ZODIAC is a set of six single player missions for Deus Ex. As Paul Denton, the augmented brother of JC Denton, you will: * Discover why the President is risking a nuclear confrontation. * Break into CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia to uncover some of the world's best kept secrets. * Solve the mystery of dozens of missing UNATCO troops. * Use all-new weapons and meet new characters. * Travel to new locations including: CIA Headquarters Buenos Aires Page Biotech Holloman Air Force Base And more! * Full custom soundtrack by Steve Foxon ("Orak")
ZODIAC is a set of custom missions linked with a good plot for DeusEx. The mod is divided into three parts and talks about a new conspiracy created by Walton Simons, Bob Page and a new character Z-1. The player plays Paul Denton who is contacted by Tracer Tong and Alex Jacobson in order to stop ZODIAC, a new organization allied with MJ12 and with even aliens. The maps are awesome, for example the CIA HQ in the mod look like the real CIA HQ very much. There are new fantastic weapons to use and there are a lot of new characters. Otherwise the plot is amazing and unforgettable. The only bad thing is that there is no voice acting but the new soundtracks composed by Steve Foxon should cover this weak point. In conclusion, ZODIAC is one of the best DX mod I've ever played, every DeusEx fan should play it.
Level design= 9
Emotions gave to the player= 10
New stuff= 9
Final vote= 9
This is a really really cool mod!
The missions are really enjoyable, not too easy and not too hard. Loved Egypt!
The music is really great too.
And the laser rifle is an awesome addition to the mod! Just wish there were a little bit more ammo. in the world.
Voice acting for the mod would be awesome!
It's be great if there were some voluntaries!
One of the best DX's mod ever done.
But seriously, what could I say about DX : ZODIAC that hasn't been said before?
This is a good completing story about Paul Denton. The Music is great. The mod fits well in the "DX Atmosphere". The only flaw (and it's a big one) : the chronology, even if we're in 2052 Jock will never have the time to fly from one brother to another in a helicopter. Secondly, When JC called Paul saying he's in the aqualab and at the end, Page is flying HK to A51, that's a little bit too much for the fact that Paul left West coast to Egypt and having one day passing meanwhile. Other than the chronology, There's not much else for the flaw.
So to make this short, good story (despite the fact that the chronology is a little bit badly made), good music, good maps, good graphics, good everything.
In short, one of the top three singleplayer Deus Ex mods.
In somewhat longer, it's unquestionably the mod that best manages to maintain the Deus Ex setting and feel. It slots right into the Deus Ex storyline, though it goes a lot further towards the weirder end of conspiracy theories. The level design is the best part, but ZODIAC's greatest weakness is that it starts with a visually impressive but poorly laid out mission. The upshot is that you get to watch Steve Tack's level design skills quickly and steadily improve throughout the mod until the final mission looks and plays better than many missions in the original game.
There's not a lot of new content here in terms of weapons, items, or other game system elements, but it's not necessary - the story is engaging and the missions are fun and varied. Must-play for any Deus Ex fan.