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After Invisible War, vast swathes of people who enjoyed the original Deus Ex clung to the common hope that Human Revolution would be a return to form. While the initial release of DX:HR in 2011 went some way to accomplishing this feat, it didn't emerge from its development completely untainted by the effects of the modern day.
The story and the world were certainly much closer to the original game than its predecessor, allowing multiple methods of accomplishing the game's objectives and a near-future setting depicting the burgeoning transhumanism that the original game - set 25 years later - would have embraced.
However, the main gripe that the fans had with the DX:HR of 2011 was the boss battles; the unavoidable fights into which the story shoved you which could only be done a single way: utilising brute force. This simply wasn't the Deus Ex way and, as expected, the outcry was quick to begin.
Thankfully, with the advent of the Director's Cut edition, this gripe has very much been ironed out. While the fights themselves are still present - due to the adversaries being somewhat pivotal to the storyline - the arenas in which they take place have had themselves an overhaul, allowing a player to finally use their Jensen's strengths to dispatch the enemy.
Now, the "brute force" approach is just one option of many as opposed to the mandatory route of progression. While it's not possible to simply sneak out the door and bypass the fights, those players who went for the stealthy hacker route will finally have a way to use those strengths directly, whether by controlling turrets, awakening mechs or opening up lockers full of additional supplies.
The Director's Cut edition also comes with the Missing Link DLC fully integrated, meaning that instead of having to load up the DLC separately as required previously (the original editions of both come up as separate "games" on Steam), the Director's Cut will simply transition into the Missing Link content at the appropriate point in the base game's story, making the complete game a more cohesive whole as well as more convenient to play than the original release.
And, at only £12.99, it's definitely worth it if you're into the Deus Ex series. While many will argue that the original Deus Ex, coupled with mods such as New Vision, is the better game, the Director's Cut version of DX:HR is by no means a bad entry in the series. If you were holding off on account of the boss battles or the DLC being separate from the base games, now's probably the time to jump in. It often ends up getting discounted in Steam Sales too, so there's that.