Started playing the original Deus Ex... It's pretty damn ugly, and clunky as hell, but in a charming, late 90s kind of way.
I dare say I'm enjoying it.
I might have already said it, but it turns out I always forget what I say, and I like to talk anyway, so:
I always found very hard or even impossible to play the first Deus Ex. I wasn't even brave enough to finish the first mission. I felt completely indifferent to its universe, probably because of its crude graphics and clunky gameplay, and as a result playing it was extremely boring. First time I got stuck, I simply stopped playing it.
But then, I played HR, and I have to say, it's a wonderful intro to the world of Deus Ex. HR is far from being a perfect game, yet it knows how to tell its story, has far more convicing grahpics and offer a compelling atmosphere, the same kind of atmosphere as the one in Deus Ex. After finishing HR, Deus Ex GOTY suddenly became an excellent game in its own rights I could play and enjoy. I could understand its theme, its atmosphere, and interpret its crude graphics. For example, when I was in a tunnel in Deux Ex, instead of a few horrible grey blocks I would see a similar tunnel as the ones I saw in HR. So I really advise HR if you haven't played Deus Ex.