Posted: October 24
*Note I have over 80 hours logged on the normal Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a phenomenal game. Human Revolution takes place in 2027 and is a prequel to the original Deus Ex. Playing the original is not required at all to understand the story, but I do suggest playing it simply because its a great game. The story of Deus Ex: Human Revolution tackles the subject of Transhumanism in a way that really makes you think. The subject matter is complex and is an issue that we will likely face in the not to distant future. The gameplay is really solid but there is a lot of room for improvement. The game gives you plenty of tools and lets you approach a situation however you like. However the game favors certain types of play styles more than others. Playing stealthy and taking everyone out non-lethally will give you the most XP, which means you can get more upgrades. You can upgrade Jensen with praxis kits. You get these praxis kits by getting enough XP or buy buying them in clinics. There's plenty of stuff to upgrade but some of the augments you get are pretty useless. For example "Smart Vision" allows you to see through walls. Sounds pretty useful right? It would be but the game has a Metal Gear Solid Style radar that lets you see enemies and their field of vision(with an upgrade) so it's actually pretty useless. The only problem I had with the original HR was the boss fights. Luckily the Boss fights have been fixed to an extent in the Directors Cut. The PC port is good, no real problems except that tessellation can cause faces to be covered in white and black dots.