Originally Posted by Ninjaman09
Your build actually doesn't have much of an impact on your playstyle since most of the augments are utility-based rather than combat-based, though there are a few combat oriented ones. You can essentially play however you want whenever you want. The amount of freedom you have to choose is pretty staggering. I'd recommend grabbing the Typhoon and Dermal augs early if you want to go in guns blazing. Also, keep it mind the game plays more like a cover-based shooter so you will run into trouble if you go charging into a room full of enemies (without a plan anyway). The AI enemies behave very similarly to those in the Metal Gear Solid series, as well.
It's worth noting that if you explore, do side quests, and hack everything you encounter, you will have enough Praxis Points to get every worthwhile aug in the game anyway.
Good explanation of the mechanics - thanks Ninja!
Yeah, gonna have to grab this now.