So, the blog has been pretty much abandoned, but with DXHR coming out tomorrow, I’ve been getting a resurgence of traffic. I’m so excited about the game unlocking I tried to cobble together some amalgam of legitimate game and leaked beta to get to it a day and a half early. It didn’t work. If it did, I think that there’d be even odds I would have played it all night until my eyes bled and then passed out or that I would have posted instructions here.
This is the only thing I’ve seen in my life that makes me wish my country were smaller. The game doesn’t unlock at midnight local time, it unlocks at midnight Pacific time, which comes out to 3 AM for me. This crosses some imaginary line between stay-up-and-wait and maybe-wake-up-early-but-probably-just-get-up-at-6-as-usual. I suppose if the game unlocked by local timez0nes, then Steam would need to be checking your region or everyone would temporarily set their clocks to EDT to get the game early/on time.
I’m already planning out three runs through the game. There’s achievements for beating it without killing anyone (bosses don’t count), not raising any alarms and beating it on Deus Ex. My first playthrough, I’m planning to go on normal difficulty and pacifist. Second, on Deus Ex and just do whatever looks good, that will most likely include that wonderful .357 hand cannon I espoused in my lethal LP of the beta. And, finally, I’ll take it back to easy and be super-sneaky to get the no alarm run — I’ll probably also save-scum like a mother.
Final note: I do get hits from people looking for info on the game, so I will look for changes from the beta to anything that I covered game-wise and annote accordingly. Tomorrow is going to be awesome.