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boredgunner

One of the Most Interesting Games in Recent Years

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Pros: Highly detailed world, thought provoking story and lore, excellent stealth and RPG mechanics

Cons: Boss fights are horrible

This game gets a lot of undeserved hate for two reasons: 1) It's a stealth-RPG released in 2011. It doesn't emphasize run-and-gun, you can't sprint around at 20 mph, therefore it bores the typical brain-dead gamer. 2) Graphics are dated. Graphics are the #1 priority for most people these days, soon they'll switch to watching tech demos. All of that aside, Deus Ex: HR is one of the most interesting, thought-provoking, and detailed games in recent years, and it exceeds in pretty much every regard. It thrusts you into an immersive, highly detailed and interactive, deeply conflicted, and plausible future world that asks many questions about where technology will lead us, but doesn't give...
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Rubers

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Perfect Prequel

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Pros: Fantastic Story, Excellent Art Style, Good Range of Character Abilities, Large Hub Worlds, Brilliant Soundtrack, Great PC Performance

Cons: Lacked an extra Hub World, Not Enough Side-quests, Interaction with Civilians was Limited to special side-quest givers, Felt Rushed Along

IntroductionI came into this game not knowing very much about it at all. I'd played Deus Ex and Invisible War almost 10 years ago (for the latter at least). I hadn't followed the development of this title and it was always something I'd kept meaning to look into. I spotted it in a shop for £13.99 and thought "oh yeah, that game" and bought it. On the way home I noticed it was as DX11 game which was a nice addition.StorylineThe story gets going right from the start. You start in your ex-girlfriend's office, Megan Reed, on your way to see your Boss, David Sarif. She's preparing to travel to Washington to showcase some of the fantastic breakthroughs in science her and her team have...
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RipperLord

Perfect for newcomers.

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Pros: Atmosphere, Story, Sound, Worthy Prequel, Controls, PC Compatibility

Cons: Dated Graphics, Watered-down RPG Gameplay, Unrealistic Ragdoll

Great prequel that captures the atmosphere, story and style of the original. Unfortunately its gameplay has turned into nothing more than a mainstreamed glorified FPS, but otherwise still manages to hold up a candle to the classic, in its own right. Human Revolution being a breathe of fresh air, needed from all the cashcow, generic and unoriginal shoot'em ups plaguing the games industry nowadays. Making it a game that I can easily recommend to newcomers to the franchise, also a nice taste for what's to come with the series for the veterans.
Crazy9000

Decent FPS

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Pros: Refreshing FPS

Cons: Not a whole lot of replayability

While Human Revolution does not match up to the original, it is still a decent game. You have a mild choice of actions to complete most quests differently, and I always enjoy the RPG aspect which gives you a choice over skills and weapons. In this age of COD and Battlefield, a week or two with a different style of FPS game is pretty refreshing. Also, the takedown animations are great fun. My main complaint with the game is that you don't truly get the choice you did in the previous games. Regardless of anything you do in game, your character is uneasy with the fact that he got "augmented" following a horrific injury. This shows up ranging from actions you take before the game starts...
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Deatharte

Deeper Than You Think

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Pros: Embraces stealth and guns blazing in equal amounts; fantastically realized world; soundtrack

Cons: Short; useless augmentations; boss battles; some low rez visuals; flat characters; you can't really immerse yourself in the world

I don't really review things in the conventional sense. Much like Joystiq does. I also don't focus a lot on game mechanics, I don't think I'd be an accurate judge. I've always liked Deus Ex, even Invisible War. Though that was mainly because I love the world. If you've never heard of it. DX:HR puts you in the place of ex-cop-turned-security chief Adam Jensen. Following an attack on his workplace's headquarters, he then proceeds to follow the trail of clues left behind to figure out what happened. In this world, augmentation of self is the new hip thing. As always there always two groups: those for and those against. Full of conspiracies left and right; such as the Majestic 12 and such,...
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