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Deus Ex: Human Revolution does not dissapoint
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Xbox 360)
Member Name: TheProffesional
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Xbox 360)
Date: 26/12/11, updated on 26/12/11 (24 review reads)
Advantages: Great Atmosphere, Several ways to complete a mission, Captivating story, Choices have impact
Disadvantages: Bad boss fights
I was really excited about Deus Ex: Human Revolution, when I first heard of it. After all, I already heard the praise of the original Deus Ex. Deus Ex is constantly mentioned as one of the greatest PC games of all time. So, I right away knew I was going to buy Deus Ex: Human Revolution. My, only question was would it live up to the hype and expectations? The answer is a big yes.
Human Revolution takes place in 2027, Detroit. You are Adam Jenson, a guy who works for Sarif Industries as the lead of the security department. Sarif Industries specializes in human enhancements. Recently though, they have been attacked by terrorists and Jenson has been injured. To save him, doctors have to give him enhancements. From there, you have to search for the people responsible for the attack. Along the way you will discover several conspiracies. The story really caught my attention and captivated me.
Playing Deus Ex was loads of fun. It is an action-rpg and I love rpgs. The levels were non-linear meaning there was a ton of ways you could complete a mission. You could just blast your way through, shooting anyone in your path or you could take the stealth approach and silently move through the mission and kill people silently. The missions were really fun but the boss fights were just plain bad. The boss fights are non-linear and the only way you could beat the boss is lethally. You have a small area to move around and really can't do much. A shame because, the rest of the mission is great.
There are quite a few weapons you can get Deus Ex: Human Revolution. They range from rifles to crossbows. You can upgrade your weapons to make them better and efficient. You can also upgrade yourself with augmentations. Augmentations help a lot as they let you do more advanced stuff. My favourite augmentation was the "social enhancer". It lets you persuade people, though it's not too important. Then there was the "Typhoon Explosive System", a favourite augmentation for many people. It blasts mini explosives and kills people instantly that are within 8m. I would definitely recommend using the Typhoon as it is very helpful during boss fights.
The graphics in Human Revolution are just okay. They're not a negative but they aren't a positive either. The cities are good looking but nothing extraordinary. In addition, some characters look funny and not humanly.
While the graphics may not be the best, the atmosphere is amazing. You get to travel to different cities and they all feel great, especially Detroit. You can feel the darkness. There are many cars and buildings that give the game a futuristic vibe.
The sound for the most part in the game is great. Adam Jenson is a likeable character and is voiced nicely by Elias Toufexis. Most of the characters sound good but there might be the occasional extra that doesn't sound good at all.
Overall, Deus Ex is a very nice game. It lets you have a lot of freedom and your choices have a lot of impact on the story. There are a few sour points but that should absolutely not take away the joy of playing this game from anyone. I would recommend Human Revolution to anyone who liked the original Deus Ex and to people who like action-rpgs. Just a super, super game.
Summary: Deus Ex Human Revolution is a great action-rpg
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