Excerpt: Games often try to address philosophical issues; the good ones manage to achieve some degree of nuance or subtlety in the questions they pose while the bad ones beat players over the head with an ideological mallet. Often, the questions that games pose aren’t really that interesting – they’re simplistic examinations of morality on par with what Robert Fulghum learned in kindergarten or elementary school or while sitting on the toilet (which is not to say that they’re...
Excerpt: Summary [8.5 out of 10] A prequel to the other games in the series, Deus Ex Human Revolution follows Adam Jensen, the head of security at a bio-tech corporation, who becomes embroiled in corporate and industrial espionage that turns into a much bigger plot than anyone expected. The game is a first person game that offers up a lot of choices for the player from stealth to combat and allows each of the game’s challenges to be solved multiple ways.
(Xbox 360 Review) Deus Ex: Human Revolution – The Missing Link
The Entertainment Depot
31 October 2011
Summary: For those who have yet to complete or pick up Human Revolution , I would advise completing it first as The Missing Link is more of the same—excellent combat, irrational AI and all. Fans will enjoy getting a chance to check out a few overlooked augments while digging into more of the backstory. The revelations are few, so story hounds can hold off on this, but those wanting to enjoy more of the stealth and action aspects will find a lot to like.
Excerpt: Much to the delight of Deus Ex: Human Revolution fans, myself included, Square Enix announced downloadable story-driven content shortly after the game was released. Missing Link fills in the blanks...
Pros: + Clears up a few questions, + Game play is consistent with original
Cons: Too much backtracking, Some graphical glitches, Story is not compelling
Excerpt: If there were ever a game with massive shoes to fill, it’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution . Human Revolution is a prequel to the widely celebrated Deus Ex , released back in 2000, which popularized concepts such as genre-blending, multiple methods of completing objectives, and RPG elements and specializations.
Excerpt: Adam wasn't napping for the three days he disappeared during Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The big lug starts Missing Link strapped into an interrogation chair in the bowels of a Belltower freighter, but a mysterious new ally soon frees him to cause fresh mischief. You'll access this new DLC mission straight from the main menu, complete with its own separate collection of save slots, so jumping back into action is a breeze.
Pros: + Nerve-fraying stealth; heart-pounding combat; intricate new environments., + Every choice matters, from upgrades and tactics to a single troubling moral dilemma.
Cons: ? Are Adam's six-pack abs the result of exercise or augmentation?
Excerpt: Deus Ex: Human Revolution surprised many of the most hardened, cynical, and skeptical gamers out there. Sure, it didn't deliver the exact same brand of action-RPG that the legendary original game did back in 2000, but it did bring back the stealth-action gameplay with a few new twists and showed us some wonderful art and design while asking interesting questions about the future of human genetic research and technology.
Excerpt: Over ten years ago, the gaming world was rocked by a game of superlative brilliance, the likes of which had rarely been even imagined. That gem was Deus Ex , a game which ingeniously melded elements of the standard first person shooters and roleplaying games along with a vast and intelligent plot which let the player immerse themselves to as deep or shallow a level as they wished.