What is E.Y.E. Divine Cybermancy?
E.Y.E. Divine Cybermancy is an indie game that was released on Steam in 2011 by Streum On Studio, a French development team. E.Y.E. takes place in a futuristic setting with the main character being part of an organisation called E.Y.E. The organisation is made up of psychic, cybernetic battle monks whose main goal is to force the totalitarian Federalists out of power. The game is a FPS/RPG that puts an emphasis on allowing the player to develop their character in a number of ways, such as psychic abilities, cybernetic implants, and abilities with firearms.
The game received very poor reviews across the board because of its poor translations, unfairly difficult gameplay at times, and fairly linear missions. The game was one that lasted up to the first mission outside of the tutorial level before being set aside for other games. It does a few things well and looks very interesting but I personally believe that the dev team was simply aiming too high and left out many elements that they had originally planned upon release.
So this is just an indie Deus Ex?
Not so much in that Deus Ex offered multiple paths to go through levels and meaningful dialogue choices, where E.Y.E. fakes meaningful dialogue choices and gives the illusion of multiple mission paths while being mostly linear.
What does E.Y.E. stand for?
It stands for mind your own business and don't ask dumb questions.
|Let's Play: E.Y.E. Divine Cybermancy Part 1||YouTube|
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|Let's Play: E.Y.E. Divine Cybermancy Part 3 introducing co-commentator Danbri||YouTube|
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|Bonus: Grind Mode||YouTube|
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|Let's Play: E.Y.E. Divine Cybermancy Part 9||YouTube|
Culter - A faction of powerful warrior monks skilled in the ways of cybermancy. They make up 50% of the total forces of the E.Y.E. organization and are in a private war against the other 50%, the Jians. They can be easily recognized for their armor that resembles Medieval European plate armor. One of their most notable members is Rimanah, the commander of the E.Y.E. organization.
Jian - Cyber monks who are trained in the ways of cybermancy, much like the Culter. They make up the other 50% of the E.Y.E. organization and are deemed untrustworthy by the Culter, who they are in a secret war against. They constantly circumvent the E.Y.E. organization's surveillance and will often do business for their own gain. They can be recognized by their armor that resembles Japanese Samurai armor.
Federalists - The rulers of the world the game takes place in. They are the soldiers of the totalitarian government which is opposed by E.Y.E. and often prove to be very corrupt, allowing E.Y.E. to operate in exchange for large payments. They are the supposed villains in the game, though a strong case is never made against them. They can be recognized by their armor which strongly resembles the Helghast from the game Killzone.
Looters - Looters are pirates who steal what they want in order to survive. They do not openly oppose E.Y.E. but often get into firefights against their field agents. They are the closest thing to citizens that is ever seen in the game. They can be recognized by their silver eyeballs, afros, and stupid outfits composed of monocoles and Otto Von Bismark hats.