just bought this at $9.99 in PSN, and am a super bit late to the party... is it worth it? I guess I'll find out for myself
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Video Review
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- Aug 22, 2011
Deus Ex: Human Revolution augments the future in this video review with Kevin VanOrd.
Does this guy not know he has a muffin top? Um, you might want to try to NOT show that off. Disgusting.
@AnomalousVoid harsh man. Kevin has worked really hard to lose a lot of weight and lead a healthy life. It isn't easy to go from being a big guy to completely changing your lifestyle and how you conduct your day to day. We should encourage and congratulate him, not nitpick over vanity. You still have a lot to learn.
Why couldn't they have just had killswitches for the bosses in HR like they did in the first DE? Morons.
@MajorasMask00 On the first Deus Ex, Walton Simons doesnt have a killswitch.
No, but you can avoid fighting him altogether, if you're stealthy enough. The game doesn't lock you in a room until you beat him or anything. And it really did feel authentic to be able to dispatch Herman by being a thorough hacker and having discovered his killswitch password rather than have to fight the big fella.
He's right, indeed, it makes no sense if these boss mech-augs don't have killswitchs, since at least other characters do, from what I surmise from a cinematic trailer that shows one guy being controlled into committing suicide. It really is a ball-buster if this one forces us to slug it out with bosses after giving us the choice of going loud or subtle. Almost as if punishing the player for making the wrong choice, or as if to confirm which path is easier and which is harder. But since VanOrd didn't make that much of an issue about it, I presume the bosses aren't too hard, either way.
Its a very good and entertaining game regardless of its flaws. You just cannot stop completing the quests one after one until you're tired.
It is a great game that allows players to have different types of play styles.
For $7.5 sales, the 20+ hours gameplay was beyond satisfactory.
Really a game of good taste, with all this architectural level design approach and dark atmosphere, not to mention the music, it keep syou glued to the action.
Poor facial expressions, same body movement behavior & voice overs for NPCs doesn't diminish the staying power of this game.So cool and atmospheric, so many different options to approach a task/side mission; etc.Besides, I have never enjoyed hacking on a game as much as in this game.I think I will have to write a review...
If I'm playing this for the first time should I get the dlc mission and play it now or wait until I complete the game to play it?
@williebazerka Wait to complete the game.That dlc mission explains what happened in a particularly misterious timeframe in the main game's story.
people complain about the boss fight, but I managed to defeat namir in 5 seconds using grenade launcher, defeat barret using typhoon, & defeat Yelena using REPS & revolver. It's manageable ^0^.
There are probably a few people who is going to come down on this game for blocky graphics or bad incoherent gameplay, bad ai, not like the original Deus Ex exactly.. etc etc.. But honestly if you are not one of those pedantic, purist, extremely demanding gamers, then chances are you will love this game. Probably the coolest singleplayer game I played in 2011. I can recommend it! The art, combat, stealth, the look and feel, the lore, the story the music, it all wraps it up for me. Great game! Definitely worth playing..
The game has a great atmosphere that pulls the whole game up, but rather than that the story is pretty boring I'd be more interested in relationship between Adam and Megan rather than saving the world and all that crap, and I was very disappointed that it has no New Game+, it also has pretty hollow open world where NPCs are like decoration, in fact the game has tons of flaws but good gameplay and awesome atmosphere saves the whole thing. I gave it 8.0!!!
I have to admit though. I *did* think there were some flaws in the game. NONE of them were mentioned in the review however. Here are a few *tiny* things that the developers could do to REALLY make the game just SO much better. 1. I was really surprised the way you didn't get any experience points for entering a code or user login password. It just makes NO sense. You collect all the text, you read it, you get the code, you go the terminal or whatever, the code is floating beside it on the screen, and do you enter it? NO, no you do not, because why would you when you could just hack it instead and get some free XP? BIG flaw that could have been avoided I thought. 2. Tied in with the first, but stands as an issue in its own right. Simply put, there was TOO much hacking in the game. It really broke up the flow of the game big time, especially when you enter yet ANOTHER office/computer lab and think; "I have to hack ALL of these, my mind won't let me not... here we go again..." 3. Like the second point. TOO many drawers/cupboards to open, destroys an otherwise brilliant pace in the game. 4. An additional space to the side of your inventory screen that gives you room to breathe while reorganising, instead of having to drop your items on the floor and pick them up again. This does NOT add depth to item management. RE4 is a perfect example of this done right. 5. I really think a New Game+ mode would have been a great addition to this game. The option is something I think almost EVERY game should have.
@naryanrobinson you get XP for reading the e-mail with the code in it, and whatever is behind the door your trying to get into, there will be goodies for you, how much more could you ask for? to many drawers and cuboard to open? are you kidding? dont open them then and continue, no one is forcing you to do that, the game is that flexible. and weres the challenge in returning back with all your stuff? its not fun and would get boring FAST. if you want a challenge try beating the game on the hardest diff without killing anyone. did it, its awesome
Yes I know how to get a challenge in a game that has a difficulty setting. I played through without killing anyone, just the same as you.
I'm a completionist, a perfectionist, just like a lot of gamers out there. I can't simply walk past game content. If there's a drawer in the level, I have to see what's inside it, just like millions of other gamers out there.
You may read about this if you spend a lot of time reading forums for a game like Fallout 3, where people are annoyed that there are so many drawers and cupboards to check in the game and that you have to go all the way over to a corpse to see what they are holding, and it's difficult to ignore. It's a common annoyance.
As for the experience points, they've clearly got it the wrong way round then.
The real rush comes from entering in the code you've found into the panel and getting inside, not from reading pages of text in a stealth/action game, and it doesn't change the fact that you're better off spending your time on the mini-game rather than getting that satisfying feeling of successfully pretending to be someone else.
As for New Game+, it would take almost no extra effort to put it in.
If you're complaining that it would be too boring, don't do it.
"Are you kidding?... no one is forcing you to do that, the game is flexible."
I really think this game is absolutely sublime. I never played the game that got reviewed here, I started with version 1.3.x.x.x and the game that *I'm* playing is absolutely awesome. 1. Yes the facial animations are stiff sometimes, but that really is such a tiny flaw in the game, and the facial animations are great where it counts, in the social "boss battles". 2. The graphics aren't "crap" like so many stupid people are saying. They're stylised to pop more and react differently to the unique lighting system in the game. I think the effect is brilliant. 3. I don't know about before (as I said I'm playing the patched version) but the AI now is *fine*. There was literally only a couple of times in the whole game I could easily exploit it to achieve an objective. 4. "Clipping into walls" or appearing "frozen in space" were two things I did *not* experience. 5. This is personal choice now, but I played the WHOLE game stealthily and I thought the boss battles actually provided a really nice change of pace. FINALLY I could actually fire off some of the guns I collected. It was almost a relief in a way.
Disappointed so far, but I'm going to stick with it. Graphics are terrible (Character models are terrible, faces etc and even the cutscenes freeze; and no it's not my computer 460GTX using the suggested settings and I even turned them down to see if it helped the cut scenes; it didn't). Shooting isn't all that fun and I'm bored of the story as I got lost at the beginning of it (never played the original) and nothing is making any sense, the main character's voice is annoying me too. Although I will give it this; I thought the sneaking around would be the worst part of the game but I am kind of enjoying it and think it's the best part of the game; I just pretend I'm James Bond.
@e1337prodigy It has to be your computer or messed up files and I haven't played the first two and I'm understanding all of it just fine, but I agree that stealth is the best way to play the game. So very rewarding!
Well now that the game developers came out rite on the flaws of the game, are they planning to put out some kind of patch or something to help fixe the flaws as best as possible? That is if they can? even though so far so Good, I just started playing it and I'm Liking it and I've already noticed the oddities of the AI as well as the repetitive comments from many of the different NPC's. But even though The game is pretty good, I'm not going to rate it just, as I have not even gotten through half of it yet.
Deus Ex HR on sale on Steam again! There will surely be a daily deal to discount it more before the 26th as well. Thanks a lot Kevin, this and your review of Dark Souls have me really itching to play both.
This game has been suggested to me by a few different people. From what I've seen & heard, this sounds like a pretty solid title.
POSSIBLE SPOILERS! I just got playing the game. It's absolutely wonderful. I really hope that they make a sequel. The only thing that I didn't like was the presentation of the ending. It had the Metal Gear style think back type ending with Adam talking while flashes of picture and videos go on in the background. I was really hoping for a CG video that ties what happened in Panchea to what happened in the world and to Adam/Megan in the aftermath. Oh well. *sadface*