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Reviewed: Deus Ex Human Revolution

Reviewed: Deus Ex Human Revolution

As gamers our expectations are a bit extreme. We expect too much and too often end up disappointed. It’s not very often that a game comes along that exceeds our high expectations. Human Revolution however manages not to disappoint. It’s now on my list of all-time favorites.

I’m a huge fan of video games that allow you to play the way that you want to play. Human Revolution offers a refreshing new flavor on a lot of the mechanics that we’re accustomed to. Sure other games have story, hacking, stealth, incredibly graphics, cinematics and so on and so forth – wait who the hell am I kidding? Those other games suck ass and the only remotely similar title that I can think of worth-a-single-fuck is the Mass Effect franchise.

The environment is incredible. What else can I say about it? You just have to see it. Sometimes the scale of the world around you does feel a little bit confined, but I never stopped to care. I was too busy enjoying the game.

One unique feature is the social enhancer and emotional intelligence enhancer (augments which are unlocked by spending “praxis” points) which not only opens up new conversation options, but allows you to gain insight and an edge in that conversation. You’re given an indicator on the personality type and must respond accordingly to move forward and gain more information. The on-screen information looks quite cool when it’s displayed.

You know how you like to sprint around unloading clips like your Johnny Badass? Don’t. You’re free to play the way that you want in Human Revolution. If you want to unload on a crew of strapped bad guys you can, you will just want to plan ahead. Chunk a concussion grenade in the room or have the right augments to survive becoming a human hole puncher. Other options: Use a silencer, fatal or non-fatal take-downs or go around the enemy. There are plenty of options. With an augment upgrade you can slam a soda machine into your enemies face and unload while he recovers.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

The interface and graphics are quite sweet. Screenshots usually don’t do a game justice. That’s especially true for Human Revolution.

If you’re sneaking you likely won’t be sighted unless you made a mistake. When the enemy does see you, they can be a bit hard to deal with. The enemy won’t likely stand around and let you take pot shots so you will have to depend on things like concussion grenades, thrown objects, stun guns, reloading and firing around a corner with a drastic loss in accuracy. Or you can sneak away.

Boss fights are ridiculously hard. It really depends on how you’ve been playing. I spent most of my points in hacking and couldn’t take damage at all. After I got my ass handed to me over a dozen times I realized I still had a few remote explosives. Then I just hid and started lobbing those bad boys and setting them off. Later in the game I had to face another boss. After getting killed over a dozen times, I realized I was being an idiot and figured out how not to die.

Pre-order came with a few nifty items. The Longsword Whisperhead silence sniper rifle, a fancy Huntsman Silverback double-barrel shotgun, 10,000 credits and a bonus mission. These guns are sweet but carrying them around meant I couldn’t carry more than a few other items. Even with augments to increase space. Inventory is very limited so you will have to pick a few of your favorite items and weapons and stick with them. But it should be that way.

Reviews can’t tell you enough about this game. You need to experience it yourself. So pick it up and don’t miss out.


Recently in Gaming: Deus Ex Release, PAX Prime

Recently in Gaming: Deus Ex Release, PAX Prime

Deus Ex: Human Revolution released on August 23 in NA! Updates have already been released increasing load times by up to 50%, correcting crashes on some machines and fixing other issues. I’ve been playing it myself and it’s a great game. The cover system is a bit hard to get in and out of in a bind, but that’s the largest negative that I can come up with. I will likely be reviewing the game in the near future when I’ve completed it. If you’re looking for a Let’s Play video, check out J2JonJeremy.

PAX Prime is on-going. If you’re looking for Star Wars: The Old Republic coverage check in with DarthHater, Corellian Run Radio and TORWars.

Videos:
YouTube (xboxuk): Skyrim PAX Prime Trailer
YouTube (Destructoid): Lollipop Chainsaw Pre-Release PAX Demo
YouTube (saveandquitvideos): Counter Strike: Global Offensive off-screen gameplay
YouTube (mattvisual): Guild Wars 2 5v5 PvP Tournament Gameplay

Torchlight 2 will only be $20.

Red Orchestra 2 multiplayer gameplay video and 20 minute early beta footage.

Steam is offering refunds for From Dust. Customers were led to believe that there would be a one-time online activation for the game. Now that the game has been released, players have found out that it requires an active Internet connection.

These Ace Combat: Assault Horizon screenshots look bad ass.

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Today in Gaming: Google Plus Angry Birds

Today in Gaming: Google Plus Angry Birds

Battlefield 3 fans will get to play the game at Gamescom on “one of the largest setups [EA] has ever taken to the road”.

Borderlands 2 story missions more dynamic and three times the scope of the original.

Age of Empires Online is free and releases tomorrow August the 16th.

Pre-order Battlefield 3 on Origin and get one of the following for free: Mass Effect 2, Dead Space 2 or Medal of Honor.

If you plan on using the Rage SDK then you must have a 64-bit version of Windows.

Google+ has games. Yea buddy. Get your Angry Birds on! Yea, I really don’t get the craze either.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is releasing on August 23rd. That’s only one week from tomorrow.


Today in Gaming: Get Your Gamescom Game on!

Today in Gaming

Gamescom begins this Wednesday the 17th and will close on the 21st.

EA to stream it’s Gamescom press conference on Tuesday August 16th via EA.com. Titles to be shown to the public: Battlefield 3, Mass Effect 3, Star Wars: The Old Republic, FIFA 12, The Secret World and The Sims 3 Pets and Social.

Dota 2 will be shown at Gamescom by Valve. Check out these images.

A Witcher 2 update and overhaul will be revealed at Gamescom.

In a Q&A with Eidos-Montreal, devs explain why the PC version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution is not a crappy console port.

Several Star Wars: The Old Republic fan sites have released new podcasts: TOROcast Episode 115: Wub Wub and TORWars Episode 42: Smuggler and Agent Kiting, Cover and Group Stealth.

DarthHater interviewed Daniel Erickson (leader writer on Star Wars: The Old Republic) as he went into detail on the unique class story arcs in TOR.

From Dust is releasing on the PC on August 17th. I’ve personally been really looking forward to this one.


Video: Deus Ex Human Revolution ‘The Year 2027 – Social and Hacking’


Interview: E3 2011: Deus Ex Human Revolution and Eyefinity


E3 2011: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Interview and Eyefinity