Summary: Deus Ex: Human Revolution was quite the accomplishment when it was released. It wasn't everything an old-school Deus Ex fan could ask for (those boss fights), but it was a very reasonable compromise, and a great game in its own right. Fast forward over two years later, and the Director's Cut is now gracing the twilight of the current console era, with new content and improved visuals in tow.
Excerpt: The problem everyone's going to have when discussing Human Revolution is that apparently, when somebody brings up Deus Ex these days, every PC gamer is required by cultural more to face Texas and genuflect. Somewhere along the line, it went from a good game to a great game to a life-changing experience, and Human Revolution 's first and biggest hurdle is going to be stacking up against not necessarily its predecessor, but the cultlike following it's developed in the last...
Excerpt: The Missing Link, the first piece of DLC for Deus Ex: Human Revolution , does exactly what its name implies: fills in the gaps left in the endgame of HR's plot. While Deus Ex: Human Revolution left Adam stowed away on a ship in search of a team of kidnapped scientists, The Missing Link starts with Adam being discovered and brutally interrogated by Bell Tower agents.
Pros: Exciting extended ending that picks up where you left off from in Deus Ex: Human Revolution. While there’s a boss, he can be defeated stealthily or non-lethally.
Cons: While I enjoyed every minute of it, there’s only 5 hours of extended game play here.
Excerpt: Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the third installment into the Deus Ex series and is a prequel to the original. Your character, Adam Jensen, is an ex-SWAT security chief for Sarif corporation which specializes in biomodifications. They aren’t the only player in this lucrative industry, and are the victims of some devastating terrorist attacks.
Pros: Superb story, graphics and soundtrack; lots of choices available to the player including multiple endings.
Cons: Boss battles seem out of place and can be really tough if you have not beefed up your character.
Excerpt: Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the story of a man who gets blown apart, and then put back together again. Viewed from another angle, it's also the story of Eidos Montreal taking on a decade-old franchise - one created by Ion Storm at the turn of the millennium - and attempting to make it their own. In both cases, you'd be forgiven for being pessimistic in your expectations.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link DLC Review
31 December 2011
Excerpt: The first piece of DLC for Deus Ex: Human Revolution wipes the slate clean. It's an opportunity for players who were disciplined in a certain style of play to acquaint themselves with another. For those who passed through the game as a shadow, it's a chance to crack out the guns and start causing a ruckus. For those that killed everything in sight, it's a chance to take it down a notch and try out the more elegant stealth side of the game. Or not. Whatever.
Excerpt: Few video game franchises command such a large cult appeal like Deus Ex, which managed to impress legions of role-playing fans back in 2000, with its great gameplay, variety of missions and, most of all, because you could play it in a variety of ways, from a stealthy, non-combatant, to a big, hulking killing machine.
Pros: + A worthy successor to Deus Ex, + Great design, + Deep role-playing mechanics
Cons: - Some character designs are low quality, - A.I. glitches may appear
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link (PC) - Review
20 November 2011
Excerpt: Deus Ex: Human Revolution has been one of my favorite games this year. I reviewed it on Xbox 360 earlier this year and proceeded to buy it on PC once it became available. I’ve played through the game more than once now and there’s just so much I like about it. However, most every critic, myself included, has complained about the boss battle encounters. The Missing Link DLC is a new chapter in Deus Ex: Human Revolution .