Reviews and Problems with Deus Ex: Human Revolution
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut
12 December 2013
Excerpt: Imagine being augmented with biotechnology to improve what you can do… this is exactly what Deus Ex: Human Revolution is all about, but I would prefer if we kept it in the game for now. In the meantime, let’s take a cyberpunk journey for some augmented action, hacking and sneaking.
Summary: The first real piece of DLC has been released for the excellent Deus Ex: Human Revolution -- weapons and skins don't count -- and at a bit of a hefty price. Like Mass Effect 2: Lair of the Shadow Broker , The Missing Link adds some new action that fits into the game's universe, while offering you a...
Excerpt: Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link The Missing Link makes for an interesting slice of single-player DLC. Its story occurs within the framework of the main game, tying into specific events near the end, and while it keeps you in the role of Adam Jensen, you should prepare to be reset to...
Summary: Some things stick with you all your life. For me, Deus Ex is one of those things. I still remember playing it for the first time; getting sucked into the cyberpunk world and mulling over the philosophical questions the game posed.
The Corporations Are All Corporationy and Make Money
31 August 2011
Excerpt: I have to admit that I missed out on the original Deus Ex . It came around at a time when my gaming budget was low and first-person shooters were quite far off my radar, and so the game came and went without me taking any notice.
Conclusion: Concept: A prequel story to the classic cyberpunk series that embraces player choice
Graphics: The color yellow shows up everywhere, including outlines, menus, and the overall tint of the environments. Facial animations are robotic, but the world is gorgeous.
Summary: Choice. Many games provide the illusion of it; fewer deliver it in any meaningful way. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is one of those few: a first-person shooter/stealth/espionage/role-playing hybrid that allows you to overcome obstacles as you see fit.
Pros: Varied mechanics allow you to accomplish missions the way you want, Evocative futuristic atmosphere, Engrossing story with themes that resonate, A long adventure that invites replay
Cons: Poor boss fights remove the element of choice, Long load times, dated facial animations, and other technical drawbacks, Weak AI detracts from both the shooting and the stealth
Kickpuncher: the Cyborg Cop Whose Punches Are as Strong as Kicks.
15 July 2011
Excerpt: The original Deus Ex is a classic PC title widely lauded as one of the greatest games of all time. To say the second game, Invisible War , was less well-received would be a serious understatement.