Reviews and Problems with Deus Ex: Human Revolution
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut (Wii U) Review
22 March 2015
Summary: The second follow-up to the original, Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut delivers a gripping adventure into a world entangled in the consequences of the first steps towards transhumanism.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut Wii U Review
8 November 2013
Excerpt: Upon its 2011 release, Deus Ex: Human Revolution was met with a warm reception, with praise surrounding the amount of choice that allowed you to have a say in where the story goes, what route to take through areas and the choice to play the game in a stealthy or shooty manner.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut (Wii U)
25 October 2013
Excerpt: Very few games advertise the notion of choice and deliver on that premise. Some attempt to, some don’t even attempt to but present a black and white notion of the concept and some give the illusion of choice but realistically they’re just setting you down on the same beaten path.
Summary: It's the year 2027. You're in Hengsha, China. It's here that you see the energetic nightclub called The Hive. The club clearly embraces its insectoid inspiration: black cell walls branch across the golden exterior, creating a honeycomb pattern saturated in the rich colors that permeate all of Deus...
Pros: Beautiful, resonant world that explores fascinating themes, Open-ended design makes it fun to try diverse tactics, Wii U GamePad makes hacking a delight, Improved boss fights and developer commentary are meaningful additions
Cons: Poor AI and other foibles diminish the joy of facing enemies head on, Dated, inexpressive character models disrupt emotional engagement
Conclusion: I'm all for a re-release of a great game when it makes sense. The Director's Cut of DXHR fits the bill nicely; it's not too soon, it's not too late, and it takes what was already a fundamentally solid and great experience and makes it better. Wii U owners should keep this one on their short list.
Excerpt: Square Enix announced earlier this year that they would be bringing a enhanced version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution to Wii U, PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 with the Director's Cut . The developers took the opportunity to work on the title again to enhance portions of the game that didn't turn out so great...