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Having not played any of the Deus Ex games, the newest one released looks like a great place to start; modern, new. But I don't know if this is a direct sequel (or continuation of a greater plot), and therefore am wondering if starting on this release will leave me scratching my head and confused.

TL;DR - Is DE: MD an okay place to start the series from a newcomer?
post #2 of 29
I'd recommend atleast playing Human Revolution. It has greater story points and motivations of Jensen and would add to MD story. Besides it was a really great game
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That'd probably be the route I take if I decide to get into this series; thank you!

Now then, $20 for a 5-year old game? Meh, I'd pay it, but would love for this to be one of those $7.99 titles smile.gif
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YT walthrough is like 11 hrs. But HR is worth playing on its own merits not only to get yourself familiar with the series before MD
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Play Human Revolution Director's Cut. You have to, Mankind Divided relies on it, and it might be the better game anyway. Hard to say as I'm not quite finished with MD but both are incredible.

Director's Cut is from 2013 and includes the expansion. I don't think of it as $20 for a 5 year old game, as it's a timeless modern classic like the original was a timeless classic. $20 for a 45-50 hour game that demonstrates some of the absolute best video games have to offer.

Play the original too, preferably with Revision mod (which is on Steam). I would suggest starting with it in fact, and then moving onto HR and then MD. MD will make some "twists" not at all surprising in the original.
Edited by boredgunner - 8/30/16 at 8:29am
 
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I got human revolution in a steam sale a few years back for not much money. I didn't expect much other than a cover-based 3rd person shooter.

My god was I wrong, that game is fantastic and i'd urge anyone who likes games to play it though at least once. I must have completed 7 or 8 playthroughs of it.

From what I understand the latest one is more like HR than any of the classic Deus Ex titles.
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From what I understand the latest one is more like HR than any of the classic Deus Ex titles.

Yes, this is another good reason to play HR before MD (as if ruining the flow of the story isn't enough). HR is cheaper and if you don't like it, you won't like MD.

Remember to explore EVERYWHERE, and interact with everything even if it doesn't look like it can be interacted with. This applies to all of them. They are so detailed and interactive, apply some real life logic to the game and don't treat them as just games. The obvious path isn't the only one. Objects aren't placed randomly but with a purpose, and many of them can be interacted with. Storytelling isn't just through cutscenes, it's also done through the environment and exploration can lead to more story material and foreshadowing.

They are unlike most games, especially action games and especially Mankind Divided which is the most dialogue heavy of them all. They are action games that involve so much more than just killing people and/or sneaking around people. They are very literate and atmospheric, like no other.
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Yes, this is another good reason to play HR before MD (as if ruining the flow of the story isn't enough). HR is cheaper and if you don't like it, you won't like MD.

Remember to explore EVERYWHERE, and interact with everything even if it doesn't look like it can be interacted with. This applies to all of them. They are so detailed and interactive, apply some real life logic to the game and don't treat them as just games. The obvious path isn't the only one. Objects aren't placed randomly but with a purpose, and many of them can be interacted with. Storytelling isn't just through cutscenes, it's also done through the environment and exploration can lead to more story material and foreshadowing.

They are unlike most games, especially action games and especially Mankind Divided which is the most dialogue heavy of them all. They are action games that involve so much more than just killing people and/or sneaking around people. They are very literate and atmospheric, like no other.

Agreed.

Even more reason to possibly give the very first game a try. It is rather old now and looked it way back then but with the Revision mod, it looks fairly modern. One of my all-time favorite games.

HR is very good too and recommended. If you don't pick it up, there is an intro video with MD that will "revisit" the events from HR. So if you are only going to get MD, you can at least catch up to whats going on.

But if you want to give yourself an extra 100hrs of solid first rate FPS/RPG gameplay, get the first game, HR and MD. Soak it in. It's a fantastic universe.


@boredgunner I'm sure you're savoring every little detail in MD too. wink.gif I look everywhere and read pretty much everything.
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Mankind divided has been the best game since Witcher 3,imho.

It'll very likely end up being my favourite game of the year ^^
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Human Revolution is a great game, but Mankind Divided has a really good 11 minute intro video explaining the events of HR.
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