedious to do but because of the high reward, I felt I had little chance but to do it. If I were to replay the game, it would be even more tedious since I already did it before AND would not get the fun from revealing the story like I did the first time.
So either I don't hack and miss out on tons of XP, or I hack and get bored quickly. Neither of which are any fun to me since my gaming side will demand I get the XP.