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.
Summary: Parents need to know that DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION is an M-rated game that earns that rating with plenty of violence and blood, drug and alcohol references, profanity, and suggestive dialogue. While the gamer can choose how to play (as a shooter or as a role-playing game), it's possible to shoot enemies from a first-person perspective and see blood spray out.
Conclusion: The team at Eidos Montreal has succeeded in capturing the spirit that made Deus Ex so great. While it is not a perfect title, never was the original. The story is well told. The gameplay is varied and fun. The graphics ooze with an amber hue and tons of style. The sound design is great. Whether you’re a fan of the original or simply a fan of games, this game is worth checking out.
Summary: I love " Deus Ex: Human Revolution ". But it’s not a perfect game, much in the same way that Bethseda’s games have their share of issues. The bosses are not much fun, the gunplay and controls just feel odd in comparison to other modern games, and some of the voice acting is properly off.
Excerpt: Deus Ex has always held a special place in my heart. It was the first game I played where stealth was not only a valid option, but in most places required. It is also the first first-person game where the story was of real consequence and more meaningful than just ‘shoot this guy, run here, jump there.’ Finally, it was the first game where I had a choice in what actions I took, and those affected the outcome of not only the level, but the story.
Excerpt: Throughout Human Revolution ’s twenty hour runtime, protagonist Adam Jensen’s voice barely breaks above a gruff growl. He’s a man, you suspect, who has seen much in his time. Once a member of the SWAT, he now works for Sarif Industries, knee deep in a corporation that manufactures human augmentations. With his retractable shades and augmented body, Jensen is a product of the very company he works for.
Excerpt: Despite its shortcomings, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a long and entirely satisfying gaming experience and a worthy prequel to the original title. If you’re itching for an RPG/Shooter hybrid with a strong story and a gorgeous world to explore, this is just the game for you.