Redsun 2020 follows Joseph, the newest Nanotech agent developed by UNATCO.
Redsun 2020 is a 10 hours mod set in Japan. The protagonist is a nanotech UNATCO agent named Joseph who is kidnapped by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in order to steal and to replicate his Augs in Othemachi labs. Then he will be some missions before returning to home. The best thing of this mod is the level design; the maps are very big and rich of new textures. Sometimes some maps are too empty for example the East Shinjuku map had no indications to vital places like the bank or the station. The plot at first is original and nice but after some hours it starts to make no sense exspecially in the final part. Another weak point of this mod are the bugs: some augmentation cannisters are empty and a book in Othemachi gives to the player 500 experience points everytime he uses it and in all the cutscenes Joseph is rappresented with JC Denton skin but during the gam he is rappresented with Paul Denton skin. In conclusion Redsun 2020 is a good mod but not the best DX mod due to some bugs, plot not always rational and some empty maps.
Level design= 9
Emotions gave to the player= 5
New stuff= 6
Final vote= 7
I found the mod a pretty good attempt but its seriously lacking in alot of departments after the half way mark. It started out promising, and as you escape tyen lab and get out of Japan.
I liked the difficulty, the level design, the premise...
First off the mod has alot of books, but theres only about 10 that are different, the rest are all duplicates. Why put so many books in the game level after level?
East Shinjuku was terrible large, each street unrecognizable from the other, no signs, no advertisements, no cars... how can such a large area be so empty? Its really saddening to see how almost no work was put in it. It should have had all of those details, as well as items to find, secret places and alot side missions from people around. Actually Kabuki Cho suffers from the same problems East Shinjuki does.
My biggest problem is that you can't talk to anyone in East Shinjuku (expect 1 riot cop) and you can only talk to about half the people in Kabuki Cho. Thats a big no-no in Deus Ex. You should be able to talk to everyone even if its just some tiny dialog.
There were some annoying parts, such as running around looking for the keypad code for the Westside Dock, only to find I had it in my notes all along, and after talking to Yosuke, running around for half an hour without even realizing that I actually have a entertainment pass. Why didn't Yosuke (or the game) tell me that I got one?
The bank mission is almost unplayable, I did not know where to go or what to do aside from some vague idea of a golden buddha on the 3rd floor and it was even worse in terms of a large spacious environment with alot of running around, nothing to interact with.
Getting lost in the underground shopping plaza after talking to the 'aqua lady', which turned out to be nothing compared to the tedium of the final level.
The Underground city is just.. ugly and makes no sense. The ending is pretty much a open admission that the plot was random.
It is not a bad mod, it is good but there is some flaws that gives this mod a kind of "empty". I will do a division of the good and bad points.
Good facts :
- The story. The idea of a Deus Ex mod in Japan was one of the most original idea. The sub-plots are cool and well scripted.
- The atmosphere, am I the only one who was shivering during the level of the closed mall occupied by yakusas with almost no light, a really dark music and in the basement there is some karkians hiding in the dark ? Same thing where I had to kill one of the yakusas leaders...
- The music
Bad facts :
- The lack of completions of certain levels,
- Some glitches that could have been easily erased.
- They could have added voices.
- Some times, there was the emptiness where I was really wandering what I had to do.
That's all I had to say
Well, A good mod but a really gloomy and looking-like-unfinished one. But in the end, the mod deserves to be one of the DX Mod that had to be played by all fans.