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I’ve played Deus Ex: Human Revolution for about 40 hours now, so I don’t think it’s too soon to say this: it’s incredible. Four of us here in the office have had access to the first ten hours of the game for a few weeks – I’m on my fifth time through – and today we’re finally allowed to tell you what we think of it.

On the maximum difficulty (referred to as ‘Deus Ex’), being shot at for more than a second is death. You can sneak past your enemies, distract them, stun them, subvert the environment and find new routes through the level.

The difference is that each option is slicker. The cover system lets you see enemies without them seeing you, by pulling back to third person. It’s an unfair advantage, but it means stealth is a viable option without having to make the enemies laughably short sighted.

Whether it’s as good as Deus Ex will depend on how well these options are maintained and developed in the rest of the game, but we’ve played more than enough to see that they work, they’re fun, and they all hang together a something that feels like Deus Ex.

This is what I’ve wanted from every game in the eleven years since Deus Ex. But only a few since then have used interactivity like this; as a way to give the player a meaningful say in everything from the delivery of the story to the genre of the action. Seeing it done so beautifully, with a dark layer of polish, makes me incredibly happy.
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I was kind of pessimistic about this game especially after the awful port rumors, but now I'm really looking forward to it.
 
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Yea, I read this. I'm hoping it's good.
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I purchased the pre-load on steam and cant wait until it unlocks - in the meantime im reliving the original, i still think the the first map in the orginal was one of the best ever made for a FPS
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I still think the constant switching back and forth between 1st and 3rd person is a mistake. I would have much rather had a lean button like the original.
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I still think the constant switching back and forth between 1st and 3rd person is a mistake. I would have much rather had a lean button like the original.
Same, I'll probably end up being annoyed by it shifting from 1st to 3rd person. I don't care for 3rd person games much at all. Except ofc, the cinematic's. That I don't mind in 3rd person
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I purchased the pre-load on steam and cant wait until it unlocks - in the meantime im reliving the original, i still think the the first map in the orginal was one of the best ever made for a FPS
I relived the original two at the back end of last year. It took me 32hours to complete the original without killing anyone, and only 8 hours to do the same in the sequel. I hope this one is as long as the original game.

The thing that has me worried is not the gameplay, or the graphics or whether it is a console, it is the storyline that has me worried.

The first game had a very in-depth, politics driven storyline that was intricate and refreshing, the second one carried this attribute one and regardless of what most people think, I thought it was a very good game. Admittedly it doesn't come close to the original, but the story line did not disappoint.

I just hope the story in this one lives up to the Deus Ex name and that it isn't watered down to appeal to the masses.
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