Highly anticipated and much hyped, Deux Ex: Human Revolution finally gains release, promising innovation and a gaming experience unlike any other. For the most part, they deliver on these expectations.
I had previously played the original Deus Ex (both the excellent PC version and the crappy PS2 port), though never quite finished it. That game was innovative and brought ideas to gaming never before seen, and is regarded by some as one of the greatest video games of all time!
Human Revolution makes full use of this generation’s gaming tech to produce a highly visual and true depth of gameplay.
You play as Adam Jensen, a cop who after receiving severe injuries due a terrorist attack, becomes a cybernetic augmentative super private investigator with many means and motives to seek out justice and the truth. Travelling through gritty future war-weary locations such as Detroit, Heng Sha and Singapore, Jensen follows up on several different leads and tasks to progress the story.
Full marks to Eidos Montreal for developing a rich, atmospheric game. The influence of things like the film Blade Runner and various cyberpunk makes for an enjoyable world to play in.
IF I had a criticism, it would be that the gameplay is quite repetitive. Despite the different locations and settings, you were mostly set the task of doing the same kind of thing, over and over again.
I must make mention of the packaging of the “Augmented Edition” (UK version) I purchased. This is definitely the best presentation of a special edition I have experienced in video games, of recent years. I real sturdy square flip-open box with the contents beautifully layered inside. I wish more video games were packaged in such a sublime and smooth fashion.
Overall, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a wonderful experience, offering gameplay that is unique and stands alone from an industry that seems lately more focused on unwilling to challenge the gamer.
score: 8.5 out of 10.