Deus Ex Human Revolution Augmented Edition
Bad reviews don't understand the game.
Ok so first off, this game is meant to be more of a STEALTH game than action rpg **cough people who mention borderlands and other action games cough ** That also addresses the leveling up/low ammo complaints. You are meant to have to choose your upgrades carefully, not get everything and become superhuman. And you aren't meant to mow down every enemy with a machine gun. One of the games achievements is to go all game without killing a single person (minus bosses). Does that sound like a shoot em up to you? I love having to sneak passed everyone and find ways around the areas you go through. I saw comments about dying easily too. How many times can you people get shot without dying? If he can take ten bullets in a row before dying he sounds pretty tough to me. And finally, my biggest issue is the graphics complaints. As a programmer, let me tell people that they have NO IDEA how hard graphics programming is. Trying to make the graphics overly polished would have taken tons of hours out of gameplay development. And if people dislike the graphics they clearly never played the original. This game was great. Its about the story and the choices you make (which have real effects on the game world, not just the illusion of it). No spoilers, but at the start of the game you have to meet your boss at a helicopter. I was taking my time reading and exploring everything, and let me tell you, that severely impacted my game. But see for yourself. If you like games with real story and strategy instead of mindless shooting and magic shields that make you near impervious to bullets, you'll probably enjoy this.
Excellent job on a classic game!
This game is amazing! It's almost a genre on its own. If you are looking for a COD kind of game then this is not for you. I am a fan of the original Deus Ex and I love the fact that they respected that essence. If you want to get the most out of it you need to explore as much as you can, read emails, talk to people, and look for alternate routes to your objective. The third-person takedowns of your enemies are great, as well as the cover technique. Love the music, the graphics (although compared to other games they might look a little behind). The acting could use a little work, but it stills delivers the emotions of the characters. The game lets you choose the way your character interacts with others and it can almost be an extension of you. Anyways, I loved the game and it was worth the wait. Don't get it if you just want to shoot people and blow up stuff. This is something else. Congrats to the Eidos team! I was not dissapointed!
I've read a few previews for this game already and a few journalists are lauding this as a serious contender for GOTY 2011. This isn't a light claim: Skyrim, Portal 2, LA Noir, Battlefield, Gears 3, Brink, and any of the great games that have already come out this year will be contending for that crown as well.
There are real consequences to every action (or inaction), each augmentation has its own skill tree (the hacking skill tree has around nine nodes!), and the game asks you to seriously consider your every move... or die a brutal death.
This is my number one most wanted game for 2011. I hope it doesn't drop the ball. I've only heard about the first three hours... but, if they are a real indication of the total package (and the reviewers aren't idiots) this will be a pretty amazing game. Cross your fingers!
Augmented Edition = FINALLY place my preorder! Game looks EPIC and I loved the first two even if Invisible War wasn't well recieved. Can't wait!
Money well spent
I was honestly expecting to not like this one at all. Having played the original 2 on PC and heard friends say this one sucked I thought I would just hate it. Not so... I enjoyed it almost as much as the first. If it would have had the capability to dig deeper and a longer story it probably would be right up there with the original.
Overall I would say it's more action than the first, BUT the boss fights are like hitting a telephone pole on a smooth drive in the country when your into the sneaking part. Just when you think you can get away with weapons customized for quiet kills you find your going to need a real boom stick to keep handy. The weapon mods are OK. The inventory limitations can be a hair frustrating but evens it out so your not carrying half a armory around. The mini-games are not to difficult but I would prefer leveling in the skills makes it easier to do things like hack, not restrict me from them until I level up to the highest one.
Augment my wallet....
This gaming year is about to be crazy, but I'm really looking forward to this game as the second on my list for the 2011-2012 gaming year!!!! From all the previews, this game looks sick
Haters Get a Takedown.
Okay, so I waited until I finished the game through a few times before posting up a review. I must say, coming from someone who detests FPS-type games, this game is amazing. What attracted me to it was the stealth aspect of the game because I'm a huge fan of Metal Gear Solid. It took me a while to get used to the controls at first, but once I had everything down the experience was great. Now I'm literally 3 trophies away from another platinum trophy, but I can honestly say I'd still play it again after that and take different routes through it. The story is excellent, despite being that cliche "boy needs to go get his girl back" storyline. The weapon's you have to choose from are pretty good, ranging from a standard pistol, shotguns and machine pistols to combat rifles, Plasma rifle and an awesome laser rifle, to name a few. What kept me coming back was the fact that it made me -think- about what I was doing. It's been a long time since I've had a game challenge me mentally. All these new ones coming out are simply "Okay, here's your enemies, mow 'em down." In this, if you mowed them down, some people in the game wouldn't be too happy. Every decision has an outcome, positive or negative. And some choices hurt more than others.
All in all, pick this up. You won't regret it, unless you don't like to think.
This game is great so far. I have not finished it yet, so I am going to base this on what I have seen so far. First, those who claim that this game is dumb, must have no skill in such a game. Odds are they thought it would be another CoD or BF3. Something which while fun, requires little skill over all. This game is a cross between a shooter/rpg/stealth. It has lite RPG elements which come into play with your Augs, as well as in your interactions with people. The stealth factor makes me think of a cross between Splinter Cell/Metal Gear Solid. Which in my opinion is well done. If you get seen, or found its due to your actions, not some hidden AI making the choice when you pass an invisible line. Now for the shooter aspect, while in truth I have had little reason to use my gun, due to me using stealth to sneak up on all the people and knock them out with physical attacks. Or kill them if you wish. Both ways of which show of some very cool animations. Being I am working on playing with out killing anyone, I have only seen a few of the kill animations before a quick reload. Though in truth I think I am doing so in vain. Due to the fact I used my guns at the start of the game, and it seems I should not of done so. As to the person who whined about there being no ammo, well I seem to always have plenty. I guess you either can't shoot, or are just holding the trigger and saying a prayer in hopes of getting kills. Anyway, anyone who is a GAMER will find a lot to love about this game. It has much to offer in a wide area of game types. So if you can, by all means pick this title up. I am still in the starting area, but from what I have read, it seems there are new areas to see later on in the game. I just hope this has a long story and not something like 6 hours. Which so far seems to be the case. Being a longer game that is. All in all this was something I was not planning to buy, Having done so I am very happy with my purchase. Buy this game if you know what fun games are.
When I preordered this, I wasn't sure if I was gonna like it or not. When I picked it up and played it, it was the most amazing game I ever played! If your a Metal Gear Solid fan, I recommend this game since you stealth a lot. Love it love it!
Despite first-person games usually giving me motion sickness, I stuck through the first Deus Ex simply because the game was that good. When Human Revolution was announced and the trailer released, I was amazed. This game looks beautiful and seems to be on the right track - with any luck, it will stay there and capture the same essence as the first.