Finally, after many months I’ve completed Deus Ex: Human Revolution . I have to be honest, me and thing game didn’t see eye to eye most of the time, I sulked, I rage quit, I threw it back on my pile of shame many many time….but now I’m happy to say that it’s finally done….and I quite enjoyed it !
This is the first Deus Ex game I’ve played, well through to completion. I remember playing the original one many moons ago but only got a couple of hours into it. The thing that attracted me to this incarnation was that fact that you had the option of speccing yourself stealth, all guns blazing, or somewhere in-between. Not being the stealthiest of players, I went for the all guns blazing approach, this I think was a mistake. The game rewards you greatly for not setting off alarms, not harming people, in fact there are achievements / trophies for getting through the game without setting off an alarm, or you killing anybody. Obviously there were 2 achievements I didn’t get.
Another reason the all guns blazing option doesn’t work, is due to the lack of ammo in the game, with my playing style I had to search every drawer, locker, body…..everywhere…just to get me through the next couple of rooms, I found this real hard work, and really took me away from the actions. Playing this way was a major time sink, add every possible terminal you could hack, every room you could explore, every safe you could possibly hack…..this took me a long time.
Now for the story, now this part was good, very good, I’d have been happy to watch all the cutscenes together in the form of a mini movie, the writing and acting was solid, and the storyline was intense and had me drawn in to the universe.
The graphics….there were amazing, I remember way back when I started the game and I walked out of the first building onto the streets of Detroit, I was literally brown away…I was shocked that the poor little 360 had the power to render this in real time !
The sound…again, amazing, I played the majority of this with my Turtle Beach DPX21 Headphones on, and again was blown away. I can’t remember the exact weapon but the reloading sounded soooo realistic.
The gameplay, well for me, this is where it loses a point. As mentioned above, the story, graphics, and sound were amazing, the gameplay for the most part was good, if now brilliant at times, but there were those moments where me and the game just fell out. These were times when I’d run out of ammo, times when I was just pinned down and had to reload a previous save and rethink my plans, and bosses……..the bosses were bastards!
The ammo, yeah I can understand, I’m a crap shot with the controller, hence using so much ammo….this was also the cause of the “having to reload a previous save game” as I’d just fired everything I had and had no other choice, however the bosses……they weren’t my fault, they were just crap ! I remember reading a couple of month ago, that the bosses in Deus Ex had actually been outsourced (programmed by an outside company), and you know what, you could tell. You’d spend hours upon hours getting to one of these bosses, only to find that the game mechanic had changed, there were uber hard, didn’t seem to play fair, and if you google “Deus Ex boss fight glitch”, you’ll find that every one of them can be taken down easily with a glitch. Now the only reason I know this, is I rage quite a couple of times today, due to a decision I’d made earlier in the game, I was presented with a visually impossible boss (don’t want to spoil with who and why). This lead me to google it as there was no way I could beat him….sure enough I found a glitch site, and a way of defeating him……thank god for that, otherwise this would have been sat in my unfinished pile of shame for ever more.
What I wanted from this game was a Mass Effect type game to tide me over until Mass Effect 3 came out, it did kind of deliver with the story, the open world environment, the side missions….but the talent tree stealth type thing kinda blew it. This is not to say that it’s a bad game, far from it intact, however I think it would be better suited for somebody who enjoys the stealth genre of games. The game is pretty cheap now, and if you have a spare 30/40 hours this will defiantly be worth your cash.
Approx Time taken to beat – 37hours
Difficulty setting – Give me a Challenge
Score – [Rating:4/5]
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