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I could talk about this game for days. I mean it. There is so much to experience here, and so much to wrap your head around. If you’ve never played a Deus Ex game before, then I can’t imagine a better introduction into the series. If you have played Deus Ex before, then you will love most of what Human Revolution has to offer. The writing is just as gripping as ever, and the characters that flesh it out are suitably engaging. It does a remarkable job of supposing what the future could potentially look like, and does an even better job of encapsulating what it would feel like to be the center of a conspiracy. (And no I didn’t mean “at the center of a conspiracy”… just beat the game.) But most important of all Human Revolution wraps this narrative around the best shooter that has come out in a decade. Sorry Crysis 2, you’ve just been usurped. It should be illegal for you to not own this game.
There are plenty of open-ended games out there, but few really emphasize player choice like Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The result is the follow-up Deus Ex fans have been waiting for and one of the year's best.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution took more than four years to develop, but it’s no wonder - there’s plenty of exploration to be had in the cities built on top of each other (think: Futurama), challenging gameplay that requires thought-out strategy and 21 categories of game-defining augmentations. I love how augmentations are so well tied to Adam Jensen’s multi-layered, sci-fi narrative as well as the gameplay. Augmentation choices, branching paths and varying social gameplay encourage social gameplay, allowing you to put the perfect spin in the DE:HR tag line: “It’s not the end of the world game, but you can see it from here.” All of this slows the pace down - which may turn off your average Call of Duty jock - but it’s on purpose to make the game less like everything else out there and, most importantly, more like Deus Ex from 2000.
The result? While there are certain elements that may not please Deus Ex purists (the cover system comes to mind), Human Revolution is definitely a winning title with a whole lot of quality. It's definitely a game to look forward to if you have even the slightest interest in the genre, or even some good characters, and I'd say that it's certainly a worthy successor to the franchise. Some very minor flaws are present in controls, on the PC and consoles, but these can easily be overlooked by most. In short, it certainly looks like one of the best games this year, so pick it up if you get a chance.
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It’s almost unfair to compare this game to its predecessor, as there is not only a number of years of technological innovation, but also a different creative team behind the title. It does carry the Deus Ex name well, however, and stays very true to the core of what the franchise is about. This also means there’s a lot of plot to slog through. If you’re looking for something to simply while away a few hours, Deus Ex: Human Revolution isn’t going to be for you.
Is Deus Ex awesome? Absolutely. Is it a giant leap in design? No, and how could it be? With other games offering multiple story paths and upgradeable characters Deus Ex no longer stands alone in its field, and it’s not perfect by any means. But, with the mix of different choices, multiple paths and wholly addictive game play mechanics it's hard to put down.
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In short, Human Revolution is a very good game and I can recommend it without hesitation, but it's not very good at its primary point of design. There is an unequivocally optimum path through the game, and while you can't purchase every upgrade there is, you can pretty easily get every one that's worth having. In a game that's ostensibly about choices, much fewer of them matter than you might think, and that's a bit disappointing. With that put aside, and I consider it to be the primary point for or against Human Revolution, this really is one of the better games released this year. About the only other issue I might have with it is that the load times on the 360 are pretty ridiculous, but when you're stuck talking about that, you know you've got a pretty solid product.
With a colossal weight on it’s shoulders, Deus Ex: Human Revolution not only delivers but does so repeatedly, like an OCD postman that’s fallen in love with you, it just keeps delivering, over and over and over again.
Calm Down Tom
Ten years ago I was wrong about Deus Ex. I gave up early and didn’t get to fully experience one of the greatest games of all time because I was a pussy. I wussed out because it was hard, open ended and ambitious. Human Revolution is the same. If you go expecting a modern shooter that hustles you down a corridor with invisible walls and holds your had the whole way you will be disappointed. If you realise the power of the tools that you are given and use your imagination, you will experience things no other game allows. You will make stories, and those stories will be your own. What more do you want from games than the opportunity to do such things?
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a good game — hell, it’s a great game. It has a rich storyline and those who get sucked into the fiction of the world will likely love gathering and learning as much as possible. Gamers approaching this title thinking it’s another first-person shooter like Killzone or Crysis 2 will likely be disappointed, as the pacing and action isn’t that of your typical FPS. While you can go in guns a blazing, you are rewarded for using your brain, instead of you gun, even though Adam Jensen is a badass security guy with the voice like Clint Eastwood. Human Revolution harkens back to games like System Shock, but more modern gamers might may feel that BioShock is a better comparison (but with more story and less forced action). I highly recommend picking up Deus Ex: Human Revolution. In an age when FPS games can be completed in 5 hours or less, Human Revolution offers a significantly longer and richer experience.
I’ll admit I was among the naysayer that doubted Deus Ex could be restored to its former glory. Not so much because the first game had set the bar so high, but because it did so over a decade ago. Gamers' evolving tastes and the industry’s rapidly changing technology make it exceedingly difficult to stay true to something that was considered great ten years before, and it's almost impossible to do that while also appealing to those brought up on today‘s games. It’s a no-win situation, but Eidos Montreal has found victory. I’m sure those who still bow at the Deus Ex altar will find faults, but based on my experience with all three entries in the series, Human Revolution is its best, striking the sweet spot between retaining the franchise’s spirit and evolving its gameplay to contemporary standards. For those new to Deus Ex, unburdened by any memories or expectations, you’re in luck. Human Revolution is one of the most engaging interactive experiences you’ll enjoy this year.
Parecía que el momento no llegaría nunca, pero la esperadísima nueva entrega de Deus Ex está ya entre nosotros. El videojuego de EIDOS no decepciona y logra cuajar un título de acción con componentes roleros de mucha calidad. Un lanzamiento sobresaliente que aúna lo mejor de sus clásicos precedentes con las novedades que el género ha aglutinado con éxito en los últimos tiempos.
Having played only bits and pieces of the first two Deus Ex games, I was able to pick up the title and enjoy its many qualities without hindrance. Yes, it has faults, a fairly sizable list in fact, but much like the original Assassin’s Creed it feels like the precipice leading on towards even greater things. It is unique within this generation, and stands out as the most mentally engaging game that I have played in 2011. I recommend it whole-heartedly, just don’t expect your mad hacking skills to beat a 350 pound maniac.
Ils ont réussi ! Avec Human Revolution, Deus Ex renait de ses cendres et nous propose un gameplay digne du premier opus. Le jeu alterne habilement phases d’infiltration avec force piratage et recherche d’itinéraires secondaires avec des phases de shoot pur qui n’ont rien à envier à la concurrence. Un jeu de très bonne qualité qu’il ne faut assurément pas manquer pour son gameplay éclectique, son scénario très fouillé, la personnalisation du héros et des armes et sa durée de vie gargantuesque.
Deus Ex : Human Revolution propose une expérience de jeu bien plus proche de l'épisode fondateur que de Invisible War, ce qui est en soi une victoire inespérée. Doté d'une histoire intelligente, d'une ambiance formidablement immersive et d'une liberté d'action gratifiante, il s'impose comme le digne représentant d'un genre qui se fait trop rare. Ce troisième opus n'est certes pas dénué de défauts ; son IA tout juste moyenne et ses quelques concessions aux diktats des shooters actuels pourront au demeurant en agacer certains. Mais on finit par s'en accommoder tant le plaisir de jeu est immense. Adam Jensen a même suffisamment de classe pour faire avaler aux réfractaires les séquences à la 3ème personne. Et si cet appel du pied à un plus large public peut faciliter la mise en chantier d'une suite du même calibre, qu'il en soit ainsi !
While Deus Ex: Human Revolution can't be the revelation that Deus Ex was in 2000, it's an achievement nonetheless. It's a visionary, considered piece of work, and while my thoughts drift to the things that could have been and the compromises made due to the possibilities of video games in 2011, they're just as quick to consider playing through it again. Human Revolution is a smart, rewarding piece of transhumanist noir that does justice not just to Deus Ex, but to the fiction that inspired it.
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Overall, I was pleasantly surprised with Deus Ex: Human Revolution for the Xbox 360. What makes this game so good is its ability to mix things up and not follow any one particular genre template. The RPG, Stealth, and Shooter sequences all work together and the series has successfully managed to capture some of the magic from the original game. The visuals and sound alone are fantastic; and the 30-hour plus single player campaign offers up plenty of replay value and should keep gamers coming back for more for months on end. Needless to say, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is one of the better Xbox 360 games to arrive this year.
Despite having its flaws and niggles, Human Revolution excels in its ability to spin a fantastic cyber-punk yarn with all the trimmings of a futuristic Bladerunner-esque vision. The negatives begin to sink deep into a sea of wonderful opportunities and experiences, as you immerse yourself deeper into this dark and somewhat dystopian future. Human Revolution is a must buy for any fan of the series and newcomers alike, and while it’s not exactly the second-coming of the Ion Storm original, it deserves its place in the lore, the universe and the gaming bible that we like to pontificate from every so often.
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Si on arrive à outrepasser quelques errements techniques, Deus Ex : Human Revolution est un jeu envoûtant. Délibérément atypique dans ses thématiques adultes et ses propositions de gameplay, il se montre digne de sa parenté. Pari réussi pour Eidos Montreal.
Don't let these imperfections dissuade you from playing Deus Ex: Human Revolution if you're so inclined. This is an extensive (20-plus hours) game that by the very nature of its complexity invites replay. It is true that many of its individual elements don't withstand close inspection. But those elements add up to an impressive and absorbing adventure that invites you to improvise. You glide from rooftops like a cyberpunk angel in a world on the brink of technological breakthroughs and socioeconomic disaster, and uncover conspiracies in the unlikeliest of places. The longer you play, the more the story grabs you and the more you appreciate the customizability of the game. Hybrid games like this are uncommon. Even more uncommon are games with Human Revolution's power to eclipse its quirks with such enthralling atmosphere and exciting adaptability.
Donner une nouvelle suite à Deus Ex alors même que le second épisode, développé par le studio originel, n'a jamais réussi à convaincre les fans ? Le pari était risqué et l'entreprise réellement osée. Mais voilà, les petits gars d'Eidos Montréal ont fait du sacré bon boulot et ils méritent un bon coup de chapeau. Que l'on soit amateur d'action, d'infiltration ou de jeu de rôles, on trouvera forcément son bonheur grâce à la liberté laissée en permanence au joueur. La plupart des objectifs sont prédéfinis, mais les moyens de les atteindre n'appartiennent qu'à vous. Et il arrive même que les évènements changent en fonction de vos actions. Ajoutez à cela une ambiance cyberpunk rarement vue ailleurs, et vous obtiendrez tout simplement l'un des meilleurs jeux de l'année.
Hooray for doing things differently! In Deus Ex: Human Evolution, Eidos and Square Enix deliver an FPS/RPG hybrid where freedom of choice prevails and thinking out of the box is rewarded. The totally different ways of playing (combat, stealth, hacking) are also a good reason to replay the game later on. This third Deus Ex is a great game, despite its technical flaws.
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I find it easy to recommend Deus Ex: Human Revolution. While it’s not a home run that revolutionizes the series and its well-known staples, Eidos Montreal have created a quality title with hours of interesting content. The game’s morally involved storyline will both intrigue and interest you with its complexity and adult themes. In my opinion, the complexity of its premise and the amazing social interaction system, happened to be the two standouts in this experience. One that will grip you and keep you interested throughout, though it starts off a bit slow. For its sixty dollar admittance fee, this is a game that most gamers will get a lot out of in terms of quality and content.
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