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Deus Ex came first, followed by Deus Ex - Invisible war and now the mighty Deus Ex - Human Revolution.
I remember how unique the first one was, how much the second was anticipated - so the latest installment has had much to live up to....and live up to it, it does in bucket loads!!!
For those who are not familiar with this series, Deus Ex - Human Revolution is based on the man made evolution of humans by the use of nano technology and mechanical augments to increase strength, sight, mental ability and lots of ways to vanquish your enemies.
Whether you like playing a stealth character akin to a cybernetic ninja, or a un-yielding cyborg of death - what makes the difference is the manner in which you choose your path.
A good RPG will give you choice, a great RPG will have the world change with your choices, but an excellent RPG, such as DE:HR, gives you all this, a deep engaging story and consequences for every action you take. You are Adam Jenson and from the opening prologue, to the end epilogue - you are going to have lots to do!! You can customise your character, the weapons you use, choose how merciful/mercenary you wish to be and lots of side quests and awesome cinematics. The plot is intricate, engrossing and in my humble opinion one the best I have had the pleasure to play and I have played pretty much every popular RPG since 1993, on all formats - as I have always had a particular niche taste with RPG's - so I will be reviewing quite a few!!!
Without trying to give too much away, as you may well have read reviews in game magazines and websites, so I don't want to repeat stuff you may already know - but what a treat you are in for. Whether you know the back history and remember characters from JC Denton's past (lead character from DE:IW) this gives insights into their beginnings and ties it is seamlessly with this excellent prequel story.
There are 3 levels of difficulty and I have played all 3 and the latest DLC (downloadable content), but be prepared to save often and reload - as there is always more than one way to solve a particular problem - which is where a lot of the fun is, all be it frustrating at times! This is a relatively non-linear RPG, but you will be guided in a forward direction and once you have got to certain points - you will not be able to go back, but it is to be expected with this type of RPG/FPS hybrid.
Overall, whether new to this genre and game series, or a returning veteran of both - this is a must have for any RPG lover and offers hours on enjoyment and thrilling action.