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 lot of what you've seen before. The question most fans will ask themselves, however, is whether or not it is good enough .
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 factory defaults as you slither and scurry around ships and ports.
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. And it looks like I’m not the only one who was so impacted, as more and more games are allowing the player freedom of action, just like Deus Ex did. But the series that arguably started it all has been strangely absent.
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. Since then, the amount of praise the game has received from my peers has made me curious, and so when Deus Ex: Human Revolution was announced, I was excited to finally have an opportunity to experience the franchise firsthand.
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. Hardly any of the architecture is recycled
Sound: Adam Jensen’s voice makes him sound indifferent to his circumstance.
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. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is in the unique position of having incredibly large shoes to fill while at the same time a very low bar of expectations to jump through.
Excerpt: Great game kicks off the autumn rush Hmmm. As a veteran of the first two Deus Ex titles, and a massive fan to boot, Deus Ex presents a quandary for me. Is it a good game? Yes. Does it have a depth and level of intrigue which is less-than-common in todays games? Yes. Is it worthy of the Deus Ex name? Yes, and yet partially, no.
Pros: Intuitive combat, clever stealth, simple RPG elements add to gameplay, great level design, with branching routes and elements, interesting plot, with genuinely integral side quests, lengthy campaign with multiple ways to play….
Cons: …although it’s very clear the developers want you to play in one way only, some augmentations are pointless, boss battles are both pointless and jarring, story is totally lacking, protagonist is very wooden, lacking the plot diversity of previous titles