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    bwatter8's Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PC)

    [February 24, 2017 12:55:18 AM]
    While playing Mankind Divided today I encountered some situations that raise questions about things that are right and wrong in relations to whether they are legal or not. First, even though Jensen survived the terrorist attack in the train station from my last entry, Jensen did not come out of that experience unscathed. Many, if not most, of his augmentations have been damaged which has left him with visual malfunctions among many other things. I believe that this damage to his augmented systems is comparable in many ways to the wounds a non augmented individual could suffer. If someone were wounded in a terror attack, it would seem absurd to prevent them from getting medical treatment for their injuries, but that is exactly how things are for augs in Prague in this world. In order for Jensen to get treatment for his injuries he must go to an illegal augmentation expert. This doesn't seem right.

    Furthermore, on the way to see this person Jensen is stopped at a checkpoint by a police officer that proceeds to try and extort him for money because Jensen is an aug and augs are undeniably a vulnerable group of people in this city. Then if Jensen goes to talk to the person this officer sends him to to get "offical" papers, if Jensen refuses to pay the outrageous sum of money that is asked for, that person says that one day "they" (likely the police) will come for him one night.

    So this group of people can not legally get access to medical attention for their unique augmentation related injuries, and simply in the process of walking around town they are preyed upon by none other than the police, who are supposed to protect them. It is disgusting.
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    [February 23, 2017 02:49:24 AM]
    This session of Mankind Divided I progressed through the first mission of the game, which ultimately ended in failure. The black market weapon dealer that Jensen and his team were tasked with capturing was killed by a mysterious group that showed up completely out of the blue. I managed to stop them from escaping by disabling their vehicle. Furthermore I was able to keep the undercover agent working for Jensen's organization alive.

    A short time after this mission Jensen exits a train in Prague. All around there are police and police drones asking augs for papers. There are some augs that are being detained and others that are being harassed. Additionally there is plentiful graffiti, all of which is obviously discriminatory against augs. This kind of treatment of a group of people seems uncomfortably similar to the real world treatment of other vulnerable groups of people in the history of the real world such as the Japanese Americans who were rounded up and placed into internment camps, and also the Jewish and other people who were rounded up by the Nazis.

    The possible future that is portrayed in Mankind Divided is simultaneously encouraging, because of the amazing advances in technology, and disheartening, because of the discrimination and violence reminiscent of some of the worst times in human history.
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    [February 22, 2017 02:34:28 AM]
    Deus Ex Mankind Divided takes place in the near future where augmentations had become commonplace, however it seems that two years prior to the beginning of this game a massive incident happened which caused augmented people, or augs for short, to become uncontrollably violent. From the little I have played so far, it seems that as a result of this horrible event there are major social divides between the augs and people without augmentations. Even within Jensen's, the main character, squad there is one soldier who seems to particularly hate augs. This soldier has a large scar running across a sizeable portion of his face and if I had to guess I would assume that he got that scar in the incident, which left more scars on the man than just the one on his face. Despite this soldiers obvious distaste for augs, at the end of the first mission he saves Jensen by taking out an enemy that was sneaking up behind him. I'm excited to see how and if the relationship between these two changes as the story progresses.
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    bwatter8's Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PC)

    Current Status: Playing

    GameLog started on: Wednesday 22 February, 2017

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