A visible case in point would be if you were that Mysteron who tries to shoot Captain Scarlet at the beginning of the show;
You�d take a look at that and say �WTF, that guy can�t shoot� and you�d be right. It doesn�t show off Captain Scarlet�s �indestructibility�. It doesn�t make good viewing for anyone who wants to use that for an application for the army or a Counterstrike
team. In fact, your fellow Mysterons would probably be laughing their heads off so much, that they wouldn�t be able to give out that scary message threatening to destroy or kill something on Earth to Spectrum Command properly. That�s
what you risk after failing on a game that deliberately under-powers your avatar (not Mysterons, but embarrassment and shame).
I don�t know yet if the second Deus Ex game sorted these issues out, because I never got round to playing it yet. My memory of the first game was sketchy enough that I could be wrong on at least one part of the game mechanics. If you want to correct or update me, feel free to comment. Give me an example of a game where the inclusion of RPG-stats done little or took away for the enjoyment of it. Just as long as it isn�t as shameful to me as trying to hit a terrorist on the back of the head with all the power of an 80 year-old riot policeman.
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