Hermits want Deus Ex: HR Director's Cut for free

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#1 Posted by PannicAtack (21021 posts) -

So, recently Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut came out for the Wii U, with a bunch of new features not present in the original game - integrated DLC, improved boss fights, director's commentary, and a few other things. The game was also released for other systems, including PC.

Now, the Steam version of the game is twenty dollars. But, there's a special deal. If you already own the original Deus Ex: Human Revolution, you get 50% off. If you also own The Missing Link DLC, you get an extra 25% off. So if you want the new features in the Director's Cut, but already own the game, you get it for five bucks. Sounds great, right?

The Steam forums tell a different story

Oops.

#2 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (13534 posts) -

@PannicAtack said:

So, recently Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut came out for the Wii U, with a bunch of new features not present in the original game - integrated DLC, improved boss fights, director's commentary, and a few other things. The game was also released for other systems, including PC.

Now, the Steam version of the game is twenty dollars. But, there's a special deal. If you already own the original Deus Ex: Human Revolution, you get 50% off. If you also own The Missing Link DLC, you get an extra 25% off. So if you want the new features in the Director's Cut, but already own the game, you get it for five bucks. Sounds great, right?

The Steam forums tell a different story

Oops.

it's an incredibly garbage port job, especially in regards to performance.

Apparently they forgot to adjust the flags. It desperately needs a patch. I find the new graphics to be overly bright and in general less realistic as well, Overall not a fan. I swear the character models also seem like they lost detail from the original.

#3 Edited by PonchoTaco (1991 posts) -

Three people make up the PC gaming community? Cool.

#4 Posted by freedomfreak (39374 posts) -

Is this "update" worth the money?

#5 Posted by clyde46 (45347 posts) -

Three people make up the PC gaming community? Cool.

Coz SW.

#6 Posted by Doom_HellKnight (12193 posts) -

Look at it like this. If it were a CD Projekt RED development, it would be free.

However, I don't believe people are entitled to free stuff once the game is out. So demanding that it be free is both silly and self-entitled.

#7 Posted by wis3boi (31167 posts) -

It looks worse and doesn't do a whole lot. I don't want it at all

#8 Posted by NameIess_One (559 posts) -

I suppose I could side with them... at this point, HR is over 2 years old game, so really, it would've been a nice gesture to let us owners upgrade for free.

Since I already own HR and The Missing Link, I can upgrade for 4 EUR, but still, calling this a DLC is really a stretch.

#9 Posted by uninspiredcup (7976 posts) -

I guess not every company can be Valve or CD project. Come to think of it, most are greedy as hell compared to these two gods.

#10 Posted by KellyKelly (377 posts) -

Hermits want everything for free these days

#11 Posted by jhonMalcovich (4609 posts) -

If it was CD Projekt, then they would give it away for free.

#12 Edited by TruthArisen (385 posts) -

how much more free can you get than "pirated?" :-(

#13 Edited by DerekLoffin (8762 posts) -

I suppose I could side with them... at this point, HR is over 2 years old game, so really, it would've been a nice gesture to let us owners upgrade for free.

Since I already own HR and The Missing Link, I can upgrade for 4 EUR, but still, calling this a DLC is really a stretch.

Not at all. Hell, there are still many DLCs out there that feature FAR less content than this does, even if you exclude the stuff you already got. While this isn't exactly high on the content list if you subtract the other parts, it still has some amount.

#14 Posted by DarkLink77 (31695 posts) -

Considering that Valve, CD Projekt, and BioWare have all given away huge updates for free, it's not a terrible argument. Especially when the port is as awful as it is.

#15 Edited by cfisher2833 (1597 posts) -

Look at it like this. If it were a CD Projekt RED development, it would be free.

However, I don't believe people are entitled to free stuff once the game is out. So demanding that it be free is both silly and self-entitled.

It would also be free if it was a Flying Wild Hogs game as well! I don't think it's a particulalrly unfair assessment. I was trying to find what they really changed in the Director's Cut, and it's minor at best. Boss fights tweaked, and a few graphical enhancements that they ported over from Missing Link. Not worth spending $20 on.

#16 Posted by NeonNinja (17318 posts) -

what does it really add that owners of the game will want? I wouldn't even replay the game with the free update. I've moved on and I'm sure many who beat the game have moved on too.

#17 Edited by Lucianu (9363 posts) -

Well gee whiz, any human would want shit for free. Who wouldn't?

And people are free to spend their money how they see fit, and comment on the product in whatever way they want. Though the content is pathetic for the price they ask in my opinion. I could lose count of how many meaty, quality mods i've added to games for free that have far more content. Sure, modders are free of constraint, but still..

#19 Posted by lostrib (34982 posts) -

I think people are upset because a lot of the added "features" like fixing boss battles are things that should be given as a free patch. I doubt they're upset to be missing out on director commentary

#20 Posted by lawlessx (46576 posts) -

The fact that the game isn't automatically being updated is abit of a shock to me. developers in the past have done this so it's abit of a strange move to ask people who have already brought the game to buy it again to get an updated version.

#21 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (13534 posts) -

@lawlessx said:

The fact that the game isn't automatically being updated is abit of a shock to me. developers in the past have done this so it's abit of a strange move to ask people who have already brought the game to buy it again to get an updated version.

I wish they would have added the extra gameplay features and content but had made the graphical "Improvements," a toggleable option.

#22 Posted by lawlessx (46576 posts) -

@lawlessx said:

The fact that the game isn't automatically being updated is abit of a shock to me. developers in the past have done this so it's abit of a strange move to ask people who have already brought the game to buy it again to get an updated version.

I wish they would have added the extra gameplay features and content but had made the graphical "Improvements," a toggleable option.

i just want to see the new boss battles.

#23 Posted by Jankarcop (9130 posts) -

Deus Ex 3 is best on PC. Like most multiplats

Fact.

#24 Posted by NameIess_One (559 posts) -

@NameIess_One said:

I suppose I could side with them... at this point, HR is over 2 years old game, so really, it would've been a nice gesture to let us owners upgrade for free.

Since I already own HR and The Missing Link, I can upgrade for 4 EUR, but still, calling this a DLC is really a stretch.

Not at all. Hell, there are still many DLCs out there that feature FAR less content than this does, even if you exclude the stuff you already got. While this isn't exactly high on the content list if you subtract the other parts, it still has some amount.

The only meaningful content offered here are the improved boss battles, and since original boss battles were the biggest flaw mentioned in most of the reviews, and improvements were requested by gamers since the release, you could easily call this a very late patch. Kinda reminds me of the Extended Cut for ME3, only BW acted much sooner.

Also, as I said before, HR is 2+ year old game, and I've seen sales where you could get the whole thing for 5 EUR. At this point, pretty hard to find reasons to shell out any more money on it.

Now, I don't have a problem with paying 4 EUR, all I'm saying is, the people aren't exactly acting unreasonable on this one.

#25 Posted by NameIess_One (559 posts) -

@lawlessx said:

The fact that the game isn't automatically being updated is abit of a shock to me. developers in the past have done this so it's abit of a strange move to ask people who have already brought the game to buy it again to get an updated version.

I wish they would have added the extra gameplay features and content but had made the graphical "Improvements," a toggleable option.

Are these changes in the game visuals really bad enough to detract from the overall experience, when compared to the original?

Deus Ex 3 is best on PC. Like most multiplats

Fact.

Thank you for the information... in what way does it relate to the discussion at hand?

#26 Posted by Heil68 (43586 posts) -

Considering that Valve, CD Projekt, and BioWare have all given away huge updates for free, it's not a terrible argument. Especially when the port is as awful as it is.

and that should be all that needs to be said.

#27 Edited by donalbane (16210 posts) -

I loved the game and support the devs, but I don't want this content until it's $.99 on some steam sale. I've played the game 3 times already and don't feel like a fourth just yet.

#28 Edited by GiantAssPanda (1605 posts) -

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

it's an incredibly garbage port job, especially in regards to performance.

Apparently they forgot to adjust the flags. It desperately needs a patch. I find the new graphics to be overly bright and in general less realistic as well, Overall not a fan. I swear the character models also seem like they lost detail from the original.

Does the DC support DX11 effects? And how much worse is the performance vs the original? Bought it a couple of hours ago and downloading it right now.

#29 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (13534 posts) -

@GiantAssPanda said:

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

it's an incredibly garbage port job, especially in regards to performance.

Apparently they forgot to adjust the flags. It desperately needs a patch. I find the new graphics to be overly bright and in general less realistic as well, Overall not a fan. I swear the character models also seem like they lost detail from the original.

Does the DC support DX11 effects? And how much worse is the performance vs the original? Bought it a couple of hours ago and downloading it right now.

they're pretty bad in my opinion, obviously your mileage my vary but I wasn't pleased at all. planning to replay to the game with the default version as I never finished it. The dx11 options according to the option menu are still in the game although everything feels neutered especially the lighting.

I'm trying a new driver set as mine is several months old but performance has been pretty terrible so far, whereas the original game ran great for me in dx11 with all the bells and whistles on, Gtx 580 OC'd, i7920 4.2gigs, 6gb ram, windows 8 ultimate 64bit.

I still can't believe they haven't fixed the 59hz bug that plagues the game in windows 8 in the DC, they have had plenty of time to fix this shit, there's really no excuse.

#30 Posted by foxhound_fox (87839 posts) -

15 years ago this would have been patch content.

#31 Posted by airshocker (29122 posts) -

I can understand. I mean, The Witcher devs released BOTH enhanced editions for free to players who owned the game. Why shouldn't this be the same way?

#32 Posted by airshocker (29122 posts) -

@NameIess_One said:

I suppose I could side with them... at this point, HR is over 2 years old game, so really, it would've been a nice gesture to let us owners upgrade for free.

Since I already own HR and The Missing Link, I can upgrade for 4 EUR, but still, calling this a DLC is really a stretch.

Not at all. Hell, there are still many DLCs out there that feature FAR less content than this does, even if you exclude the stuff you already got. While this isn't exactly high on the content list if you subtract the other parts, it still has some amount.

Unfortunately this stopped being just DLC since it included things that fixed the game. It's considered a patch and patches are normally free.

#33 Posted by MrYaotubo (2652 posts) -

They´re not wrong,that should´ve been a free upgrade considering people are just gettng gameplay tweaks and no new real content.

#34 Edited by menes777 (2643 posts) -

@lostrib said:

I think people are upset because a lot of the added "features" like fixing boss battles are things that should be given as a free patch. I doubt they're upset to be missing out on director commentary

As usual the consolites skip right past the logical statement because it completely destroys the OP.

#35 Edited by marco1k1 (163 posts) -

@PannicAtack:

I own the game without the DLC and found it great but frankly paying for slight improvements like better boss fights and directors commentary is not really content worth paying for, not on this small scale at least.

#36 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38214 posts) -

Because it's not adding anything significant, it's just fixing broken bits of the game

#37 Posted by ShepardCommandr (2461 posts) -

Yeah it should have been free.

Either way i don't care.I don't want to touch this game ever again.

#38 Edited by R4gn4r0k (16336 posts) -

it's an incredibly garbage port job, especially in regards to performance.

Apparently they forgot to adjust the flags. It desperately needs a patch. I find the new graphics to be overly bright and in general less realistic as well, Overall not a fan. I swear the character models also seem like they lost detail from the original.

Good to know. I'll be staying away from this version.

#39 Posted by gameofthering (10150 posts) -

I suppose it best not to upgrade then?

#40 Posted by NFJSupreme (5188 posts) -

lol i paid 5 bucks for that game during a steam sale now i can get the new and improved version for 5 more bucks? Winning

#41 Edited by cain006 (8625 posts) -

Eh Dark Souls the upgrade was free and The Witcher, The Witcher 2, and then there's valve who have released a huge amount of updates to games like TF2 and L4D2 for free. PC gamers are just used to stuff like this being free.

#42 Edited by GiantAssPanda (1605 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

it's an incredibly garbage port job, especially in regards to performance.

Apparently they forgot to adjust the flags. It desperately needs a patch. I find the new graphics to be overly bright and in general less realistic as well, Overall not a fan. I swear the character models also seem like they lost detail from the original.

Good to know. I'll be staying away from this version.

I'm having zero issues after playing the prologue and now the first mission. Haven't noticed any bugs, or frame rate drops or stuttering. Playing the game maxed out 1080p. GTX660, i7 920, 6GB RAM.

#43 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16336 posts) -

@GiantAssPanda:

What about the graphics ? are those actually improved or did they just add bloom ?

#44 Edited by wis3boi (31167 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

@GiantAssPanda:

What about the graphics ? are those actually improved or did they just add bloom ?

the lighting sucks more than the original, it looks a lot more fake

#45 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16336 posts) -

@wis3boi:

That's a shame. I feel this directors cut was focused on WiiU, the PC version looks like an afterthought.

#46 Posted by airshocker (29122 posts) -

@cain006 said:

Eh Dark Souls the upgrade was free and The Witcher, The Witcher 2, and then there's valve who have released a huge amount of updates to games like TF2 and L4D2 for free. PC gamers are just used to stuff like this being free.

Not true. We pay for DLC just like everybody else. The fact remains that this is a patch. Nobody in their right mind pays for patches.

#47 Edited by SNIPER4321 (10143 posts) -

I cant comment on directors cut but from what i have seen in reviews and critics. they praise it for bieng streamlined. and thats not a good thing

i give credit to Deus Ex HR. even its highly consolized. still a great game. nowhere near GOAT Deus Ex but probably the best game that is consolized and still good.

#48 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (24996 posts) -

$5 for New Game +.

I can see why people want this for free.

#49 Edited by Cherokee_Jack (32198 posts) -

I don't feel great having to pay $5 just for not-shit boss fights. But it's only $5 (the grand total I spent on the game will still be < $60) and it gives me just enough reason to replay it.

#50 Posted by lundy86_4 (43047 posts) -

I'm not surprised.